Original Sin

Title: Original Sin
Author: Lisa DesRochers
Publisher: TorTeen
Release Date: July 5, 2011

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 rick losing his woings, 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 appear – 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 goet out of it alive.

You’re probably all hyper and excited and possibly screaming after reading the synopsis. If you’ve read the first book, you know that this one is going to be very interesting. But I’m going to encourage a little more excitement: this book has twists and turns that had better straighten out in the third book or I’m going to be taking it up with Ms. DesRochers!!

The book contains steamy (and I mean, steamy!) scenes between some people and some, ahem, not so human people. But I’m not telling who, just that no matter what, I’m Team Luc/Frannie! The conflict in the book is mostly romantic, but there are of course power plays for Frannie, and her special power (no spoilers as to what that may be) is both the source and the goal of both sides of the story.

Also, the synopsis? Yeah, it lies. Unfortunately, there’s several betrayals involved in the plot, and I hate it when Frannie gets hurt, even if she hasn’t figured it out yet. The non-romantic relationships also grow in this book, though. I really like her Grandpa, especially because he approves of Luc. I love the special bond they have, and how they share a love of cars, something she also has in common with Luc. I enjoy her relationship with her other immediate family, too, but this book definitely focuses on friendships. The ending? So, so disturbing, but so, so good.

Basically, although some parts of the book were sort of out there – as in, not really my style but ok, not as in completely random (although there were some of those too) – I loved it. I can’t wait to see how the third book ties everything together, resolves all the conflicts (because waiting for certain things to happen is torture!), and just enjoy it!

~Yours Truly

**Note: this books contains a lot of language, some sexual references/scenes. Not recommended for under 14.

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