Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Personal Demons

Personal Demons (Personal Demons, #1)
Personal Demons
Author: Lisa Desrochers
Older YA Book
(Amy's Review)
4 out of 5 Stars


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.

For all of you who are fans of stories about Angels and Demons without having the overwhelming “religious” aspect, you have to read this book.  My expectations of this book were low when I found it.  Not only because it's a YA book, but I haven’t had much luck with really good books about Angels and Demons.  This book was AWESOME!  Now when I say this is a YA book, I mean older YA, like 16+ age wise.  There are a couple steamy scenes that might not be appropriate for the younger crowd, plus Frannie “main character” is pretty much trying to have sex with someone most of the book.  Who am I to judge?  This book has a great story line that keeps you engrossed in the story.  There are no areas of the book that “slow down”, which is good because some books start to lose you when the story gets boring.  In this book, you have 3 main characters, Frannie, Luc and Gabe.  Luc and Gabe are pretty much fighting for Frannie’s soul and affection the entire book.  I’ve noticed from reviews that readers have left are picking which character is the one to beat, Team Gabe or Team Luc, I’ve decided that I am Team Both!  They are each too yummy for me choose.   So back to the book, each character is intriguing.  Frannie portrays your typical girl teen character, has all the attitude and indecision a normal teenager has, except she’s a little special :)  Luc and Gabe’s characters both portray themselves well as Heaven and Hell, each dealing the consequences of falling for a mortal.  There are some great action scenes, romantic scenes and tons of drama.  This series is definitely one to follow.  Enjoy!

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