Gods and Monsters by Saffron A Kent

Posted March 13, 2018 by Debbie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Genres: Coming of Age, Family Life, Romance
Format: eBook

Gods and Monsters


Saffron A Kent

3.5 Stars

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.

  “only monsters love this way: crazily, insanely, madly. Like there’s no tomorrow. Like the world is ending. Like their heart would burst with all the painful love they feel inside that tiny organ. We’re both monsters, then.”   

~ My Thoughts ~

What I have come to love about Saffron A. Kent is knowing that when I open the pages to get lost inside the world this author created, I am always met with a passionate, solid, thought-provoking story.

Gods and Monsters showcases that.

“I’m not afraid of monsters. I never was and I never will be. I always thought every monster has a story, and turns out, I was right.”

I fell in love with the passion of Evie and Able.  It was impossible not to.  Hidden within their beautiful, brutal, thought-provoking tale of young love is the story of compassion, family, self-worth and self-destruction.  Consumed by their growing friendship and love, Evie and Able share are the truths of the past, the judgment people feel entitled to and the blame set upon innocent victims.

The story focuses on finding one’s true meaning and having the courage to embrace it. The fear that your secrets will revealed.  The desperation of separation, the truth of worship and the demise of unconditional love.  The struggles are written with such deep desperation.  The intimacy is written with such raw and realistic intensity.  The development of the characters was written beautifully and as time passes you see the growth and emotional development.

Gods and Monsters explores the truth of believing.  It opens up the minds of the young and showcases the deep-seated roots of the adults.  It brings to light that not all that has been beaten into our minds is right for everyone.  It opens up the mind, gives intriguing dialogue that will have you wondering and rounds it out with well constructed characters, various emotions and hope for the future.  Even it the future is one you never realized was what you wanted and where you belong.


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