Katee Robert: Neon Gods – Hype Buster Book Review #5

So Neon Gods have filled my Bookstagram feed in the previous couple of months and I loved the concept of the story, so I decided to get it for myseld when I visited London back in September.

Title: Neon Gods

Author: Katee Robert

Review: 🌕🌕🌕🌑🌑

Summary:

At the ultra-modern city of Olympus Persephone tries to escape the dark side of politics which is ruled by the Thirteen Houses. Her mother gives Persephone to Zeus to make the new Hera out of her, but Zeus has been famous for getting rid of his pervious wives with an ease. Persephone has no other choice than to flee to the dangerous and mysterious underground lead by Hades. He has been a myth for the upper city and Persephone, but the two of them quickly for not just an alliance against Zeus, but perhaps love also follows their steps.

What did I like?

This book was easy to read. There were no big plot twist or mind games, the focus was on Hades’ and Persephone’s relationship and therefore I would recommend it as a beach read. It’s perfect to chill, look forward to the next chapter and even get a little steamy at some parts.

So what caught me for the first time about this book was the creative concept behind it. I love to read sci-fi books and I also love greek mythology so the combination of the two drove me insane. The greek elements were used well throughout the story, so well done on that.

What I didn’t like?

I expected too much from this book and it didn’t live up to the hype in my eyes. It was just way too simple in every aspect. The plot wasn’t intense, the characters were pretty basic and it missed out so much opportunity with showing us the world. That’s probably my biggest pain point. I picked up this book specifically for the world and I was so disappointed. It felt like this whole scenario could have happened anywhere. This plot didn’t need to be in this world, the only connections were the names.

Who do I recommend it to?

To people who want to get into steamy dark romance novels.

Also I’m telling you it’s more enjoyable as beach read, especially if you like complex books with twisty plots and well created characters.

And roll into it with low expectations, you might enjoy it more that way.

Thank you for reading my Hype Buster review, if you are interested in what other books I’ve read that has been all over Bookstagram click here to see those blog posts.


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