Gods & Monsters by Saffron A. Kent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
GODS & MONSTERS is a coming of age, YA/NA standalone. Like the blurb says, it is NOT a paranormal or priest romance but there ARE some topics that maybe are a tad taboo! That being said, if I could give this book more than 5 stars, I would because I FLOVED it!! I totally have a huge bangover right now (book hangover) so forgive me if this rambles a bit. I’m the type of reader that’s all about the character love, usually. But I have to say that I was absolutely enamored by the PLOT and the premise as well as the characters in this book. Why? Because this story portrayed SO. MANY. EMOTIONS. This story is a lesson in anger and forgiveness, judgement and acceptance, sin and redemption. It’s harsh and crass, taboo and shocking at times, sexy and sweet at others but also beautiful and enlightening. It offers a smidge of hope in the darkness.
Abel, my poor misjudged Abel…sigh! I wanted to wrap him in a hug, put him in a bubble. He was the product of ridicule and meanness. But in the end, he was so strong. And Pixie (Evie) was his light, his anchor. She made him better with just her presence. These two often questioned their faith, their reason for being. They let their love lead them one way and their anger lead them another.
This is one of those stories that will stay with me for awhile, a must for my READ AGAIN E-SHELF. And if you get a chance, read the reader’s note at the end! Saffron Kent wrapped the book up in such an excellent way! Told from dual POVs (mostly from Pixie though) with a wonderfully hopeful and happy end. I received, read and voluntarily reviewed an ARC if this book.
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