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The Seven Sins #2

Siege of the Seven Sins

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Read the second installment of the enthralling SEVEN SINS series!

What do you do when the victory you’ve been fighting for is doomed to break your heart?

Rogue bellators Eva Marteinn and Ari Westergaard have escaped the restrictive world of the Commonwealth, and they would like nothing more than to leave it behind forever. But Eva is the formidable weapon the Commonwealth wants—and they’ll stop at nothing to get her back.

For years, Ari has seen Eva as his temptation and his secret, his virtue and his sin. Now that they’re finally free, he wants what he’s been craving—to start a new life…with her.

But Eva is keeping a devastating secret of her own: the very victory against the Commonwealth the two of them have been fighting for is doomed to break their hearts. She faces an impossible decision—to be the face of the revolution she’s dedicated her life to and abandon the boy she loves…or to sacrifice everything she’s fought for to stand by his side.

304 pages, Paperback

First published August 3, 2021

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Emily Colin

11 books180 followers
Emily Colin writes love stories with supernatural twists for adults and teens. Her debut novel, THE MEMORY THIEF, was a New York Times bestseller and a Target Emerging Authors Pick; she followed it up with THE DREAM KEEPER’S DAUGHTER.

Emily is also the author of the young adult, romantic dystopian-fantasy Seven Sins series. SWORD OF THE SEVEN SINS, the first book, was a Foreword INDIES Award finalist, won the YA fiction award of the North Carolina Indie Author Project, and was shortlisted for the 2021 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy. The second novel of the series, SIEGE OF THE SEVEN SINS, is a 2021 silver IPPY Award winner and Foreword INDIES finalist.

Emily co-edited and contributed to the young adult anthologies WICKED SOUTH: SECRETS AND LIES and UNBOUND: STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION, LOVE, AND MONSTERS, which was a SUSPENSE MAGAZINE “Best of” 2021 pick as well as a 2021 Foreword INDIES Award finalist. DISSENT, the 2022 romance anthology to which she contributed a short story, was a #1 Amazon category bestseller in over eight countries.

Emily's diverse life experience includes organizing a Coney Island tattoo and piercing show, hauling fish at a dolphin research center, roaming New York City as an itinerant teenage violinist, helping launch two small publishing companies, and working to facilitate community engagement in the arts. A former Pitch Wars mentor and KissPitch mentor, Emily is a writing instructor, freelance editor, and book coach. She lives in Wilmington, North Carolina. You can find her at www.emilycolin.com and on IG at @emily_colin.

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Profile Image for Maja  - BibliophiliaDK ✨.
1,076 reviews634 followers
August 4, 2021

Normally, I am all for originality and trying new, unexpected things in books. But the strange mix of science fiction and fantasy that is served in this book just got too weird for me.

👎 What I Disliked 👎

Genre confusion: The first book started out as a dystopian science fiction novel. And then at the end there was a major fantasy twist. I thought this book would reel it in a bit, but the opposite happened. Suddenly, we have mages and magic and shapeshifters all over the place. It did not work for me at all.

No progress: The plot moved along so slowly. It just kept going over the same thing over and over again for the first 2/3rds of the book. Eva and Ari were miserables, wanting to be together but not being able to be together. It was so angsty. And normally, I don't have a problem with angst. It just needs to be cut from time to time with something else, something to break the angst and give a respite. This just got depressing.

Characters: I had several issues with the characters. Firstly, of course, there was all of the angst. Secondly, I felt like the character were a lot more bland this time around as compared to the first book. Thirdly, I also felt like some of the characters were behaving inconsistently, suddenly changing their patterns of behaviour without any apparent reason.

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539 reviews96 followers
July 10, 2021
An objective 4-4.5 stars, but I loved this, so I'm giving it 5 stars. This series is so addictive. The world building is really interesting and the plot is strong, but the stand out feature is definitely the relationships. Ari and Eva's chemistry is unmatched. Admittedly, like with many other series, I preferred the first book to this one, as the plot was a bit more simple and we got to see the main characters falling in love, but this book was still really good. The author did a really good job at maintaining the tension and chemistry between Ari and Eva, even after they had gotten together at the end of the last book. I loved seeing them pining for and feeling protective of each other in their internal monologues. A few of the obstacles that prevented them from happily being together felt forced, but the character's decisions made sense in relation to the plot, and again, their chemistry is great, so I didn't really mind that the continued conflicts occasionally felt forced. Overall, this was a really fun and quick read, and I look forward to the next book in the series coming out!

