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Friday, October 25, 2013

Review: Sins of the Lost by Linda Poitevin

Title: Sins of the Lost
Author: Linda Poitevin
Series: Grigori Legacy, book 3
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: InterMix
Source: Review copy from publisher
Format: E-book
"Warning: This review contains spoilers from previous books in the 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.”
Sins of the Lost is the third book in the Grigori Legacy Series by Linda Poitevin.

Sins of the Lost starts couple of days after the end of Sins of the Son (second book). Alex is trying to come to terms with what happened to her and the choice she made. She is dealing with PTSD the best way she can and the only one she knows, and that’s throwing herself into work and trying to be busy and feel useful. Something that is not easy when she knows the war between Hell and Heaven is approaching and she can’t tell anyone. Who would believe her?

Seth is happy with his choice but he’s struggling adapting to his new life. Things between him and Alex are not easy going thanks to what Lucifer did to Alex in previous book.

Mika’el discovered that Aramael’s connection to Alex wasn’t severed when his status changed, and decides to use this link. Heaven suspects Hell wants something with Alex and asks Aramael to protect her; what better person to protect her than the soul mate that is willing to sacrifice himself in order to not let anything happen to her.

Heaven is making arrangements for what is to come, while Hell has a counterattack plan that nobody was expecting. Things are very complicated and the future doesn’t look promising. Some relationships will be broken and others will start a new.

I think this is the only series in which I change Teams every few pages or so. I started Team Aramael, to then changed to Team Seth, to go back to Team Aramael and so and so. And it was not different in this installment. One of my biggest mistakes was that I was judging some characters as humans and was expecting human-like behaviors from them. It was my mistake and in Sins of the Lost Mrs. Poitevin showed me how wrong I really was.

What can I say about this book? What a book! What a ride! Since page one Sins of the Lost starts on a high note and doesn’t slow down until the very end. It’s packed with action, with so many twists and turns that you will not know what is coming next. Mrs. Poitevin is not afraid of taking risks and she shows us how far she’s willing to go in this installment, and let me tell you she has some very big “cojones”. She also shows us that to be evil you don’t need to be part of Hell, humans in the name of “good” can be worse than any being from Hell. 

The future is not promising and I’m afraid of what is to come, still I can’t wait to see how everything is going to pan out at the end.

I have loved every single previous book in the Grigori Legacy Series and Sins of the Lost was not an exception. I can't recommend this book and this series enough. If you like your urban fantasy dark this book and this series are for you. These books should be read in order as part of the series; they don’t work as well as stand-alones.

My Verdict: 4 ½ Paws

Other books in the series
Sins of the Angels
Sins of the Lost

Other reviews Goodreads


  1. LOL! I change teams all the time too

  2. "The future is not promising and I’m afraid of what is to come, still I can’t wait to see how everything is going to pan out at the end." So true! And you are right about the 'teams'. I switch back and forth too! lol


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