LOVE AND OTHER SINS
by Emilia Ares
Narrators: Karissa Vacker, Will Collyer
Length: 10 hours and 7 minutes
Released: November 11th 2021
Publisher: SERA Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance; Young Adult
The Book Junkie Reads . . . Review of . . . LOVE AND OTHER SINS . . . If you are looking to be fully engrossed and have your senses and emotions taken for a ride. Then I would highly recommend this one. I got more than I was bargaining for when I clicked play. Mina and Oliver could not have been more different and yet the same. They both were at the point in their lives that their future was in their hands to make something more, different, better. They both learn that life had more then good will to offer them and that their past will always be hunting for their future.
Karissa Vacker & Will Collyer did a fab job with giving us complex characters with the emotions of it all attached. Their performances made for a more enjoyable read with visual cues intact. The way the brough to life Emillia's words was wonderful. The complex of emotions: pain, sorrow, loss, trust issues, freedom, realizations.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Emilia Ares. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
Mina’s life is going according to plan; she’s acing AP Calc and is perfectly content with her nonexistent social life. Though only a high school junior, Mina knows time is an investment, and she’s putting all her capital into academics. Oliver, a child abuse survivor who grew up in the foster care system, is ready to burn down his old life and start from scratch - complete with a new name and emancipation papers - in LA. When the two are thrown together through circumstance and develop an unexpected connection, they discover how hard it is to keep the past in the past.
Content warning: sexual assault, recollections of child abuse, discussions of suicidal thoughts, and mention of miscarriage.
Emilia Ares is an American film and television actress known for American Horror Story (2011), NCIS (2003), Bosch (2014), and Follow Me (2020). Love and Other Sins is her debut novel. She graduated UCLA with a BA in Economics, and a minor in Russian. Literature and storytelling have always been her true passion.
Karissa is an Audie Award Finalist and AudioFile Earphones award winning narrator based in Los Angeles by way of Texas. She is a classically trained actor with credits from major regional theaters and also enjoys a career in film and TV. Karissa has narrated over 100 books in-studio for Penguin Random House, Hachette, Brilliance, Tantor, Dreamscape, Harper Collins and Scholastic, among others. She excels at narrating YA fiction, women's fiction, and suspense/thrillers.
Will Collyer, an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a film, television, and stage actor. He has starred in television shows such as Melrose Place, Charmed, CSI: Miami, and Boston Public, as well as numerous films and plays. He holds a BA in theater arts from the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television.