Review: Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers

Sunday, December 5, 2010

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I was SO excited when my library (finally) got this book in!

Title: Personal Demons
Author: Lisa Desrochers

Summary (B& 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 Review: I can see this book starting off a great trilogy that will be high on my favorites list. I loved that Personal Demons was written from Frannie’s and Luc’s point of view. It made everything more exciting because of the extra perspective, but I think that because the author wanted us to see Luc’s side as well as Frannie’s we should have seen Gabe’s point of view as well. It just seemed uneven that we knew exactly how Luc was going about his job, but nothing of Heaven’s perspective, I’m Team Gabe though so I may be entirely biased towards the angel's side. At times however I really liked Luc because of the changes he undergoes through out the story. I like when characters change and readers are there to witness it all. Over all though I chose Gabe because I find him funny. He’s an angel but sometimes he’s got a dry and sometimes dark sense of humor that called to me. My favorite part of this book though was Frannie herself. She was such a strong lead character, without her the boys wouldn’t have been as real, they were all incredibly well written. I love how when Frannie knows what she wants she goes and gets it and neither Heaven or Hell is going to stand in her way!