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In the Land of Gods and Monsters – Part Two

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More monstrously good darkness from Carmen Jenner – 5 stars

Picking up a few days after the end of “Gods & Monsters Part One”, this hits the ground running, not slowing down until you hit the end, falling over the edge of one almighty cliff-hanger. I can’t wait until the final part releases so that I can continue the tumble straight into it’s pages and complete this wonderful story.

I so really want to write an in-depth review of this book, examining all the little nuances of the story, all the surprises it holds in store, all the reveals, unanswered questions and arising suspicions. However that would mean giving away too much of the plot, it would mean revealing spoilers and it would mean you don’t go in blind. So to give you allow you the same roller coaster ride I took I’m keeping this deliberately vague. The enjoyment of this book is in not knowing what will happen to Pet, is in not knowing who the hero(es) and villains are and is in not knowing if she will ever truly find herself again.

There are some new faces added to the mix, some you will love, a few you will dislike and others you may even hate. All of them touch Pet’s life in some way, leading her to the path she eventually chooses to take. There’s not a lot more I can say, at least not without spoiling the plot, but I can tell you that I found this to be an absolutely gripping read. Once I’d picked it up I didn’t want to put it down again until it was finished. Whilst this didn’t have as much darkness from non-con and dub-con as #1 did, the mental and emotional struggles of Pet, and others, ensured it retained that sharp edge of danger.

I had only one smallish criticism, and that was based around her fiance. The word ‘cliche’ sprang to mind, I might be wrong (I’ll find out when book #3 releases) but that story line felt unnecessary and very trite. However it was all of a paragraph or two in what was otherwise an absolutely amazing follow up to the fabulous first instalment.

If you’ve read book #1 then you will definitely want to read this book. If you haven’t read the first book, and you love a dark romance, then you need to read them both. ASAP!

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Blurb

Part two in the Gods and Monsters Series.

In the land of gods and monsters, she was set free.
Left, lost, forgotten.
Cast out of the only world she remembers, Pet now answers to a new name—victim.
Ares walked away without a backward glance and left her desperate for safety, desire, and the freedom she found in his cruel touch.
But in the end, Pet discovers nothing is ever free.

* In the Land of Gods and Monsters, Part Two, may contain triggers for some readers.

Ratings

5 stars – This is a book I will not forget and would definitely read again.

4 stars – I really enjoyed this book, I might not read it again but I would definitely recommend it to others.

3 stars – This story was good but either forgettable or just very typical of its genre.

2 stars – Whilst the book was readable I either didn’t enjoy parts of the plot or just could not connect to the main characters.

1 star – This is a book I simply could not finish for reasons listed in the review.

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