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Preview — Original Sin by Allison Brennan
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
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
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
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
Moira discovers her mother and her coven in the small town of Santa Louisa and travels th...more
I’m going to say outright that I really enjoyed Original Sin, but I can see why some people might have disliked it. The book is heavy in Christian mythology, but it’s by no means Christian fiction or...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
Since the back cover blurb describes efficiently what the book is about I'm not starting with my own plot summary but will dive straight into what my thoughts about this book were.
Before I give my opinion of this book I must sketch a little background of how I came about reading and reviewing it. I have had books by Allison Brennan on my shelves for a few years now. I think since Speak No Evil was released. A fan of romantic suspense/thrillers I glommed her entire backlist up to that...more
1. The beginning of the book confused me. All the background information you get is scattered through the story line and I had problems trying to keep up. It felt like a bit too much from time to time.
2. I don't really like Moira. Always a bad sign for a book. For me it felt...more
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 daughter of a powerful witch, is also...more
The book started off slow for me, honestly. There was a lot of build-up and background, and it wasn't unti...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
i have to say i love moira and rafe!! still a little unsure on anthony but im getting there.:D......selena may surprise me later i think. i think there is more to her character then...more
Super Brief Review: Not the usual Allison Brennan novel, very creepy in a demonic way.
Favorite Quotes: “Not only was Rafe still in grave danger, Ari’s ritual would have already attracted the attention of Fiona and her merry band of witches.”
Slightly Longer Review: Allison Brenna...more
Now unfortunately I am hooked and considering this is a 7 book series and we only have the first two here at the moment I will now have to find out when the others are released.
I can't wait to begin the second book Carnal Sin tomorrow. Original Sin ended up bein...more
I love the concept of this book. Seven Deadly sins, unleashed in our world by a power hung...more
One of my favorite movies when I was younger was Se7en with Brad Pitt, so when I read the blurb and the idea for this new series, I was super excited and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it =)
I glad to say that I wasn’t disappointed. The whole demon possession is not really my favorite storyline in UF or PNR novels, but when it’s well done, it can be quite compelling.
I had read mixed reviews on Original Sin and I am happy I stuck with it, despite the slow s...more
Moira O’Donnell is a witch. Her mother birthed Moira for one reason only, to sacrifice her to the underworld so that she may communicate between the two worlds; to become a Goddess of the Underworld. Moira had no inkling of what the future held, so she trained hard for many years in her witchcraft, trying to make her mother proud. But on the night of the ceremony, Moira witness...more
I expected a paranormal, but I also w...more
The characters are all engaging and compliment each other, making you want to keep reading to learn more about them and see whether they'll survive. I liked Moira. She was strong yet not over the top as some action packed heroines are. It was okay for her to cry at times, feel like giving up and then regain her...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
I thought it was a decent paranormal romance, but it was really hard for me to get into. The beginning of the book was very confusing and I felt like I was just thrown into the middle of a supernatural war but had no clue who anyone was or what there roles where. Now I like it when a book starts off with a lot of...more
The first book of the Maxine Revere investigative reporter series, NOTORIOUS, is av...more