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the eARC in exchange for an honest review
Profile Image for Shauni .
288 reviews237 followers
August 7, 2021
This is another series that more people need to know about. I've grown invested in Ari and Eva's story and their world. That ending was incredible! I absolutely loved it and can't wait for the next book.
Profile Image for Becky.
5,198 reviews102 followers
June 13, 2021
First sentence: The world is on fire, or I am.

Premise/plot: Siege of the Seven Sins is the sequel to Sword of the Seven Sins. In the first book, Eva and Ari fell madly, deeply in love with each other. Love of any form--even familial--is FORBIDDEN in the Commonwealth. But romantic love is especially frowned upon. Good thing they had a way out, right? Well, their exit from their cruel society didn't exactly go as planned--far from it. In fact, it was one disaster after another. But now that they're finally, finally, finally free from the Commonwealth and the past, they can be together forever, right?

Well, not exactly. And not all obstacles are coming from without. In fact even without the NEW powers-that-be (the ones in rebellion against the Commonwealth) and the Commonwealth (which we explored in the first book), these two are just stubborn and stupid enough to mess up their relationship without another soul interfering.

Eva is exploring her new body--or BODIES--as the case may be. And being around Ari may just be the death of them both...

My thoughts: The first half of the book was PAINFUL. I'll clarify what I mean by painful. Every single Eva chapter was like, I WANT TO BE WITH ARI BUT I CAN'T. And every single Ari chapter was like, I WANT TO BE WITH EVA BUT I CAN'T. And literally all that was going on was whining by both characters about how life was so super unfair and tragic because they couldn't be together together. In the background, there were hints of life going on for everyone else in this world.

The second half of the book improved a good deal. Ari and Eva still really wanted to be together together but couldn't. But. Also action and adventure started taking center stage. By the last few chapters, plenty was happening.

Does stuff happening at the very end of the book make up for all that came before???? Not really.

This might be a case for two books being stretched to make a trilogy. I'm assuming it will be a trilogy and that it won't be longer. Because if the same drama is going to have to go on for each book--Ari and Eva wanting to be together but being held back for reasons--then it's going to get old really fast.

For readers who want 98% romance and 2% dystopian world building, these two books might make a good fit. (I would say the first book it was more fifty-fifty. There was a lot of world building and character development....especially in comparison with the second.) I personally enjoyed book one a great deal more than this second book in the series.


"Let me tell you about wanting, Eva. The world could burn and the moon go dark and I would still want you. When I fight, you're the strength behind the arm that wields my blade. Eva, I love you. And nothing that happens between us--nothing you say to me--is going to make that stop." My voice breaks. "So please. Tell me what I have to do--what I have to say--so I won't lose you."
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523 reviews41 followers
June 2, 2021
I enjoyed the second half of this book immensely. I did take a break after the first chapter and read a different book because I tend to not like the "I'm going to push the person I love away because of ...." away plot line. But the book got very intense and easy to fall back in to. I'm excited to follow Ari and Eva's story.
Thank you netgalley for my arc!
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416 reviews25 followers
October 22, 2021
What happened here? I still don’t understand. The first book in this series was good, not the best book I’ve ever read but still fun. This one though… it got weird, very weird. And it got boring.

At first, I thought the fantasy twist would turn this book into something totally different from its predecessor and it did, but not in a good way. The whole execution didn’t work for me, it was confusing and so totally different from the world we got to know. The inconsistency didn’t stop there, some characters behaved totally strange and different which didn’t make sense at all.

And don’t get me started on the angst. They want to be together, they can’t, but they want, but they can’t. This went on and on and on and took the story nowhere. I had to read about those two boring people pining for each other and being miserable when I could have read more about the plot.
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1,131 reviews67 followers
August 7, 2021
SIEGE OF THE SEVEN SINS was a fantastic follow-up to Sword of the Seven Sins. When we left our characters in book 1, things were just getting super tense and the story ended at a very pivotal moment. The story continues in this second book, and we see Eva and Ari finally make a run towards freedom. Though nothing in this world is safe and freedom is never promised. Things are also heating up in the romance department and I just have to say, this series has one of the best forbidden romances ever.

