Monday, March 12, 2012
Review: Personal Demons
Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Meet Frannie Cavanagh…the middle of 5 girls from a “good” Catholic family. Only Frannie got kicked out of her parochial school for asking too many questions. So Frannie goes to public school. It’s her senior year and Frannie finds herself in the position of having 2 very gorgeous boys vying for her attention, and unbeknownst to her, her soul. There is tall, dark, and handsome Lucifer “Luc” Cain, and tall, blonde, and gorgeous Gabriel. Luc is a demon from Hell and Gabe an angel from heaven. And they both want to “tag” Frannie’s soul for their respective leaders. Why is the question! And trust me…the answers will blow your mind!
I was surprised by this story. Once again I thought, “oh this will be a pretty straight forward good vs evil story”…WRONG! While parts of the story are predictable…the answers to the BIG questions are NOT!
The story is told from the shifting perspectives of Luc and Frannie. The story worked so well because we were in the heads of Luc and Frannie. We needed to know why Frannie didn’t believe in love…and we needed to know what Luc was experiencing and feeling with this “mark” versus previous ones.
My only complaint was Frannie’s BFF Taylor…girl was a beyotch! Frannie is a straight forward kind of gal…level-headed, smart, with a firm sense of right and wrong. Why the hell she put up with Taylor is beyond me…unless Taylor was part of a self-inflicted punishment of sorts???
Ultimately this is a story of redemption…I love stories of redemption! I think everyone deserves a second chance as well as to forgive and be forgiven. And this is one of those stories!
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