Bookish Beginnings on Friday | Sign Here – Claudia Lux

We have a lot of eARC’s and we want to promote them a little bit more. So we decided to do some more Bookish Beginnings On Friday. Today I want to take a look at Sign Here by Claudia Lux. I have been talking a lot about this book lately and I just got an eARC. So of course I wanted to take a look right away. Let’s jump in!

A darkly humorous, surprisingly poignant, and utterly gripping debut novel about a guy who works in Hell (literally) and is on the cusp of a big promotion if only he can get one more member of the wealthy Harrison family to sell their soul.

Peyote Trip has a pretty good gig in the deals department on the fifth floor of Hell. Sure, none of the pens work, the coffee machine has been out of order for a century, and the only drink on offer is Jägermeister, but Pey has a plan—and all he needs is one last member of the Harrison family to sell their soul.

When the Harrisons retreat to the family lake house for the summer, with their daughter Mickey’s precocious new friend, Ruth, in tow, the opportunity Pey has waited a millennium for might finally be in his grasp. And with the help of his charismatic coworker Calamity, he sets a plan in motion.

But things aren’t always as they seem, on Earth or in Hell. And as old secrets and new dangers scrape away at the Harrisons’ shiny surface, revealing the darkness beneath, everyone must face the consequences of their choices.

You already have a lot of ideas about Hell. It’s amazing what Dante and thousands of years of folklore can do to a place’s reputation. I mean, I’m not going to lie to you: it is Hell. It’s not fantastic. But let’s see if this is relatable: You’re late to your aunt’s boyfriend’s birthday brunch because your alarm was on mute even though you know you turned it up the night before. You barrel onto the subway, managing to squeeze yourself between the woman blasting a Techno for the Lonely playlist and the man who farts every time he sneezes, and, just when the lights of the station are out of view, the train lurches to a stop with a death rattle and goes dark. The woman elbows you in the gut as she hits Replay, and the man’s snot tickles as it spays your cheek, and you think about how you don’t even like your aunt’s boyfriend or even your aunt and you hate brunch, and what do you see? I’ll tell you; I’ve heard it a million times. You say, ‘This is Hell’.

This might be a long beginning but I just had to include the whole thing. After reading it I had to finish the first chapter at least. And to be honest, I wanted to continue with the rest of the novel right away.

I’m expecting a funny book and based on this first chapter I have good hopes. This is written in a way that reads very easily and I have a feeling I will fly through this book in no time. With 416 pages it’s a pretty big book but when it reads this easy it feels like a lot less.

The early reviews are very positive and all I can keep saying is that I just have very high hopes. I fully expect to love this book and will be extremely disappointed if this turns out to be less than a four star read. Even four stars would be a little bit disappointing if I’m being honest haha.

Do you plan on picking this one up? And was it on your radar already? After all my previous post haha. Tell me all about it in the comments!

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