Friday, March 11, 2011

Review: Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers

Personal Demons (Personal Demons #1)
by Lisa Desrochers
Paperback, 365 pages
Published September 14th 2010 by Tor Teen

Summary from Goodreads.

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.

But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay . . . for all of them.

My mind was absolutely blown. This book most definitely did not disappoint. It had me captivated from beginning to end. Its funny, witty, and exciting. Lisa Desrochers did an amazing, amazing job.

There was tension. There were challenges. There was action and danger. There was sexyness. There was squealing. Oh, wait. That was just me. There were so many good qualities that together, made this book into such a great read.

I really liked Frannie. She has character. She's smart, funny, feisty, and flawed. The fact that she go kicked out of Catholic school just cracks me up! She is such a lucky girl to have Luc and Gabriel chasing after her.

Luc! Luc! Wherefor art thou Luc? I did not expect to love him as much as I did. "Tall, dark, and sorta dangerous", indeed. He's ironic, a bad boy, and protective of her. He was torn between duty and love and he chose to somethingsomethingsomething instead and became somethingsomethingsomething in the process. Insert dreamy sigh here.

Let's not forget Mr. Dominion himself. Glory, Hallelujah! Gabriel is such a sweetheart. He'd the perfect guy if he wasn't such an angel.

I admit I was torn between the two for the first third of the book. I didn't know which one I wanted Frannie to pick! Luc won me over with his "charming personality". I'm one for the bad boy to keep things interesting. I still love Gabriel though. =)

I need to read the sequel. ASAP.

Short and sweet. Now, go read it. Go. Shoo!

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Giveaway: Divergent by Veronica Roth


Divergent by Veronica Roth
Expected publication: May 3rd 2011 by HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Sounds intriguing, yes? 
Now, want to win it? 

Jill Hathaway is giving away a copy of Divergent on her blog. It ends tonight so hurry and enter!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (1)

"Waiting on Wednesday" is weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine where we talk about an upcoming book we're dying to read. This week's book is:
By: Karsten Knight
Publication: July 26th 2011 
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Summary from Goodreads

Ashline Wilde never received an instruction manual on how to be a 16-year-old Polynesian volcano goddess. If she had, it might have contained helpful warnings such as:

• Dreaming about your (thankfully) mortal boyfriend may cause your bed to spontaneously combust
• Oven mitts should be worn at all times during heavy make-out sessions

Instead, Ash has to learn these life lessons the hard way as her dormant powers erupt at the most awkward times. In the wake of a hometown tragedy, Ash transfers to Blackwood Academy, a boarding school nestled in California’s redwoods, where a group of fellow gods-on-earth have mysteriously convened. As if sophomore year couldn’t get any worse, her storm goddess older sister, the wild and unpredictable Eve, resurfaces to haunt Ashline. With a war between the gods looming over Blackwood, Ash must master the fire smoldering within her before she clashes with her sister one final time, which leads us to life-lesson #3:

• When warm and cold fronts collide, there’s guaranteed to be a storm. 

I really can't wait for this book. I'm really into mythology so this it's really exciting to read a book with a goddess as a main character. I also like fire. Just sayin'. 

The cover is so beautiful. It was made with a special technology, I think he said. Its in his last vlog. He's really funny and if  you haven't entered his contest for an ARC of Wildefire, you have until the sixth. Peace!