“There are no bargains between gods and mortals” –Angry God
While every book in the All Saints High series is wonderful, L.J. Shen hit her stride with the perfect finish in Angry God. The lovechild of a psychological, twisted romance and a dark revenge plot, Angry God is the story that won’t leave you alone even after you’ve finished reading it.
Lenore (Lenny) is an artist who is determined to win herself the coveted scholarship at a prestigious art school in England. Vaughn is equally determined to get that same scholarship, and beating Lenny is just an added benefit. Like his father, Vicious, Vaughn doesn’t play by the rules, he owns them. What Lenny doesn’t realize is that by having feelings for Vaughn, she becomes entwined in his story that goes back to when they were both kids. Angry God isn’t a typical light-hearted romance. Angry God has depth, nuance, and some very dark themes, so consider this your trigger warning.
This way of storytelling is one of my favorites. On the surface, Angry God is both dark, a bit sinister, and delightfully delicious. As the pages turn, the plot thickens, the storyline stretches to encompass more twists, more depth, and more heart-wrenching feelings. If there is one thing I love in a good story is having two strong main characters. Lenny and Vaughn are two of the strongest characters I’ve ever met. Their love story is a battle of the wills. Angry God is the equivalent of a masterful game of chess combined with an expertly woven plot by L.J. Shen.
The entire All Saints High series is now available on Kindle Unlimited. If you find yourself in need of more reading material L.J. Shen also has the Sinners of Saint series which tie into the All Saints High series. I recommend reading them all! Angry God has made my list for one of the best reads of the year!