Made For Sin… not what I was hoping for #review

January 18, 2017 Reviews 14

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Made For Sin… not what I was hoping for #reviewMade For Sin by Stacia Kane
Narrator: Aiden Snow
Series: Made For Sin #1
Published by Tantor Audio on August 30, 2106
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 8 hours 7 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher
Narrator Rating: B+

A lot of bad hands get dealt in Vegas, but E. L. Speare may be holding one of the worst: He’s cursed with the need to commit sins, and if he misses his daily quota, there’s hell to pay—literally. Fortunately, his hometown affords him plenty of chances to behave badly.

But Speare’s newest case really has him going out on a limb. The right-hand man of a notorious crime boss has been found dead in a Dumpster—minus his right hand, not to mention the rest of his arm. What catches Speare’s attention, however, is that the missing appendage was severed clean by a demon-sword, a frighteningly powerful tool of the underworld.

Speare’s out of his element, so he turns to a specialist: Ardeth Coyle, master thief, dealer in occult artifacts, and bona fide temptress. Ardeth’s hotter than a Las Vegas sidewalk on the Fourth of July, but she’s one sin Speare has to resist.

The dismembered corpses are piling up, unimaginable evil lurks in the shadows, and if this odd couple hopes to beat the odds, Speare needs to keep his hands off Ardeth, and his head in the game.

Meh. I know part of my problem is that I expect so much more from Stacia Kane after Downside Ghosts. But I just didn’t connect with these characters and never really got invested in the plot.

The concept had potential, the main character has a demon living inside him and it forces him to commit sins – he can either choose to sin in less horrible ways or it will take over and commit the most heinous sins.

The murders they’re investigating is also interesting – it reminded me a little bit of a Buffy episode in the early seasons. I liked that the world has acknowledged all these big bad supernatural elements. But it didn’t quite deliver for me – I never got really invested.

Made for Sin wasn’t bad – I never felt the need to DNF. But I doubt that I’ll continue the series. I did, however, enjoy the narration and would say Aiden Snow is a good narrator – his male voices were especially good and sexy – very alpha. But his female voices, although they didn’t have quite the same range, were also good. I give him a B+.

2.5 stars Meh
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About Stacia Kane

Stacia Kane is the author of the light-hearted romantic urban fantasy “Megan Chase” series starting with PERSONAL DEMONS.

She currently writes the gritty dystopian urban fantasy “Downside” series starring Chess Putnam and featuring ghosts, human sacrifice, drugs, witchcraft, punk rock, and a badass ’69 Chevelle. She bleaches her hair and wears a lot of black.


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14 Responses to “Made For Sin… not what I was hoping for #review”

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    Okay, I didn’t read your review because I have this one in audio – and I’m sure I grabbed it for all the same reasons you did – but I saw your rating and I…I just have to give this a listen without knowing anything more than that. :/ It makes me sad though. Once I have listened, we’ll discuss, okay?
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    • Berls

      Definitely! Lexxie enjoyed it, so maybe it’s me? I did like the narration, so that’s a plus 🙂 {{HUGS}}

    • Berls

      The premise sounds much better than the execution, unfortunately – for me at least. Sometimes authors have too much to live up to maybe? Her previous series is so damn good!

    • Berls

      If the reviews for book 2 turn out really good (assuming there is one), I MIGHT give it a try. As it stands, I’m done, though. I just wanted more connection – especially from an author that made me feel so much with downside ghosts!

    • Berls

      I don’t think so. Not the BEST narrator, but a good one. Especially for the male voices. I think I just couldn’t connect. Could have been timing… you know how you read a book and it just doesn’t work, set it down and then come back and love it? Perhaps I should have done that. *shrugs* I’ll have to watch your reviews to see if maybe I should give it another chance with book 2. When/if it comes out. Miss you too! {{HUGS}}

    • Berls

      Meh books frustrate me, especially when it’s an author I’ve come to expect more from. But perhaps the series will get better? I’m not into it going forward though 🙁

    • Berls

      Oooh! You haven’t read Downside Ghosts?! Kimba you must – on audio. Bahni Turpin is one my top ten narrators. So good. Of course, then you’ll be waiting like the rest of us. Still worth it 🙂

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