Blog Tour with Giveaway & Reviews – Sins of the Fallen books 1 & 2 by Karina Espinosa

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Sins of the Fallen

Book Title: Sins of the Fallen (Sins of the Fallen #1) by Karina Espinosa

Genre: YA Fantasy

Pages: 263

Publication Date: January 28th, 2014

~ Synopsis ~

When seventeen-year-old Maximillion Taylor and his best friend, Jones go to a house party, he doesn’t expect to get kidnapped—much less by a succubus—and she’s not the only one on the hunt. Thrown into a world of angels and demons, where nothing and no one is what they seem, Max ventures to find his true identity and learn to fight the demons who pursue him. When his origin is revealed, it’s a race against the clock for a battle that will determine whether he can protect the ones he loves or succumb to his true nature. Through lies, betrayal, love and pain, Max must prepare to face the demons before it is too late…
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~ Review by Venture ~

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
The story opens up at a unlikely scene of Max dressed in drag and waiting for his best friend. It continues with a hilarious scene of him getting yelled at loud enough to wake up the neighborhood. He seems like a normal boy with a obsession with the girl next door until we run across a hidden conversation. The story continues to unfold with him getting kidnapped. He is completely out of his depth and searching for answers. Demons are chasing him while he finds out who he is. He has to do something to protect the ones he loves until it is too late.
Max is a regular boy. He has a mother who yells when he misses family night and a attraction to the girl next door. His best friend gets them dates that he isn’t too interested in but what can really happen? Right? Everything is written from his point of view which is different change for a book. He is a teenage boy so you have to bear with him with his raging hormones.
The book is a quick read and you find Max smart and funny. I did mention we start the story of him complaining about sweating while dressed in drag? I give this four books.

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~ Purchase Links ~

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Greed

Book title: Greed (Sins of the Fallen, #2) by Karina Espinosa

Genre: YA Fantasy

~ Synopsis ~

Maximillion can never return to the normal life he once had—not now that he’s Wrath—one of the seven Nephilim. After the failed battle with Abbadon and his demons, the death of a loved one, and the betrayal of the person he trusted the most—Max was forced to go into hiding. But not before devising a plan to look for answers: to search for the other Nephilim.
Max and his best friend/guardian angel, Jones are on the run for a month before their first clue leads them to Sin City, Las Vegas to find the Nephilim of Greed. But Nikolai’s reluctance to help and fear of an unknown force leaves Max with more questions than answers.
Will he discover who is hunting the Nephilim? And if he does, can he overcome the forces of evil against them?
Find out in the sequel to Sins of the Fallen, where Karina Espinosa pulls readers back to the saga unfolding in the world of angels and demons—a world where everything falls part.
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~ Excerpt ~

“There will be a time of much darkness and chaos, where The Wanderer—the marked one—will come out of hiding. He will show a blot face of a friend instead of foe, beguiling all with knowledge and longevity.

Do not be fooled. He is the first and will be the last. Destined to be the only one with true eternal life. For the marked one spends many millennia in exile, seeking greater power. Because of his immortality, he will succeed.

But with great darkness, comes even greater light. A fledgling Nephilim will emerge that changes the course of the marked one—depending on the path one chooses. With a power so great, not even the immortal Wanderer can prevail.

Sacrifices must be made for the greater good, and it will be the Nephilims decision whether to give everything or nothing at all.” 

I couldn’t continue. A knot had formed in my throat and I felt nauseous. I hadn’t been eating so I didn’t know what my body could throw up, but it didn’t matter. I tossed the book to someone, I don’t remember who, and ran to the bathroom. With my head surrounded by the porcelain throne, I dry heaved but nothing came out.

~ Review by Venture ~

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

Max is back in the second story. He is distraught from not being able to save the one person he truly wanted to keep safe. Now that Max knows he is one of the seven Nephilim the world has changed. He had seventeen years of normal and now that is over. After the battle and the betrayal he went into hiding. Once he found out he was Wrath and one of the seven he decides to find the others. His best friend helps him on the journey to find out who is hunting him and what he needs to know. Greed is hard to persuade to help him. Max is really a baby in terms of Nephilim and has much to learn. Nightmares and guilt don’t help much. He needs to find out where to go from here before everything truly falls apart.
Max still feels out of his depth. He is haunted by his failure to protect those he loves. The betrayal of the person he thought he could trust above anyone else. He needs answers to the many questions that he has. It seems everyone is reluctant to help to give him the answers. His frustration with his lack of understand is paramount. He has a lot of time to make up for since his father decided to keep him in the dark for so long. Now he has to find his way through demons and people after his kind. I love the fact Max is very much his age. He has gone through a lot but he still is a teenage boy. Jones is still there for him through a time where he needs people he can trust. The story continues to get more in depth as time goes on. Max’s story is far from over. I give this four books.
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~ Purchase Links ~

Amazon US

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~ About the Author ~

Karina Espinosa

Born in New York City, my family picked up and moved to South Florida when I was twelve. After high school I spent the next few years traveling and experiencing what life had to offer me. At twenty four years old, I’m back in South Florida in my third year of University-majoring in Communication studies. When not in the writing cave, I usually have my nose in a book or on Netflix, cut off from the world with a huge bowl of ice cream.

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