Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers

Release Date: 9/14/2010
Publisher: Tor Teens
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 364

Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a bit of a wicked streak. She's spent years keeping everyone at a distance—even her closest friends—and it seems her senior year will be more of the same...until Luc Cain enrolls in her class. No one knows where he came from, but Frannie can't seem to stay away from him. What she doesn't know is that Luc works in Acquisitions—for Hell—and she possesses a unique skill set that has the King of Hell tingling with anticipation. All Luc has to do is get her to sin, and he’s as tempting as they come. Frannie doesn’t stand a chance.

Unfortunately for Luc, Heaven has other plans, and the angel, Gabe, is going to do whatever it takes to make sure that Luc doesn’t get what he came for. And it isn't long before they find themselves fighting for more than just her soul.

But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay…for all of them.

First off, I had really high expectations for Personal Demons and I'm disappointed to say I was a little let down.

Characters: Luc = super sexy, super dark and super dangerous. Plus, he drives my favourite car, Shelby Mustang, it's probably the coolest thing to have the same name as a super sweet car (If you don't know what they look like I'll link one HERE) ;). I really enjoyed his journey throughout the book, how after living for forever he finally discovered himself thanks to Frannie. One thing I really hated about her was she was SO wishy washy. I can't say that I have personal experience of being fought over between an Angel and a demon (unfortunately) but I swear, if I change who I think I'm in love with when the other person walks into the room. You all get permission to slap me. Personal Demons didn't have a balanced love triangle (IMO), Gabe just seemed like an annoyance, but hey have you seen his picture on Lisa's website. Yeah, I wouldn't complain if he wanted to tag my soul for heaven :).

The plot was pretty good. Some descriptions were a bit overkill of the distinctions between the Angels and demons, I'm pretty sure we can guess that Luc is the demon without saying that everything he has is black and his locker is number 666. Otherwise, very good.

Overall a pretty good read, I wouldn't elbow my way to the front of the line at the bookstore to make sure you get a copy, but if your all ready going, it wont hurt to pick one up.


1 comment:

  1. I've heard pretty good things about this novel overall so I'm glad to read you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for the review! I'm looking forward to this book as I love the premise.