{Greed: Karina Espinosa: #02}

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{Greed: Karina Espinosa: #02}Greed by Karina Espinosa
Series: Sins of the Fallen
Published by Amazon Digital Services on August 2014
Genres: fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Science Fiction, Supernatural, Young Adult
Format: eARC
Source: Read 4 Review
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5 Stars

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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Karina Espinosa{author info} – 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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{the 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.

{my thoughts} – Max is lost. He doesn’t have any idea how to deal with all the things that are going on within his life at one time. Him and Jones have been on the run since the night his mom was killed by Angela’s father. Jpne’s has been having issues getting Max to talk to him and because of this Max isn’t telling him all the things that he needs to know about what is going on with him physically.

Max has been having many problems dealing with his abilities since the night his mother died. The night he allowed his fire to completely consume him. The night for him everything he loved and cared about was either dead or lost to him. His mother died at the hands of Angela’s father the Angel of Destruction. Max seems to think that Angela helped her father kill his mother so he has a target on Angela’s head. His father chose to console Angela over Max, making Max resent them both. And Max was forced to leave his girlfriend Melanie and forget that she ever existed.

Up until a few months ago Max’s only problems were keeping good grades and trying to graduate High School. Now he and Jones are on the run trying to survive battle after battle with Fallen Angels and Demons, hiding under the radar and seeking refuge in whatever quiet small town they come too.

Eventually Max and Jones run into some fallen Angels that guide them to a Nephilim. They end up getting wrapped up into some underground fight club stuff in Vegas where they meet a Seer named Georgie one of the seven Nephilim and then once they leave there since they had no luck finding the Nephilim of Greed they look at another casino and there he seeks them out.

Niko the Nephilim of Greed is a sarcastic, clever pain in the butt like Jones, the two clash something fierce. Greed ends up losing a lot of people close to him that night and then he decides it’s his job to start training and guiding young Max. This makes Jones angry but there isn’t much he can do about it because Niko is better equipped to teach him the methods of survival that he needs to learn.

Eventually Jones gets a call from Max’s dad saying that him and Jones need to be back for Max’s moms funeral. Max doesn’t care to go back but does have revenge on his mind. He decides he will go back and take the opportunity to kill Angela since she let her father kill his mother. Although that isn’t exactly what happened in both situations.

Niko and Max’s dad work out a truce and they all start working together to try and figure out who is after him and why. The book ends with Angela’s dad kidnapping Max’s dad and a not so new Nephilim introducing herself. Something tells me the next book is going to be named Lust! Just saying. I look forward to reading more in this series. It is action packed, it is entrancing, it is visually well written and it isn’t like most ya books that are filled with sappy romance. I think anyone into supernatural and paranormal books can enjoy reading this series!

{quotes i liked} –
01} I didn’t realize it until way after that night when I fought Abbadon, for the first time ever my fire actually hurt me. I was so angry and scared, that I felt the burn of my flames. After the initial feeling went away, everything around me became clear, it was like I finally accepted the fire as a part of me – and we became one. -Max

02} I get it, man. Trust me when I tell you I get it. I’m feeling it too, but you can’t become an island. You can’t freeze me out. It’s been a month and you need to face this head on. No more of this nonsense, I’m done accepting it! -Jones

03} You’re wrath. A myth that isn’t suppose to be real. After Noah’s Ark, we weren’t suppose to have Nephilims roaming the Earth – but we do. -Jones

04} Hope is a fickle thing. Sometimes I don’t even know why I still have any, it has never done me any good. -Max

05} There’s no better way to deal with the fact that you will die, then to pretend you don’t know. If I was still human, or at least thinking I was, it wouldn’t matter, death is inevitable. But when you learn of your immortality, you tend to fear death a lot more. -Max

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