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Monday, October 24, 2011

Book Review: Personal Demons

Title: Personal Demons
Series: Personal Demons #1
Author: Lisa Desrochers
Published: 2010
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 Thoughts:
I have mixed feelings about this one. Some parts of it was fantastic - original, and dramatic. Other parts were predictable and cheesy. The language were sometimes too flirty and sappy to seem realistic, and I blushed while reading.

Frannie was an alright character, though I couldn't make her very different personal traits fit together into one believable person. On one hand she was flirty and somewhat a player, on the other hand she was a girl who wasn't afraid to get dirty while working on car engines, had lost her faith in God, and was blaming herself for her brother's death.
Overall this was an okay read, but I was expecting more than that, so I got a bit disappointed. I won't walk through fire to get my hand on the sequels.

Cover Thoughts:
Am I the only one getting 80s Nancy Drew vibes from this cover?

3 kommentarer:

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Good review! I have this one in my TBR pile. Might not rush to get to it now though. Have read mixed reviews over time, but still thought to give it a try when I got it 1/2 off at a closing Borders.

Don't recall the 80s Nancy Drew, but looking at Frannie on the cover and she along with Luc don't look high school age for some reason. Oh well!

Nina said...

I enjoyed reading the first book. I really had a thing for Luc, he's so HOT. lol. ;) And then there is Frannie, at times I couldn't stand this girl. She was freaking annoying with not making up her mind! I mean c'mmon, choose a guy already. I am def. looking forward reading the sequal, but I do hope it's better than the first one. ;)

ToriLynn said...

I love books like this! I gotta go buy it somewhere, or perhaps my library will have it. It seems interesting enough, though it does sound somewhat teenage-movie like, but hey, I like my sappy books just as much as I love intense, amazing books :)