From the Publisher
“Good versus evil shouldn't be this much fun, but it is!” Maria V. Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of Fire Study on Personal Demons
“Some wild twists…Readers may have to take breaks to cool down.” Booklist on Personal Demons
“Lisa Desrochers' debut is fantastic: full of shivers, surprises, and sultry romance. You'll be laughing one moment and shrieking the next--a fabulous novel that promises more intoxicating adventures to come!” Andrea Cremer, New York Times bestselling author of Nightshade on Personal Demons
“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 on Personal Demons
New York Times bestselling author of Fire Study on Maria V. Snyder
Good versus evil shouldn't be this much fun, but it is!
New York Times bestselling author of Nightshade on Andrea Cremer
Lisa Desrochers' debut is fantastic: full of shivers, surprises, and sultry romance. You'll be laughing one moment and shrieking the next--a fabulous novel that promises more intoxicating adventures to come!
New York Times bestselling author of Hourglass on Claudia Gray
Personal Demons is as scary--and sexy--a book as I've read in a long time.
School Library Journal - Audio
Gr9 Up—In Lisa Desrochers's riveting sequel (2011) to Personal Demons (2010, both Tor Teen), former demon Luc Cain struggles with the day-to-day challenges of being human. His only consolation is that he and his mortal love, Frannie, can finally be together. But Frannie can't completely shake her connection to angelic Gabe, who leaves in order to protect them both from temptation. Gabe sends Matt, Frannie's brother, to serve as guardian angel, and not a moment too soon. King Lucifer will stop at nothing to get revenge on Luc for deserting Hell. This means that Frannie is in danger for her role in Luc's humanity. Both Frannie's and Luc's heavenly tags are at risk. Meanwhile, Matt's hatred for Luc is clouding his judgment and alluring new girl Lili is a distraction. Listeners learn more about Frannie's power of Sway and her importance to both Heaven and Hell. Demons, danger, and temptation lurk around every corner. A cliffhanger ending hints at a third book. The story is exciting, but predictable. Listeners must be familiar with the first book to fully comprehend what is taking place here. Also, a certain amount of biblical knowledge is required to understand all the references. Michael Nathanson and Josh Hurley are reasonably convincing in their roles as Luc and Matt, but Sarah Barnett sounds far too childish for Frannie and fails when voicing male characters. Take a pass.—Alissa LeMerise, Oxford Public Library, MI
School Library Journal
Gr 10 Up—This book can stand on it own, but will be more satisfying to those who have read Personal Demons (Tor, 2010). Frannie Cavanaugh has a special ability with such potential that both Heaven and Hell have a vested interest in her. This power has enabled her to turn Luc Cain, a former demon looking to tag her soul for Hell, into a human. Now they just want to enjoy a normal dating relationship that includes going away to college. Gabe, Frannie's heavenly protector, is in love with her but wants to give her a chance at happiness. He leaves, believing that Frannie's twin brother will be the perfect guardian angel for her. But Hell has other plans for Frannie and Luc, which do not include a "happily ever after" ending. What occurs is like a game of supernatural chess, full of calculated moves and countermoves involving loss, disappointment, and the ultimate sacrifice. Desrochers weaves an intense, plot-twisting tale that involves not only an angel and demon love triangle but also complex issues like betrayal, love, redemption, seduction, and forgiveness. The cliff-hanger ending will leave readers eagerly anticipating the last volume in the trilogy.—Donna Rosenblum, Floral Park Memorial High School, NY
A demon-turned-human, a lecherous succubus, an angelic—if bratty—brother, an "insanely beautiful" archangel; with all these mystical creatures in her life, no wonder Frannie's overwhelmed.
Frannie turned her demon boyfriend Luc into a human with her magical Sway inPersonal Demons(2010). Now he's living in his own apartment while barely resisting Frannie's seduction attempts. Frannie divides her time between Luc, her summer job and her increasingly distant friends. Frannie and Luc's dating is complicated by the constant presence of Matt, Frannie's guardian angel, who was once her twin brother but died during childhood. Through alternating, brief first-person accounts, all three narrate the continuing saga of Frannie vs. Hell. Lucifer wants to punish Luc for his defection and gain control of whatever power turned him human; luckily, Hell doesn't know about Frannie's Sway. Meanwhile, Matt is distracted from his duties by uncontrollable feelings for Lili, a strange new girl in town. The protagonists pop in and out of Hell like there's no tomorrow; secondary characters are merely damned for all time. The battle against Hell is punctuated by frequent steamy encounters: There's "crippling desire," lust that's "totally raw and all-consuming" and characters who "sink into the sheets, into each other." For all that sex, it's a shame that the sexuality of all the girls other than Frannie is subject to disturbingly intense slut-shaming.
Fans of sexy encounters between celestials and infernals will eat this up.(Paranormal romance. 14-16)