Title: Straight to Hell
Author: Michelle Scott
Format: eBook, NetGalley
Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Goodreads
Blurb: I, Lilith Straight, was the woman you always wanted to be. I was married to someone better looking than your husband, we lived in that house you always wanted. Within a year, however, all of that changed. My marriage dissolved, my house burned down, and my job hardly paid the bills. So when I was hit by a car and died, I thought my life couldn’t get any worse. Boy, was I wrong.
Hell was not the place I imagined. It was worse. During my brief stay, I learned some disturbing truths about my family. Most worryingly my ancestor’s deal with the devil promising him every female descendent as a succubus.
So these were my options: Life on earth as a soul-sucking seductress. Or death and pass the succubus baton to my sweet little daughter. There was no choice. Welcome to hell on earth, Lilith. Mother, teacher, wanton she-demon.
Review: I loved the sound of this book, the premise is really interesting and definitely not something you come across very often. I’m quite picky with Fantasy and Paranormal novels. They’re definitely not all for me but if I like one, I love it. It’s kind of all or nothing and fortunately, I really enjoyed Straight to Hell. It kept me reading and wanting to find out what’s going to happen to Lilith, after she gets hit by a car, goes to hell and finds out that her ancestor made a deal with the devil many years ago that every female in the family would become a seducing succubus.
The thing about Lilith is that I didn’t really like her. She had been through a lot, yes and was currently in very hard times. Deal with the devil aside, she was divorced, living with her daughter, her wiry niece and her sister and can’t pay the bills. I felt sorry for her at times, she was just trying to do her best with the circumstances and make ends meet but she was a bit of a fiery one and I kinda of liked seeing her in all these terrible situations her boss from hell put her in. Does that make me a bad person? Probably!
On that point, I just really liked how absolutely nothing was perfect in this book. I loved how everything went wrong and none of the characters were perfect and how they all had their, very big, flaws. It definitely makes a change! I really enjoyed the premise and loved hearing about what Lilith was asked to do next and the awkward situations she kept being put in. The only thing I wish I knew more of was Lilith’s past with her ex-husband and the fire that landed her in her current situation. A very entertaining book which was so, so easy to read. It flowed and was a real page-turner.
Oh my god I was just browsing your blog and the blurb definitely caught my attention! Sounds amazing, I’d love to read this. I haven’t read a single book with a well-done concept of hell before so I’m definitely excited for this.
Yay that’s great, I really enjoyed this book and I agree, it’s hard to find books that talk about this subject that do it well! Hope you enjoy (: xx
This one sounds interesting! I’m going to check it out!
It was a great read! (: xx