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Neon Gods, by Katee Robert

25 reviews

gkerstetter's review

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dark emotional mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

I was looking for a good Persephone and Hades story and saw this. I knew nothing going into this book and it was much more spicy than I expected. That being said I throughly enjoyed it and read the whole book in one night (I did stay up till 2:00am to finish it). There were a few grammatical errors and typos but they did not interrupt the story. 

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abbylee28's review

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challenging dark emotional tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5


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buckaroo97's review

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dark tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0


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looseleafellie's review

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This adult romance modern Hades and Persephone retelling has Persephone fleeing to Olympus’s Lower City to escape a marriage to Zeus. There, she makes a bargain with Hades: he’ll keep her safe for the winter, and then she’ll escape Olympus for good. But the growing feelings between them make Persephone second-guess her plans …

I assumed this would be a fantasy romance, but it’s more of a dystopia. There isn’t much magic, but the system of government in the city of Olympus is set up to mimic the gods of Mount Olympus, which was super interesting to me.

I thought Persephone and Hades had great physical chemistry — it helps that Hades is a consent king! Unfortunately, the romance felt too insta-love-y for me. After a few days together, Hades was like, “this woman has changed my life!” and I just didn’t buy that. I also felt the general pacing was a bit wonky.

Overall, I would recommend this book if you’re looking for spice with the flavor of an interesting world and the hurt/comfort trope, but not so much if you’re looking for a tight plot or slow-burn angst.

Spice level: Graphic

CWs: Emotional abuse, sexual harassment, gun violence, blood, eating disorder, mention of parent death.

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arianna_99's review

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emotional lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

Spoiler I liked it but, come on, how is it possibile that they are in love after just a month? And after a day they are already f*cking like they know each other from ever.

I would have loved this book if it wasn't so unrealistic, but it deserves 5 stars undoubtedly

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venetiana's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25


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alanafiuza's review

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relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? N/A
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

2.0

Writing style ★★★
Worldbuilding ★★
Characters ★★
Romance ★★
Smut ★★★

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strawberrybex's review

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fast-paced

4.0

um 😳 this was good. the vibe of like. this is a fucked up sexy scenario but also it’s explicitly clear that these are consensual encounters and there isn’t a power imbalance is soooooo good. um. i had a good time. 

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zivaxreads's review

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dark medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5


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izzyperez_7's review

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dark emotional tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

2.5

I have to admit, when I read some reviews that this retelling didn’t really follow the original mythology, I was kind of disappointed but I was surprised on how much I actually liked political system Katee Robert created. It adds a new perspective and it’s a fun way to reimagine the “gods”. 

As for the characters and the spicy bits... it was meh. Like the scenes were hot and Persephone and Hades were cute but it definitely had that “insta-love” feel and some of the sex scenes can definitely feel like they’re for specific people. Very much, if you’re not into the public sex kink, you might be super into those moments. 

I’m rating this a 2.5 because while I thought the reimagined political system in Olympus was fun, the characters didn’t do much for me and the spicy parts felt tailored to those who actually appreciate the kink. 

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