Title: Neon Gods
Author: Katee Robert
First published June 1, 2021
380 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9781728231730 (ISBN10: 1728231736)
The city of Olympus is a glittering metropolis, but it’s a dangerous place to live. Persephone Dimitriou, a young and wealthy society darling, is tired of the backstabbing politics of the Thirteen Houses and wants to start over somewhere else.
Unfortunately, her mother has other plans and arranges an engagement to Zeus, the powerful figurehead of the city. Feeling trapped and with no options left, Persephone turns to the forbidden undercity and strikes a deal with the elusive Hades, a man she once thought was a myth.
As she discovers a new and exciting world, Hades finds himself drawn to her in ways he never expected. But with Olympus itself standing in their way, Hades and Persephone must fight to keep their love alive, no matter the cost.
In Neon Gods, Katee Robert weaves a dark and seductive tale of love and danger that will leave you breathless.
About the Author
Meet Katee Robert, the talented author behind the captivating spicy romance novels that have sold over two million copies. With her writing being described as “unspeakably hot” by Entertainment Weekly, it’s easy to see why she’s a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.
Katee resides in the Pacific Northwest with her loving husband, children, a cat who believes he’s a dog, and two Great Danes who think they’re lap dogs. Don’t miss out on the chance to receive exclusive bonus content by signing up for her newsletter today!
Neon Gods by Katee Robert is a thrilling page-turner that delivers on all fronts. Robert has written several books in the romance genre but Neon Gods is her first foray into urban fantasy.
The book was first published on June 1, 2021, by Sourcebooks Casablanca, and has already garnered a lot of attention from readers and critics alike. The story is set in the fictional city of Olympus and revolves around the lives of two warring mafia families – the Perseus and the Castor.
The Perseus family is led by Ariadne, a cunning, smart, and ruthless woman who would do anything to protect her family’s interests. The Castor family, on the other hand, is led by Theseus, a charismatic and powerful leader who is determined to take down the Perseus family and establish himself as the sole ruler of Olympus.
The plot takes a dramatic turn when the young daughter of the Perseus family, Serenity, falls in love with Theseus. Seeing this as an opportunity to weaken the Perseus family, Theseus reciprocates Serenity’s feelings and the two start a secret affair.
The book is told from the perspectives of both Serenity and Theseus, giving the reader a glimpse into their innermost thoughts and desires. Robert’s writing is fast-paced, action-packed, and filled with steamy romance scenes that will leave readers breathless.
The world-building is impeccable, and the descriptions of the city of Olympus and its inhabitants are fascinating. The themes of power, loyalty, and family are explored in-depth, and the characters are well-fleshed out with complex motivations and backstories.
Neon Gods has a clear historical and cultural significance, drawing inspiration from Greek mythology and exploring modern-day issues like power dynamics, sexism, and racism. The book’s exploration of Greek mythology and its incorporation of mystical creatures into the story adds a unique element to the urban fantasy genre.
While the book is certainly entertaining and well-written, it does have some flaws. The relationships between characters can sometimes feel rushed, and the plot twists can be predictable at times.
However, these minor critiques do not detract from the overall quality of the book. In conclusion, Neon Gods is a must-read for fans of the urban fantasy genre.
Its unique premise, well-developed characters, and action-packed plot make for a thrilling reading experience that readers will not soon forget. Katee Robert has proven herself to be a talented author in the romance genre, and with Neon Gods, she has successfully made the transition into urban fantasy.
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun and engaging read. Overall Rating: 4.5/5