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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sheep Book Review: 'Sins of the Angels' by Linda Poitevin

Grigori Legacy Series Book #1

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

With a clever mixing of angel mythology and the murder suspense genre, Poitevin has created a unique and satisfying Dark Urban Fantasy. I really enjoyed the world of Angels she created. Most angel books out there are PNR and focus more on the romance between the angel and their mate. Instead, this story focused on the workings of angel society; it's a sad and fascinating story that has left the angels with out soul mates and the free will that they once enjoyed. Sacrifices are going to have to be made and loyalties tested as a conspiracy 4000 years in the making tries to turn the human realm into a battleground between Heaven and Hell.

Our heroine, Alex, is a tough homicide detective working on a violent serial killer case. Her world gets turned upside down when Aramael, a hunter angel with an attitude and a whole lot of power, is sent to recapture a fallen angel who is killing humans. There is a lot of hostility between the two when they first meet and an attraction that shouldn’t be possible. Like most straight-up UFs this story doesn’t spend a lot of time on the romantic aspect of their relationship; the sexual tension is thick enough to cut with a knife, but so is the animosity between them. I am a big fan of love/hate relationships. Their story is bitter sweet and I look forward to seeing where Poitevin will go with it.

There is a good amount of action and suspense as Alex and Armael try to track down the Fallen Angel Caim. He makes a great villain because he is insane and holds a grudge against Armael and realizes hurting Alex is the best way to make him pay.

If you are looking for a different kind of angel story then this is it. There is a stronger UF element than romantic, but the ending leaves open so many possibilities.

4 Vibrating Sheep

Check out Linda Poitevin's website for information
You can also find her blogging over at Dark Central Station


  1. I'm glad you liked this one, I've just ordered it, I'm really curious now to read it ! Thanks for this great review

  2. Dark Central Station has an excellent set of authors. I always find something I like within that group, this one is being added to my TBR list for sure!

    Angles may not be "my" thing but sure does sound like a nice change when I need a break from the vamps. ;) Nicely done Sharon

  3. This sounds really interesting!

    Great review :)