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Sins of the Son (Grigori Legacy #2)

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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 Al ...more
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Published March 27th 2012 by Ace
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May 16, 2012 Susana rated it liked it
Shelves: linda-poitevin, 2012
After reading the first book in this series "Sins of the angels" i had really high expectations regarding this book. Who were partially met.
This book sounded more and more, like a thriller with angels, archangels, and company, than an urban fantasy book. I didn't like the fact that secondary characters took a great piece of the narration. I wanted to hear about Alex and Aramael. Not about a snarky shrink. It was like Alex as a character wasn't strong enough to take the brunt of the story.
Now r
Apr 16, 2012 Stella rated it it was amazing
I LOVED Sins of the Angels, the 1st book in Linda Poitevin's phenomenal urban fantasy series, it was one of my reading revelations of 2011 and Linda Poitevin's Grigori Legacy series rocketed to my favourite UF series list right next to Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series, and ever since then I have been counting the days 'till the release of Book #2 Sins of the Son. I'm just telling you all this so you can see with what huge expectations I was looking forward to Sins of the Son an ...more
I think it’s important to mention upfront that this book does not stand on its own very well. Obviously this didn’t bother me since I read the first book, too, but I don’t think a new reader should jump into this series here. It ties heavily into the last book and unfamiliar readers will find themselves quite confused. The past events, previous character relationships, and the trauma that Alex still suffers from are treated as a given, only lightly explained. I enjoyed this, since it was enough ...more
Jan 01, 2014 Kylee rated it really liked it
The second book in the series picks up soon after the events of Sins of the Angels – so soon, in fact, that Alex is still on desk duty recovering. While this is happening, Seth is conspiring with Mittron to live out a mortal life so that he can be with the unknowing Alex. Something goes wrong in the process and Seth is sent to Earth, an adult angel still with all the powers of Heaven, but with no memory of how to wield them properly. After this revelation, Mittron has finally overstepped his bou ...more
Jennifer  (Books That Hook)
Jun 18, 2015 Jennifer (Books That Hook) rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

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Sins of the Son begins where Sins of the Angels left off. Yet, it’s very easy for a reader who hasn’t read the first book to jump in and understand what is happening. Alex is trying to adjust to life without Aramael and cope with all the things she knows but cannot share with anyone other than her sister Jen, although neither of them wish to speak of it.

Aramael is dealing with constant attacks from Fallen Ones who see him as an easy
Stephanie  G
Apr 06, 2012 Stephanie G rated it really liked it
Homicide Detective, Alex, sees a found person’s picture, and recognizes him as Seth Benjamin. Knowing that he is walking the earth without his memories means that Armageddon might not be far behind. With this knowledge she leaves to go find him, and very soon finds herself having to protect him while he makes a choice that may save or destroy mankind.

This is the second novel in the series. I didn’t read the first one. It did a fair job of telling the reader what happened in the first book, but I
Mar 23, 2012 Julie rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
Posted at Yummy Men & Kick Ass Chicks

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
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Mar 29, 2012 Carmel (Rabid Reads) rated it really liked it
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

Linda Poitevin does a wonderful job of setting the tone in Sins of the Son. There’s a prevalent sense of impending doom throughout the novel and every decision has the potential to change life on Earth forever; very apocalypse-worthy. The characters are larger than life and really come across as “other” (i.e. angels, fallen, the One). The only downside of this book for me was that the focus shifts from Sins of the Angels’ police procedural storyline to a more angelic one.
Rich Weatherly
Mar 23, 2012 Rich Weatherly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dark Urban Fantasy

Available March 27, 2012

A detective with a secret.
An exiled angel turned assassin.
And a world with little chance of redemption…

Available March 27, 2012

This gripping sequel to Sins of the Angels will keep you spellbound. As you read the book description below, you will recognize the characters if you read Sins of the Angels. In Sins of the Son the stakes are raised and the fate of humankind is in jeopardy.
Book Description for Sins of the Son

A detective with a secret…

When homi
Oct 28, 2014 Wyrdness rated it it was ok
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Invested Ivana
Mar 16, 2015 Invested Ivana rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed, first-reads
I received this book free from Goodread's Firstreads program under a different account.

Sins of the Son continues the story of Nephalim Alexandra Jarvis and the war between Heaven and Hell. Poitevin again uses multiple third-person perspective to tell this story. As in the first book, the language is clear and well written. I like the world Poitevin has created and her characters are sympathetic.