Bottom line — this series has quickly become a favorite and I can’t wait for the next one. Add these to your tbr, it really is such a fantastic series.

*Thanks so much to MTMC Book Tours and the author for providing a free copy for review.
Profile Image for Haley.
301 reviews44 followers
July 25, 2021
I received this book as an eARC from Netgalley. All opinions are my own!

Eva and Ari may have escaped the Commonwealth, but they are far from free of its reach. Can they reconcile who they are becoming in time to save not only themselves but also those around them, or will they be caught in the Commonwealth's fire once again?

One of my favorite things about this book was how fast-paced it was! From page one the action was almost non-stop, and I could hardly put it down because of that. I was dying to know what would happen next and how the story would unfold, and stopping even for a bit was not an option!

I also very much enjoyed the continued world-building in this book. It was super interesting to see the shapeshifters in such a unique way. I felt like I had never seen a shapeshifter book like this before, and it only served to hold onto my attention even harder!

I really enjoyed watching the way that Eva and Ari grew in this book, not just together but also individually. They had a lot of self-discovering that needed to be done, and I loved watching them figure out who they wanted to be and what they wanted for themselves. Thinking of who they were at the start of the first book and who they are at the end of this book is so bittersweet and makes the story that much more real for me.

And don't even get me started on the plot twists and cliffhanger! I cannot wait to see where this story goes from here. If you are looking for a sci-fi/dystopian series that's full of action and real, raw characters, this is the series for you!
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289 reviews8 followers
June 8, 2021
Siege of the Seven Sins is the Sequel to Sword of the Seven Sins. It is the continuing Journey of Eva and Ari on their new route with the opposing group to the place they once lived. Which is part of a larger scope called the brotherhood opposite to the Bellators. New friends are made new enemies, the deciding factor of what motivates who constantly comes about.

Plus alot of jealousy and arrogance. For some reason they also still worship a society that basically screwed them over. Not like Ari and Eva were already arrogant enough... There new group of friends and frenemies Ronan, Jaxon and others come into their lives and protectors. Trust is slowly being built, however new things are revealed that somehow were kept secret.

There is a thing called a Skumaskot and a familiar basically they are shapeshifters and the anchors of the skumaskot. It is supposed to be some sort of old myth in this " universe" but when you are told so many lies what is the truth?

It brings out alot of curiosity and emotions as if what kind of society would model themselves after Romans still? The idea of Eugenics is constantly brought up, gene splicing.

This book was given to me by netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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30 reviews7 followers
August 24, 2021
Eva and Ari, out of commonwealth and finally together.. or not? ??

I loved the first book alot.. this one felt like a drag with repeatation of events, change in plot, behaviours, and plans. I wasn't as much curious to complete the book as I had expected. I felt disconnected to the main story and main characters and their goal. The genre itself felt shifted.

At first the 'Ari and Eva desperate to be close but kept apart' built excitement, however it later felt like a torture.. because They couldn't catch a break! And I started to stress-out 🤭

The book did end on a intriguing cliffhanger. Which makes me excited for the 3rd book.
Profile Image for Lani.
105 reviews8 followers
May 17, 2021
I was given a copy of this ARC via Netgalley.

I read this and the 1st in the series within a week!!! I can't wait for the 3rd in the series to come out. Pacing of the story was really great and a great continuation of the 1st book.
Profile Image for Cassie.
6 reviews
May 7, 2021
I got the amazing opportunity to read this book as an ARC and I’d just like to say what a great sequel! In my review of the last book I had said that I hoped that Eva’s abilities would be explored more in this book and it definitely delivered! The pacing was perfect and I loved learning more about this world. There were so many twists and turns and I loved exploring the different relationships between characters and the internal struggle Eva faced when deciding what she should do. The plot twist of finding out about Eva’s background had my jaw on the floor and all I can say is I want to be immersed in this world even more! A great sequel and I can’t wait to read more from this author.
Profile Image for Angela.
28 reviews4 followers
April 14, 2021
There are so many things to love about this book!
First, the relationship between Ari and Eva is amazing. I love how he respects her, supports her and admires her. They both want what's best for each other, they never put each other down, there's never a question of lessening themselves for the other's sake, which is refreshing, especially when there's a badass female protagonist. Too often I see the "Samantha Stevens Syndrome", where a powerful woman hides her powers, hides her true self in order to avoid threatening her love interest, but that's not the case here. There's trouble, of course, and obstacles and things they need to overcome, but her pretending not to be powerful is never an option for either of them.
Eva learns about her powers and struggles with what it means for her and for the world at large to be a weapon, and Ari struggles to find a place for himself with her, a place where he can honor who and what she is.
But while their love and their story is front and center, it's not the only thing going one. We learn so much about the other houses, the history of this world. The discussions of magic and science are particularly insightful, as are the politics and peace and war.
Jaxon is a wonderful character that is deeper and more complex that he seems at first and it was a joy to read, and Ronnan, a personal favorite, gets plenty of screen time, too.
But the Executioner takes the taco for Best Reveal. There is so much to unpack and no spoilers but this is a great exploration of motivation and greed.
In the end, the book is about love and all the shapes it takes. Is it a force that makes you want to level cities? Is it what makes you want to be a better person? Does its loss give you the right to hurt? Can you ever truly heal without it? Is it a weapon, a weakness, a myth?
Can't wait for the third one!
*I was given an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Profile Image for Tamara.
1,049 reviews
August 9, 2021
*I received a free copy of this ebook from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

