Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers (Book Review 2010-138)



Product Description

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. (added by author)

About the Author

LISA DESROCHERS lives in central California with her husband and two very busy daughters. She can always be found with a book in her hand, and she adores stories that take her to new places and then take her by surprise. Growing up all over the country inspired wanderlust, and Desrochers loves to travel, which works out well since she lectures internationally on a variety of health care topics. Lisa Desrochers has a doctorate in physical therapy and maintains a full-time practice. Personal Demons is her first novel.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Teen (September 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765328089
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765328083
SOURCE:  Around the World ARC Tours


Don't place this book in with the rash of paranormal romances directed at teens lately.  This has everything and more than any adult novel out today has to offer.  There is romance, tension and intrigue all with a PG rating.  I think that the author had to work twice as hard to write this one since the story line didn't rely on sexual situations to get to the point.  All I can say is that Frannie is one feisty character.  She doesn't do what she is supposed to and doesn't act the way she should.  She has her own mind which is a wonderful trait these days.

I fell in love with all of the characters...this covers the fight of good and evil with age old personas of angels and demons.  I read this one straight through in one night and I think you will probably do the same.  There are some references of drugs, alcohol and sex, but not much more than any television show.  This story is best suited for older teens (and yes, adults are going to love this one).  Now, where is the next book in the series? I was kinda left hanging here. 


  1. Nice review! I am on a ARC tour for Personal Demons and I can not wait to read it. :-)


  2. Thanks for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed PERSONAL DEMONS. ORIGINAL SIN (bk 2) coming right up (in July 2011) :p

  3. What a great review and sounds like it has some great characters.

  4. Heyo! Thanks for the FR on book blogs <3

    I am soooo looking forward to reading Personal Demons! Lisa's been posting sneak peeks for this book on her blog and they are so hawt! I don't why but I'm glad you liked this book.


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