Monday, February 6, 2012

Personal Demons (fiction)

Expelled from Catholic school,
missing her late brother Matt so much,
wondering why she just doesn't feel comfortable as the middle sister...

Frannie could never dream that her soul was special enough to bring Luc and Gabe to Haden High, that Heaven and Hell would be locked in battle over it. Senior year is going to be a lot harder than she thought, if she has to choose between a demon's kisses and an angel's caresses, instead of just concentrating on her writing.

First volume in Desrochers' Personal Demons Trilogy, followed by Original Sin (July 2011) and Last Rite (May 2012). And happy Mysterious Monday to you...

Book info: Personal Demons / Lisa Desrochers. Tor Teen, 2010. [author's website] [author's blog] [publisher site] [book trailers: Frannie - Luc - Gabe]

My Recommendation: Frannie’s new partner in English class is definitely easy on the eyes. So why does Luc make her so uneasy, like he’s looking into her soul? So sure of himself, but not cocky and arrogant like the other guys in her small New England town.

Still, it’s good to have someone new at Haden High, to make her senior year at bit less like being at Hades High. Frannie even lets Kate choose her outfit and do her makeup for the party – Luc could be there, right? When an ex-boyfriend gets too pushy, suddenly another new guy steps up to keep him in line. And somehow this Gabe and Luc seem to know each other…

Good versus evil isn’t just a philosophical discussion here – Hell and Heaven have both sent their best agents to tag Frannie’s unique and untainted soul. Lucifer and Gabriel renew their ages-old competition, battling for her affections so they can get close enough for her to promise her immortal soul to one side or the other.

If Luc can just get Frannie to sin… If Gabe can help her stay true to her own faith… Even when Frannie finds out that Luc is a demon, she can’t help swooning over him. But what about her feelings for Gabe?

As time ticks on with Frannie’s soul unclaimed, both dominions pick up the pace, sending other agents to Haden. Is this too big for Gabe and Luc to settle between themselves? Will the small town become a battlefield if their bosses have decided to end it now? And what’s so unique about Frannie’s soul that Heaven and Hell are willing to risk their best agents in the mortal world to get it?

First book in the Personal Demons trilogy. (One of 5,000 books recommended on Review copy courtesy of the publisher.

1 comment:

  1. There are some heavy players in this story: good and evil, heaven and hell. Sounds like a compelling read.


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