Monday, December 20, 2010

Review: Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers

Personal Demons
Release Date: September 14, 2010
Publisher: Tor Teen
ISBN:  0765328089 
ISBN13: 9780765328083
Genre: Young Adult

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.

Lisa Desrochers has a great writing style and explained things fine but for the most part I was annoyed through out the book. The story line was interesting and strong as I dont remember ever reading something along the lines that Lisa took it to but I just couldn't get past all the I love him, wait no Its him or wait no I love him or is it love? I'm kissing him, but I'm kissing him to. I appreciate what Frannie was going through but that all just wasn't for me. The character development was strong, Frannie's power is unique and I liked finding out what she could do and why heaven and hell wanted her so much. I liked Luc from the beginning, his journey was filled with ups and downs and emotional struggle. I would have liked to have Gabriel have a POV I think it would have brought more to the story and I know I found myself wanting to hear from him through out so I'm sure others would have liked that as well. This is part of a Trilogy and I'm holding out hope that I will like the other two books better as I feel the story line has great potential.

I gave it 3/5 stars


  1. Nice review! I keep seeing these very mixed reviews of this book, dont think I'll be getting it anytime soon hehe

  2. Nice review, I am with Larissa on this one, I have seen mixed reviews so I am uncertain


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