Review: Gods and Monsters by Saffron Kent

Reviewed by Ericka

I’ve only read two books by this author recently and this one is in a different ballpark than those. I didn’t really know what to expect of this story. It was darker and intense. It is a coming of age story that shows characters that are flawed and strong. The growth was probably my favorite part because I love to see how the characters move on from haunting pasts.

Able and Evie’s journey began when Evie was twelve. She was considered the town princess. Able was fourteen and the two developed a friendship. Able was everyone’s villain but Evie saw something else in him. Before I get more into the review I want to point out that this is not an exactly healthy relationship and there are some problematic situations. For these type of stories the writing saves the characters because it is interesting to see how they get out of certain situations and how it is made justifiable.

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Review: The Medicine Man by Saffron A. Kent

Reviewed by Ericka

This is my second book by this author and I love it more than I did the first time around. There are trigger warnings for mental illness.

After a crazy accident, Willow is admitted into Heartstone Psychiatric Hospital. It was an impulse decision that she regrets everyday. It causes her mom to worry for Willow’s safety and self being. Willow knows that she is different from all the females in her family. From her personality all the way down to the different eye color. The one thing that she inherited was her silver hair. Simon Blackwood is the new psychiatrist that is hired at Heartstone Psychiatric. His father is the founder of the hospital and it is implied that Simon would follow or be just like his father but the two of them couldn’t be anymore different. Willow awakens something in him that he thought was dead for a long time and it scares the hell out of him.

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Review: The Unrequited by Saffron A. Kent

Reviewed by Ericka

I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this story because it has a trope that I try to stay away from (Infidelity). This was recommended to me and I am so glad that I decided to give it a chance read for myself because this book really surprised me. 

Layla is a college student that is trying to start over. She hurt her family in the worst way which caused her mom to resent her and give her the ultimatum of leaving home with nothing or going to school far from where she lives with financial support. She distanced herself from everyone because she believes that her past will come to the surface and they will leave her like those that she loves. Layla then meets a guy that she feels drawn to. She feels as if he is just like her. Lonely, depressed, and needing something to feel alive. She follows him on campus for a few days and then discovers that he is actually her poetry professor. Thomas is a poet that is struggling with his marriage. He moved to the small town and took a teaching job just so he could save his marriage. He knows that things are bad and his wife is fading from him but he is willing to give up everything including his writing.

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