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Last Rite (Personal Demons) Paperback – May 8, 2012
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About the Author
Lisa lives in northern California with her husband, two very busy daughters, and Shini the tarantula. When she's not writing, she's reading, and she adores stories that take her to new places, and then take her by surprise. Find her online at lisadwrites.com, on Twitter at @LisaDez, and on Facebook at facebook.com/LisaDesrochersAuthor.
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For all that's going on, the first third of this book moves a bit slowly, with Gabe and Luc both spending too much time lusting after Frannie rather than coming up with a viable solution to keep her from Lucifer's clutches. In fact, though there is some necessary set up during the time Frannie is in Florida, it's not until she arrives back in Haden that things begin to move with a capital M. Frannie's entire family becomes involved in the ultimate battle of good vs. evil, and no one is quite sure what Frannie should do or how she should do it. There are some family secrets revealed, all of which are surprising and welcome, and some intense moments as souls are bargained for and decisions are made. I literally could not put the book down for the final 100 pages...I had to know what happened next!
Still, there are some issues I have with all the final threads, and this is a spoiler warning...
I had to wonder Why Frannie? If all her sisters and brother had special powers, thanks to her dad and grandfather, then why should the third daughter of the family be the One? I also had to wonder why Frannie found it so hard to trust the two men who had only been trying to help her for so long. I also felt the entire sub story with Faith was sorta odd...she just didn't seem necessary to the story. And only under the guise of Free Will do I understand what happened with Luc and Frannie and the hospital scenes...really, was there a decision that had to be made?
Last Rite is a fitting ending to a great trilogy, despite its minor flaws. The characters are compelling and the ties of family permeate the entire story. I loved this series and look forward to reading anything and everything Ms. Desrochers writes in the future.
Gabe is losing himself to Frannie while Luc is trying to get Frannie to turn him back into a demon so he can help defeat Lucifer. This is what's going on during most of the storyline. Lucifer in the meantime is trying to locate them using his Mage.
I didn't care for the ending at all. I thought, really, that's it? Lisa DesRochers could easily add another book to the series on what happens next. Now for my thoughts on this book:
So this was one of my most anticipated reads for the year and I can't help but say I waited to review it because I wanted to think about how I felt and review it with a clear mind. I agree with another reviewer who said that the book felt rushed. I personally didn't feel any attachment to the characters like I did in the first two books, the things I fell in love with weren't there. I skimmed over pages instead of reading them because I wasn't emotionally invested in the characters. I just felt in comparison to the other two books in the series this one was disappointing.
Frannie really annoyed me in this book, and I began to really dislike her character. She comes across as stupid, selfish, whiny and reckless.
What made me most upset however, was Gabe's fate. He was my favorite character though out the series and I feel that his ending and story got shafted. He seemed to have the worst ending out of any of the other characters.
This book was such a disappointment that I honestly kind of wish now that I have never read the series. Nothing is explained, the ending is jumped to and honestly made very little sense.
I would suggest reading the first two and then making up your own ending to the story, because this one was really not worth it.
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.
-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
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What impressed me: Last Rite finally answered all my burning questions, and managed to do so in a surprising manner.Read more