This might be a strange thing to admit, but I was hoping this series was a duology. Now, however, I have to wait an indeterminate amount of time for the next book to come out. I haven't even found any information about whether or not a third book is actually forthcoming, but it had better be.

I still enjoyed the writing, which was on par with the first book. I didn't appreciate the use of certain language, however. There was some swearing in the first book, but I wasn't expecting the addition of the f word this late in the game. I could have done without it entirely.

To be completely honest, as much as I like Eva and Ari, they scare me sometimes. I understand their training as bellators means they are fighters. But occasionally, each of them seems to almost crave violence. It's a bit troublesome.

When I began reading the first book, I wasn't anticipating the sci-fi portion to take quite the turn that it did. It's kind of morphed into fantasy or something paranormal/supernatural. It's kind of weird, but not quite to the point that I dislike it. Borderline, at times, though. I'm still not entirely sure what to make of it.

Although I liked this book, I feel like it suffered from the dreaded Second Book Syndrome in many ways--relationship issues, new information that complicates everything, a second intended relationship match (though not a love triangle), etc. While the first book was full of angst while we waited for Eva and Ari to get together, the second book was full of pain and heartbreak because of circumstance and expected choices. And, unfortunately, it ends with a cliffhanger.

How it ends:

Note: Some swearing, including 2 f words. Violence. Sensuality.
Profile Image for Becca - PrettyLittleMemoirs.
389 reviews62 followers
July 19, 2021
** minor spoilers contained **

This is a review for books 1 and 2 of the series!

First reviewed on my blog, Pretty Little Memoirs.

The idea of this world where the inhabitants live and die by the code of the Seven Sins intrigued me so much. Ever since a Religious Studies class at school, I always found the seven deadly sins to be such a fascinating concept, and so having that incorporated into this was already a selling point. Our main character, Eva, is the kind of person that dystopian novels are made for. She's got some incredible character development, not only throughout the first novel but so much in the second. Her mentor Ari, is not only that but also her love interest. But because love is forbidden, it's pretty much a death sentence to feel the way they do about one another, which over the course of just the first novel, it's pretty clear the feelings are stronger than they both know how to contain. 

Pretty soon in the first novel, Eva is chosen as the first female bellator, a killer. She's absolutely horrified that this role has been given to her, and even though she finds out that she's extremely gifted at this new role that she doesn't want, it still makes her feel awful just being in the position she is in - fight and be a killer, or betray the oath she swore to the Commonwealth. With Ari by her side, anything feels possible. But faced with her choice of remaining loyal to her home or risking it all for Ari and a thin chance of freedom, it's not the easiest of decisions to make. But after we see a cataclysmic ending to the first novel and ricochet into the second, it's clear that Eva and Ari have chosen each other and make a break for something better than the life they were living. Though Eva is still a prized possession for the Commonwealth, gifted and vastly needed, and they will stop at no trouble to return her back to them. Only, Eva and Ari - despite free - are heading for another disaster, Eva's tightly bound secret of their doomed love buried deep. It's going to take more than just their love and strength to get through, and many sacrifices. 

