Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Review: Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers

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.

I have a feeling by the end of this review you'll probably be asking yourself, "Okay, so did you like it or not?" Its a loaded question really. The story itself is beautifully original and the parts written from Luc's POV were genius. As a demon, I loved the way he describes humans; their actions and their feelings, relating certain sinful emotions to smells. It really was beautifully done. Lisa Desrochers takes the age old concept of an angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other and turns it into a love triangle. Frannie being torn between good and evil makes for alot of action AND romance, but like others have mentioned the love triangle really grows tiresome. As for the characters, Frannie is quite annoying. I really wanted to like her, but she drove me insane (maybe her and Bella from Twilight can get together and have lunch). Luc, on the other hand, was very well written and definitely grew on me by the end of the book. Of course there were others, Gabe whom I felt sorry for most of the time and the best friend Taylor who drove me equally as insane as Frannie.

I can see how some readers are going to really love this book. I loved the originality of the story, but overall I found the book nothing more than likable, never really connecting with the characters. It's worth giving the book a shot though. I'm interested to see how I feel about the sequel

Other books you may like:

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)Crave (Crave, #1)

Angelfall by Susan Ee
Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Crave by Melinda Metz

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