Review: Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers

“Hotter than hell itself, Desrochers shows no sign of sophomore slump in Original Sin. Deliciously devious.”

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Title:Original Sin (Personal Demons #2)
Author:Desrochers, Lisa
Publisher:Tor Teen
Pages:400

From Goodreads: 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.

Original Sin is the second book in Lisa Derochers Personal Demons Series. Fans of book one will delight in the follow up that puts Frannie right back in the middle of Team Hell or Team Heaven. Circumstances have changed as Gabe leaves Frannie’s brother Matt as her guardian and takes off back to Heaven to keep his wings. No sooner than Gabe poofs (or whatever angels do, do they poof?) away, demons show up looking for Luc.

Lucifer is not happy that Luc didn’t finish his job and wants to make a spectacle of him in front of his demon brethren. No one disobeys the King of Hell. However, the demon sent to take Luc back home… to hell… is faced with the problem that Luc is human now thanks to Frannie’s sway, and tagged for heaven. He can’t drag Luc back to the Pit.

Frannie misses out on some major clues that things are wrong with her bestie and the plot thickens. There were more demons on the case than anyone knew. Instead of taking care of Frannie, guardian Matt is busy oogling Lilli, Lucs new neighbor. When Matt is not working on losing his set of feathers, he is so busy frowning upon his sister and her demon boyfriend to notice much of what was going on.

Original Sin is dramatic, scary, and even better than the first story. No Sophomore slump for Desrochers, and I am looking forward to the novel formerly known as Hell Bent.

One thing I love about this series is the author pushes the boundaries of what people think should be in YA Fiction. You have an epic struggle for the ownership of a unique soul, a love triangle, a girl lusting after an angel and dating a demon, and what sexual scenes are in the book while handled delicately are extremely steamy.

If you missed book one Personal Demons it is in your local indie now. Original Sin will be available next month!

I received this book from the author’s agent for review.

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5 Responses so far

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    I think I’ve put about twenty YA series on my wish list since I started reading your blog! :)

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    LOL! Sorry. I promise to read a really bad book soon… but yes, Personal Demons is a must have.

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    I feel kind of bad about being turned off by these covers and not picking this series up, but UM sexy times? SIGN ME UP!

    Great review Pam! You’ve convinced me to overlook a cover I’m not keen on.

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    Oh I lovved Personal Demon’s and I’m right now reading Original Sin’s. Great Review and I can’t wait to read on.

    I agree with you on the boundaries in YA and since I’m a bit older than the average Teen I absolutely appreciate this a lot. Although I still think it can be handled by older Teens too.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    I loved this book and your review makes me want to re-read it! And I agree it was so much better than PD, which I loved.

    I really am dying to find out what the Hell Bent’s new title will be…

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