Review: Sins of the Lost by Linda Poitevin

Posted October 23, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 1 Comment

Review: Sins of the Lost by Linda Poitevin
Sins of the Lost by Linda Poitevin
Series: Grigori Legacy #3
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Penguin Group on October 15th, 2013
Format: eARC
Pages: 358
Source: Author, NetGalley

Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Book Description:
From the author of Sins of the Angels and Sins of the Son comes the newest novel in the “electric, thrilling and extremely intelligent” (Ex Libris) Grigori Legacy series.

Heaven and Hell are on the brink of war as Lucifer builds his Nephilim army and waits for his new agenda to become a reality — that of having a Nephilimchild of his own bloodline to lead his forces to cataclysmic victory.

With rumors of the pending war rampant on Earth, Alex fights to save humanity from its own panic –­ leaving little time for her fledgling
relationship with Seth, the man with heavenly origins who has captured her heart. But when Nephilim children begin to disappear, along with Alex’s own vulnerable niece, the inevitable war between Heaven and Hell becomes as personal as sin.

Heaven has its own plans to fight the coming apocalypse, but first it needs Seth back. Asked to betray the man she loves, Alex must turn for help to the soulmate she thought she’d given up — the Archangel Aramael, who may be her last chance to save her family and humanity from the ashes of Lucifer’s Armageddon.

Sherri’s Review:
Sins of the Lost is the third book in the Grigori Series and with each book I’ve loved this series more, but holy cow this one had me an emotional train wreck.  The plot is fast paced from start to finish and had me yelling, crying and stupefied at very points.  That said; its very hard for me to write a review for Sins of the Lost without giving anything away.  So much of what made this book great for me was the emotional response and impact it had on me when I was reading it.  It had a gritty realism that made me sit up and take notice.

So what can I say then?

First, Alex is one kickass chick. How she is managing to even stand up is beyond me. She is focused, stubborn and caring and I love how she fights for humanity. She’s not without her faults and we see how she can be emotionally distant and evasive but those faults make her even more intriguing.  She cares deeply but buries those emotions and that causes a lot of stress with the people she loves.

My next highlight was Mika’el/Michael.  The insights and glimpses that we get of his character had me hooked. I really want to know what his back story was and why he left heaven all those years ago.  There were a couple of juicy clues that I’m not going to tell you that has me hoping we learn more in the next book.

Lastly, the entire plot was just phenomenal.  Just when you get through one event another (even better) plot development or twist is introduced; changing the entire series’ landscape.  I don’t know how Poitevin thinks this stuff up but it is just crazy amazing.

Sins of the Lost is not your standard urban fantasy series. It is also the third book in the Grigori Series and this series really does need to be read in order.  But if you are looking for a new UF read, this is a series worth checking out.

One response to “Review: Sins of the Lost by Linda Poitevin

  1. I love how you wrote that this was not your standard UF series. You are so right in that! It’s awesome though. I love Linda’s voice. Great review!