A review by her_little_library
Neon Gods, by Katee Robert

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

2.5

This book was basically just a boring, tame mafia AU retelling where the author knew the bare bones of the original myths and nothing more. It wasn't as sexy as I thought it would be, which is embarrassingly disappointing.
Spoiler The whole thing with Zeus' death felt way too rushed and empty, just like the rest of the book.
 Neon Gods totally suffers from "telling, not showing" (and when it is shown, it's different from how it was told). I absolutely do not believe Persephone when she says Olympus is full of poison because it's never actually shown????? Also, the fact that "fuck" was one of the only curse words outside the sex scenes (like, one per page) is hilarious to me. Sure, it's a quick read, but it was so devoid of anything that it was a waste.

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