Saturday 19 February 2011

PERSONAL DEMONS by Lisa Desrochers

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 like 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 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 Luc 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. But if Luc fails, there will be hell to pay...for all of them.

This book was totally unpredictable! Seriously, even after reading the blurb I was intrigued, but had no idea what to expect. It's why I was hooked from the very beginning. Not to mention that I really enjoyed the split-first-person POV. I thought it worked really well with this book--which is shared by Frannie and Luc.

Frannie's your average teenager in her last year of high school. She's a little rebellious and likes to keep people at a certain distance. Except, she's got some secrets and a gift she has no idea about. Luc is a demon who's determined to complete his job, which involves 'tagging' Frannie's soul. Then there's Gabriel. He's an angel and a lot more mysterious than Luc. Still, he suddenly appears in Frannie's life to do the same thing (for heaven) that Luc hopes to do for hell. Yet, what happens when they both fight to get to her is totally unexpected...

This was a fantastic story. I had a blast reading it. Seriously, it was an unexpected rollercoaster ride. And a lot of fun. The worldbuilding was great, too. I also thought the teens in this book seemed very realistic, with their indecision and misbehaving. Very cool stuff! I'm looking forward to reading the next one!

H&UFRC books read: 11/24

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