Warning: themes of rape
A detective with a secret.
Homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis is still reeling from the loss of her soulmate and her brush with death at the hands of a Fallen Angel. The last thing she needs is to get involved again in the ongoing tug-of-war between Heaven and Hell. But when she sees a familiar face plastered across a nationwide police bulletin, she knows she has no choice.
An exiled angel out for vengeance.
Seth Benjamin is back on Earth, and as the only mortal aware of his true nature, Alex needs to act fast if she’s going help him stop Armageddon. But with agents of both Heaven and Hell—including her former soulmate—also in pursuit, she’s in a desperate race to see who finds him first.
A world teetering on the brink of disaster.
Can Alex get to Seth and gain his trust in time? Or will her fight to save him send the world over the edge into the very chaos she’s trying to prevent?
“Someone came to my apartment two weeks ago, posing as my boyfriend. A week later, I was told I was pregnant. As of this morning, I’m six months along.”
What a cruel book. There was nothing kind in this at all. At the beginning, I felt sad and out of sorts. I was worried because of the ending of Sins of the Angels. Now, after finishing Sins of the Son, I feel no hope at all. I hated everything about this book, not because it was bad. No, I hated it because it was so mean, it left me with no hope. Everything that happened ended up being cruel.
We find out in this book that Lucifer’s game plan has changed. Hundreds of women, over a thousand, have been raped by fallen angels. The fetus grows at a phenomenal rate, and by the end of the third week it is ready to be born. No woman survives childbirth. This is horrifying. It also signals a change. This cannot be kept secret. It is happening all over the world. It is so unbelievably different from the norm that even the most dense wouldn’t be able to explain it. The world is changing from this moment on.
The idea of love has been mangled beyond recognition in Sins of the Son. There was a soulmate bond, and now there isn’t. Sort of. Then there is Seth’s love to Alex. It is a love so shallow I didn’t take it seriously at first. It is based off of a few looks and a few sentences spoken together (which, granted, is the same as Aramael’s love, but at least they had the bond in place). It is so shallow, yet Seth is willing to give up the entire world to make it happen. And others are telling Alex to go with it, to save the world. This is insane. This is utterly insane. I really was liking Alex and Aramael, and now enters Seth with this ridiculous obsession.
I didn’t pick up on this yesterday when reading Sins of the Angels. I don’t know how. I didn’t realise that The One and Lucifer were an item. This causes no small amount of grief throughout the book. Everything boils down to this old relationship, and the fact that Lucifer doesn’t like humans. I thought adding The One into the series was a good move in book one. This time around, it feels more like the author is just angry at religion and is taking it out on the characters in the book.
The whole point of Sins of the Son is to prevent the Apocalypse/Armageddon, whichever you want to call it. Both get used this book. Over the course of the book, there are about five different plans to do this. Mostly involving killing Seth. It is a bit over the top. And kind of confusing. It seems to change at the drop of a hat in really odd ways. I’m not really down with this whole situation.
I liked reading this, but it sucked out all my hope. I don’t even know how we can go from here. As much as I liked the first book, I was left sort of disappointed in this as well. I expected a lot out of this.
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