The date from hell

Gwenda Bond

Book - 2022

"In Gwenda Bond's The Date from Hell, the hilarious, romantic sequel to Not Your Average Hot Guy, Callie and Luke's date is thwarted when Lucifer gives them three days to redeem a soul.."--

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Subjects
Genres
Humorous fiction
Romance fiction
Published
New York : St. Martin's Griffin [2022]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
Sequel: Not Your Average Hot Guy.
Physical Description
328 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN
9781250771766
1250771765
Main Author
Gwenda Bond (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

*Starred Review* This terrific, fun paranormal romance continues the story Bond started in Not Your Average Hot Guy (2021). Callie, a college graduate still working at her mom's escape-room business, and Luke, the son of Lucifer and Lilith, are finally planning a real sleepover date. But first they want to get Lucifer to agree to let them try to see if condemned souls can be rehabilitated. They want to experiment with Agnes, who at age 11, back in the Middle Ages, was remanded to Hell for stealing a Bible. Lucifer agrees, but substitutes con man and escape artist Sean Tattersall as the subject. He also transfers all of Luke's supernatural abilities to Callie, and things turn beyond interesting. Even though Callie and Luke were able to stop the end of the world once, there's no guarantee they can do it twice. There is so much to love here—kindness, humor, sf-­nerdiness, cool new made-up words like titwaffle and poppycoddle, and nods to libraries with lines like, "The whole journey takes less time than I've spent putting a book on hold on my library's app." Bond also offers a delightful insight into what makes guardians and demons tick with the observation, "[t]he Real Housewives of everywhere is to demons what sports is to guardians." Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Booklist Reviews

*Starred Review* This terrific, fun paranormal romance continues the story Bond started in Not Your Average Hot Guy (2021). Callie, a college graduate still working at her mom's escape-room business, and Luke, the son of Lucifer and Lilith, are finally planning a real sleepover date. But first they want to get Lucifer to agree to let them try to see if condemned souls can be rehabilitated. They want to experiment with Agnes, who at age 11, back in the Middle Ages, was remanded to Hell for stealing a Bible. Lucifer agrees, but substitutes con man and escape artist Sean Tattersall as the subject. He also transfers all of Luke's supernatural abilities to Callie, and things turn beyond interesting. Even though Callie and Luke were able to stop the end of the world once, there's no guarantee they can do it twice. There is so much to love here—kindness, humor, sf-­nerdiness, cool new made-up words like titwaffle and poppycoddle, and nods to libraries with lines like, "The whole journey takes less time than I've spent putting a book on hold on my library's app." Bond also offers a delightful insight into what makes guardians and demons tick with the observation, "[t]he Real Housewives of everywhere is to demons what sports is to guardians." Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

This is Bond's sequel to 2021's Not Your Average Hot Guy. Picking up nearly where they last left off, Callie and Luke are trying to figure out how to make their relationship work. Luke is still heir apparent to Hell, and Callie doesn't know what her future holds. An excellent researcher, she discovers that there may be a loophole for souls spending their eternity in Hell. Callie and Luke set out to prove that they can rehabilitate a soul for a second chance. The soul in question proves to have secrets of his own, and Callie and Luke decide once and for all where they belong. VERDICT The adventuresome spirit of the first book continues in the sequel; the characters don't experience as much growth as one expects and tend to read as younger than they are. An enjoyable follow-up for fans of the first; recommended to be read in series order.—Claire Brown Copyright 2022 Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"In Gwenda Bond's The Date from Hell, the hilarious, romantic sequel to Not Your Average Hot Guy, Callie and Luke's date is thwarted when Lucifer gives them three days to redeem a soul.."--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

In this funny, romantic sequel to Not Your Average Hot Guy, Callie and Luke, the Prince of Hell, find their romantic getaway taking a turn when Lucifer tasks them with chasing a wayward soul, who is on a quest to find the Holy Grail, around the world. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

In this hilarious, romantic sequel to Not Your Average Hot Guy, Callie and Luke's date night is thwarted when Lucifer gives them three days to redeem a soul.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

"The apocalyptic beach read that everyone needs." - Alix E. Harrow, Hugo Award-winning author on Not Your Average Hot GuyIn The Date from Hell, the sequel to Not Your Average Hot Guy, New York Times bestselling author Gwenda Bond brings the journey of Callie, Luke, and their friends to a wonderful close. This is another laugh out loud, action-packed romantic adventure you won’t want to miss.After saving the world and stopping the apocalypse, Callie and Luke are looking forward to a quiet, romantic weekend together. When you’re human and dating the Prince of Hell, quiet moments are hard to come by. But their romantic weekend in Hell takes a turn when Lucifer tasks Callie and Luke with chasing a wayward soul around the world. If they can prove it’s possible to redeem a soul, Lucifer will allow the two of them to make some changes in Hell.But this wayward soul, Sean, doesn’t have any interest in being redeemed. Instead, now that he’s back on Earth, he’s decided to take a leaf out of Callie and Luke’s book and wants to find the Holy Grail. Now Callie, Luke, and their friends—and enemies—must race Sean around the globe on a Grail quest and bring peace between Heaven and Hell before they can finally (maybe) get around to that date.