Original Sin (Seven Deadly Sins #1)
Tormented by his own terrifying past and driven by po ...more
“Victory is sweet, but sweeter when your opponent is butt-ass naked in defeat.”
This unusual Urban Fantasy starts right in the middle of the conflict, and I mean seriously right in the middle. The prologue sets up the story, but it's almost like the first chapter is another prologue in itself. Since it starts with so much already established and in the middle of the action, it feels like a sequel instead of a starter. Strange. People with history are already in town on the eve of fighting and do ...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
Very different story (book 1 in the trilogy) for this author but, WOWSA! Super cool & INNNN- TENSE!
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
As to the characters, the good guys are actually doing okay, they have their own flaws and issues to work on, but they are not useless or stupid. Th ...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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The book started off slow for me, honestly. There was a lot of build-up and background, and it wasn't unti ...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
For me, this was an enjoyable read and although it didn't quite set the page on fire the way I had originally hoped, there are plenty of reader ...more
I expected a paranormal, but I also w ...more
As the book opens, Moira is dreaming about her posession by demons that caused her to kill her boyfriend/lover. As always, after the nightmare comes a h ...more
This was one of my resale novel and I must say that it wasn't as bad as I was led to believe. I happened to notice that there wasn't that many good reviews on this novel and it kind of concerned me. I didn't really want to read a novel that would bore me to death, but to find out I'd have to read it first. I actually rather enjoyed it to be honest. It's not that it's a bad novel it's just a slow novel. It's different in its own way, but it's mainly about demons and religion than about anything ...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
Allison has penned more than two dozen thrillers and many short stories. RT Book Reviews calls Allison “a master of suspense” and her books “haunting,” “mesmerizing,” “pulse-pounding” and “emotionally complex.” RT also said that "The Lu ...more