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From #1 Amazon Bestseller L.J. Shen comes a new, emotional standalone about first love, second chances, and overcoming breathtaking losses at a young age. 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 f From #1 Amazon Bestseller L.J. Shen comes a new, emotional standalone about first love, second chances, and overcoming breathtaking losses at a young age. 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.


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From #1 Amazon Bestseller L.J. Shen comes a new, emotional standalone about first love, second chances, and overcoming breathtaking losses at a young age. 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 f From #1 Amazon Bestseller L.J. Shen comes a new, emotional standalone about first love, second chances, and overcoming breathtaking losses at a young age. 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.

30 review for Angry God

  1. 4 out of 5

    TJ *Book Twins Reviews*

    I breathe for Vaughn Spencer! This story and these characters have remained in my heart and mind months after reading. The story is breathtaking! I’d been waiting for his story since his character was first mentioned and he is everything I expected and more! This story consumed me. I’m pretty sure I read it in record time. I could not put it down! Here’s what I loved: My heart was broken and pieced back together while flipping these pages. I experienced the full range of emotions. I cried like a ba I breathe for Vaughn Spencer! This story and these characters have remained in my heart and mind months after reading. The story is breathtaking! I’d been waiting for his story since his character was first mentioned and he is everything I expected and more! This story consumed me. I’m pretty sure I read it in record time. I could not put it down! Here’s what I loved: My heart was broken and pieced back together while flipping these pages. I experienced the full range of emotions. I cried like a baby, cheered like a veteran cheer captain, and fell head over hills in love with Vaughn and Lenora. The backstory for these characters is woven together seamlessly. I loved experiencing their evolution. This was a wild ride and worth every single second. The writing is fantastic. Each word and phrase evoking emotions and setting the stage perfectly. I was completely enchanted! Overall, it’s perfection! Grab your copy right now! Your heart will never be the same. BETA READ

  2. 4 out of 5

    Vanessa (When Vane Reads)

    ENGLISH/SPANISH VERSION ANGRY GOD IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF ALL TIME, it got so deep in my soul, reached the most hidden places in my heart and ruined me forever, I still feel it in every fiber of my being. The plot is captivating, gritty, dark, so intense, with such deep anguish that leaves you breathless, wow, I couldn't put it down. The characters are UNIQUE! My Vaughn is..., I have no words, his personality fascinates me, a character so complex as I have never read another hero before, his ENGLISH/SPANISH VERSION ANGRY GOD IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF ALL TIME, it got so deep in my soul, reached the most hidden places in my heart and ruined me forever, I still feel it in every fiber of my being. The plot is captivating, gritty, dark, so intense, with such deep anguish that leaves you breathless, wow, I couldn't put it down. The characters are UNIQUE! My Vaughn is..., I have no words, his personality fascinates me, a character so complex as I have never read another hero before, his mind is a vast universe full of thoughts that torture him, and he has such a pure heart under his cold outside. Lenny is his perfect complement, sassy and brave, determined and loyal, she is my author's FAVORITE HEROINE to date. Although at the beginning they can't stand each other, L.J. does a masterful job narrating the evolution of their relationship and the characters, I loved the way in which the author gradually reveals layers and layers in their personalities. Wow! They are the perfect combination, innocent but sexy, vulnerable but strong, hurting but divine. THEIR ROMANCE IS HEARTBREAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL!! I Ioved their deep and intense connection, their hearts and souls are connected through time and distance! And their scenes dear god, are sooo scorchingly hot, dark but sweet, wow, they took my breath away! Their love story will stay in my heart forever! And Vicious as dad is the best thing ever!! The author gives us a masterpiece that is beautifully tragic, emotion overflows in every page, the writing is exquisite, flawless and sexy bordering the dark and decadent. There is something so powerful in L.J. Shen stories, something that mesmerizes you, owns your soul and leaves you speechless. But ANGRY GOD GOES BEYOND EVERYTHING I'VE READ BEFORE, it is an unique experience, a roller coaster of intense and deep emotions. Get ready to be owned, wrecked and ruinned by L.J. SHEN AT HER BEST!! Versión en español ANGRY GOD ES UNA DE LOS MEJORES LIBROS DE TODOS LOS TIEMPOS, caló tan profundo en mi alma, llegó a los lugares más escondidos en mi corazón y me arruinó para siempre, todavía lo siento en cada fibra de mi ser. La trama es cautivante, cruda, oscura, tan intensa, con una angustia tan profunda que te deja sin respiración. ¡Los personajes son UNICOS! Mi Vaughn es..., su personalidad me dejó asombrada, es un personaje tan complejo como nunca había leído a otro héroe, su mente es un vasto universo plagado de pensamientos que lo atormentan, y tiene un corazón tan puro bajo su frío exterior. Gahhh, nuestra heroína es su complemento perfecto, tan atrevida y valiente, tan decidida y leal, la amo, y ELLA ES LA HEROINA FAVORITA DE MI AUTOR PARA FECHA. A pesar que al inicio ellos no se soportan, la autora hace un trabajo magistral narrando la evolución de su relación. Me enamoré de esta pareja tan profundamente. Me encantó la forma en que la autora revela gradualmente capas y capas en sus personalidades. Son la combinación perfecta, inocente pero sexy, vulnerable pero fuerte, doloroso pero divino. ¡SU ROMANCE ES DESGARRADORAMENTE HERMOSO! Me encanta su profunda conexión emocional, sus corazones y almas están conectados a traves del tiempo y la distancia! y sus escenas, querido Dios, son tan sexys, oscuras y tan dulces que provoca escalofríos solo recordándolo. y me dejó sin aliento. Su historia de amor permanecerá en mi corazón para siempre. Y Vicious como papá es lo mejor de lo mejor! La autora nos regala una obra maestra que es bellamente trágica, la emoción se desborda en cada página, la escritura es alucinante, impecable, poética y sexy bordeando lo oscuro y decadente, desde el principio hasta el final de una obra de arte. Hay algo tan poderoso en las historias de L.J. Shen, algo que te cautiva, posee tu alma y te deja sin palabras. Pero ANGRY GOD VA MÁS ALLÁ DE TODO LO QUE HE LEÍDO ANTES, es una experiencia, una montaña rusa de emociones intensas y profundas.  ¡PREPÁRATE PARA SER POSEIDO, ARRUINADO Y DESTROZADO POR LO MEJOR DE  L.J. SHEN!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Bookgasms Book Blog