Overall, I devoured The Seven Sins books with a hunger for every enthralling chapter it had to offer. I was hypnotised by a story world crafted so descriptively magical that I found myself falling deeper into being fully immersed. The books were more than just dystopian, blending adventure, fantasy, realism and romance all together in a perfect potion of words. My favourite character was Eva, fierce and honourable in everything she did - such a memorable MC. I found the way Emily crafted the striking opening lines (especially that first book!) so poignantly that it was impossible to not feel amazed. Although I did find a few of the elements a little confusing, this can happen in fantasy novels with different rules/ways the characters live, but I still adored both of these sparkling novels. I'd highly recommend them to fans of YA Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Dystopia. Four amazing stars for both of these incredible novels!
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31 reviews
May 31, 2021
This review is a hot mess, so you are forewarned. Brave New World meets Arc of a Scythe meets Maximum Ride meets Twilight in this book. I was definitely skeeved out by a lot of things, so let's discuss. In book one, there were weird references to Hitler and Aryan supremacy, and in book two, the two Asian characters were described as being Asian because their "eyes tilted up." It really bugs me when white authors use that phrase to describe Asians because we aren't a monolith of slanty-eyed people. As an Asian person, please stop. Thank you. (This also happened in the book Burning Glass, which was it's own hot mess). Also, usually invaders are white colonists, while in this book, the invanders are "dark skinned?" The book is based in the U.S. - San Francisco, New York are mentioned several times, although under the names "San Fraesco" and "Montyorke," so dark skinned invanders simply don't make sense in the context that historically, white colonists pushed Native Americans out of rightfully held land. I'm confused, tbh. The plot and setting felt like a massive conglomeration of random elements, and although it wasn't a hard or confusing book to read, something felt off the entire time I was reading it. I'm having a hard time formulating a rating or even a coherent response to this book, so I'll just thank NetGalley and Emily Colin for the ARC I was provided and be on my way. I'm grateful for the opportunity to review this book and mean no disrespect.
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333 reviews2 followers
June 1, 2021
This second book in the series hits the ground running, picking up where it left us in book 1. Ari and Eva have met new people and while they were hoping to finally be free making their own decisions, Eva's shapeshifter abilities lead to other obligations. The pace remains fast, the chapters are short and makes you want to keep on reading. I liked the character development when it comes to Eva and Ari, they are struggling with following their hearts or dismissing their own feelings to benefit the greater good. I had a little bit of difficulty with the repetitiveness of Eva's pushing and pulling Ari, for someone so strongwilled I felt it was a bit inconsistent to let her follow along so meekly with plans to distance herself from Ari. The explanation about why was solid, but since it was repeated a lot it became irritating to me after a while. This is nitpicking though, cause I could not stop reading so the book kept pulling me in.

I enjoyed myself immensely with this second book and could hardly stop reading. It is really a series worth checking out if you like action, dystopian world, love and character development. What I dislike though is the ending and knowing I have to wait before being able to find out how Eva and Ari will handle the new developments.

***An ARC was provided by Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. ***
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2,569 reviews191 followers
June 4, 2021
I didn't enjoy this quite as much as the first book unfortunately. I think that's probably because the initial half or so has Eva and Ari becoming separated as the Brotherhood seek to control Eva. If blunt I didn't quite trust them even though they repeatedly mentioned that Ari would die if Eva used a connection to him to help her shift.
Happily things did improve particularly when Ari follows Jaxon, the man chosen by the Brotherhood to act as a "familiar" and support Eva. I had so much empathy for Ari although my feelings about Eva wavered as she seemed to go along with everything the Council were demanding of her.
So for this reader it lacked the fast pace and intensity initially of Sword of the Seven Sins but I'm so glad I persevered. It did feel more YA at times than its predecessor but the second half definitely made up for it. I love this couple together and there's a scene when Ari lays his heart and soul at Eva's feet that was just so intense. Don't worry though because if it's action you seek then this book definitely has that plus surprises that leave the way clear for another instalment. If this couple can stay alive than I hope that they can have their happy ever after because they most certainly deserve it.
This voluntary take is of a copy I requested and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair
Profile Image for Chelsea.
169 reviews2 followers
July 31, 2021
Thank you to MTMC Tours & Emily Colin for allowing me to have an ARC for a honest review.

What a enthralling 2nd book of the series. Immediately, Siege of the Seven Sins begins right from the last book and already Eva and Ari's lives are being threatened. Even though they have escaped the Commonwealth, they won't stop trying to get her back due to the weapon she is.

