July 5, 2011

Original Sin, by Lisa Desrochers

Title: Original Sin (Personal Demons, #2)
Author: Lisa Desrochers
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release: July 5, 2011
Source: Author
Purchase: (RJ Julia | Tor)

Luc Cain was born and raised in Hell, but he isn’t feeling as demonic as usual lately—thanks to Frannie Cavanaugh and the unique power she never realized she had. But you can’t desert Hell without consequences, and suddenly Frannie and Luc find themselves targeted by the same demons who used to be Luc’s allies. Left with few options, Frannie and Luc accept the protection of Heaven and one of its most powerful angels, Gabe. Unfortunately, Luc isn’t the only one affected by Frannie, and it isn’t long before Gabe realizes that being around her is too…tempting. Rather than risk losing his wings, he leaves Frannie and Luc under the protection of her recently-acquired guardian angel. Which would be fine, but Gabe is barely out the door before an assortment of demons appears—and they’re not leaving without dragging Luc back to Hell with them. Hell won’t give up and Heaven won’t give in. Frannie’s guardian exercises all the power he has to keep them away, but the demons are willing to hurt anyone close to Frannie in order to get what they want. It will take everything she has and then some to stay out of Hell’s grasp. And not everyone will get out of it alive.
Before reading Original Sin, I was both excited and nervous. Excited because Personal Demons—the first book in this series—was fantastic and I couldn’t wait to get back into the world Lisa Desrochers has created. And nervous because I was afraid I wouldn’t like Original Sin as much as the first book. Well, I loved it. Original Sin is the first sequel in a long time that I have liked more than the first book.

Original Sin takes place during the summer before Frannie and her friends are to set off to college. While they are trying to figure out their futures, unexpected dangers come from both heaven and hell and threaten to destroy their plans… forever. Original Sin had the same atmosphere as Personal Demons, but for some reason I was just more attached to this book than the first. And I really, really liked the first book.

Lisa Desrochers sure knows how to build a completely believable story that has more than just a foot in paranormal. I was completely trapped by the plot of Original Sin and by the time I was both gasping for air, and gasping for more. I cannot wait to see where the very talented Lisa Desrochers takes readers in the final book of this trilogy. No really, I cannot wait. I need that book!

Frannie is just as strong-willed and stubborn as she was in Personal Demons this time around, but the strange thing is I really didn’t feel as though she was that different as a character as she was in book one. The rest of the characters I felt have had a lot of progression, but Frannie just seems the same to me. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy her character as much as the other characters, however.

Original Sin is the perfect follow-up to Personal Demons and it will no doubt fulfill fans of book one, while still leaving them reeling for more. If you haven’t started this series yet, you are really missing out. And if you’ve just read Personal Demons, you seriously need to go out and get Original Sin and realize what you’ve been missing. 


  1. Not entering the giveaway, but great review!

    I agree with you about Frannie, but I thought the story was much more focused on Luc, the new Guardian and the other new character so I totally did not mind.

    Your review really makes me want to read this book for a third time!

  2. Thank you for the giveaway!

  3. Thank you so much for the great giveaway so many great books coming out this summer!


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