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Sins of the Fallen (Sins of the Fallen #1)

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  73 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
Librarian's note: This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN: B00I214NZ2.

When seventeen-year-old Maximillion Taylor and his best friend, Jones go to a house party, he doesn't expect to get kidnapped—much less by a succubus—and she's not the only one on the hunt. Thrown into a world of angels and demons, where nothing and no one is what they seem, Max ventures to find his
Kindle Edition, 263 pages
Published January 28th 2014
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Lillian ᴥᴥᴥ SO LYLY
***** 4.5 Stars *****


I love Max! He's confident, funny, and humble. Whenever someone needs help, he actively searches for a solution. But his life flips upside down after an incident at a party. Secrets surrounded him, and the people he care about are in danger.

With the help of his friends, Max learns how to embrace his powers to fight against evil. There's so many complex characters, you don't know who to trust or believe. Even some of the angels are questionable. This action packed journey is
Anna (Enchanted by YA)
***I received the eBook free as a review copy from the author in exchange for an honest review***

So far I’ve found that I can love a book just as much when it’s written in a boy’s POV, and Sins of the Fallen is no exception. It might of course help that Max is brilliant, don’t believe me? The book begins with him dressed in drag wearing a red dress. Explanations needed? Then read the book (yes I know I’m a horrible person…)!

I loved reading from Max’s POV because not only is he hilarious, but he
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I received a copy from this book in exchange for an honest review.

In Sins of the Fallen, Max’s life turns completely upside down when he and his best friend, Jones, go to a house party at Anthony’s place. The twin sisters they brought along on a date turn out to have less than noble intentions. One of them kidnaps Max, reveals she’s a succubus, and he’s somehow their target.

As his life is turned upside down, Max find
Charlotte Gerber
Feb 23, 2014 Charlotte Gerber rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, romance, sci-fi
Sins of the Fallen has everything I look for in a young adult novel- a little romance, mystery, and suspense. The main characters are very interesting, and I enjoyed the back-stories that were woven in, especially that of Angela. There were plenty of twists, including unexpected relationships between characters. I was never sure where the next page would take me.

The main character, Max, discovers that he has an unusual power, not to mention unusual people surrounding him. Everything he thinks h
Kathleen Stebbins
Jun 27, 2015 Kathleen Stebbins rated it it was amazing
I love max, poor max, lol. I look forward ro picking up book two and while theres more I want to write I wont due to major spoilers. ;)
{my thoughts} – Max Taylor is an average seventeen year-old boy, he has two main friends Jones and Angela and a loving mother and father. His father is mostly absent through out his upbringing and his mother is his primary caregiver. His two close friends Angela lives next door and Jones lives with some foster parents that always appear to be out of town.

Max has a secret but he isn’t able to remember just what that secret is. His dad keeps having Jones his {so-called} best-friend wipe his memory
books are love
Mar 11, 2014 books are love rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one heck of a book. Poor Max. I mean poor Max. He must be so lost and confused by the end of the book and his dad hello your son needs you and you do that no uh huh not good at all.

Max is a seventeen yr old whose life is turned upside down in one night. One night in which Jones doesn't see something until it is too late and Max's life gets thrown for a loop. What a loop too. He finds out he isn't what he thinks he is, his dad isn't either, there have been lies his whole life, his friend
T.H. Hernandez
Aug 15, 2014 T.H. Hernandez rated it really liked it
This was a page-turning paranormal adventure with enough romance to satisfy any teen reader. It's the story of Max, a typical 17-year old boy who is anything but typical. After attending a party with his best friend, Jones, and a couple of hot twins, Max is kidnapped and discovers the world he lives in is more than he bargained for. One filled with demons and angels and a sexy succubus, determined to inhale the life out of him.

Told from Max's point of view, it's a nice change from most young adu
Ashley Martinez
Aug 05, 2014 Ashley Martinez rated it it was amazing
I received this book from the author and from Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock.
Sins of the Fallen is the first book in The Sins of the Fallen series.
17 year old Max is a normal high school student, going to parties, hanging out with friends and studying in school. Max and his best friend Jones go to a party with two pretty girls that Jones met. When Max wakes up dazed and confused he realizes he was kidnapped. Not only that but to make matters worse it was a succubus who kidnapped him. T
Amanda Masters
Jul 06, 2014 Amanda Masters rated it it was amazing
This was a great book! I have a fondness for Fallen Angels and Nephilim Stories. Karina Espinosa did this one up nicely there were some cool twists and turns and some very unusual things happen that made this a very exciting read!

I loved the ending, it was one of my favourite parts of the book as it ended with an amazing and heartbreaking battle and then a letter. the letter just added the perfect touch that the book needed in the end I think especially to bring the book down after such a big ba
Mar 06, 2014 Zili rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

3.5 - 4 Stars in my Sky!

It's not all that often we get a YA book told from a guys POV but in Sins of the Fallen we are treated to teenager Max's voice as he faces some very different and difficult life changes. In next to no time Max goes from being a normal teenage guy to suddenly being faced with demons, angels and near death experiences.

