Thursday, January 31, 2013

Review: Last Rite by Lisa Desrochers

Last Rite (Personal Demons #3) by Lisa Desrochers
Synopsis (Goodreads):
In this final installment of the thrilling, edgy Personal Demons series, the battle between Heaven and Hell has become critical, and Frannie Cavanaugh is right at the center of it.

With the help of the powerful angel Gabe and demon-turned-mortal Luc, Frannie has been able to stay one step ahead of the forces of Hell. But when the demons killed Frannie's best friend and destroyed her brother, they raised the stakes. If Frannie wants to keep her family and friends safe, she knows she has no choice but to go on the run.

Their best defense is the power Frannie has been struggling to master, but her attempts to hone her skill go horribly awry. If Frannie doesn't learn fast, the consequences could be devastating--even apocalyptic.

What happens when you can't outrun Hell...or trust the ones you love?
My Thoughts: I think this was my favorite book of the trilogy. I had issues with book 2 (of my own making - damn you, spoilers!), but this one took all the tension and build up and turned it into something dangerous and kickass. The resolution worked nicely and something that had been bugging me since book 2 was addressed and laid to rest.

I'm not going to go into a lot of detail here because ... well, did you read the part where I was spoiled for some big plot points in book 2? No? Well, I was. And it sucked. So, no spoilers here. Let's just say that I was pleased with the way things worked out and although there were times that I thought Frannie's actions weren't in the best interests of her friends, I can understand why she did the things she did.

Annnnd... that's pretty much all I can say about this without giving lots and lots of pertinent information away. So... This book was a solid entry into the series and it resolved things nicely. I genuinely liked how everything played out and I'm pleased to have finished the series on a high note.

Books in this series
1. Personal Demons
2. Original Sin
3. Last Rite - Paperback | Kindle

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  1. I love the cover--it looks like she is lecturing heaven and hell LOL :)

    1. Honestly, you're not far off the mark with that observation. LOL!

  2. I keep meaning to finish this series. I liked the first one and believe I liked the second one even more. My OCD would require me to reread them before starting this one (which is making catching up on series VERY time consuming lol).

    1. I'm with you... I liked book 1 and mostly liked book 2 (except for being spoiled on something major). This one tied it all together nicely.

  3. Replies
    1. *makes scrunchy face* There's a love triangle. So... ehh.

    2. I will say that it's one of those that I never *saw* as a love triangle. You know what I mean? I mean, there were three people involved but it was pretty clear who she was going to end up with.