Love and Other Sins
Love and Other Sins is an emotional coming-of-age YA drama about family, love, violence, and the residue of abuse set against the backdrop of contemporary Los Angeles. When Mina meets Oliver, you'll remember your own first love and just how fast it swept you under.
What were the bonds that bound us?
Was it purely physical attraction?
Or perhaps it was a mutual gravitation toward inevitable pain.
"Ares displays a gift for capturing the complex inner lives of teenagers through Mina's and Oliver's alternating first-person chapters." -Kirkus Reviews
"The teenagers in the beautiful, candid romance novel Love and Other Sins face personal burdens, but also have hope that helps them to heal." -Foreword Reviews
"A sincere, voice-driven portrayal of teenage life...always balancing a sharp cynicism with tender emotions. It packs a strong emotional punch. This touching, thoughtful YA romance digs deep into its good girl and troubled boy." -Booklife
Love and Other Sins is a moving story about what it means to be young and vulnerable in today's society. This young adult romance will make you laugh and cry and give you hope for tomorrow because there are people like Mina and Oliver who refuse to let themselves be defined by their pasts or circumstances. If you love reading books like Looking for Alaska or Thirteen Reasons Why, then this is definitely for you.
Content warning: sexual assault, recollections of child abuse, discussions of suicidal thoughts, and mention of miscarriage.
- Paperback | 326 pages
- 140 x 216 x 19mm | 413g
- 19 Oct 2021
- SERA Press
"A sincere, voice-driven portrayal of teenage life...always balancing a sharp cynicism with tender emotions." -Booklife Reviews
"Ares displays a gift for capturing the complex inner lives of teenagers through Mina's and Oliver's alternating first-person chapters...A well-written and emotionally involving teen tale with fine characterization."-Kirkus Reviews
"The teenagers in the beautiful, candid romance novel Love and Other Sins face personal burdens, but also have hope that helps them to heal."-Foreword Reviews
"From the moment the book started my interest was peaked...overall, great book."-IndieReader
"A story that is impossible to put down...powerfully emotional."-Readers' Favorite
"This is a well-paced, intriguing story...a nuanced and slightly dark YA romance"-Blue Ink Reviews
"A compelling and fresh look at teen romance." -San Francisco Book Reviews
"A touching coming-of-age novel."-BookBub
"I really enjoyed Love and Other Sins it grabbed me from the start and I couldn't put it down. Mina and Oliver are two great characters and their story was so captivating..."-Angela Borgo (Librarian)
"My new Book of the Year..."-Gina Viarruel (Librarian)
YA Books Central
Young Entertainment Mag
The UnWined Book Club
The Writers Cooperative
Jean the Book Nerd
Life According to Jamie
Blue Ink Review
San Francisco Book Review