Poitevin's romantic leanings do come out in this book, though less so than in the first. The story piv
Carrie Slager
Feb 09, 2014 Carrie Slager rated it it was amazing
[Full disclosure: I was originally supposed to review this for the Sins of the Lost blog tour, but my books got lost in the postal system. So now I'm reviewing it after the tour and, as always, my review is honest.]

After that massive cliffhanger at the end of Sins of the Angels I was very, very eager to get my hands on the second book. I had to know what happened to Alex and Aramael. Would they get back together and if they did, could it ever be the same for the two? Seeing as I’m actually emoti
Jun 18, 2014 Denise rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites, read-2014
The second part of the Grigori Legacy series veers away from the police procedural aspects of Sins of the Angels and digs deeper into the angelic storyline that remained more in the background in the first book. This one is all about the angels - and their fallen counterparts. Seth, destined to decide the fate of humanity, makes a choice that could upset all of Heaven and Hell's plans set down millenia ago. Aramael, exiled from Heaven and stripped of his powers, wanders the Earth with but a fain ...more
Mike Mullin
Jun 11, 2012 Mike Mullin rated it it was amazing
I picked this book up last night for a little bedtime reading, got sucked in, and wound up finishing after midnight. So I was tired for my three school visits today. Damn you, Poitevin! Seriously, it's that good. Even more engrossing than her debut, Sins of the Angels.
Whitney (Shooting Stars Reviews)
Reviewed by Whitney@Shooting Stars Reviews

Sins of the Son begins when Alex finds out Seth is back, and she knows trouble is coming her way. Now, she's going to do everything she can to help save humans, and Seth. But when people start coming back from the past, and Seth is having memory problems life just got a lot harder for everyone involved.

This book was interesting, but not as good as the first one. I liked getting to see more of the characters from the first one, and how this one was set u
Sarah (Workaday Reads)
I flat out loved this story. I really like the first book in this series, and I’m so happy that I loved the second book even more. This is an intense angel versus demon with looming apocalypse storyline. It’s heavily religion based, and yet the story doesn’t feel religious at all. I feel like it took the best parts of a religion-based plot (strong characters with familiar feel) and avoided the potential pitfalls (preaching) and delivered an overall amazing story.

This story is set in Vancouver, w
Katrina Tinnon
Oct 28, 2013 Katrina Tinnon rated it really liked it
Linda Poitevin has done it again. She has managed to bring us another amazing book in the The Grigori Legacy. Sins of the Son is way darker than Sins of the Angels. There are some pretty tough issues that are dealt with in this book.

Alex goes against all her instincts that tell her to leave the Heavenly battle alone. She needs to help Seth. She is way more guarded in this book than she is in the previous one. Alex can’t just tell people what’s going on because they’ll want to institutionalize he
Blodeuedd Finland
Mar 26, 2012 Blodeuedd Finland rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Those who read book 1 know how it ended, and for those who did not, well you really need to read book 1 since a lot happened.

The romance does not seem to go anywhere, with Aramael not coming back to her or….But Aramael in this one is changed, no powers and no connection to Alex. He also means to kill Seth. So not cool. So he is losing points in my book.

Alex then, she is trying to be strong after what happened. I do like her and her I am taking shit attitude. Which brings us to Seth who is on ear
Jul 26, 2012 Melissa rated it really liked it
Although I did have a few problems in the first book, this book still had some of those same problems for me. Not much was clarified. However, I have to say, I didn't bug me like it did in the last book. In fact, it didn't bother me at all. It might be because we deal more with the "real" world than the heavenly one.

This one was more about suspense and thrills. Plus, the world was established for the most part in this series. I was fully involved with Alex in this book and there also ends up bei
Qwill / The Qwillery
Mar 28, 2012 Qwill / The Qwillery rated it it was amazing
My thoughts:

[Note: This may be a bit spoilery for the first novel in the series. I tired my best not to spoil too much.]

Sins of the Son is the second book in The Grigori Legacy series. Like the first book, Sins of the Angels, the story takes place mainly in Canada and Heaven with most of the action taking place this time in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada rather than Toronto.

Sins of the Son focuses on Seth Benjamin, Aramael, and Alexandra Jarvis. Alex is on desk duty due to the fallout from
Grace Fonseca
May 29, 2012 Grace Fonseca rated it it was amazing
A chocolate covered sundae of a book. This book was full of so many good moments, that I was hooked from beginning to ending. The world that Poitevin has build is getting more intense and deep.

