If you haven't read Personal Demons this review will contain spoilers.
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Published July 5, 2011
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"Luc Cain was born and raised in Hell, but he isn’t feeling as demonic as usual lately—thanks to Frannie Cavanaugh and the unique power she never realized she had. But you can’t desert Hell without consequences, and suddenly Frannie and Luc find themselves targeted by the same demons who used to be Luc’s allies.
Left with few options, Frannie and Luc accept the protection of Heaven and one of its most powerful angels, Gabe. Unfortunately, Luc isn’t the only one affected by Frannie, and it isn’t long before Gabe realizes that being around her is too…tempting. Rather than risk losing his wings, he leaves Frannie and Luc under the protection of her recently-acquired guardian angel.
Which would be fine, but Gabe is barely out the door before an assortment of demons appears—and they’re not leaving without dragging Luc back to Hell with them. Hell won’t give up and Heaven won’t give in. Frannie’s guardian exercises all the power he has to keep them away, but the demons are willing to hurt anyone close to Frannie in order to get what they want. It will take everything she has and then some to stay out of Hell’s grasp.
And not everyone will get out of it alive."
As many of you probably already know from my constant swooning, I fell head over heels in love with Personal Demons (and Luc) and had been dying to get my hands on the sequel since the second I finished book one. I'm so grateful to Lisa for sending me a copy so I could start my fangirling early. I knew that Original Sin was going to be absolutely amazing, but oh my goodness, this book surpassed all of my expectations.
I can't say enough how much I love Lisa's writing. She flawlessly captures a believable teen voice and manages to do this for more than just one character. We're able to see through Frannie, Luc and now Matt's eyes and it's such an amazing experience. They see things completely different from one another so it's like having an all access pass into their world. I was able to understand why Frannie loves Luc so much, how Luc will do anything for her and Matt's not approving thought's on his sister, Frannie's, life.
Frannie is just such a kick butt main character. Just like the first book, she grows tremendously as a person in Original Sin. I love how she doesn't take crap from anyone and is secure enough in herself to know what she wants. Even though she does have her strong characteristics, Frannie also has things she struggles with too just like every teenager, which makes me love her even more. She is definitely a fantastic role model for any teen.
Okay, now onto Luc who is the definition of everything any girl could ask for. One of the main reasons I love him as a chracter so much is because even though he's a hot-demon-now-turned-human I can still relate to his feelings and situations. Luc was more conflicted in book two about his relationship with Frannie and he also transformed into this tremendously selfless person. Don't get me wrong, he still has his bad boy moments, but his gentleman side shows even more in this book. He treats Frannie so sweetly and he wants nothing more than to keep her safe. Their relationship is just absolutely amazing.
In Personal Demons I couldn't see how there was any competition between Luc and Gabe, but in Original Sin there were so many moments where I found myself thinking Go for Gabe! I got to see the more human side of Gabe, which made me really like him and see how Frannie is sometimes conflicted in her decision. I loved how Lisa really put me into Frannie's shoes and had me loving both of the guys.
It's so hard to say this because all the characters are amazing, but by a teeny, tiny, bit I think Matt was my favorite character in this book. He was such a unique and dynamic character. I loved where his actions took the plot and then of course the jaw dropping factor he brought. One of my favorite times that I spent inside Matt's head is when he was with Lili, Luc's new next door neighbor. It was really awesome being inside of a guy's head while he fell for someone.
The plot in this book was insane. I mean there were tons of twists and turns but there was never a moment where I felt I was being rushed. Lisa gave me enough time to pick my jaw up off the floor, then just have it drop right back down there again. I loved it!! Almost every surprise that came out of this book I had NO idea that it was coming. I mean I am still in shock and I read it for the first time months ago!
The only problem I had with the book was the ending. Why, oh why did it have to end!? Seriously, can we just have a never ending book that follows Frannie and Luc's life that will last our lifetime? The ending was full of suspense and left me flipping out!
"There's this guy, Alexander Graham Bell. He invented this thing called the telephone. you really should get one. They're all the rage."
Original Sin is an incredibly written book that takes you into the lives of three teens in very uncommon circumstances. Lisa Desrochers' writing is authentic and mind blowing, which is just one of the reasons this book is one of my favorites. The plot is full of surprises and the ending will surely shock you. Absolutely everyone must read this book, it doesn't matter your age or gender, I guarantee anyone who breathes will love this book!