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Gods & Monsters

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  2,799 ratings  ·  678 reviews
He was an artist. She was his muse.

To everyone in town, Abel Adams was the devil's spawn, a boy who never should have been born. A monster.

To twelve year-old Evie Hart, he was just a boy with golden hair, soft t-shirts and a camera. A boy who loved taking her picture and sneaking her chocolates before dinner. A boy who made her feel special.

Despite her family's warnings, s
ebook, 1st Edition, 416 pages
Published February 22nd 2018 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published February 18th 2018)
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Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
"Every day I fucking drown in you and I don’t wanna come up for air."

Don't read this review.
Especially don't read this review if you plan on picking up this book in the future.

However, if you do plan on reading this review - I will hide the spoilers, but that will not take away from the fact that I am going to be addressing a very important issue in today's reader society. Specifically, that which occurs in the New Adult / Romance genre.

→ Some of you will agree.
→ Some of you will choose
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2! Gods & Monsters (stand-alone). A secret friendship & forbidden love as two star crossed lovers grow up in a small religious town with no room for extra-ordinary!

“Or maybe he’s always been a monster who looks like a god. Because only monsters love this way, crazily, insanely, madly.”

Gods & Monsters (stand-alone) is a coming of age-tale following a god-fearing girl & a boy they refer to as a monster.

Evangeline Elizabeth Hart, Evie aka Pixie met her town’s outc
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Those are just SOME of the words that come to mind when I think of Abel and Evie's love journey. WARNING: If you are looking for a "hearts and flowers" love story that's safe, this story is NOT for you..

Gods & Monsters is about love in all of it's stages. It's not all happy and it's not all perfect. It might just bring you out of your comfort zone, it might not. But what it will do is bring you on a journey of imperfect l
Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥

This is one of the hardest reviews I've ever had to write. I thought about Gods & Monsters for days after reading it. Never have I had this much difficulty deciding how I felt about a book. I'm still not sure I know. I've been desperately trying to figure out how to articulate my feelings about it, so that maybe you guys could get some sense of them in my review without winding up as confused as I am. Lol Here goes nothing!

Abel Adams' parents are a local legend in their hometown. His parents
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GODS & MONSTERS: is a standalone, full length, New Adult romance novel by Saffron A. Kent. In this we meet Evangeline aka Evie Hart & Abel Adams.

I’m not afraid of monsters. Not even when I was little and my mom used to say that if I ate chocolate before dinner, the monster under my bed would come get me. So, when I was five decided that if I ever met a monster, I’d give him a piece of my choral ate and tell him to stop trying to be scary.

This starts off with twelve year old Evie, the
Bookworm Extraordinaire
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing


I had previously read THE UNREQUITED by this author a while back and LOVED it. So when I saw she had a new book being released I pretty much broke my finger hitting the request button. And again history has repeated itself. I LOVED this one as well. Did it blow me away as much as THE UNREQUITED did? Well not QUITE as much, no. But it was still a fantastic read.

description~WRITING - PLOT - PACE~
The writing was phenomenal. The pace (for the most part) was perfect. The plot was engaging. It was well develop
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
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4 stars!!!


Gods & Monsters is my first Saffron Kent book, and she wow’d me with her writing. Seriously, this woman can write! I am so impressed. I absolutely loved the writing style, and I want to go back and read her other books asap!

This is the story of first love. Able Adams and Evie Hart first meet when they are just kids. They become friends, and with time, fall in love. Because of Abel’s parents, he is the town’s ‘monster’. Their town is very traditional and that’s just the way it is.
Rachel (LoverofTBR)
4.5 ‘a princess for a monster’ 🌟

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Kalank with English translation provided in the linked video!

These lyrics when they are talking about love always plays with my heartstrings! And it connects me to Abel and Pixie’s story is an indescribable way since their love story was doomed from the start by the people in their town who didn’t understand the passion and purity of their love.

Duniya ki nazron mein yeh rog hai
In the eyes of the world, it is like a disease
Ho jinko
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
First of all, that cover tho…

I’m gonna say that it was a great representation of Abel. He was absolutely yummy and that cover was just the cherry on top of his delicious sundae.

I haven’t read anything from Saffron A. Kent before and while I ponder why this is a fact, I realize that I’ll definitely be reading more of her in the future. Why? Because I can tell that this book is going to strike up much debate and controversy in the romance reader community.

I don’t read reviews of a book until I’ve
~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
*2.5 stars*

This is the story of Abel and Evie. They meet when he’s 14 and she’s 12. She’s the town princess and he’s the monster child of two people that shouldn’t have been together.

