Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers--Review

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Title: Personal Demons
Author: Lisa Desrochers
Published: September 14th 2010 by Tor Teen
Genre: Young Adult
Special Note: ARC review
Paperback, 364 pages

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.
My Thoughts:

Not since the infamous love triangle of the Twilight Saga have I been so wrapped up in a story involving two immortals fighting over the outcome of a high school girl's soul. This story hooked me from page one, because you know automatically that Luc is a demon. He tells you in his first person prospective, and even gives you a mini run-down of how he can read emotions and what his job in Hell is. He's one of Hell's best demons in Acquisitions, and he's there to tag Frannie's soul for Hell because she is really wanted by the big boss down there. Luc is the ultimate bad boy, and if I were Frannie, I wouldn't have a chance to say no to him either.

The chemistry between Luc, aka Lucifer, and Frannie is undeniable, but Frannie is used to keeping people at a distance, so she does her best to avoid his (and every other guy who seems to like her) advances. It's great that this novel has alternating points of view because I loved getting into her head. Frannie has so much bottled up guilt over her little brother and few other 'incidents' she couldn't stop, it makes her question her traditional Catholic upbringing and if there really is even a God.
Don't think Luc is the only one out to collect Frannie. Oh no, she's special, and Heaven has sent it's own eye-candy, Gabe, aka Gabriel, down to make sure Luc doesn't succeed in his mission. Is it wrong to lust after angels, because this one is totally swoon worthy?? LOL I love it when Gabe and Luc get into battle of wits and words. Luc has feelings for Frannie and doesn't even know how to recognize jealousy. It's great to see his feelings develop for her and the struggle he goes through with that.

It's been a long time since I've liked two love interests in a book like these two. Ms. Desrochers did a fantastic job of making all the characters feel real and giving them each a very distinct personality. This is a must read for fans of the Paranormal Romance Young Adult Genre!


Lisa Desrochers said...

Thanks so much for the lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed Personal Demons. =)

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