Even though this book is about three characters, some of the more background characters really start to influence some of the other decisions. What makes this book more deep in a way is that people are planning for the ultimate Armageddon.

What makes this book for me is that there is an interesting love tri
Dark Faerie Tales
Apr 10, 2012 Dark Faerie Tales rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-by-kiwi
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Take care, for the war between Heaven and Hell is upon us.

Opening Sentence: “Do we have an agreement?” the One asked.

The Review:

The second installment in the Grigori Legacy urban fantasy series is completely crazy. Betrayal–in Heaven of all places, rape by fallen angels, suicides, the shortest pregnancies I have ever seen (though I think that part would be awesome… much better than all those months), though the maternal death rate is a rath
Jun 12, 2012 Gemma rated it it was amazing
Originally posted on Book Chick City

**Contains spoilers – read at your own risk**

So the second book in this new Urban Fantasy series is now upon us and while many authors end up falling at the hurdle that is known as “Second Book Syndrome”, I can safely say… Linda Poitevin is NOT one of those authors!

After a rocky start with Sins of the Angels, the second book is a slicker, tighter and a much more satisfying read. The plot moves along at a fast pace and you don’t realise how much you have read
Beth Dawkins
Apr 07, 2012 Beth Dawkins rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
Homicide Detective, Alex, sees a found person’s picture, and recognizes him as Seth Benjamin. Knowing that he is walking the earth without his memories means that Armageddon might not be far behind. With this knowledge she leaves to go find him, and very soon finds herself having to protect him while he makes a choice that may save or destroy mankind.

This is the second novel in the series. I didn’t read the first one. It did a fair job of telling the reader what happened in the first book, but I
Mar 24, 2012 E. rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
(I am always a bit ambivalent about this series...the trauma that these characters go through makes me uncomfortable...and this one is definitely not changing that opinion!)

“Sins of the Son” by Linda Poitevin is part of ‘The Grigori Legacy’ series, picking up where “Sins of the Angels” left off. Detective Alexandra Jarvis is struggling to recover from the aftermath of her association with Aramael and her exposure to the struggles between ‘The One’ and Lucifer as they are played out using the an
Mar 25, 2012 Kristen rated it really liked it
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
THEME: Angels, Nephilim
RECEIVED: Review Request for Book Tour

Let me start off but saying wow! I can’t really emphasis my meaning anymore than that and since I’m still recovering from that intense ending I have to just say wow. Linda Poitevin really knows how to suck you into her novel by throwing in some major twist that I was not expecting. Sins of the Son is pretty much what this whole story is about and Poitevin put her female
Moonlight Gleam
May 10, 2012 Moonlight Gleam rated it it was amazing
Linda Poitevin did it again in the second installment of The Grigori Legacy, Sins of the Son. Picking up right where Sins of the Angels leaves readers, Linda Poitevin doesn’t hold back one bit and readers are pushed right onto the thrill ride of their lives! Sins of the Angels really set my expectations high, and Sins of the Son just brought that bar even higher. I can honestly say that The Grigori Legacy is one of my top favorite urban fantasy series hands down. Better yet, it is written by a C ...more
Apr 05, 2012 Stacy rated it liked it
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 d
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Oh man! That ending makes me want to tear my hair out know that I have to wait to find out what will happen next.

The books in this series start out a little slow, but once things get rolling, they seriously get rolling.

I can't believe how that particular triangle was resolved. I didn't see that coming. I don't know how to feel about it because I love both Seth and Aramael. Are the three of them still going to be main characters in the next book? How long before Alex realizes the new risk, which
May 01, 2012 Carien rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, uf
This book is brilliant, awesome and evil!!

I loved the first book in this series and immediately pre-ordered this one as soon as I finished Sins of the Angels, even though I was suspecting this book might have a love triangle.

And it does have a love triangle: One of the men Alex feels attracted to is selfish and petulant in my opinion, while the other is trying to do what's best for Alex and what's best for the world. Three guesses which one of them gets his heart stomped on.

But where other autho
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Linda Poitevin lives just outside Canada’s capital, Ottawa, with her husband, the youngest of three daughters, one very large husky/shepherd/Great Dane-cross dog, two cats, a rabbit, and a bearded dragon lizard. Turned down in her pursuit of a police career after a faulty height measurement, Linda vicariously lives out her dream of being a cop through her characters. When she isn’t writing, she ca ...more
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