My Rating ~ Four and a half Stars
RELEASE DATE: 25 August 2020
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Today is my tour stop for Rebel Gods, thanks to Hachette Australia!
Newbie gods Connor, Sally and Locky want to change the world, no biggie. When their first attempted miracle doesn’t quite go to plan, they find themselves at odds with their families, the media and each other. To make matters worse, they’re drawn into a centuries old conflict between the gods of Love and Fear that just might destroy the world they’re striving to make better.
Thank you to Hachette Australia for sending me a copy of Rebel Gods!
***Please note, as REBEL GODS is the second book in the series, there may be spoilers for book 1, MONUMENTS in my review!***
Now that friends Connor, Sally and Locky are Gods, they’ve found themselves with a difficult mission – find out where the Rebel Gods are hiding and find out how to destroy them. Although, Connor and Locky are keen to try their hand at a few small miracles along the way, like turning the lawn of a church spouting homophobic nonsense, into a rainbow flag. Sally is convinced the rebel gods need to be destroyed immediately, but Connor and Locky aren’t as convinced and want to give them the benefit of the doubt. As the internal struggle between the friends, and the bigger struggle to save the world, heats up, they’ll need to make some big choices – and hope they’re the right ones.
This book was just as fun as Monuments, maybe even more so! Connor and Locky are THE cutest couple, I honestly can’t get enough of them. These books have been so easy to read – the pacing is just right and the witty banter has had me laughing the whole way through. I also love the fact that both Locky and Connor have loving families they love back. Both of their mothers are alive and well and really add something to the story. I am so over YA books where the parents are not around or, if they are, the characters spend the entire time whinging about them. I mean, I know they’re teenagers, but still, it gets old really fast. I’m not usually a fan of superhero type stories, but the Monuments series keeps such a firm foot in reality and the characters’ relatable life, that it really works for me!
If you haven’t picked up this series yet, or if you enjoyed Monuments, I’d recommend giving them a try! I am freaking out a little though – is there going to be a third book?? THERE HAD BETTER BE A THIRD BOOK. You can’t leave us hanging like that Will!
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