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18 July 2012

Review: Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers

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Summary and picture from Amazon.com:
If you had to choose between Heaven and Hell, which would it be?
Are you sure about that...?
Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with 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.



I won a signed copy of Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers from Ms. Desrochers off Twitter.  (I just love those retweet to win contests!)  It was one of the books that I took with me on vacation, and of course, as soon as I got to a good part, it would be time to go (and I can't read in the car---hence the audiobooks).  


Overall, I really enjoyed this book.  I'm always a little hesitant with demon vs. angel books, but this one struck a nice balance for me.  I did think at times that Frannie acted way older than her age (17), but I guess you'd have to grow up pretty quick if you had both a demon and angel after your soul.  


As for her love interest choice, she didn't make the one I would have, but that's what keeps it interesting.  Not everyone makes my choice!  Plus, it would have taken the story in a whole different direction, instead of uplifting it would be more of a downfall.  


I was very happy that Frannie got closure over her brother's death, and I like how Ms. Desrochers wrote it in.  


My favorite character was Frannie's Grandpa, and I wish that he had been more involved.  I liked their relationship, and I loved that he was a greaser when he was young, and still a gear-head now.  He proves that bad boys can go good.  (Though I did wonder about the parallels between him and Luc...maybe in the next book)...


All in all, a good quick read (except when you're doing 8-15 hours of driving).  Given the title and subject matter, I would understand if parents wanted to read it first, but I wouldn't have any problem with my high school age child reading it.  


1 comment:

  1. Glad you liked =) And as far as Luc and Grandpa, you'll have to wait until Last Rite (bk 3) to find out what's up ;p

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