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Sins of the Son

(Grigori Legacy #2)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  414 Ratings  ·  93 Reviews
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
Paperback, 1st Edition, 352 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Ace
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May 14, 2012 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
Sep 24, 2011 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
Keikii Eats Books
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
69 points/100 (3 stars/5)
Warning: themes of rape

Seth has been found across the country, with no memory of who or what he is. Women are turning up pregnant and giving birth within weeks everywhere. There are many plans to halt Armageddon in place. Yet Alexandra Jarvis doesn't want to kill anyone to do it.

What a cruel book. There was nothing kind in this at all. At the beginning, I felt sad and out of sorts. I was worried because of the ending of Sins of the Angels. Now, after finishing Sins of t
Aug 30, 2011 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
Stephanie  G
Apr 05, 2012 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
Jennifer  (BTH Reviews)
Jun 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

This review first appeared on

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
Rich Weatherly
Mar 20, 2012 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
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Aug 29, 2011 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.
Jan 01, 2014 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
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
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Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: angels, action
The novel is-was what I wanted to read for a long time. It fits everything I waited and wanted in a read.
It has nice turn of events, however, the book doesn't involve the reader in its world as I haven't felt one with the characters. It does, but not as much as I expected. It lacks in "feeling" department.
I had high expectation in romantic stuff. And I was so in love with Aramael. Too bad...
Mike Mullin
Nov 03, 2011 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.
Dark Faerie Tales
Apr 10, 2012 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
Jan 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
This second book in the Grigori Legacy series is a very hard one for me to review. I loved certain aspects of it and yet others irritated me. Thankfully these weren't issues of poor writing, weak plot or under-developed characters so it didn't affect me not finishing the story or not liking the series.

The sequel picks up right after the events of book one (which means they must be read in order). The devastating events at the end of book one with Aramael losing his wings, powers and his place in
Marcela (BookaholicCat)
4 Stars!

Sins of the Son is the second book in the Grigori Legacy series by Linda Poitevin.

Sins of the Son takes place couple of days after the events in Sins of the Angels, first book in this series. Detective Alexandra Jarvis is trying to pick up the pieces after what happened with Aramael, Seth and Caim. Alex is on desk-duty and force to see a psychiatrist. But how can she talk to a professional and really tell him what happened? Talking about what really happened and mentioning Angels, Falle
Extra 1/4 because it was set in Vancouver! Yay!

The really long POV-jumping setup at the beginning nearly drove me nuts but after things were finally set up, I quite enjoyed it.
Feb 06, 2012 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
Barb Lie
Mar 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Sins of the Son by Linda Poitevin is the second book in the Grigori Legacy series. For those of you who have not read the first book in this series..Sins of the Angels, here is a brief description of what it is about.

Alex Jarvis, is our heroine, a detective, who became involved in a serial killer case, but not the normal kind. Alex works along side her new partner to solve the case, but along the way she discovers her partner is a power Angel, and he is her soulmate. The Grigori Legacy is a cro
Beth Dawkins
Apr 03, 2012 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
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An action-packed sequel!

I'm a hardcore urban fantasy fan. It's hands down my favorite genre. I love the action, the drama, the magic, the variety of supernatural races, the strong characters, and of course the complicated romances that always seem to be under some sort of fire. So it goes without saying that when I stumbled across Linda Poitevin's Grigori Legacy last year, I was hooked. Instantly.

In book one, we were introduced to Alexandra J
Mar 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted on my blog: A Book Obsession..

Despite wanting to stay far away from all of the Angel business, Alex finds herself dragged back into the thick of things when she finds out that the plan to stop Armageddon is in shambles. Seth was that plan, until he lost all memory, greatly endangering humanity. She rushes to save him so he can save the rest of the world, but there is more going on than meets the eye. Her soulmate Aramael, who she thought dead, is on his own mission, only
Qwill / The Qwillery
Mar 28, 2012 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
D.D. Syrdal
May 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Sins of the Son is the second installment in “The Grigori Legacy”, currently planned as a trilogy of books about a Toronto homicide detective and her dealings with angels, both the heavenly kind and the fallen variety. Alexandra Jarvis, the series protagonist, has her hands more than full trying to take care of an amnesiac angel who has come to earth, while trying to deflect suspicion and lots of uncomfortable questions by the Vancouver psychiatrist who happened to find said angel sprawled naked ...more
Jul 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: angel-flight
It's impossible to write a personal review without them, so read at your own peril.

After reading all this paranormal over-sexed and clichéd romance stuff while hoping they actually were going to have PLOT (stuff like „he felt hot all over when he first laid his eyes on her“) I was quite enamoured with this book. True, Seth’s reaction to Alex bears resemblance: he apparently felt deeply attracted to her with only a touch. He planned to leave his old life and comrades behind for her. Yet
Mar 06, 2012 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
Mar 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Linda has outdone herself with this one. I was impressed with the world and characters she created in book one, but she has taken both to a new level in this next installment. I was absolutely stunned. She has achieved what all authors want, to put emotions into words. Her characters become so real you feel every heartache, sacrifice and betrayal and have a hard time tearing yourself away from their world.

“Mika’el gritted his teeth and closed his eyes, bracing himself to step fully back into the
Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
Originally published on Romancing the Darkside:

My Initial Reaction: Left me speechless and heartbroken!

An emotional thrill ride that left me in awe!

In Sins of the Angels, homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis had her life turned upside down when she learned of the existence of fallen angels on earth and of her true identity, she's Nephilim, half angel, half human. Her second shock was when she found out that she is the soul mate of the one who hunts these angels, a angel hunter in exile, Aramael.
Carrie Slager
Feb 09, 2014 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
Mar 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Originally Reviewed at: Mother/Gamer/Writer
Rating:5 out of 5 Controllers
Review Source: PJV Blog Tours/Publisher
Reviewer: AimeeKay

Sins of the Son is the second novel in The Grigori Legacy series. Even though it is the second book, it still works as a standalone title. I say this not having read the first book, Sins of The Angel. Don’t get me wrong, Sins of the Son does refer back to incidents that happened in the first book, however it was written in such a way that it didn’t make me feel as if I
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