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3.95  ·  Rating details ·  79 ratings  ·  37 reviews
My name is Sin. I killed a man in self-defense when I was sixteen. Not something a girl wants to brag about. My dad wanted to lock me up in the nut house, but Mom sent me packing to my great aunts in St. Charles, IL. They’re ancient druid priestesses, and they make me look like a pacifist. I’d barely unpacked before the aunts sent me to find the stolen hellhounds. Without ...more
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Published January 13th 2014 by Curiosity Quills Press
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Andrew Buckley
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read an advanced reading copy of SIN by Sharron Riddle last year and was blown away! This is young adult fantasy adventure at its very best.

I'm generally not a fan of YA but there was something about the vision and scope of the fantasy world presented in SIN that made it impossible to put down. I devoured the entire thing over two days. I recommend you do the same!
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Author Sharron Riddle creates a little magic of her own with this book.

First off, I want to note that I was given a free copy of this book to do a review on.

Rating: If it were possible, I would give this a rating of four and three fourths stars. However, since it’s not I rounded it up to five. There are a very few minor reasons why I subtracted points from the five star review and I will talk about them below.

First, however, I wanted to talk about some of the things I really enjoyed about this
Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts!

I feel like I just stepped out from a different world.

It's Harry Potter meets The Mortal Instrument.

SIN was the kind of book that after you finished it, you have to sit and let your mind digest it. There was a lot going on in this book. To the point that you have to pause for a minute to let it all sink in.

I think that SIN has a very well thought plot. But! The pacing was too fast. There's a lot of things that happened and the time frame seems so so unbelievable.

I have to say though,
Feb 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Rock Star Hit!!!

Why did I choose to read this book?
I am a paranormal romance addict.
My Contemplations on this Book:
To begin, the paranormal aspect is very strong and well represented. It comes in early in the novel, and remains a strong presence throughout. I will say that the paranormal is not overpowering in this book. It is tastefully done, and sometimes that is difficult to do, as there are so many ways a paranormal story can go. Kudos to Ms. Riddle for a job well done. I feel that this is
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*Note: Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review
Sin totally rocked my world. I mean, really!

Sin is my perfect lead character. I love how she snaps back and gives off her sarcasm in a very witty manner. She seems not to give a damn about anything, yet cares for others. She values her family and friends and though she have difficulties controlling her feelings, she always stand her ground and doesn't just fall inlove because there's this heaven sent hunks around her, she wanted it to b
Sin is an explosion of paranormal lore packed into one action filled book. The stories focus was mainly on the Fae, but there was a bit of Mythology, and Wraiths, Dragons, Priestesses, Druids, Elves, and oh, can't forget, Zombies. Yes, all that and a little bit of a love triangle too. We also had some of the most blatantly arrogant people I've ever come across, which surprisingly I ended up liking a lot. Go figure. Then we have Sin, our heroine, she was a bit rough around the edges, which made h ...more
Feb 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ry-2014, read-in-2014
review posted here...
I thought Sin was a great read, fun & action packed.
The blurb is accurate and I don’t feel I can add anything so straight onto my thoughts…
I loved Sin, she’s my kind of girl, she has a good sense of humour, she is not afraid to speak her mind or fight for what she believes in. She’s slightly volatile with her temper and finds it hard to trust but is willing to give her new home a try. She gets stuck straight into an investigat
Feb 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Review: Sin is not your average teenager, killing a man in self defence is just the beginning of her journey of unleashing her true identity . Instead of being send to therapy like her dad wanted, her mother sends her to her aunt who is a DRUID PRIESTESSES , interesting right? Put yourself in Sin's shoes, what would you do that you are only half human and that the dead's souls is trapped in our living world and
Feb 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Goodreads Synopsis: My name is Sin. I killed a man in self-defense when I was sixteen. Not something a girl wants to brag about. My dad wanted to lock me up in the nut house, but Mom sent me packing to my great aunts in St. Charles, IL. They’re ancient druid priestesses, and they make me look like a pacifist. I’d barely unpacked before the aunts sent me to find the stolen hellhounds. Without the hounds to herd them to the underworld, the souls of the dead are flocking to the cities in murders of ...more
2.5 stars

I have a like/hate relationship with this book. There was moments that I liked, but the parts I did not like took over most of the book. I liked this different take of zombies and why they were making an appearance. I liked that it was some what focused on Druids because there is not a lot of books I've read on them.

