13 March 2014

Sins of the Fallen Tour + Review

Sins of the Fallen
by Karina Espinosa

Young Adult Fantasy
Date Published: 1/28/2014

When seventeen-year-old Maximillion Taylor and his best friend, Jones go to a house party, he doesn't expect to get kidnapped—much less by a succubus—and she's not the only one on the hunt. Thrown into a world of angels and demons, where nothing and no one is what they seem, Max ventures to find his true identity and learn to fight the demons who pursue him. When his origin is revealed, it's a race against the clock for a battle that will determine whether he can protect the ones he loves or succumb to his true nature. Through lies, betrayal, love and pain, Max must prepare to face the demons before it is too late…

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Karina Espinosa:
Born in New York city, my family picked up and moved to South Florida when I was twelve. After high school I spent the next few years traveling and experiencing what life had to offer me. At twenty four years old, I'm back in South Florida in my third year of University-majoring in Communication studies. When not in the writing cave, I usually have my nose in a book or on Netflix, cut off from the world with a huge bowl of ice cream.

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!

What I say (review): It's not all that often we get a YA book told from a guys POV but in Sins of the Fallen we are treated to teenager Max's voice as he faces some very different and difficult life changes. In next to no time Max goes from being a normal teenage guy to suddenly being faced with demons, angels and near death experiences.

What I particularly liked was how Katrina kept her readers guessing by adding some surprising twists, turns and an interesting back story. As with all tall, dark and handsome guys, Max defo seemed to get a lot of attention from girls. It made a nice change to see these scenes from the guys POV - what do teenage guys really think about girls, relationships and sex?

Although there is the odd mention of sex the story is clean and the focus is on Max coming to terms with his new situation. You are left wondering who is being honest and who has a hidden agenda.

I really liked the incorporation of the nephilim and the deadly sins lore. I enjoyed Sins of the Fallen and wonder where Max and Jones will be headed next?

3.5 - 4 Stars in my Sky!


What came next I didn't see coming. Something was shining in Angela's hand as she thrust it into the twin's stomach.
A knife.
“They’re coming for him. They know. He’s not a secret anymore,” she gurgled out, and before I could react, she let out a loud shriek, sounding like a screeching bird but amplified. I covered my ears as they started to pop. When I looked up, there wasn't blood oozing out of her, but a thick black liquid—and not just from the knife wound— it seeped out of her eyes, nose, mouth, even finger nails. The smell was even worse. The stench of decay filled the room and I tasted the bile rising up my throat. The shrieking stopped and Angela dropped whatever was left of her into the puddle of black liquid.
"What the—?" was all I could say before she crossed the room and pulled me up to my feet.
"Let's go," she said, but I couldn't even move. My body felt heavy and I knew I was going to pass out. This feeling was getting too familiar, but I couldn't dwell on it now. I was out.


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