Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns by Elizabeth Leiknes

The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns

Pages (Hardcover): 167 pages
Publisher: Bancroft Press
Released: June 15, 2009

Description: Lucy Burns wants a normal life: friends, love, and a family of her own. And she could have it all if only she could break free from the job she hates.

That job? Facilitator to hell.

And her boss is a real devil.

At the age of eleven, to save her sister's life, Lucy writes a desperate letter to "To Whom It May Concern", but when He writes back, Lucy is bound for life. There are perks: sure she's ageless, she's beautiful, and she can eat as much chocolate as she wants and never get fat, but there are also consequences.

She can never see her family again.

She can never have a boyfriend.

She must spend her life leading sinners to their demise.

After nineteen years of doing the Devil s dirty work, Lucy wants out, but it all seems hopeless until Teddy Nightingale, her easy listening music idol, gives her the answer: a little-known loophole.

If she succeeds, Lucy gets love, happiness, and everything she ever really wanted. But the consequences? They're considerably worse than death. To make it through, Lucy must decide what is evil and what is good, what is right and what is wrong, and if, in the end, there's ever any way to truly know.

Review: The plot is very charming and Lucy is a great lead character. She makes you want to root for her and hope that she can one day be happy. It also shows that material wealth doesn't always make one happy and if you add working for the Devil, it can make anyone want to cry their eyes out. I would have liked to see more of Lucy and her job, but other than that I thought the book was wonderful. Get it!

Grade: 9.5 lines out of 10

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1 comment:

  1. It sounds interesting. Maybe i'll try reading it :)

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