I didn't like why her dad wanted to put her in the nut house. She wasn't mentally unstable, she had another issue that was a big part of why I didn't like the Sin. I didn't
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love when books take me by surprise and don't really follow much of a formula. The main character, Sin, has a bit of an attitude problem and I can see some people not liking her. When it comes down to it, she does what counts and is willing to sacrifice in order to spare others from nasty events (take as you will). Sin may not be in my top favorites of heroines (let's be honest, it's a crowded list), but she makes the list of favorites anyway. The book wasn't what I expected, but I'm so glad I ...more
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy to read and review. I loved it. I couldn't put it down. It has some great twists and turns. Sin is a great character. We are pulled into her life as she learns a lot of things about her and the world around her that is not so typical any longer. I look forward to reading more of Sharron's books.
Feb 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thought that Sin was a very interesting book. The storyline was quite good. Although I do have to say Sin is a little annoying but it may just be me. I find it very hard to have interesting and less annoying main female characters.
Eliza March
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The world building in this YA is a trip. The zombies didn't deter from the faerie world and the characters are real and fun to be with through this fantasy adventure. A little romance doesn't hurt either.
Tiffany Michele (BookAndCoffeeAddict)
With an urban setting, fickle Fey politics, and a school/compound where young druids are raised in the ways of magic, Sin is kind of like Harry Potter meets Holly Black’s Modern Faerie Tale series.

Sin Blackmore thought her life had been turned upside down when a betrayal has devastating consequences, like her killing someone and getting sent to a facility for anger management therapy, but then zombies happened and she learns what it really means to have everything you’ve ever known turned on its
Katherine Paschal
16 year old Sin has had a hard time recently, what with killing a man and how her father wants to lock her up in a mental institute. When the dead start rising, her unhinged mother instead sends her to her estranged family. Who just happen to be magical warriors who protect the world from evil. Sin is sucked into a whirl wind of action and hard decisions, with creatures she never even knew existed. Will she make the right choice and save those she has come to love?
Whew! This book was non stop ac
Sarah Cass
Mar 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
*I received a copy of this book from netgalley. All opinions are mine*

Holy unique stories, Batman!!

The world, the magic, the power, the see-saw friendship, the "romance" that wasn't in any hurry to be resolved and, in fact, wasn't at all.

I thoroughly enjoyed it all.

Sharron Riddle developed a rich world that mirrored our own. Little bits of magic a "dullard" would never see, but lived everywhere. The summer in the winter, the mesh of other-worldly magic to our own. The druid history and the Pr
Rachel Valentine
Feb 12, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
I received "Sin" from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Sin has a temper and because of that her father is taking her to be locked up until she learns how to control it. After seeing a zombie, Sin's mother manages to help her daughter to escape so she can go stay with her aunts instead. There Sin joins her aunt's group and starts training to be their seventh priestess. She soon finds out that she is special and all that good stuff.

This novel... I do not have many words for it. I
Feb 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Heidi Sturgess
Mar 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was given this by TNT reviewers in exchange fir my honest opinion

The cover is brilliant , right up my alley and I like the feather that keeps appearing throughout the book .

The opening line caught my attention , laced with dry wit and sarcasm. ..." I saw my first zombie from the backseat of my parents' Hyundai....Ironically we were on our way out to the nut house to have me committed. "

Sin's name has Celtic roots , Sin was the patron goddess of warriors which is ironic because of the role she
Tnt Reviews
Apr 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The cover is brilliant, right up my alley, and I like the feather that keeps appearing throughout the book.