Ari and Eva, who can finally be together find its more challenging then they ever thought. With Eva who has to decide between the man she loves and sacrifice everything she's fought for or become the face of the revolution and destroy the Commonwealth once and for all.

I really enjoyed this book. With the action, sexual tension, and betrayals, I never wanted to close the book or for it to end. Eva and Ari's love for each other made my heart flutter but also shook with disbelief, scared they were going to lose everything they worked so hard to obtain. The ending came too soon and I'm excited to see how their relationship grows.

"Let me tell you about wanting, Eva. The world could burn and the moon go dark and I would still want you. When I fight, you're the strength behind the arm that wields my blade. Eva, I love you. And nothing that happens between us--nothing you say to me-- is going to make that stop."
Profile Image for Jamice Robinson.
403 reviews7 followers
October 4, 2021
Oh this book, was almost too much for me. Siege of The Seven Sins, starts off right where the first book ended, so if you haven't read the first one, I suggest you read that first before this one, because while it does give you backstory, the pace goes by so fast I feel like someone who get confused quickly if they aren't acquainted with the story already.

This story continues with Eva and Ari, and how they are still trying to survive The Commonwealth, while trying to establish their new relationships, all the while trying to keep their secrets from each other. It's a lot going on. Eva, has a lot more going on in this story, and a lot of burdens now rest on her shoulder, and all the while Ari, is right there trying to help her out, but Eva tries her best to resist him, thinking it was for his own good.

Oh man, the angst in the book was strong, and while I get why Eva does what she does, I still wanted to shake her so badly. With everything said and done though, Eva is still a badass and Ari, I just love him, he's so devoted to Eva, its so sweet but there were parts that I felt so bad for him.

Like I said earlier, the story is very face paced and there is so much going on I felt like sometimes I had to remind myself to stop and breath. I loved it though, and after the plot twist at the end, I so can not wait to read the next book.
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659 reviews91 followers
August 6, 2021
A whirlwind of a follow up.

The Story:
Eva and Ari are out of reach of their enemies... they think. They've escaped their small world only find the dangers that lurked there for them haven't disappeared on the outside. The commonwealth wants to destroy their resistance and will use any methods to do it. But more than that, they want Eva because she's not just a girl. She's a weapon. One whose new role may prevent her from what she truly wants. A new life with Ari by her side.

What I loved: Is everything a good answer? This book is fantastic. It's written in this gorgeous lyrical way that makes for brilliant storytelling. It's been a long time since I read a book that was written so well. The characters are absolutely fantastic. Ari is loyal and strong, just what Eva needs even when others are pulling her in different directions.
There are a million twists and turns that keep the story moving from point to point at a rapid pace without ever letting the reader get lost. It's truly wonderful storytelling.

What I didn't like: That I have to wait for the next book.

Final Verdict: A wonderfully written tale of love and heartbreak set in a fascinating dystopian world that's impossible to look away from.
Profile Image for Dilpreet.
49 reviews
August 20, 2021
Thank you, NetGalley and the publisher for an eARC. I am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.

2 stars

I was sincerely hoping for something a little better. The forbidden love was a nice touch and how the author is going to put an end to also something I look forward to. However, the process was just too dramatic. There was just too much unnecessary dragging plot, the same repetitiveness for a little while but I sucked it up. I was hoping for this being a duology but I see that's not the case. Towards the end, the foreshadowing was too obvious, there was no wow plot twist, just a slight "oh I'm right" and then the end. The genres oh lord. why? There's just hopping between fantasy and sci-fi and dystopian and then comes in the modern era and back to fantasy and add in romance (which i don't mind) but still. There's too much of a clash. I do like how the author ends the books on a nice note. It's always a cliffhanger but not one that bothers me till the end. I might still continue the series when it comes out on Netgalley.
51 reviews2 followers
August 9, 2021
Thanks to NetGalley and Blue Crow Publishing for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

Siege of the Seven Sins, book 2 in The Seven Sins trilogy continues right where we left off from the first book. Eva and Ari have escaped from the Commonwealth and are now with the Brotherhood. I don’t want to say too much because most of this is a spoiler for Book 1, but this book explores who Eva and Ari are and what they could potentially become.

I loved the continued banter in this book between our two main characters and how their relationship waxes and wanes. More of the side characters from book 1 get a more fleshed out story and we learn how the Commonwealth was formed and the lengths the Executor will go to to get Eva back.

