It’s a match made in Hell in this YA THE GOOD PLACE.
Apprentice Design Technician Eugene is granted an opportunity that any other demon would happily give their horns for—crafting a personalized hellscape for a human sentenced to eternity.
He shouldn’t find the eighteen-year-old murderess sweet or, Hell forbid, cute, but Jenny isn’t the psychopath he expected.
All Heaven breaks loose when Eugene discovers something abnormal about her many murders. Now, he must choose between risking his apprenticeship and possibly his life or saving the girl—who might teach a demon to love—from eternal damnation.
Name: Reginald Lloyd Wilson
Age at death: 47
Crime: Rape, Theft, Assault
Sentence: 1,000 years
Reginald was crying.
Weeping, actually. Rivulets of tears poured out of his eyes and nose as if someone had opened the tap at full force. Quiet hiccups escaped his mouth every few seconds as he tried to breathe through his blubbering. What breath he was able to gain came out in thick, mucous-laden wheezes that sounded as uncomfortable as I’m sure they felt.
Reggie could be such a drama queen.
Pressing my hand against his shoulder, I urged him forward. We were on a schedule.
“Come along, Reggie. No use dawdling.”
We crossed down aisle eight hundred and sixty onto row ninety-nine. Reggie’s chamber sat at the end of the hallway. Engraved above the doorway was his name in dark black letters. Just below it was a timer with the number one thousand. Beside me, Reggie began hyperventilating.
This part always hit the DS—damaged soul—especially hard. As if seeing their names etched above the hellscape chamber made them finally grasp the reality of their situation. They could no longer pretend this was all a bad dream—they really were in Hell.