The opening line caught my attention, laced with dry wit and sarcasm..." I saw my first zombie from the backseat of my parents' Hyundai....Ironically we were on our way out to the nut house to have me committed. "

Sin's name has Celtic roots, Sin was the patron goddess of warriors, which is ironic because of the role she later p
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
*Book source ~ Many thanks to Curiosity Quills for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

Sin Blackmore is sixteen and having a hard time getting a handle on her temper. Her dad decides she needs to get some psychiatric help so Sin is heading to be locked up in the nuthouse. However, on the way there they encounter some zombies. While her dad is distracted her mom races off with the car and takes Sin to the airport to get her on a plane to Chicago. Sin needs to get to her great
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Ketta by: History, sewing, jewelry-making, computers, and books, books, books
Shelves: paranormal
Enjoyable YA romp with druids, elves, and zombies, oh my -- not to mention dragons (slayers), wraiths and hellhounds. Like many YA books these days, we have a love-interest triangle, but it doesn't get overly "angst-y" and stayed below my personal irritation level. The heroine is strong, tho there are times you can definitely believe she's under 20. The events of this book are basically resolved (mini-spoiler, albeit with a rather timeworn device, haha), yet plenty of hooks are left for future a ...more
Rick Houdek
Mar 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
More than just a book about zombies, Sharron Riddle quickly creates a surreal world within our present day surroundings. When Sin, a teen-aged girl named for an ancient warrior goddess, suddenly finds herself in a new town under the tutelage of six Druid priestesses she is told are her aunts, she learns the truth about fairies, vampires, hellhounds, and yes, zombies. Two boys vying are far from what they seem and her new best friend can't help her sort anything out. Amongst all this she needs to ...more
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Sin is unexpectedly thrown into a world of druids, zombies, wraiths, fey, Seelies, Unseelies, and other supernatural creatures. It turns out she may be one herself through her mother somehow. What's a girl to do?

A vivid and lushly described narrative wind through multiple mysteries with a hint of darkness and frequent humor. Action, fantasy, and a trace of horror are nicely blended to create the tale's realm.

Characters are varied, unique, and colorful.

Overall, an exciting read.
InD'tale Magazine
Imaginative and action-packed, “Sin” ricochets around a zoo tour of other-worldly creatures with a snarky punked-out bad-A teen as a guide.

Read full review in the 2014 April issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Jan 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I thought this was going to be a little different, but I enjoyed it anyway. The hounds are running loose, magic and mayhem abound, fairies gone wild, and a little romance thrown in for good measure.
David McMullen-Sullivan
Jan 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Note: I’m giving this book 3.5 stars

I’d like to first start with a disclaimer. As much as I love science fiction and fantasy (i.e. I devoured Lord of the Rings and the Foundation Trilogy as a kid), I very quickly realized that I probably don’t fit into the demographic for this book. So, please keep that in mind as you read my review.

Sin is the girl with the tiger tattoo. She’s got issues and is, understandably, on her way to the looney bin. But along the way she gets waylaid by a kind of zombie
Jul 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Sin's life could be easier. Her mother is slightly crazy, seeing fairies and other mythical creatures everywhere. Sin is only 16 and she's already killed a man in self defense. Since that night, she keeps having anger management issues, losing her temper more and more often. That's why her father, a psychatriast, wants her to get professional help in an asylum. Sin isn't too fond of that idea, to say the least.
But her mother has different ideas. She sends Sin to her great aunts in a small town i
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
If you've read my reviews before you'll know I'm picky about books involving faeries. Books like this are the reason for that. I'm sorry but this is the kind of faery book I'm really not into. I was a bit offended that the Americans have stolen our Druids, for starters, and the fact that everything too a back seat to the love triangle put me off too.
For me the magic wasn't believable, the glamour was too thin, the mythology too confused. The action sequences were hard to follow and I found myse
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Sharron Riddle lives on the west coast of Florida with her husband and her spoiled dog, Dr. Watson. She loves reading almost as much as she does writing. She wrote her first story at the age of four. Once she began typing, she never stopped.
Sharron loves all things scary, and shares her love of the macabre in her adult and young adult paranormal adventures.
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