Original Sin (Personal Demons Series #2)

Original Sin (Personal Demons Series #2)

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by Lisa Desrochers, Sara Barnett, Michael Nathanson, Josh Hurley
     
 

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Luc Cain was born and raised in Hell, but he isn't feeling as demonic as usual lately—thanks to Frannie Cavanaugh and the unique power she never realized she had. But you can't desert Hell without consequences, and suddenly Frannie and Luc find themselves targeted by the same demons who used to be Luc's allies.

Left with few options, Frannie and Luc accept

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Overview

Luc Cain was born and raised in Hell, but he isn't feeling as demonic as usual lately—thanks to Frannie Cavanaugh and the unique power she never realized she had. But you can't desert Hell without consequences, and suddenly Frannie and Luc find themselves targeted by the same demons who used to be Luc's allies.

Left with few options, Frannie and Luc accept the protection of Heaven and one of its most powerful angels, Gabe. Unfortunately, Luc isn't the only one affected by Frannie, and it isn't long before Gabe realizes that being around her is too…tempting. Rather than risk losing his wings, he leaves Frannie and Luc under the protection of her recently-acquired guardian angel.

Which would be fine, but Gabe is barely out the door before an assortment of demons appears—and they're not leaving without dragging Luc back to Hell with them. Hell won't give up and Heaven won't give in. Frannie's guardian exercises all the power he has to keep them away, but the demons are willing to hurt anyone close to Frannie in order to get what they want. It will take everything she has and then some to stay out of Hell's grasp.

And not everyone will get out of it alive.

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Editorial Reviews

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
Kirkus Reviews
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)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781469232522
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
07/16/2013
Series:
Personal Demons Series, #2
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Lisa Desrochers is the author of the young adult fantasy novel Personal Demons. She 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 United States 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.

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Original Sin 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Race: angel/ height: 5'7"/ weight: 120 pounds/ appearance: she wears a silver dress that ends in a short skirt. It has black embroidery on it. She wears silver boots on her feet, and white feathered wings in her back. Her skin is a slightly tanned cream color, her eyes an azure blue. She has short pink hair that droops around her face and always wears a stoic expression./ personality: meet her, it's hard to explain./ other facts: she knows very little about certain things, as she was very recently created. She is a guardian angel as well. Her preffered weapon is a bow, and while she enjoys human food, she is terrible at cooking it. However, she is loyal and will follow her superior's commands to the letter./ anything else, please ask.
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Can not wait until the 3rd book comes out:) Already have money put aside for it lol
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I loved both of the books but Original Sin was surprising hard to get through. I really hope that the author (forgot the name sorry) continues with the series.
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Daly_mom_of_2 More than 1 year ago
*****SPOILER ALERT*****Finished the book in 2 days!!!...almost as good as the first...a bit disappointed w/ matt's character, he actually annoyed me a bit thru the book...also, was expecting a lil more description between luc n frannie's first time, not full blown details of course, given the book is a YA read but i noticed that the author got more descriptive when frannie trys to seduce gabe and in the parts of the book where everyone else who got it on....sorry for those who havent read it...but all in all an awesome read, really couldnt put it down....again i fell for Luc despite his mistakes, truly hoping for an explanation to wat hpnd w/ him in the end of this book, n hoping he n frannie can work things out....
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BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
To begin with, this book is completely dynamic. Over the top, can't stop reading this book dynamic. Once I started this book and fell into the story, I could not gather myself to get out. I was stuck inside an amazing world that only got better and better as I continued to read! The characters in the book go through some major changes. Lots of feelings changed, secrets were revealed (loved those) and betrayals were made. The main character, Frannie has grown up a lot. She doesn't see the world the way she used to. Her eyes have been open and she is much more weary of things than before. I like that cause now she is not as naive. Both Luc and Gabe played a huge part in who Frannie is becoming. They both made sacrifices to get where she needs to be even if it hurts them. The secrets in this book are so juicy, I can hardly stop gasping. Let me tell you that Ms. Desrochers sure does know how to pull one over her readers head. Never in my life, have I been so shocked by a book before. If you read the first book, these secrets do give some insight on questions I have been wondering. Ms. Desrochers writing is perfect in describing the characters emotions. I love it when an author can pull you into the characters shoes feeling everything that they are going through. The author definitely made the book easy for you to understand as well as get into. There is no secret that there is a love triangle going on here. Ms. Desrochers made it extremely entertaining. It is easy to fall in love with these two boys! Luc and Gabe fight for Frannie. The tension between Frannie/Luc and Frannie/Gabe is so strong, you feel like your in a hot tub. There are some betrayals in this book that I never thought would happen. Friends who aren't what they say they are. A sinfully delicious book, Original Sin will ensnare you like no other book has. With lots of mythological creatures and hot boys, you will fall in love with this book. *sexual tension/sex (implied)*
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