Mar 23, 2012

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Review: Sins of the Son by Linda Poitevin (Grigori Legacy #2)

Urban Fantasy
March 27 2012
Mass Market Paperback
352 pages
Ace Books
Received from publisher

Kick Ass Chick – Alexandra Jarvis

From Goodreads –
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…


How.  On.  Earth.  Do.  I.  Figure.  Out.  Where.  To.  Begin.  With.  This.  Review?  Words like ZOMG and O-o and O-O and Ho-ly Sh*t come to mind that that hardly paints a professional picture.

Why don’t we start with the easiest part.  I will tell you that Sins of the Son is the second book in Linda Poitevin’s Grigori Legacy series.

There you go.  The easy part is now over.  Now let me try to tell you about the story.

No, I just can’t.  There is so much in this book!  And if I go into something I will have to explain it and that means I will most likely go into too much detail.  And if I do that, you won’t have the ‘whoa’ and the ‘really?!’ and the ‘omgomgomg’ moments I had.  I really want you all to have those moments too.

The first book of the series was mostly about Alex and how she meets her soulmate Aramael, an angel Power.  Basically he was responsible of hunting and ‘taking care of’ fallen angels.  Well…things didn’t really go well in the first book and that’s all I’m going to say.  This time around, we see a bit of the aftermath from book one but the story shifts its focus from that installment.  Instead of Aramael being the main focus of the book, Seth is.  There is also a lot about One (God) and Lucifer and their respective plans for humanity and war.  The story is so rich and full it really is hard to wrap your mind around it all – but in the very best way.

Alex still drives me a bit batty.  I just want to smack her when she bottles herself up and refuses to talk to people she trusts.  Okay, yes, if you went around telling people you saw angels and that you are somehow connected to them, people might look at you a little funny, but there are a few people that Alex could confide in.  She needs to get some of this out so she can focus on living a full life.  I did like how she was with Seth and how she handled his situation.  And she has tons of potential to grow as a character so I am very much looking forward to seeing where she goes next.

Seth…oh Seth.  His role in this series is great.  Such a big responsibility!  He has a strong connection with Alex – we witness that in the first book – and it is the reason he is in the predicament that he finds himself in in book two.  And what Linda does ‘to’ him is just…so interesting!  I find ‘interesting’ and ‘fascinating’ to be two words that work really well with this series and they fit perfectly with Seth and his storyline.  Oh, and just wait until you see where Seth ends up at the end of this book!  *dreamy grin*

Aramael, don’t like him much.  Never really did.  I know it’s the nature of his character and how he’s an angel and all and how his free will and emotions were all but taken away when he was in heaven, but I still don’t love him.  I never really felt his connection with Alex but I am curious to see how his character will grow, because as with Alex, something is going to happen with him, I can just feel it.

Lucifer is creepy yet not, mean yet not.  He is painted as a being with many sides and I love what Linda did with him.  I also love how she writes One.  She gave humans free will and is trapped by her own gift to us.  She feels she can’t interfere with what happens on Earth because it would be like removing our free will, even when situations are catastrophic.  The angels are so powerful!  I don’t necessarily mean they are powerful but they are written in such a way that you feel their strong presence on the page immediately when you meet them and every time they appear on the page afterwards.

And the Epilogue…THE EPILOGUE!  ZOMG!

The setting and the world in book one awed me but in Sins of the Son it amazed me.  That is the best part of this series.  Linda is an expert world crafter.  It’s like she’s thought of everything – every last detail is accounted for.  The characters are great, the story is rich and Linda’s writing voice is lyrical.  Sins of the Son grips you from the very beginning, stunning you along the way.  A wonderful continuation to the series.

4.5 stars

Now be sure to stop by on Tuesday March 27th, Sins of the Son‘s release day.  Linda will be here!!!  I interviewed her in person and that will be posting as part of the Sins of the Son Release Day Party.  AND Linda will be giving away tons of prizes!  Woot!  Party time!  *throws confetti*  See you then!

Books in The Grigori Legacy series –
Sins of the Angels
Sins of the Son

  1. i will be there ( hoping it will be international) since i follow your blog and i’m trying to follow all the stop in this tour

  2. OMG I want this book NOW! And after this review even more!! I hate you… #withlove
    See you and Linda on the 27 and good luck to me… I want prizes, many prizes!!

  3. It was so awesome and I really like..that thing that happened, made more sense.

    And omg that ending!

  4. I still need to read the first one, but well, it sounds so good!

  5. I’m coming back for sure on 27th march! I pre-ordered Sins of the son and I’m waiting for it. Hope to read it soon!

  6. Awesome review! I have the first one in my TBR pile but finally with all the mixed reviews I haven’t read it yet. I think I need to now because the second one sounds amazing, mainly with the evolution for the characters. Thanks for the review!

  7. I’m excited about this one.. well the first book in the series. I came across Rabid Read’s review of the first book and I saw on her comments that you liked it too, (2 endorsements..yay!) so is going to be one of my read on my way down to Miami.
    Is almost Tuesday..woohoo!!! I’ll be up until 2am to download Lover Reborn (the audio if is out, if not the printed)
    Exciting review!
    PS: I wonder if Marcela review this one…*runs to check it out*

  8. One more thing, how do I get my picture in here?

  9. miki – Linda is making it international! 🙂

    Bookaholic Cat – I can’t wait to hear what you think of it. I bet you’ll have theories. 😉

    blodeuedd – I Know! That ending!!!

    aurian – It’s very different. I think you’d like these. 🙂

    Zendastark – Pre-order. Good girl. 🙂

    Melliane – You have to go into this series knowing that it has some romance but it’s not a romance book. I find the mixed reviews I read were from readers who don’t usually read much UF or who expected something different from the book.

    Lup – Yes, Marcela is a fan of this series but she’s yet to read this book. And Carmel is a big fan too. 🙂


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