Monday, December 21, 2015

Book Review: Sin and Sorrow by Marion Croslydon

Sin and Sorrow 

Marion Croslydon
Published November 24th 2015 
by Carlux Publishing 
ARC for Review 

O-negative is Marie Aberdein’s favorite treat and she hates herself for it. But she hates the MacLeod Vampire Hunters even more. They stole everything from her. Twice. The first time, on the night of the Battle of Culloden, the Hunter killed her husband and their child. Marie has survived the last two centuries hidden away with the man she calls Father, keeping their vow never to feed from humans. But the latest Hunter—the direct descendant of her husband’s murderer—doesn’t care about their good intentions. All he wants is for their ashes to blow away in the wind, so he tracks them down and burns the only family she has left.

Payback is long overdue. Marie has escaped the MacLeods’ clutches and she intends to make this lease of life count. Merely digging her fangs into the Hunter won’t do. She’ll take everything he holds dear, starting with his heir, History undergrad and rugby-playing Gabriel. Once she has Gabriel in the palm of her hand, she’ll rip out the boy’s heart. And make his father watch. Only Gabe is more angel than demon. His heart is warm, his soul loyal. He makes Marie feel like the girl she has never had the chance to be. A girl who wants to laugh, flirt, and be kissed. But allowing their love to kindle will clash against the beliefs that make them who they are. When Gabriel becomes the next Hunter at twenty-one, Marie will be one of the creatures he is destined to slaughter. And loving him means giving up her vendetta against his father—something she won’t do.

Sin and Sorrow is a New Adult paranormal romance set at St. Andrews University in modern-day Scotland.

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Revenge Cannot Cure the Heart

This was surprising. I wasn’t disappointed but the reader does not get the expected. Based on the synopsis I thought this read would contain a lot of tension albeit muddled pent up passion. Unfortunately I did not pick any of that up. I wanted the lines between good and vile to blur. I didn’t want to hate or fall in love with Marie I wanted to feel her passion and her rage. I will say there is more likely than not going to be a follow up there were too many lose ends that need closure. I may or may not pick up the next. I enjoyed the authors style though I feel as though some of these elements are present in the Outlander Series.

The Story, Marie is tired of fighting she has lived for 200 years now all she wants is to be left alone while she searches for a cure to the disease that is killing her. In the meantime her archenemy destroys every ounce of being she loves on this planet. Determined to make him pay she will do what it takes to make him suffer through watching his children die brutally. However Marie is a super softy and not once did I believe she would do anything outside of her character. Falling in love with the hunters son wasn’t part of the plan but looking back there really was no other way.

The Characters, as I mentioned before Marie is a great person she has a fun controlled personality that I don’t see her hurting a fly ever. She has been through nothing but loss and even with all the horrific events she has had to endure Marie has managed to maintain her soul and keep her spirit. Gabriel is gorgeous and reminds me a lot of a particular Scot in another series I enjoy. He is innocent but strong. He falls in love with Marie and the promises he makes to her make me swoon!

The End, as I mentioned before there are a lot of loose ends that need resolve. Marie was miraculously saved but not with out sacrifice. Now Gabriel will have to face his true enemy and get back what he has lost. The ending between him and Marie was nice and they had their moments of bonding and confessing and promising an undying love. There are two major plot lines that have not closed so I imagine there will be a part two. I will keep my eye out on the next and once I read the synopsis I will know for sure if I cannot live with out it or if I’ll just check out my friends reviews.

My Rating

3.0 Who said anything about drinking blood, Revenge whats that, A true love that will set you free filled stars!

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About the Author

Marion loves to share happy vibes, talk book crush, fictional boyfriends and sexual chemistry with like-minded people. And because she spends most of her days on her own deep inside her writing cave, you are welcome to come and say “hello” from time to time. Just to make sure she doesn’t sink into insanity.

Her friends, family and arch-enemies (there are quite a few) will be forever grateful for your help.

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