I didn’t think it possible to like this book more than the first but it exceeded my expectations and I was so glad to be able to go straight into Siege after finishing Storm. How can I possibly wait for the third book?
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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19 reviews2 followers
June 8, 2021
totally loved Sword of the Seven Sins and this follow up didn’t disappoint! As Ari and Eva dive deeper into life outside the commonwealth we learn of the rebellion going on outside the walls and meet a whole new cast of characters.

The chemistry between Ari and Eva is captivating! Their relationship is so so so good! The development of their relationship it’s perfection and this is usually my biggest hang up in book! I despise insta love and this was such an amazing slow burn.

If I had one complaint it would be that the pacing wasn’t quite as exciting as the first book and the side characters were slightly lackluster. (This is only if I’m being really picky.)

Overall I didn’t want to put it down and I would highly recommend both books in this series to anyone!
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75 reviews11 followers
June 13, 2021
Oh my. I might have actually enjoyed this book more than the first. It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time and I read it in less than a day.
The second book picks up the same night that the first book left off and follows Ari and Eva as they have escaped the Commonwealth and are navigating their new life with the Brotherhood, I really enjoyed how each of them grew individually throughout the book and through touch decision they each had to make.
The book is full of plot twists - enough to keep you hooked without becoming outrageous. And this book continues to be a great mix of romance and action.
Highly recommend the series and can’t wait to read the next one!
Thanks to NetGalley for the arc of this book!
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250 reviews3 followers
August 3, 2021
I received an e-arc of this from NetGalley for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

This is the sequel to Sword of the Seven Sins and boy was I not disappointed with it!

While I will say the FIRST half of the book is very much teen angst of "I can't be with this person because they'll get hurt" which don't get me wrong, I liked but after a while got old fast. I loved Eva and Ari so much though! The plot became a lot more simple than in book one which worked perfectly for this. We got to see the main characters fall in love and understand their relationship and decide what they had to do.

The plot was intriguing and kept a good flow throughout the entire book. It was action-packed and so many reveals came about, especially towards the end.

I can't wait to see what happens in book three! I can't wait to see more of Eva and Ari!
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128 reviews4 followers
August 2, 2021
The second book in the Seven Sins series is just as action packed and fast paced as the first. I liked that we get a better understanding of the history of the Commonwealth as well as the science behind Eva's special abilities as well as an introduction to the fantasy side of the story with a very unique magic system. I hope we continue to learn more about the magic in this world as the series continues as it is explained from the POV of two people who are just learning about it for the first time themselves.

And of course Ari and Eva continue their love story throughout the book as well.

The ending left off with enough of a cliffhanger to keep me excited and looking forward to the release of the rest of the series!
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97 reviews3 followers
May 16, 2021
I was lucky enough to be able to get a copy of this ARC via Netgalley.

I have fallen hook, line, and sinker for this series and I am already looking forward to book three!

I got through this story so much quicker than I did with the first novel. This is the first time in a long time that I have read a full book in one day. No matter the variety of distractions that I had throughout the day, I was continuously taking breaks so I could read this story.

I thought this story was very angsty, and it was very much a fast-paced story. I think this was an excellent continuation from the first book and I would definitely recommend this to anyone and everyone.
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134 reviews5 followers
May 22, 2021
I always get nervous when it comes to sequels because it can be hard to live up to the first book in the series. Siege of the Seven Sins definitely does not disappoint.

The book picks up with Eva’s story exactly where Sword of the Seven Sins leaves off. There is so much character growth not only with Eva, but also with Ari. I have really enjoyed seeing their relationship bloom and grow, especially when obstacles have been put in their way. I’m excited to read the third installment of the series and will eagerly be awaiting its announcement.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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239 reviews4 followers
June 2, 2021
More Young Adult than the previous book.

Ari is obsessive, possessive- can he get Eva to choose him? Or will he go down a path to become a villain?

How do you know you’re in love if you’ve never felt it before? If you’ve never had a relationship before? Ari and Eva are free from the Commonwealth, but Eva doesn't explore options for a familiar other than Jaxon. Missed opportunity?

Eva must make a decision- be selfish and choose Ari, or be selfless and help the Brotherhood’s cause. Should she unite the Houses and marry Sebastian?

More secrets are revealed.
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