Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Original Sin by Allison Brennan

Haunted by chilling memories of demonic possession and murder, Moira O’Donnell has spent seven years hunting down her mother, Fiona, whose command of black magic has granted her unprecedented control of the underworld. Now Moira’s global search has led her to a small California town that’s about to become hell on earth.

Tormented by his own terrifying past and driven by powers he can’t explain, ex-seminarian Rafe Cooper joins Moira’s dangerous quest. But Fiona is one devilish step ahead. Hungry for greater power, eternal youth, and stunning beauty, the sorceress is unleashing upon the mortal world the living incarnations of the Seven Deadly Sins.

Together with a demonologist, a tough female sheriff, and a pair of star-crossed teenagers, Moira and Rafe are humanity’s last chance to snatch salvation from the howling jaws of damnation.
Just as Book Crazy Jenn stated, at first I wasn't sure that I was going to like this book at all. It takes a few pages to get into. It's almost like arriving halfway through a story. However, once the story gets rolling it's downright impossible to set this book down. Packed with action, this plot is filled with twists and turns. What I like most are the interactions between the characters, and there are plenty of them. Several characters have a love/hate relationship, which makes for interesting dialog. ;) Overall, I highly enjoyed this book and look forward to its sequel which will be released later this year. Another great review of Original Sin can be found at Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings.

Cover Art Commentary:
I find this cover to be somewhat ironic (in a whimsical manner) for this's the whole evil witch/poisoned apple thing! I love it! :P


  1. I enjoy a love/hate relationship too :) Nice review!

  2. Thanks for the mention. I also loved the relationship's between the characters. Glad you liked this one...I am looking forward to picking up the next book....hopefully it will grab me from the beginning!

  3. Great review! There were a few intense dialogs in this book, which made for very interesting reading. My fav characters were Moira and Rafe. Especially Rafe because the mystery that surrounds him.

    Thanks for the mention! :)

  4. Wow, I'm having real trouble getting through this book still... I've put it aside and will be trying to come back to it after I finish my current two books...

  5. Great Review. I'll be adding this to my evergrowing To-Be-Read List.

  6. @Mandi
    Thanks love! :)

    Thanks hon! :)

    No prob! Your review was fantastic! I can not wait for the sequel as well! :P

    Thanks! :) Oh, I COMPLETELY AGREE! I loved Moira and Rafe...the individual characters as well as the relationship between them! :D

    Hang in there! It takes a while to get hooked, but once you do, it's hard to set down!!!

    Yay! Can't wait to read your review! :)

  7. When I look at your book ratings almost everything has a 5. It would really be better if you critiqued the books less evenly.

  8. You know a book is good when you want to read the sequel

  9. @Anonymous
    You are absolutely entitled to your opinion, but please keep in mind that these ratings are my opinions. If I rate something a 5, it has met the criteria I require for a 5. If you look further, you'll see that February was a good month for reading, so there are in fact a lot of 5's. It's not a standard rating for me. Also, keep in mind that I usually select the books I read. In general, I am not going to pick something that doesn't sound interesting or isn't to my liking.

  10. @Liz
    Thanks love! :) I really did enjoy this one!