Personal Demons

A book by Lisa Desrochers

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PERSONAL DEMONS is wickedly romantic, divinely compelling, and devilishly good.

  • Sep 14, 2010
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What's not to love in a story about a girl torn between two guys: the angel who would give up his wings to save her, and the demon who is bound to damn her? Both are fighting against their natures as the demon begins to wonder what the sweetest sin is after all, and the angel comes dangerously close to falling himself. PERSONAL DEMONS is wickedly romantic, divinely compelling, and devilishly good.

"If there's a Hell on Earth, it's high school. And if there's anyone distinctly qualified to make that statement, it would be me." - First line from PERSONAL DEMONS.

The world of angels and demons in PERSONAL DEMONS adds some interesting new facets to the traditional mythology, including the goal of angels and demons to `tag' souls for Heaven or Hell after which they can begin to coerce a human's will. My favorite addition, however, is that demons can actually smell sin:

"The bell rings as I make my way out the door into the now bustling halls, and the scents of the sea of teenage humanity hit me in waves. There's the tangy citrus of fear, the bitter garlic of hate, the anise of envy, and ginger--lust. Lots of potential." - PERSONAL DEMONS

It adds a sensory experience to the story and gives another layer of enjoyment to the demons in the midst of sin. Add that to the excellent writing which resonates perfectly with the age of the protagonists without coming across as juvenile in any way, and we get a story that delivers on almost every level.

The almost being Frannie's two girlfriends who were pretty over the top catty in that stereotypical boy crazy way, specifically Taylor. As well as the slut patrol who seemed to be made up of every single girl at Haden High school all of whom practically went into heat whenever Luc and Gabe showed up. It was a little over the top for me.

Overall, If you liked Hush, Hush and Fallen, you are going to love PERSONAL DEMONS. It blends first love, first lust, and war for one girl's soul all into one excellent paranormal YA debut. The next book in the Personal Demons series is called Original Sin and will be released in July 2011. It's too bad it's not available to pre-order yet.

Sexual Content: Kissing. References to sex. A few scenes of mild sensuality.

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review by . October 28, 2010
I guess you could say that I'm obsessed with books about "good versus evil". Personal Demons is one of the best books I have ever read! An engaging plot, fascinating characters and Lisa's ability to weave the perfect words overcame me in a way that doesn't happen too often. I absolutely adore this book and I can't wait to see what else Lisa has in store for readers!
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Personal Demons is as scary--and sexy--a book as I’ve read in a long time.”--Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of Hourglass

“Fun and entertaining . . . the fight for Frannie’s soul isn’t going to be easy, and the excitement doesn’t stop. Good versus evil shouldn’t be this much fun, but it is! A hot debut.”--Maria V. Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of Fire Study

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ISBN-10: 0765328089
ISBN-13: 978-0765328083
Author: Lisa Desrochers
Publisher: Tor Teen

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