Thursday, October 18, 2018

Review of Gods & Monsters by Saffron Kent

From the Author of The Unrequited, comes an unconventional tale of coming of age.
He was an artist. She was his muse.

To everyone in town, Abel Adams was the devil's spawn, a boy who never should have been born. A monster.

To twelve-year-old Evie Hart, he was just a boy with golden hair, soft t-shirts and a camera. A boy who loved taking her picture and sneaking her chocolates before dinner. A boy who made her feel special.

Despite her family's warnings, she loved him in secret for six years. They met in empty classrooms and kissed in darkened church closets. Until they couldn't.

Until the time came to choose between love and family, and Evie chose Abel.

Because their love was worth the risk. Their love was the stuff of legend.

But the thing about legends is that they are cautionary tales. They are made of choices and mistakes. And for Abel and Evie, the artist and the muse, those mistakes come in the form of lights, camera, sex. 

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My Review
4.5 Stars

Wow, wow, wow. I can't believe I haven't read a Saffron Kent book yet. This has been on my radar for a while and I'm so glad I finally read it.
Evie and Abel are doomed from the start. They meet at such a young age but unfortunately everyone is against them being friends or even having a civil relationship. Yet, something pulls the two of them together. So they start sneaking around behind everyone's back and meeting in private. A deep friendship begins between the two and it slowly evolves into love. The road ahead is paved with disasters and heartbreak. 
The whole time I was reading this book I was an emotional mess, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop knowing it was going to happen at any time. 
This book is raw and the tale of the two falling in love is truly breathtaking. It was filled with angst and such beauty.
I can't wait to read more!

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