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2023 book review: god of malice

God of Malice by Rina Kent

New Adult Dark Romance, Blackthorn Books 2022, 443 pages

What I Didn’t Like:

  • Some aspects of Killian. There were a few points in the book where Killian’s thoughts or actions went too far. We know he doesn’t feel emotions the way others do, but sometimes it was so extreme that it was almost too tough to read.
  • The twist was a little predictable. Not every aspect of it, but one big aspect. It didn’t take away from the story, but this was the first of Rina’s books that i’ve foreseen the twist so that was a little shocking to me.

What I Did Like:

  • This is a dual POV story, However the first 5 chapters we are in Glyndon(FMC) head completely. This was such an interesting way to start a dual POV, and it was so necessary, in my opinion. This really allowed us to learn all about Glyndon, and get a real insight into how her mind works, which was crucial to the story.
  • The way that Mental illness and Suicide are addressed in this. Both to different extents, and both by different characters. At one point there is a perfectly written monologue by Glyndon that really explains what helped her off the ledge, literally, and the reader can feel the pain and the relief in her. 
  • The way that Rina manages to setup not just one couple or situation, but an entire series worth. She grabs onto you and within the first 100 pages you are in love with all the characters and you want to know more about each of them and why they do things, and what they are doing. All of her side characters have main character energy and I know that’s because she sets up for multiple books, but it’s wonderful and amazes me how well she manages to do this in every series/standalone she has.

Who Should Read This One:

  • Fans of dark romance would love this one. Check your content/trigger warnings before starting as this book has many.

My Rating: 4 stars 

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