Sin Undone by Larissa Ione
Published: September 1st, 2012 (Grand Central)
Age group: adult
Series: Demonica, #5
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Note: this is not the first book in a series, and can therefore contain (minor) spoilers for the previous book(s) in the series. Reading of this review is at your own risk.
As the only female Seminus demon ever born, master assassin Sinead Donnelly is used to being treated like an outcast. She spent decades enslaved, and now vows she'll die before she'll relinquish her freedom again. Then Sin's innate ability to kill her enemies goes awry: She creates a lethal new werewolf virus that sparks a firestorm of panic and violence.
Half-werewolf, half-vampire Conall Dearghul is charged with bringing in Sin to face punishment for the plague. And she's no stranger: He's bound to her by blood, and the one sexual encounter they shared has left him hungering for her raw sensuality. Worse, Sin is the underworld's most wanted and Con soon learns he's the only one who can help her.. and that saving her life might mean sacrificing his own.
I put off reading this one for so long. I didn't want the series to end, because I thoroughly enjoy Ione's writing and her characters. So when I discovered there's a sequel series I was ecstatic! I picked this baby up right away, and boy was it good.
The world is very well established already since it's the fifth book in the series, but Ione outdid herself with the creation of Con. He immediately became one of my favorite characters of the entire series and I loevd reading about him and Sin. Sin is in a league of her own; she is definitely a feisty kick-ass heroine who won't put up with any crap. I loved that about her. She might be the only female Sem ever, but she definitely made sure everyone knew she was there and they shouldn't underestimate her.
During the story, we get glimpses of the characters of the sequel series and I really enjoyed those hints to the new stories. Some things happened at moments that didn't make any sense at that time, but later I understood their purpose so it was all good.
I thought it was an excellent way to end this series and set up the world for the new characters. I'm really excited to discover what Ione has in store for me next, and will definitely be picking up the Lords of Deliverance books in the near future - I only have to pick them off my shelf, so I don't have to wait for the postman. Yay for thinking ahead! Anyway, this series is one of my favorite adult series, and I thoroughly enjoyed all the books in the series. If you're looking for a steamy paranormal romance series, I would definitely recommend picking up Pleasure Unbound, the first book in the series. You won't regret it!