Straight to Hell by Michelle Scott

Posted February 9, 2012 by Kate in loved it, Review / 0 Comments

The moment Lilith Straight dies, the Devil appears to claim her soul and cash in on a family curse. Now, Lilith has no choice but to work for him. The job is bad, the boss is worse and she can’t imagine how she’ll explain her new reincarnation to her eight-year-old daughter. But then an arrogant, yet oh so yummy, incubus shows up…and hell heats up just a little more.
I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book, in fact to be completely honest I was expecting a very amusing chick lit book with a paranormal flare. And if I am being completely honest I did get a bit of that flare but at the same time the book was so much more than I was expecting. 
While I could definitely see how this book would appeal to a readership who enjoy chick lit, which for the record I too enjoy all forms of chick lit. Seriously the inner workings/monologues of women spoken through authors voices are some of the most hilarious and enjoyable reads I have the pleasure of reading. 
This book however is so much more. It’s one of those books that you want to spend some time thinking about after you are done reading, you want to think about what you would have done in Lilith’s shoes, and let me tell you she has so seriously difficult to walk in. This is one of those books where you want to get together with a couple of your girlfriends afterward and talk about the book at length. I am going to do my best to try to not give anything away throughout the rest of this review. 
Lilith is suddenly thrust into a world she never new existed, heck she is suddenly housing her very own demon! Lilith was down on her luck before, and as a newly single mom who cares for not only her daughter but her niece and irresponsible stepsister; well lets just say Lilith has a good heart and has a lot to deal with in order to keep her family together. 
Becoming “part” demon if you will puts Lilith at odds with who she is as a person, as it would for most of us. Let’s face it most of us aren’t perfect but most of us aren’t evil/demony. So Lilith goes through a lot of inner conflict with her new role she can’t escape which makes her reactions and thoughts totally understandable. There were moments you wanted to laugh at her inner dialogue, moments you wanted to pull for Lilith to be able to protect her family, and moments where you wanted Lilith to be good at her new “job” as demon houser. 
In my opinion hats off to the author for both bringing humor to a book while at the same time making the reader really consider what they would do in Lilith’s place, as well as considering your own personal view of good and bad. This is a great book and well written, I am seriously looking forward to book two which is released this year, so hurry up and read this book before the second one comes out! 

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