Friday, June 3, 2011
Review: Personal Demons
Author: Lisa Desrochers
Publisher: Tor Teen
Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a bit of a wicked streak. She has spent years keeping everyone at a distance—-even her closest friends—-and it seems as if her senior year is going to 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 is on a mission. He’s been sent from Hell itself to claim Frannie’s soul. It should be easy—-all he has to do is get her to sin, and Luc is as tempting as they come. Frannie doesn’t stand a chance. But he has to work fast, because if the infernals are after her, the celestials can’t be far behind. And sure enough, it’s not long before the angel Gabriel shows up, willing to do anything to keep Luc from getting what he came for. It isn’t long before they find themselves fighting for more than just Frannie’s soul.
But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay . . . for all of them.
My friend recommended this book to me and I have to say, I loved it a lot more than I anticipated. I know the "never judge a book by it's cover" rule, but we all do it sometimes and I definitely did it with this book. I think they could have made it a lot better but for everyone out there thinking the same thing, don't let the cover fool you.
The characters in Personal Demons couldn't have been more perfect. Everyone down to the minor characters had depth, difference, and were relatable. My favorite character by far was Luc. The story switched back and forth between his point of view and Frannie's. If it wasn't for that, I probably wouldn't like him as much which is most likely why I am not too fond of Gabe.
The love triangle wasn't much of a love triangle. Yes Gabe was angelic and beautiful, but the reader can tell that Frannie had her heart set on Luc from the beginning. Because the book is partly in Luc's P.O.V., its easier to care more for him whereas Gabe was just sort of there. The way Frannie was all over him actually made me mad because she was practically dating Luc.
The plot made Personal Demons one of those books that makes you want to read it all in on sitting.Two completely different people were trying to tag Frannie's soul either for Heaven or Hell and I had to keep reading to find out where and with whom Frannie was going to end up.
The ending was great and I can hardly wait until Original Sin hits stores. Lisa's writing style was smooth and I look forward to reading more of her in the future. I recommend Personal Demons to anyone who loves demons, angels, and a good romance.