Saturday, October 27, 2012

Personal Demons (Personal Demons #1) by Lisa Desrochers

Publishing House: Tor Teen
Genre: Supernatural Fantasy
Rating: PG-13
Summary: 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.

I have had this book on my self for over a year now and I have been putting off reading because every time I tried to read it I could never get past the first chapter. However I decided it was time to read it and get it over with and when I finished the 4th chapter I had to go and buy the next two books.

Any way the story follows Frannie and Luc through Luc’s process of trying to seal her soul and ‘tag’ her for Hell before Gabe can ‘tag’ her soul for Heaven. Though the book they use the a, s, d, and f words but the f word in only used a few times in highly dramatic moments (not that it makes it okay).

There are also a few provocative scenes but nothing ever actually happens beyond taking off shirts.

I really love this book and I like the conflict of knowing who you should want to win the fight I who you really do like. It’s really an amazing book but as always it is up to you.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Mortal (Book of Mortals #2) by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee

By, Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee

Publishing House: Hachette
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Centuries have passed since civilization's brush with apocalypse. The world's greatest threats have all been silenced. There is no anger, no hatred, no war. There is only perfect peace...and fear. A terrible secret was closely guarded for centuries: every single soul walking the earth, though in appearance totally normal, is actually dead, long ago genetically stripped of true humanity.

Nine years have gone by since an unlikely hero named Rom Sebastian first discovered a secret and consumed an ancient potion of blood to bring himself back to life in Forbidden. Surviving against impossible odds, Rom has gathered a secret faction of followers who have also taken the blood-the first Mortals in a world that is dead.

But The Order has raised an elite army to hunt and crush the living. Division and betrayal threaten to destroy the Mortals from within. The final surviving hope for humanity teeters on the brink of annihilation and no one knows the path to survival.

So like I said last time I am bias about this book because of the fact that Ted Dekker is one of the authors and he is (one of) my favorite author.

Anyway, I rated this book the way I did for simple reasons reason, violence and gore.

If you want a run down on basically what the story is about go look at my last post about the book before it.

Anyway this book as a lot of gore to it, there is a lot of fighting and death as well as blood. Lots and lots of blood. It is all fairly descriptive but nothing that an older audience couldn’t handle.

The book was very good and sucked me into it in so many ways so much so that I found myself yelling at it in public. At one point I threw the book at the wall and then went and got it two seconds later because I wanted to know what was going to happen next. One of my favorites by far.