Review: Straight by the Rules by Michelle Scott


Publisher: Carina

Publishing Date: October 2015

ISBN: 9781474045889

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 1.5/5

Publisher Description: I’m Lilith Straight, the Devil’s servant. You’d think that it would be straightforward, wouldn’t you? Carry out the Devil’s work, that’s all: wreak havoc and cause carnage on Earth…

Review: “zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…Wha?, oh yeah”. This novel tries too hard to be witty, funny, sarcastic and cute yet just can’t seem to pull it off. The characters are one dimensional and rely on patterned roles to entertain. There is nothing unique about them. Ariel, that cute little scamp, likes henna tattoos, Goth-ware and French fries with mayo and Tommy. Lilith, a succubus with a heart of gold who is constantly rolling her eyes, has a list of to-do’s that include destroying Helen and getting out of her contractual obligations. Her hot incubus man-love (whom she has not hooked up with yet after 7 months-odd for a single mother succubus) always has a sparkle, twinkle, smolder or something in his eyes. Fug. 

Everything is about Lilith which leaves the story line more than flat and renders  what could be wonderful world building into boring scene development. While the writing is technically good (I have a Masters!!) the novel lacks in creative world building. The movement is almost non-existent and was never utilized to develop the characters to their full potential.

Read this while being pestered by a 5 year old sociopath. 




2 thoughts on “Review: Straight by the Rules by Michelle Scott

  1. Dude, your reviews crack me up. I was just chuckling all the way through this one again!

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