Thursday, April 5, 2012

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Review: Sins of the Son by Linda Poitevin

Sins of the Son
Author: Linda Poitevin
Release Date: March 27, 2012
Grigori Legacy Book #2
ISBN:  1937007375
ISBN13: 9781937007379
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher

When homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis sees a photo of Seth Benjamin on a police bulletin, she knows that Heaven's plan to halt Armageddon has gone terribly wrong. As the only mortal who knows of Seth's true nature, only she can save him. Aramael was a hunter of Fallen Angels until a traitor forced him into earthly exile. Now, with no powers and only a faint memory of Alex, his mortal soulmate, he will stop at nothing to redeem himself-even if it means destroying Seth in the name of the Creator...

What a turn of events for Alex. After the events of SINS OF THE ANGELS Alex is trying to get her life back in order only she sees a photo of Seth Benjamin on a Do you know this person type police bulletin and she immediately goes out to see him and try to figure out what is going on.

Linda's version of God and Angels is interesting. God is known as the Chosen One and is actually female. There isn't a bunch of religion thrown in your face which is how I prefer my angel type books. The Chosen One did tend to get on my nerves throughout the book. I thought her choices and decision making were beyond horrible but I guess the drama it caused did make the book enjoyable so who am I to judge lol. 

I missed all the police and crime scene stuff that was a big part of SINS OF THE ANGELS some of my favorite book plots include that kind of stuff and it was one of the things I really enjoyed about book 1. There were still some investigating going on but not on the same scale. I did like Detective Hugh Henderson. He was surprisingly open minded and ended up being a big player in helping Alex out. Seth lost his memory and only has a small partial use of it through most of the book but I really liked him more and more as the story continued. Aramael had to make some tough decisions that he didn't like very much and although he came off harsh you could tell he was doing everything he could to protect Alex. 

SINS OF THE SON was darker then book 1, had plenty of action scenes and character development. I wasn't thrilled with some of the plot directions but it was still enjoyable and a must read after finishing SINS OF THE ANGELS. I will read book 3 when it comes out to see where Linda takes the series.

I gave it 3/5 stars