Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers
Came out: September 14, 2010
Publisher: Tor Teen
Age Group: Young Adult
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.
I AM A FAN. I liked how although it was a paranormal romance, Lisa didn’t make Luc really good, or a martyr, like the male lead is in most other books. I also liked how she made him a DEMON. I loved that.I must admit that Frannie kind of annoyed me at first. But towards the middle and the end of the book, I loved her. She added great depth to the story and had a shocking secret that we didn’t find out about until the end of the book that made me gasp. She has a magnetic quality about her.The plot was magnificent. Two different realms fighting for her soul? It was an endless chase spent biting your nails wondering “which one will she go to?” and stressing.It was interesting how in this, Lisa Desrochers actually tried to describe Hell and Satan. I liked how she talked from Hell’s point of view and I thought it made her book different from every other paranormal romance. It was just so different that you had to love it.Although I must say while I’m venting about how awesome this book was, that I did NOT like the cover. The girl has a weird expression on her face and the way they all photographed makes them all look really old, which wouldn’t bug me if they weren’t supposed to be teenagers, but they were.Although Original Sin has the same models, I am REALLY looking forward to it. It looks great and the twists at the end left me breathless and NEEDING to read the next one. Plus, the teasers that Lisa has up on her blog are just that, teasing me. I want July to come already!Recommended for anybody who loves: Hush Hush; Crescendo; Mortal Instruments series; etc,.Possible book club questions:Do you think Luc deserved to be tagged for where he was?Frannie carried all that guilt for years. How do you think her grandfather hadn’t found out?What was your opinion about Taylor?Frannie showed Luc her special place. Why do you think she loved to escape there? Is she going to go back after what happened?Matt didn’t like Luc. Do you think that’s going to play a bigger part in the later books?