(Review) Sins of the Angel

Title: Sins of the Angels Author: Linda Poitevin
Pub Date: September 2011
Publisher: Ace/Penguin
Pages: 336

Source: I purchased a copy of this book

About The Book:
A detective with a secret lineage. An undercover Hunter with a bullet-proof soul. And a world made to pay for the sins of an angel…

Homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis answers to no one. Especially not to the new partner assigned to her in the middle of a gruesome serial killer case-a partner who is obstructive, irritatingly magnetic, and arrogant as hell. Aramael is a Power–a hunter of the Fallen Angels.  A millennium ago, he sentenced his own brother to eternal exile for crimes against humanity. Now his brother is back and wreaking murderous havoc in the mortal realm. To find him, Aramael must play second to a human police officer who wants nothing to do with him and whose very bloodline threatens both his mission and his soul.

Now, faced with a fallen angel hell-bent on triggering the apocalypse, Alex and Aramael have no choice but to join forces, because only together can they stop the end of days.

I have to send out a huge thank you to Tynga’s Reviews for introducing this book to me. Once I read her review of Sins of the Angels I knew I wanted to read it. The book sounded really good and the author was Canadian on top of that.

This is Linda’s debut novel and a first book in a series. I have to admit that I don’t urban fantasy but after reading this I must say I am curious to read more in this genre as well as Linda’s future books and I found out that in March the next book in The Gregori Series is Sins of the Son will be released.

I loved this book and I loved reading it. I loved the story, the characters and the setting.

Sins of the Angels takes place in Toronto. (Which is roughly 8 hours from Montreal.) and its about Alexandra Jarvis who is a homicide detective. She is a strong woman with a disturbing past and its slowly revealed in the book as the story progresses.

Alexandra is in the middle of a horrific serial killer case and the bodies are slowly adding up and she is not thrilled when she gets a new partner, Aramael. With each new body we can see Alexandra is remembering things from her own past that she is trying to deal with and when she thinks she is seeing her partner as an angel she is worried that she will end up like her mother, crazy.
Little does Alexandra know but Aramael is really an angel and he is back to catch a fallen angel before its too late and he is there to save Alexandra who will eventually discover that she is half angel/half human and she is in danger.

I have to say that I had a love/hate relationship with Aramael. He came off as a jerk but eventually I ended up loving him because even though he is a angel he is a angel with feelings and you could see that is was starting to care for Alexandra.

I am curious to see where this storyline will go.