The first half of this book was great! I loved seeing their relationship and them grow. They go from childhood friends to lovers. They fought so hard for their love, hiding their feelings from the people that wouldn’t understand. I was so connected to them during this portion of the book, I couldn’t stop reading.
**ARC provided by Saffron A. Kent in exchange for my honest review.**

This is the story of Edie, a sweet loving girl who sees good everywhere. This is also the story of Abel, a lonely boy trying not to be the monster people think he is. When they fall in love people aren't happy but they choose each other over everyone else.

“One day I’m gonna kiss you in front of the whole world and if they don’t like it then fuck them.”

The Unrequited was one of my top five books I read last year so when I sa
5 "You be mine and I’ll be yours" stars!

𝐒𝐨𝐧𝐠 : Gods & Monsters ⋆ Lana Del Rey.

'No one should be made to hide their love. No one. It’s too pure, too beautiful to ever keep hidden.'

*inhale, exhale* there’s just a lotta love from me for this one but namely for the Romeo & Juliet akin star-crossed lovers that’ll always stay with me. my love for this one is also due to the tempestuous but undeniably intoxicating relationship that that kind of love almost always elicits. said love and behaviour may b
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Before I begin this review, let me just say that when I read a story, I go by on HOW the book made me feel through it all. Did I feel anger, joy or just plain ol happiness because I loved everything about it? Did my heart skip a beat because one of the characters did something that was so swoon worthy , it ultimately set the bar for future book boyfriends? Or did my heart shatter in the process between the halfway mark and there was no turning back because the plot twist left you a bro
Oh man, what a book! Lol! I don’t even know what to say regarding this one! From the beginning I was hooked and then the story went in a direction I wasn’t sure I wanted to continue. The thing is... this couple dragged me into their anger, their passion, and their toxic love! ( believe me their love is toxic; but it’s also all consuming with them against the world!)

I think this is one of those stories that you either love or hate! I’m a total sucker for the possessive, co-dependent kind of love.
⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
This one's gonna be good, I got a tad excited when I saw the sign up..........

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Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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Here's another overdue book review for your viewing displeasure. I just realized I read this on Valentine's Day. Ha! No wonder my husband didn't get any play!!!

I wanted to read Gods and Monsters immediately. First, dat cover . . . .

He makes me want to bend it like Beckham!!!!

Second, dat title which noted below had me all like . . . .

And third, dat - okay, that’s just not me I can’t do it anymore - THAT synopsis which was so v
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 big bang stars

Go to my blog Readin' Under Street-Lamps for the whole review because honestly it got a little longer than I'd anticipated lol

I have always said this, and I’ll always say this every time someone asks me why I choose to read over everything else- it’s because books change my perspective on the world. How I see it, how I perceive it, how it affects me- books have been the biggest influence. And every once in a while, you come across that one book that really does so. You look at
Olga therebelreader
I was blown away and hooked from the beginning!! I just loved this book!! Without giving too much away, the chemistry between Abel and Evie sizzles, but this is more than just a smut-fest. Seeing their relationship develop and unfold over time was simply a joy to read. These two are some of the most compelling characters that I've read. Abel comes storming into her life and gives her no choice but to become friends with him. He does some of the sweetest, most thoughtful things that totally had m ...more

RATING: 2 'Pixie & Abel' Hearts!

When a boy with enough heat to burn the sun falls in love with a girl, he torches the whole world.

Gods & Monsters in one of those stories that consistently holds us captivated as events unfold, before it takes an unexpected turn and we’re left slightly confused and wondering “what happened”.

This is the big bang. This is how boys with golden hair and angry expressions crash into your life. This is how stars collide and worlds are made. This is
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
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4.5 Stars

This third book from Saffron A. Kent is nothing like her previous books and I love that. I had no idea what to expect from Gods & Monsters and I’m certain that’s why it was such a wonderful surprise and I really enjoyed it.
This coming of age story has everything. Especially a plot that resonates with people, strong and flawed characters. Both equally well developed and just kept unfolding as the story progressed.

Abel and Evie aka Pixie. I loved everything about them. How their story be
Sep 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Tianna✸loves books✸
Let me say that at first I was very excited to read this book. The cover, the blurb everything sounded good.

But then I came across Alex's review. And I became cautious.
Still I wanted to see how bad this book is. Blame my curiosity. But damn man, the book is ..just...vile. It's some kind of teenage porn.

