Friday, October 15, 2010

Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers

Book Details
Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers
Paperback, 368 Pages
2010, Tor Teen
ISBN: 0765328089
Series: Book 1 of Personal Demons

If you had to choose between Heaven and Hell, which would it be?

Are you sure about that...?

Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with 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.

Personal Demons could not have been a better, more enjoyable read. I'm not usually a fan of angels or demons, but this book had just the right mix of normal teen angst and otherworldly troubles. The battle of good versus evil, focused specifically on one high school girl,

Frannie takes a while to get interesting. Until we learn why everyone wants her soul, I couldn't understand her appeal. She seems so average, with more than the usual teenage baggage. Turns out, Frannie is very far from average and the possibilities in her future are mind-blowing.

Luc and Gabe were a whole other thing. Both characters leapt off the page. You feel for Luc. You feel for Gabe. And because of them, you feel for Frannie. As a devout fan of bad boys, I never thought I would find myself rooting for the "good" guy. But then I fell in love with Gabe from his first appearance in the book.

Personal Demons is simply amazing. The writing is fantastic, the plot is engrossing and the characters, even minor ones, are detailed and come to life on the page. Lisa Desrochers has found herself a loyal fan in me. I can barely contain myself waiting to see what happens next.


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