Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Countdown: Day 11: Review: Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers + Giveaway

Book Description via Goodreads:

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.

Source: Lisa Desrochers (Thanks!)

My Thoughts:

Frannie was troubled, unable to really trust and let people get close. She felt that only one person could get her, someone who was not with her anymore. I was really interested in her relationship and past with this person. It was sweet of her to remember him for years, no matter how she chose to do so.

The concept of soul tagging and soul collection for two teams – Heaven and Hell – was intriguing. I’m a Christian girl and I have firm beliefs about the soul so all of this rattled me in a good way. Frannie seemed like the kind of girl who was in between – not that good but not that bad either. Imagine the tug-of-war this created when an angel and a demon came to earth to secure her soul for both of their sides. To add to the tension, Frannie found herself attracted to both Gabe and Luc.

Luc was a demon. He could phase anywhere, possess humans, push his power on them and smell what a person feels. I really liked this part. For ever feeling there was a corresponding scent. This showed Luc’s animalistic side which was perfect what with his being a demon.

The rivalry of Heaven and Hell was shown here in as much craziness as possible. The mythology surrounding these two realms was fantastic. I loved it. Desrochers made a very vivid and believable story world, complete with all the details. The angelic and demonic characters from these two realms made the story more exciting. The wild goose chase in this novel was filled with suspense, action and surprise.

The love triangle was crazy! But Frannie’s feelings were directed more towards Luc despite his being not trustworthy. He was hot, passionate and tempting – the opposite of Gabe who was peaceful, pure, calm and full of love. Most of the romance bordered on one of the seven deadly sins – lust. I wished it revolved more on the love part. There's a big chance that this could be made better, as in a wow amazing book. If there was more dialogue or if it was more profound, it would have worked.

Personal Demons is addicting, enjoyable, humorous and liberated. The hottest and sexiest YA debut of 2010. I recommend this to fans of paranormal romance, specifically to the ones who want to read a hot and sexy story with demons and angels.



Just one more day guys and girls! I’m so excited because on the 25th, me and Kai will finally be posting the photos of the books in the two prize packs that two winners will get - which includes a signed copy of Personal Demons + signed bookmarks and some tattoos that say Personal Demons with wings and stuff!

Remember, every comment counts! So just leave a comment on my review of Personal Demons and get an extra entry for the big contest on Christmas!

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  1. Awesome review! I would like to be entered in this giveaway! =) Happy Holidays!


  2. Personal Demons looks good. That was a great review:)

  3. Thanks for the review, I like the smell = animalistic comparison.
    I've been wanting to read this series and I love the bookcovers.
    d.septer at

  4. Personal Demons looks so good and I have been meaning to buy it for so long. Hopefully, I'll win it instead!

  5. This sounds like a really good book. As a fan of the Fallen and Hush, Hush series I am looking forward to more angel v. demon battles!

    I'd love to win this book ;)

  6. Been reading reviews about this book seems interesting. Would to read it thanks for the chance in winning it


  7. Awesome! I've been interested in this..

    Kristy @ Dreaming By Day

  8. I'm kinda drooling from reading the review :)

  9. I am fascinated by angel themed books, and Personal Demons sounds great. Thanks for your awesome review, Precious!

  10. Please count me in! I'm so excited for tomorrow's surprise!

  11. I've heard mixed things about this one. I'll still check it out to make my own opinion. Loved your review though.

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  12. Ooh! I think the plot was intriguing indeed! :D
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. thanks for the fun review!

    marjoleinbookblog at gmail dot com

  14. Awesome review. Cant wait to read this.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  15. I want to read this book so much!! Everyone says it's great. Thanks for the review!

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  16. Great review! This book sounds really good! Love love triangles ;)