Early Review: Personal Demons – Lisa Derochers

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Lisa Derochers Website
  • List Price: $9.99 US
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Teen (September 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765328089

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If you had to choose between Heaven and Hell, which would it be?

Are you sure about that…?

Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a wicked streak. She’s spent years keeping everyone at a distance–even her closest friends–and it seems her senior year will 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 works in Acquisitions–for Hell–and she possesses a unique skill set that has the king of Hell tingling with anticipation. All Luc has to do is get her to sin, and he’s as tempting as they come. Frannie doesn’t stand a chance.

Unfortunately for Luc, Heaven has other plans, and the angel, Gabe, is going to do whatever it takes to make sure that Luc doesn’t get what he came for. And it isn’t long before they find themselves fighting for more than just her soul.

But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay…for all of them.

Personal Demons centres around Frannie (Mary Francis to be exact) & Lucifer Cain (Luc for short). Frannie’s family are heavy into religion, Frannie questions it after a loss.. so much so she gets thrown out of Catholic School in grade 7. Frannie is now 17 & when Luc enrolls in her High School she wants him. Luc wants Frannie to, but for a different reason.

Luc happens to work in Acquisitions for Hell & he has came to make Frannie’s soul for Hell as she has a unique ability & the King of Hell wants her. But so do the Angels & they send Gabriel (Gabe). Both Luc & Gabe appeal to Frannie on different levels & she doesn’t know who to choose. But Frannie has to decide soon Heaven or Hell, Gabe or Luc before it’s too late.

Personal Demons is the first in a three book series & all I can say is Thank Heaven & Unholy Hell for Personal Demons!Honestly, one of the best YA’s I have read all year. Lisa Derochers writes one hell of a novel my friends & she doesn’t talk down like I find with many YA’s. Meaning teens & adults can enjoy this wickedly sinful novel.

There is a love triangle (no it’s not like that other YA, not at all..it’s BETTER!) The tension in the relationships is so real, it sizzles. There’s emotion, real emotion that flows wonderfully off the pages. Speaking of pages, the action was something else, the pages flew by. I can’t wax enough about how much I loved every single character in the book, from Frannie to one of her best-friends Taylor. Though I love a bad boy & Luc was my kind of Demon. I’d also be remiss not to mention the laughs, there are plenty but Personal Demons thrives on the passion & action which there is a plenty.

Personal Demons is sugar & spice, with some shockers thrown in for good measure. Lisa Derochers has done YA a service with such a fabulous debut.

  • Midnight Bloom July 26, 2010 at 12:35 am

    It sounds so awesome! I was eying it before but reading your review just made me want to read it all the more!

  • Jo-Anne July 26, 2010 at 1:28 am

    Thanks fro such a great review. I definitely want to read this book now!

  • A Buckeye Girl Reads July 26, 2010 at 8:31 am

    This book looks like fun! *commits it to memory*

  • tori aka ggs_closet July 26, 2010 at 9:43 am

    WOW awesome review. I likes the sound of this one. You always pick such interesting books WLP. *running to TBR*

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