#FridayReview Angry God and Broken Knight by @lj_shen #pageturner #bookreview #dark #contemporary

Hi All…

It’s Good Friday today, what a difference a year has made. Last year I was enjoying my newborn, shopping for the girls easter dresses for church and groceries for a Sunday feast. Now I don’t even feel comfortable leaving the house because me and the girls are asthmatic. Practicing safe distancing is a must for me and the family.

Hope everyone is keeping safe.

Last week I derailed a little instead of reading Angry God by L. J. Shen, I read another book of hers Broken Knight. So, this week I am catching up by doing a double review.

See my thoughts below.


Broken Knight

Not all love stories are written the same way. Ours had torn chapters, missing paragraphs, and a bittersweet ending.

Luna Rexroth is everyone’s favorite wallflower. 
Underneath the meek, tomboy exterior everyone loves (yet pities) is a girl who knows exactly what, and who, she wants—namely, the boy from the treehouse who taught her how to curse in sign language. 
Who taught her how to laugh. 
To live. 
To love. 

Knight Cole is everyone’s favorite football hero. 
This daredevil hell-raiser could knock you up with his gaze alone, but he only has eyes for the girl across the street: Luna. 
But Luna is not who she used to be. She doesn’t need his protection anymore. 
When life throws a curveball at All Saints’ golden boy, he’s forced to realize not all knights are heroes. 
Sometimes, the greatest love stories flourish in tragedy.

Broken Knight is a addictive, tear-jerking and emotional read.

I could not put this book down, it had me from the first chapter. Broken Knight is well written and L.J. did a great job building the relationship between Luna and Knight. It touches on a hard subject that is difficult for anyone to deal with.

Luna’s and Knight’s relationship seemed complex. Knight the ever protector and Luna always willing to receive. There was no give and take between them, just one-sided. This made me dislike Luna at the beginning.

Luna has her own struggles that she needed to overcome and hindsight I can see that Luna needed to ensure that she was mentally ready to be with Knight.

Knight knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. How long will he keep pushing for something/someone who doesn’t want you back. Knight has many things coming at him all at once and doesn’t really know how to handle it.

The sub-characters play an intricate role in the story. Rosie and Dean their struggles and how it directly affects Knight. The Hot Holes are all up in this one. If you haven’t read any of those books it’s ok. L.J. does a great job giving a glimpse into Rosie and Dean’s relationship. I didn’t read it myself but believe me I want to read it now.

Overall I enjoyed this book.

Angry God

Vaughn Spencer. 
They call him an angry god. 
To me, he is nothing but a heartless prince. 
His parents rule this town, its police, every citizen and boutique on Main Street. 
All I own is a nice, juicy grudge against him for that time he almost killed me. 
Between hooking up with a different girl every weekend, breaking hearts, noses and rules, Vaughn also finds the time to bully little ole’ me. 
I fight back, tooth and nail, never expecting him to chase me across the ocean after we graduate high school. 
But here he is, living with me in a dark, looming castle on the outskirts of London. 
A fellow intern. A prodigal sculptor. A bloody genius. 
They say this place is haunted, and it is. 
Carlisle Castle hides two of our most awful secrets. 
Vaughn thinks he can kill the ghosts of his past, but what he doesn’t know? It’s my heart he’s slaying. 

Angry God is poignant page-turner.

Vaughn Spencer is an ass in every sense of the word. He believes that the world revolves around him and what he wants he gets. Everything and everyone around him is a pawn and he uses them to get what he wants.

Angry God is a page-turner with many twist and turns. You are not sure whether to like or dislike Vaughn. L.J. keeps you guessing about Vaughn. Is he really the man he portrays to be or is their a better man lurking behind the hard facade?

Angry God is well written and invokes many different emotions. At one point I became angry and I cried, really cried. I had to put it down and step away for a while. I am itching to go into more details but I don’t want to ruin the book.

Overall I loved this book; it’s a captivating, dark, sad, and haunting read.

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