Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Book Review: Personal Demons


Today I shall be reviewing Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers. It is her debut novel. This book is the first in a series.

Description of the book:

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.

My review:

You get to read from Frannie and Luc's perspectives. Each character gives us a chance to get into their head. Frannie comes from a religious family. Luc comes from hell. Luc is trying to tag Frannie to hell but he is taking longer than he should be. They both start to fall for each other slowly. It wasn’t like "OMG you're so hot." And he was like "I know, right?" It was deeper than that. But of course there is nothing better than a love triangle. Out of nowhere we meet Gabriel whose smile makes Frannie melt. She is falling for both of them and I can't blame her.

The beautiful writing made it so addicting. I was flipping the pages as if my life depended on it. Sometimes when a love triangle is formed, you feel like slapping the female character to tell her about the right choice. But Personal Demons made me confuse. I didn’t know which one to choose.

On the cover it says, " If you had to choose between Heaven and Hell, which would it be? ...Are you sure about that?" if this sentence doesn’t make eager to read this book than I don’t know what will. This phrase is so catchy. However, I did not like the cover. First of all, it gives you a clear picture of how the 3 main characters look like. Usually readers like to picture the characters all by themselves. So showing us how a character is supposed to look like killed a huge part for the reader's imagination. Also, the female model on the cover didn’t look like a high school student. Does she?

Finally this book was an amazing start for Lisa Desrochers. She created a wonderful book 1 and I cant wait for the rest of the series.

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Lisa Desrochers said...

So glad you enjoyed Personal Demons. Thanks for the great review! =)

basma aal said...

I think thats the first time an author commented on my blog. I really appreciate it. And yes I liked your book so much. you are welcome.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Thanks! for the review!

basma aal said...

You are welcome


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