Review: Sins of the Angels

Posted October 24, 2011 by Jen in 4 stars, Rating A, Reviews, Urban Fantasy Tags: , ,

Sins of the Angels
Author: Linda Poitevin 
Release Date: Sept. 27, 2011
Publisher: Ace Books
The Grigori Legacy #1
ISBN: #978-0441020911
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Format(s): Paperback (325 pp), e-book
Book Source: Publisher
About the book:
A detective with a secret lineage. An undercover Hunter with a bullet-proof soul. And a world made to pay for the sins of an angel… 
Homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis answers to no one. Especially not to the new partner assigned to her in the middle of a gruesome serial killer case-a partner who is obstructive, irritatingly magnetic, and arrogant as hell. 
Aramael is a Power—a hunter of the Fallen Angels.  A millennium ago, he sentenced his own brother to eternal exile for crimes against humanity. Now his brother is back and wreaking murderous havoc in the mortal realm. To find him, Aramael must play second to a human police officer who wants nothing to do with him and whose very bloodline threatens both his mission and his soul. 
Now, faced with a fallen angel hell-bent on triggering the apocalypse, Alex and Aramael have no choice but to join forces, because only together can they stop the end of days.
What G & U are talking about:
Gikany and Una jumped at the chance to read something a little different in the urban fantasy realm.  Sins of the Angels, the first book in the new Grigori Legacy, is definitely that.  This new world, mostly based in Christian angel mythology, is dark, fresh and intriguing.
Ms. Poitevin has crafted an enthralling world full of intrigue, plot twists and engaging characters.  We found this story to be a quick read simply because it is difficult to put down.  It is easy to step into this alternate reality because it can so easily exist within one’s own personal beliefs.  Her world-building was seamless and did not slow down the story in any way.  It was woven in with the plot, which we must say, twisted and turned right up until the end.  We didn’t expect the ending and in fact, Una was quite surprised by the way things are left.  
We found ourselves completely draw into the plight of Alex and Aramael.  The struggle they face and the complete hopelessness of their fates seems to grow the more they are together.  Even with the way the story concludes…it isn’t over.  So much is left and we just cannot wait to find out what is next.  Hopefully we will find out what the future holds for Alex and Aramael.
Another completely enthralling character is Seth, the Appointed.  Even though we don’t quite understand his role, we are sure that it will become clear in the next book, Sins of the Son due out in spring of 2012.  He seems to be outside the hierarchy that Ms. Poitevin has created (you can familiarize yourself with it on her website).  Gikany and Una cannot wait to find out exactly what his role is.
This is a new and exciting series and we fully recommend that you take a chance and read it.  Go out and get a copy of Sins of the Angels.  If you would like a glimpse of it first, keep an eye on those Sunday Snippets, you’ll be seeing one from this novel soon.
Their Rating:

Enjoyed – strongly recommend (A-)

Books in this Series:

Sins of the Angels (The Grigori Legacy)

6 responses to “Review: Sins of the Angels

  1. Angel books are a hit or miss with me, more of the latter actually, but I’m intrigued by the mythology of this one. I think I might give it a shot. Thanks for the rec, G and U!

  2. Una

    @Rum – I will say it is interesting how she created the mythology. Worth looking at her website so you have a feel of how she has developed her world. Keep an eye out for the snippet!