Original Sin (Seven Deadly Sins #1)
Tormented by his own terrifying past and driven by po...more
It’s never a good sign when you start reading a book and seriously think that the printer mixed up the pages, but that was the only conclusion I could come to during the first 60 pages of Original Sin. Come to find out that Allison Brennan actually started this series with a short story DELIVER US FROM EVIL in the 2007 anthology What You Can't See.
If you read this book and find yourself as frustrated with it as I did, consider skipping ahead t...more
'Original Sin' is a black and white tale of good versus evil. The main character is Moira, the daughter of Fiona, a dark and powerful black witch. Seven years ago, Moira escaped her mother's evil coven and found sanctuary in The Order of St Michaels, a worldwide group of monasteries dedicated to fighting evil.
Despite escaping, Moira has never found peace. Trained by the monastery to be a warrior, she is a dedicated servant to their fight. The problem is the...more
Moira discovers her mother and her coven in the small town of Santa Louisa and travels th...more
Fiona wants to bring The Seven Sins (fallen angels that make up envy, lust, greed, sloth, pride, gluttony, anger)up from Hell and make them her own pets in order to have all the power on earth in which to rule and reign terror on humans. Moira who has renounced her witchcraft is dete...more
Anyway, have you ever read a book where it feels like you're reading forever and when you go to stop and put the bookmark in, you look at the top of the book to see how much more you have to go before the end and it looks like t...more
The heroine, Moira, is brilliant. She is tough but has a past that makes her vulnerabl...more
When I first heard about Original Sin by Allison Brennan I was intrigued by it but I wasn't prepared to be blown away. There are two primary things that can keep me glued to a book, one the story revolves around the paranormal and two there is enough mystery to keep me to locked in suspense. Original Sin by Allison Brennan did both. If I could have read this book in one sitting, I would have.
This book had a very different view on witches then what you ordinarily see in Urban Fantasy. There are n...more
The book started off slow for me, honestly. There was a lot of build-up and background, and it wasn't unti...more
First, let me say that I am not actively religious, so this book review is being written from that perspective. I don't normally broadcast my religious views, but since christian theology plays a pretty heavy role in this book in this case I feel it is relevant.
Original Sin was an interesting book. I actually considered buying it before because of the intriguing title and cover, but ended up dismissing it after reading the back. Of cou...more
But then things started picking up, and I got very interested in what was go...more
A very slow start, that I almost had to put the book down a few times. I finally worked my way through and ended up enjoying the story. I understand that Allison Brennan have to build up the world and...more
While Original Sin was full of supernatural themes, witchery and demonology I found it more suspenseful than terrifying (and I mean that as a compliment). There were mor...more
(view spoiler)[The story is good though. Maybe because I love Supernatural.
Moira was supposed to be sacrificed by Fiona, her mother and a very powerful witch, when she was 21. She prep...more
Allison Brennan may not have known where to start, either. The early chapters jump around in time to a head-spinning degree. There are so many flashbacks to years ago, and references to events of weeks ago, that Original Sin gives the impression of beginning in the wrong place. If the monastery murders and fire are so important, why not put them in the novel? Well, it turns out they occurred in a previously published short story....more
I love the concept of this book. Seven Deadly sins, unleashed in our world by a power hung...more
My heart about beat out of my ch...more
There was a lot of effort put into the world-building but not much effort to bring the reader up to date on the events and people described. I kept thinking, "was so & so mentioned in another book?" because of all the references. Very uncomfortable.
There was so much going o...more
I expected a paranormal, but I also w...more
Allison Brennan's newest series-Original Sins deals with the premise that the seven deadly sins are fallen angels/demons that are set to be released on Earth.
Moira O'Donnell is a witch who was conceived and raised with the sole purpose of being a demon mediator (vessel) by her mother Fiona, a powerful witch and coven leader. Moira refused her heritage and escaped with her life barely intact.
She ends up at the Order of St. Michaels under the tutelage of Father Phillip. St Mich...more