What I particularly liked was how Katrina kept her readers guessing by adding some surprising twists, turns and an interesting back story. As with all tall, d
Aug 17, 2014 Merisha28 rated it it was amazing
Sins of the Fallen by Karina Espinosa
Print Length: 294 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615957668

My Review~
This is an amazing new debut YA Paranormal book full of angels, demons, and nephilim. The cover is beautiful and breathtaking with the hot young man on it. Max's world got flipped upside down after the party. Now he must navigate the treacherous waters of the unknown to find himself and protect what he holds dear. Excellent fast read full of twists and turns and an intriguing storyline and p
Ashley Dawn
Mar 10, 2014 Ashley Dawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good book. Max's life completely changes the night of the party. He and his best friend go to a party, and Max gets a succubus. Life as Max knew it was no longer. He was now in a world, not who he always thought he was, and surrounded by people who aren't who he thought THEY were. As he learns more about himself, he has to face the demons and fight them.
I really enjoyed how the story started out with Max! Overall, the author did a really good job with the characters. Wr
Sara Strand
Dec 27, 2014 Sara Strand rated it really liked it
A perfect YA novel. Seriously. We have some romance, we have the paranormal aspect, we have a bizarre mystery to basically piece together, and it's not a long book. Win everywhere.

Basically t his is the story of poor Max. Mas gets kidnapped by a really pretty girl who isn't a girl at all, all while his friend Jones watches on. He gets rescued by the girl of his dreams and it becomes the start of a nightmare. Max finds out his dad isn't just a human, super beings are essentially out to get him,
Two Ordinary
Apr 01, 2014 Two Ordinary rated it really liked it
4 ****

This book sneeks up on you for sure.

It starts out as a teen boy Max being your typical teen going to a party on Saturday night, where he is kidnapped by a succubus. We find out his archangel dad became a fallen angel to marry the love of his love Maxs mom,meaning Max is a nephilim. (confused yet??

Hes overwhelmed and scared as he learns of his new powers and that his crush Angela and his best friend Jones are also his guardian angels.

Hes thrown into a world of unknown and trying to not fall
Jenna Schmitt
Mar 23, 2014 Jenna Schmitt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This books snuck up on you for sure. It starts out as a teen boy Max being your typical teen going to a party on Saturday night. Then he is kidnapped by a succubus. Come to find out his archangel dad became a fallen angel to marry the love of his love Maxs mom,meaning Max is a nephilim. Hes overwhelmed ans scared as he learns of these new powers and that his crush Angela ans his best friend Jones are also his guardian angels.
Hes thrown into a world of unknown and trying to not fall for Angela si
For the Love of Books
Apr 09, 2014 For the Love of Books rated it really liked it
4 Stars
An interesting new read and unique because it's written from a guys POV. You very rarely get to read a whole book and be able to say, "Oh, so that's how a guy usually thinks." LOL! It was a breath of fresh air. I love Max and his story. From thinking you were completely normal one day to finding out that your life isn't what you thought it was. We get to follow him through wonderful twists and turns as he discovers this new life in the world of angels and demons. This is a wonderful story
Nov 12, 2014 Brittany rated it really liked it
So... I enter pretty much any and every book giveaway I see in good of falling in love with a new author or genre. I didn't read the synopsis for this and am so glad I didn't. I felt like every change if the page left me wondering if I was going to fall off the edge of my seat. I'm so mad with the ending of this book. Not the book itself but it just left me angry and frustrated and craving for vengeance. Now I have to stay up to start the next book because I've got to see what happens next.
Great book

This book was the first of the series and as much as I felt it was a little up and down I still enjoyed it. I'm very much looking forward to book 2 as I need to know what happens. I would say this is a teen novel. I would recommend it to people who enjoy reading YA novels.
Jan Marie
May 11, 2014 Jan Marie rated it liked it
Enjoyed it. Read it in two days. I couldn't put down. I was interested in what happened next to the characters.
A great young adult book.
Jul 10, 2014 Miguel marked it as dnf
DNF after two pages or so. When I first read the narration, I know this wasn't going to be my kind of book. It's more of my fault than the book's.
A. McCarty
Aug 14, 2014 A. McCarty rated it it was amazing
Imaginative Dreams Review:

Multiple twists and turns. A book that kept you wanting more. Very enjoyable.
Aug 13, 2014 Venture rated it really liked it
A story from a 17 year old boy whose life gets drastically changed. His father kept certain facts to himself. Now he goes from a senior in high school to Wrath one of the seven Nephilim on earth.
May 15, 2014 Antionette rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. From a 17 year old boys point if view... Finds out he's nephilum. Surprise. I can't wait to read the next book this summer
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Karina Espinosa is the Urban Fantasy author of the Sins of the Fallen series and the Mackenzie Grey novels, and a blogger for Infatuated with travel, pop culture, and the need to write everything down, she spends much of her days in front of a computer working on her next book, shopping online, and listening to music. With nomadic tendencies, she is currently resting her h ...more
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“The thought of being home was more of my liking. The alcohol, the partying and the supposedly sleeping around is just what I’m required to do – you know the whole high school experience.” 0 likes
“You know Mister Taylor, everyone has a purpose in life, whether it’s to lead, follow, create, etcetera. But we tend to let anger, heartache, and even ignorance – as well as other emotions – stand in the way of fulfilling the destiny that has been paved out for us, all because of fear of the unknown. Yes the unknown variable is frightening.” (…) “And yes, it is much easier to stay away from this all, but when we are destined for remarkable things, we are caught in a crossroad of choices and sometimes the dangers outweigh the reward. It’s never easy, but it’s a choice none the less and one that is quite the burden.” 0 likes
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