A review by cocpop_reads
Neon Gods, by Katee Robert

funny hopeful tense 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


I’m not going to lie, I should have read this book when it first came out and not after seeing so many reviews. Because I feel like I read this book with a bias against it and that affected how I read it.

I enjoyed the book. I’m a sucker for  Persephone and Hades, and I loved the sprinkles of the original story in this.

SpoilerI absolutely hated Hades development at the end. The fact that he couldn’t kill Zeus off the bat just seemed so out of character for any depiction of Hades. I understand that they’re not truly gods in this book, and are very human (thus human characteristic) but how Zeus died didn’t feel satisfying.

2.5/5 on the spice scale. I was expecting the smut to be hotter than it really was. Yes there is exhibitionism in this, but the sex scenes just felt very watered down. My personal preference is more descriptive scenes even if that means fewer scenes overall. But for a book that’s promoted as being very smutty, it was a let down.

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