Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Personal Demons

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.

I haven't done a book review in a while, and that's because I've decided if I have to say I liked this but didn't like that or give a book a 3 star or below rating, I'm just not reviewing it.

But I loved Personal Demons. The romance was there in a way that a lot of times it isn't in YA paranormal romances. Frannie is a strong female mc, but the Luc still tries hard to protect her and take care of her. I love this balance. She's not the kind of girl that sits back and watches him do everything, but being strong doesn't mean she needs to date some scrub. Although, I do wish she'd been more capable of accepting help and less in denial of her emotions.

The age old theme "Love conquers all" shown through this work, but it didn't feel trite or cliche. Actually, it came out really beautiful in the sacrifices they were both willing to make. And I like the way the paranormalcy was connected to religion. (Just a personal preference, but I loved it). You should read this, if you haven't.

7 comments:

  1. I have this one on the shelf. Glad to know you enjoyed it. :)

    Have a great day.

    M

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  2. Ooh, I have wanted to read this one. But my to be read list is quite long. Thanks for the review!

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  3. I really enjoyed this one too. Thanks for the review.

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  4. She's a strong protagonist? (I love strong female MCs.) I hadn't heard that about the book before, and it definitely catches my attention. I'm a little put-off by the cover of Personal Demons, though--still not sure if this is something I want to pick up.

    Thanks for the review!

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  5. Oh, thank you for reviewing! I love a good Paranormal Romance too! ;-)

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  6. I swear, my TBR list grows bigger and bigger by the day! :) This sounds like a great one to add to the list. Thanks for the review!

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  7. [...] this week is Original Sin, the sequel to Personal Demons. You can find my review of Personal Demonshere, and the goodreads synopsis and cover for Original Sin are below. “When secrets and old [...]

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