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Four by Sara Cate Review

Title: Four

Author: Sara Cate

First published April 22, 2021

310 pages, Kindle Edition

Rating: 3.78

Overview

Sara Cate’s novel Four is a gripping tale of love, loss, and revenge. After her family is brutally taken from her by a monster, the protagonist finds herself with nothing but her own strength to hold onto.

With her father’s dying words ringing in her ears, she sets out to find Silas Black, hoping he can help her get the revenge she craves. But what she finds is much more complicated than she ever imagined.

Silas is a tortured soul, and his sons are just as broken. One hates her, one desires her, and Silas wants to save her.

As she becomes more entangled in their lives, she must navigate the dangerous waters of love and revenge. Will she be able to keep a cool head, or will her desire for vengeance be her downfall?

Find out in Four, a dark reverse harem romance that will leave you breathless.

About the Author

Meet Sara Cate, a talented author whose books will leave you breathless. With a focus on steamy romance and irresistible book boyfriends, Sara’s writing covers a wide range of themes, but her specialty lies in taboo and age gap romances.

One thing is for sure – her work is packed with passion and emotion.

When she’s not crafting gripping stories, Sara enjoys spending time with her family in sunny Arizona. Whether she’s reading, writing, or whipping up something delicious in the kitchen, Sara is always pursuing her creative passions.

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Editoral Review

Sara Cate’s debut novel, Four, is a thought-provoking and emotionally rich exploration of love, loss, and redemption. Released on April 22, 2021, the novel captures the essence of the contemporary young adult fiction genre with its captivating storyline, relatable characters, and themes that resonate with readers of all ages.

The story at the heart of Four revolves around four high school seniors – Lucas, Darcy, Jordan, and Leena- who are forced to reckon with the reality of their lives after a traumatic experience changes everything. Through their journey of self-discovery, the novel delves deep into themes of friendship, romance, grief, and mental health, as the four protagonists grapple with their personal demons and attempt to navigate the complexities of growing up.

Cate’s writing is strikingly beautiful and evocative, capturing the moods and emotions of her characters with visceral clarity. The setting of the novel, a small town in Georgia, is lovingly rendered, and the author’s attention to detail lends the story a distinctly authentic feel.

The characters are well-drawn and multi-dimensional, with distinct personalities and realistic struggles that make them feel like real people, rather than mere archetypes. At its core, Four is a story about the resilience of the human spirit, and Cate handles this theme with sensitivity and grace.

The novel offers a searing portrayal of the impact of trauma on young lives, and explores the ways in which young people can harness their pain to find hope and healing. The themes of mental illness and self-harm are handled with sensitivity and care, and the author’s willingness to tackle such difficult subjects is commendable.

Despite its many strengths, Four is not without its flaws. The novel’s pacing can be sluggish at times, and some of the secondary characters are not as well-developed as the protagonists.

Additionally, some of the dialogue can feel stilted and contrived, especially in the earlier portions of the book. That being said, Four is a highly engaging and emotionally moving novel that is well worth the read.

Fans of contemporary YA fiction will find much to love in Cate’s debut, and the novel is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever struggled with the complexities of adolescence. Overall, Four is a stellar debut from an author with a bright future ahead of her.

With its compelling storyline, relatable characters, and gorgeous prose, Four is a must-read for anyone who loves well-crafted contemporary fiction. The novel offers a poignant and heartfelt exploration of the human experience, and is sure to leave a lasting impression on its readers.

For these reasons, we at the Washington Post highly recommend this book, and give it a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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