[Review] Angry God

Release Date: 15 Feb 2020

Name: Angry God
Author: L.J. Shen
Series: All Saints High #3 | Standalone
Genre: Young Adult | Dark Romance | Bully
Pages: 384
Rating: ★★★★★

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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.

But if we were silver, Vaughn Spencer was gold. If we were good, he was brilliant. And when we shone? He gleamed with the force of a thousand suns, charring everything around him.

How could the son of Vicious Spencer be anything less than a cold-hearted bastard that I would easily give my life for? Answer: the limit does not exist. I love nothing more than a solid enemies to lover trope but even more, I literally only breathe for tragic dark boys who are only soft for their love interests. Who will burn down the entire world and piss on it if someone either hurts or honestly even attempts to look at their love. Essentially, the men who completely shit on feminism and I’d never go for in real life. Except if they were Vaughn Spencer. Or Vicious Spencer. I am a dumpster rat basically for the Spencer men and I don’t care who knows it.

Let me be real with you, this is the third time I’ve read this book this year.

Vaughn is so wrapped up in his own insecurities and anger and childhood trauma and its devastating at times to read (and and and). I love how he is an artist, despite his demeanor (though I suppose all artists may have a bit of a dark side), and that he sculpted. Like, thank you LJS for creating a strong male character who is artistic, and not like basic artistic. Vaughn is a genius, on so many levels. His slow progression from angry and closed off to protective and loving while maintaining some of his darkness is just, ah *chefs kiss*.

Lenora. Oh you are such a bad bitch and it’s so much fun to see you knock Vaughn to his ass when he deserves it. She manages to stay so grounded even though her father is a giant rotting pimple and her sister is, well, Poppy. I don’t know how to explain her more. You must read. Lenny is so raw and full of snark and the banter between these two actually cleared my face of all impurities. It was everything I needed.

I loved getting a glimpse at Vicious and Emilia as parents and even more so seeing Vicious’s fierce protection of his son. Man. The Feels™. And then the soft moments between him and Emilia after they find out what their son has been through. Dear Prophet Elvis, I could live on these two for the rest of my life. I loved seeing Knight again but also meeting Hunter and his complete disaster of a life. Anyways. Read this. Well actually, read the Sinners of Saint series, meet the parents, then read All Saints High. Get the full experience. Get Vicious (I clearly don’t have a favorite). Oh, and then follow it all with the Boston Belles series. All LJS men are winners.

Quality Quotables

“It was like God had carved him differently, paid extra attention to detail while creating him. His cheekbones were sharper than scalpel blades, his eyes the palest shade of blue in nature, his hair the inkiest black. He was so white I could see the veins under his skin, but his mouth was red as fresh blood—warm, alive, and deceiving.”

“Because my dad told me good girls like bad boys, and I’m bad. Really bad.” (Vicious being the badass demon dad I knew he would be)

“I wasn’t going to use her services, unless her lips counted as service when they wrapped around my cock every night.”

“I pushed the door open, hoping to find her working or reading or converting to a religion where she could only have sex with people named Vaughn Spencer.”

“If we keep this going, and something happens, goodbye would be too much to take. I already want to rip the world apart when someone else touches you.”

“Because, Lenora Astalis, this is love. It’s always been love. Love with many masquerade masks, twisted turns, and ugly truths.”

..I’ll stop quoting the whole book now so maybe there is something left for you to clutch your heart over.

*me, needing a hug from Paul Wesley when this book was over because..reasons.*

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