The hero works as a photographer for filming porn videos. He HIDES this from the heroine. Only after they are married does he tells her.
Even though it is said that he loves her intensely. I felt Z
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
*** 3.75 Stars ***

*ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review

*Slight spoilers ahead

This book started out great. It was a forbidden friends-to-lovers story told by one of my favorite authors. Abel and Evie's story was addictive. It was obsessive and passionate. I loved it but I also didn't. I originally gave this a 4 Star rating but after thinking about it, it had more problems than I originally thought.

Fair warning: This book is problematic. Intensely problematic. Able a
Melanie A. *mostly on hiatus*
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
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4 SOLID stars!
It's not the judgment of others we should be worried about.
First, I have to say that if you like your romance served up in a pretty parfait cup with whip cream and sprinkles on top, you won't like this book. If you are interested in tragically flawed characters, unconventional plots, and an author who has something to say, you might just like this one as much as I did.

When Evie is 12 years old, Abel moves in next door with his uncle. Her mother warns her to stay away
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Saffron's writing is MAGIC.

What I love:
~Unpredictable story. I read a lot. The last thing I want is a predictable story with cliche characters. Saffron keeps me on the edge of my seat.
~Characters. #AbelIsMyGod. Seriously. I LOVE Abellllll!!! He was mistreated by everyone for the sins of his parents, and I wanted to crawl into the book to hug him and protect him from the world. I love how he loved Pixie.
~Writing. Saffron Kent's writing is MAGIC. She sucks me in with her
Laura Lee
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gods and Monsters
By: Saffron Kent
5 Outstanding Stars!!!

I’ve read Saffron Kent’s previous 2 books and watched her grow in her writing from A War like Ours to The Unrequited. She bloomed in The Unrequited and fully blossomed in Gods and Monsters! I can honestly say that with her writing as beautiful as it is in Gods and Monsters, this author has found her groove. Stay on this path because only good things can come from it!!!

Evie Hart has always been different, never wearing shoes, always in her tr
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it

Saffron A Kent is bold.
Saffron A Kent will push her readers out of their comfort zones.
Saffron A Kent doesn't write to please, she conveys what she really has in her heart without any filter.

And these qualities are what make her standout. These are the qualities that will make you love her even though she writes the most unconventional love stories, EVER!

Gods & Monsters, like Kent's other works, is a literary win. Though I have to be honest, reading this was not easy. "Not easy" because Abel
Tia Louise
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"When a boy with enough heat to burn the sun falls in love with a girl, he torches the whole world."

Sexy, sweet, smoldering, heart breaking, true love... this book has it all!

Evie/Pixie's strong voice immediately drew me in. She's such a perfectly conceived young character. I loved her innocence, her addiction to Toblerone, her open heart. And I hated her evil, pinching mother--grrr!

Able is a great romantic hero. Branded by society as a "monster," he's damaged and wounded and sexy and so p
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
2.5 ★'s

Straight up, I wasn't going to read this book...but I was too curious. So, I did something I rarely do and read some friend's reviews and all it took was seeing the work "angst" and I was in! However, I wasn't exactly excited because some the reviews weren't that good and had me a bit worried.

I do have to say that Saffron A. Kent has a way with words even if sometimes it's a bit awkward, she knows how to make the story flow.

Evie and Abel see each other when he moves to her small town a
Faith Andrews
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's pretty obvious that when you pick up a book by Saffron A. Kent, you'll be blown away. As is the case with her two previous novels, Gods & Monsters solidified this author as an artistic genius.

Capturing the heartbreaking angst of young, forbidden love, Saffron kicks it up a notch by adding taboo elements that only deepen the readers' curiosity and tighten that hold until you just can't stop reading.

"Our love is the stuff of legend."

There is no better way to describe the connection Evie an
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Writer of bad romances. Lana Del Rey of the Book World.

Saffron A. Kent is a USA Today Bestselling Author of Contemporary and New Adult romance.

She has an MFA in Creative Writing and she lives in New York City with her nerdy and supportive husband, along with a million and one books.

She also blogs. Her musings related to life, writing, books and everything in between can be found in her JOURNAL on

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“I don’t think that monsters are all bad or evil, actually. I think what they have is a story,” 4 likes
“Why is it so easy for people to hate but not to understand? Why is it so easy to judge and conclude but not to take a second to listen? Probably because they are afraid of realizing how similar they are to the things they hate. How similar they are to the monsters they are so fucking afraid of.” 1 likes
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