I had trouble with this book in the beginning. The story is told from multiple points of view – Robyn, Adele, Hope, and Finn – and three of those narrators are characters that are new to the series. Because of that, I had a bit of trouble empathizing with any of them in the beginning besides Hope (and, through her eyes, Karl). Everyone else was just … there.
I hadn’t really loved the half-demon characters in the series so far, but Hope turns out to be the exception. I wish I had read Chaotic before I read this one – I kind of skipped the novella by accident – so make sure you do that first if you’re going to read Personal Demon. So many things will make more sense to you than they did to me.
I think the highlight of this book, for me, was the time that Anita (and thus the reader) got to spend with Jason. I just find him a very likeable character, and his one-liners are especially hilarious.
I totally fell in love with Zara right from the first page. She’s a little neurotic, always repeating the words for phobias to herself, and a lot depressed over the death of her stepfather. All that did was endear me to her.
At first, I wasn’t too sure how I felt about Leslie and Irial narrating parts of this book, but they grew on me rather quickly. In particular, I felt like Marr did a really great job of making the reader feel Leslie’s pain and frustration, and I could really sympathize with her wanting to find a way to empower herself with the tattoo and change her life.