Wow! Original Sin
is an intense read. Allison Brennan created a frightening thrill ride of a story, with never a moment to let us breathe before moving onto the next major event. The whole idea of seven, incredibly evil demons unleashed on the world is scary in itself. Combine that with the also incredibly evil witches/magicians who summoned them.. we have ourselves on whopper of a problem.
The book started off slow for me, honestly. There was a lot of build-up and background, and it wasn't until about the middle of the book that it really picked up. I understand that the author has to get in the background somehow, and hopefully now that we've got that out of the way, the rest of the novels will be addicting from beginning to end. This is my first book by her, and holy smokes does Allison Brennan know how to write suspense. Even though the build-up was slow, there were still moments that had my heart racing. Then when the action picked up.. wow. I couldn't get enough of the action and she truly never let us take a breather. Ms. Brennan is not nice to her characters either. They get almost blown up, beat up, kidnapped and are constantly battling against black magic. Crazy!
The characters were all right. I was more enamored of the suspense and thrill ride, then I was of the characters. We have seven books to go in the series, so I'm sure that by the end I will be just as in love with them as I am the writing.
I recommend the book. It was a thorougly entertaining read. Well worth the time