Wednesday, January 19, 2011


by Sara Dailey and Staci Weber

# of Pages: 230 
Age range: 13/14+
From: Traveling to Teens
Rating: 3.5/5

After the death of her mother, seventeen-year-old Elizabeth Carrington is starting over. In a new city, at a new school, and with a dad she hardly knows, it isn't going to be easy. Trying desperately to find her way and cope with her unceasing grief, she finds herself surrounded by a force so compelling, so comforting, so captivating that she can't deny its presence and soon fears that if it were to leave her, she might lose her very self. But is it all really happening or has her wavering sanity finally found its breaking point?

Michael's role in this world has been the same for centuries, but now something is different. He is inexplicably drawn to an intriguing stranger so alluring that he can't force himself to resist her. Is he willing to risk everything to be with her, even falling?

A dark force, hell bent on destroying any chance of happiness for his arch nemesis Michael, is lurking in League City, TX, and there is no limit to his need for vengeance. How far will he go to seek revenge for his sworn enemy's betrayal?
Caught in a clash of good versus evil, Elizabeth soon finds herself in the crosshairs of a battle that has been brewing since long before she was even born. 

Sinful starts out with main character Elizabeth flying to Texas to live with her father after the death of her mother. Resentful towards her father for leaving her and still in mourning over her mother, Elizabeth finds extreme comfort in an invisible warmth that knows just how to to take the pain away. Soon Elizabeth realizes that her comfort is actually Michael, an angel who has fallen in love with her, and she with him. Their inevitable romance quickly follows and as does the battle of good vs. evil that will test everything Elizabeth has known about love and life.

I will admit I really did like Elizabeth's character, the authors definitely did a good job creating a teen like character and I thought her attitude was amusing throughout the book. However, I kind of hated how quickly she and Michael fell in love. It was literally love at first sight and I didn't really feel like her relationship with him had time to develop. The same could be said for Elizabeth and her father, she came in to his house with built up resentment but it seemed like in a matter of days she was over it and he was just your typical dad. I think it would have been nice if her family relationships were deepened some.

Still, the book was certainly and entertaining read. The plot was a page turner and I enjoyed the ending that kept you hanging on to the last page. Although some parts were a bit choppy, overall I think Sinful is a very good debut paranormal novel and I would recommend checking it out. Both authors have shown  to be good writers and I fully expect their next book will be even better.

If you liked Sinful be sure to check out:

Unearthly (Unearthly - Trilogy)
Fallen Angel
Torment (Fallen)
Heavenly (Volume 1)
Personal Demons

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