26 April 2012

Title: Personal Demons (Personal Demons, #1)
Author: Lisa Desrochers
Publisher: Tor Teen, 365 Pages (September 14th, 2010)
From: won from Lisa, gifted & purchased from Amazon.
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis: 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.

Review: 4 Stars - Personal Demons, the first book in the trilogy with the same name by author Lisa Desrochers was just the book I was looking for and then some. Alternating points of view, good vs. evil, a bad boy and a good guy… Yep, just what I was looking for.

Frannie is the female protagonist in this title. She’s your average teen girl in high school. However, that quickly changes with the arrival of two guys. First there’s Luc, the ultimate bad boy x 10. He’s dark, mysterious, bad boy through and through. The two points of view throughout the book are between Frannie and Luc and as I’ve mentioned in previous reviews I love points of view from different characters while reading. It always gives me such a richer and more rounded story when you get to see things from two different personalities especially when it’s a girl and a guy. Then we have Gabe, the good guy – through and through. He wants nothing more than to keep Frannie safe from those around her (mostly Luc ) and from herself.

The book tells of how people or more so, their souls are ‘tagged’ for Heaven or Hell. It’s all about temptations and choices that happen throughout your life that bring you to the attention of one side or another. At some point in your life you get tagged for either Heaven or Hell and once that’s done there’s no going back. You are then truly stuck with the choices you’ve made in life. You just don’t know it until you pass on to either side. So, both of these guys are sent to try to ‘win’ Frannie’s soul. They have rules they must follow, but in the end only one can tag her.

Desrochers sure does know how to write a swoonable bad boy! I mean Gabe’s not bad, but I tend to fall for quality bad boys, so Luc had me right from the start.

All in all, I was really impressed by the writing and the characters. I found the twists and turns to be thrilling and the ending more than I could have imagined. This is a fantastic start to the series and I’m looking forward to more from Desrochers in the future. She’s defiantly an author to be on the look-out for in the future. A worth wile read, without a doubt.

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  1. Oh I love this series!! I remember when I read the first book and I was head over heals about these characters and stories. Plus, this is one of the YA books are are definitely a bit on the sexier site, which I truly adore!

  2. Great review! I have this and the second book on my TBR mountain from a Borders closing sale, :( still heartbroken over that!

    Hope to get to this sometime soon, but yeah, wayyy too many books to read! Your review has made me excited for it though!

  3. Alright, I wasn't going to say this because it's embarrassing, but I figured it'd give you all a laugh, so I'm going to take one for the team here. I definitely spent at least thirty seconds trying to figure out how you possibly managed to win a book from yourself before I realized that you had won it from the author. DUH!!! Sigh. I blame the end of the semester crunch. It's turning my brain to mush!

  4. I really want to read this series...it looks amazing. The idea of tagging for Heaven or Hell is interesting...glad you liked it!


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