Thursday, September 2, 2010

Review : Personal Demons

Title: Personal Demons
Author: Lisa Desrochers
Published: September 14th 2010 by Tor Teen

Synopsis: Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a bit of 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.

Thoughts: For those who have ever asked the question "What do demons think about?", Personal Demons will answer it for you. It's sexy, fun, and creepy in all the right ways. There are 5 things I look for/need in a 5 star book:

-romance (check!)
-swoon worthy guy (check!)
-drama (check/check!)
-interesting/keeps me reading (check!)
-has me craving for more (check/check/check!)

In so many words, Personal Demons seems to have it all.

One of the interesting thing about this book (as well as my favorite) is that it switches from Frannie (aka the main character)'s POV to Luc's (aka the demon/bad-but not so bad guy). And though Hell and Heaven both want Frannie's soul, she still comes off as very human and very flawed. I love this. It means she's relatable. No one wants a main character that's perfect. Flaws make them real, and this also applies to Luc as well as Gabe. Even the freakin' angel isn't perfect!

On to swoon-worthy guys. Though Gabe has a few loveable traits, he doesn't compare to Luc. Hot, steamy and completely sexy Luc. I adore the way he treats Frannie. From evil to good to somewhere inbetween, you never really know what to expect from him. It's a good thing he didn't go to my high school or else I'd have a one way ticket to Hell.

Can you believe this? I want the sequel, and this book hasn't even hit shelves yet! Personal Demons releases September 14th, 2010. That's a little less than 2 weeks away. Grab it. Read it. Considering it comes out in paperback (meaning it'll be a great deal), I honestly can't see why you (yes you!)wouldn't. Personal Demons will take you on a ride you don't want to miss!


  1. I wasn't too crazy about how Luc treated Frannie at certain parts of the book, but other than that, I'm with you! I'm so impatient for the next book. :D Great Review!

  2. This sounds really great and I've read such good reviews recently!

  3. @KatieDoll- I agree. Sometimes, he didn't treat her right, but when he did? Wow, just wow. :)


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