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Review: Angry God by L.J. Shen (All Saints High #3)

“Buckle up and enjoy the ride, because you’re not coming out the same way you went in. A top 2020 read hands down.” –Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author

Angry God, an all-new emotional standalone about first love, second chances, and overcoming breathtaking losses at a young age from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is available now!

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synopsis 2.0

Vaughn Spencer.

They call him an angry god.

To me, he is nothing but a heartless prince.

His parents rule this town, its police, every citizen and boutique on Main Street.

All I own is a nice, juicy grudge against him for that time he almost killed me.

Between hooking up with a different girl every weekend, breaking hearts, noses and rules, Vaughn also finds the time to bully little ole’ me.

I fight back, tooth and nail, never expecting him to chase me across the ocean after we graduate high school.

But here he is, living with me in a dark, looming castle on the outskirts of London.

A fellow intern. A prodigal sculptor. A bloody genius.

They say this place is haunted, and it is.

Carlisle Castle hides two of our most awful secrets.

Vaughn thinks he can kill the ghosts of his past, but what he doesn’t know? It’s my heart he’s slaying.

Angry God is a stand-alone, DARK High School Romance. It deals with sensitive subjects some may find triggering.




review 2.0

Vaughn Spencer is everything you’d expect him to be. He’s cruel, bitter, cynical and above all angry as all hell.


Imagine Big Daddy Vicious but on steroids.

I mean who else gets a blowie in public except to spite the girl he sooo “does not have a crush on” (yeah right) Ohhh that’s right it’s baby Spencer!!!

Not gonna lie it was hard to like Vaughn first, from the last 2 books in the ASH series he seems to be a dick who has an attachment on some level to his family and Knight, Daria & Luna so he’s almost human. But In Angry God he’s an ever bigger dick, but we get such a deeper, more insightful look into his brain. Still was hard to like him at first but after his interactions with Lenny came more often I liked him more. He’s certainly intense and like I said cruel so be warned. He’s damaged goods but god it’s going to make you love him more and want to hug him.

I LOVED Lenora Astalis, Angry Goddess to Vaughn’s God. Girl did her thang and took no shit from this guy and even gave him a run for his money in some situations. I almost died at the janitor scene and then the Carlisle bedroom scene. Whoah, I was sooo happy she wasn’t scared to put Vaughn in his place. She was exactly what he needed and vice versa

But what was even more amazing about Lenny? It was her undeniable loyalty to Vaughn as a person. She was one of the few on his team even when she “hated” him and even when he gave her good reasons too, though he didn’t see it and without her his character wouldn’t have grown or developed the way he did (amazing job LJ btw). We see him grow throughout the book and it was such a treat to see the real him behind his mask of pain and self loathing.

This book is not for the faint of heart. It’s darker and grittier. There’s some touchy subjects but over all it’s what was needed to show who Vaughn Truly is and WHY!!! Because the WHY is what we’ve all been waiting for.

Don’t go reading spoilers, just dive in. Angry God is one of those books you just have to experience it for yourself. Everyone’s experience will be different so don’t go letting reviews taint your thoughts. It has some rough stuff but some really heart (& panty) melting stuff too.

Plus we get to see more Millie & Vicious and who doesn’t want that !?

Way over 5 stars !

6 starfish



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L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to nineteen different countries.

She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.

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