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Sins of The Angels by Linda Poitevin review

Sins of The Angels by Linda Poitevin (Grigory Legacy #1)

from UK Goodreads swap

Synopsis from Goodreads
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.

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The problem with Sins of The Angels is that it's full of potential to be a great story, but it doesn't deliver. My problem is that I should stop looking for Elena and Raphael in every angel book out there.

Alex is a tough weary detective, who is ruled by her childhood fears. Her mother was a schizophrenic and killed her own husband. Alex found the body. The case she is working on now is getting to her and raises her old fears that she inherited her mother's illness.

She believes she is working on a serial killer case and she is right. Only the killer is a Fallen angel and while he is enjoying the kills he has his own agenda for going on a killing spree.

Aramael is an angel-enforcer, whose job is to hunt Fallen angels who start taking human lives and he is sent to deal with the Fallen. Aramael has to fight his own demons: the killer is his brother and his attraction to Alex is prohibited.

Therein lies a couple problems for me, peeps.
  • the mythology and the world-building are barely outlined like we are supposed to know what's going on already.
  • the case of insta-love between Alex and Aramael is one of my biggest pet-peeves in any book. It's sudden and dubious. I didn't feel the spark, the connection.
Otherwise, the concept is interesting and I will be reading more to see if book #2 improves its execution.

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В общем, хотели как лучше, а получилось как всегда. Второй Налини Синх из Линды Пойтевин не вышло. Мифология не разработана, да и мгновенная любовь между персонажами кажется ненастоящей и навязанной, учитывая как мало ни общаются.

Потенциал я вижу, и поэтому вторую книгу прочту, чтобы посмотреть распишется
ли автор или завязнет в тех же самых проблемах.

По сюжету, Алекс - детектив отдела убийств, расследует дело о жестоком серийном убийце. В процессе расследования она видит и чувствует вещи, которые возвращают её детские страхи. Её мать была шизофреничкой и убила её отца, а Алекс нашла его труп. Теперь она боится, что ей передалась болезнь матери.

Арамаэль - ангел, который занимается тем, что доставляет провинившихся Падших ангелов в преисподнюю. Его проблема в том, что Падший, за которым его послали в этот раз - его брат, и детектив, с которым ему придётся работать - Нефилим и может видеть его сущность, и он чувствует к ней необъяснимое влечение.

В общем, дальше всё понятно...

Для любителей ангелов, я всё же советую Налини Синх. Она правильно поступила,  совершенно не привязывая их к религии и богу, а превратив просто в очередных паранормальных существ. Это переписывание религии и попытка превратить ангелов,описанных  в библии в людей - к добру не приводит. И автор и читатели совсем не уверены в том, что они делают и как эти изменения воспринимать.



Mel said...

I just got this book and am looking forward to reading it - but I hate insta-love! I think that just lust...love can only be earned...still interested as I haven't read any Elena books yet! :-)

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Mel, it's very subtle there and quite platonic, but for me it's an issue. However I'm looking forward to your thoughts on this book :)

Melliane said...

I've this book in my TBR pile, I was very curious about it with all the great review I've read. I'm wondering if I'll think the same things.

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Try it, Melliane. I'll be looking forward to your review on Goodreads :)

Bex said...

Oh, you definitely found it completely different from what I did! Haha. I thought their connection was definitely something you could feel and the explanation to it made it more okay with me; I always thought it had something to do with that. I also thought the mythology and world-building developed nicely as the story went.

Great review though! It's definitely interesting seeing a completely different view of it. :)

Giselle said...

Oh noes! I hate absent world building and it sucks cuz this book was on my TBR list. Eeek. Well good to know :)

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Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Sorry to hear this one didn't deliver for you. I do have it on my want list though. :) Thank you!

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