    OMGGGG!! LJ Shen just dropped her first explosive read in 2020 in the form of Angry God and Vaughn Spencer and she took ZERO prisoners. Good Lord this story was EVERYTHING!!! This author has once again delivered a MAGNIFICENT read that has left me speechless, in awe and honestly heartbroken that it's over. Angry God is epic and solidified itself as Leigh Shen's BEST READ EVER! After reading the first two books in the All Saints High series you might think you know who Vaughn Spencer is but OMGGGG!! LJ Shen just dropped her first explosive read in 2020 in the form of Angry God and Vaughn Spencer and she took ZERO prisoners. Good Lord this story was EVERYTHING!!! This author has once again delivered a MAGNIFICENT read that has left me speechless, in awe and honestly heartbroken that it's over. Angry God is epic and solidified itself as Leigh Shen's BEST READ EVER! After reading the first two books in the All Saints High series you might think you know who Vaughn Spencer is but you honestly have NO idea! I have never loved an LJ character the way I love Vaughn. He has the attitude and personality of his father but the artistic soul of his mother. Leigh Shen really broke the mold with his character encapsulating who he is, what happened to him and how he was affected by the one person in his life that burrowed deep within him and never left. Likewise, Lenora is pure magic. I love everything about her. She is raw and wounded and his perfect match. Their banter was FIRE and their chemistry just as combustible. Overall, you will DIE for this story. As usual Shen's writing is innovative and provocative. Her books are always original and always full of the typical snark and smart dialogue that she is known for. This story is the first of many bombs this author will drop in 2020 and I seriously can't wait for this epic ride! 5 stars! ~Ratula ❤

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    ***AVAILABLE NOW - FULL REVIEW *** 5 Sad It’s Over CROWNS Hauntingly Beautiful. Completely Unexpected. Vaughn crept up on me, and broke me down. He owns my heart, and I never want it back. Vaughn Spencer is more than I ever expected. I obviously expected some Vicious elements, he is his father’s son after all, based on his behavior in the previous books, but I didn’t expect the softer parts, the broken parts. Based on the title, readers know there is something that has affected Vaughn in a monume ***AVAILABLE NOW - FULL REVIEW *** 5 Sad It’s Over CROWNS Hauntingly Beautiful. Completely Unexpected. Vaughn crept up on me, and broke me down. He owns my heart, and I never want it back. Vaughn Spencer is more than I ever expected. I obviously expected some Vicious elements, he is his father’s son after all, based on his behavior in the previous books, but I didn’t expect the softer parts, the broken parts. Based on the title, readers know there is something that has affected Vaughn in a monumental way, and the way LJ Shen handled it and the fallout with Vaughn’s character was exceptionally well done. She handles it with care and respect, and I love how he loves Lenora, the way he shows her in the end, the heart he tears out of his chest and hands to her. He is one of the most vulnerable characters Leigh has created. Lenora. Oh, boy. She is perfect for Vaughn, matched in every way. She pushes back, she is smart, and she is artistically driven. They communicated on another level in this book, fully opening up to each other as the novel evolved, and she was truly a heroine who loves her hero for who he is, what he has endured, and where he is now. She takes nothing lying done, and I was thrilled to see her holding his hand in the end. Of course, Angry God wouldn’t be complete without Vicious and Emilia, and did Shen ever deliver for their characters. The way the love the son can be felt through the pages. I felt what they felt, I empathized with them, because LJ puts you there. She writes their scenes in a way that you have no choice but to feel it, every hard, angry, destructive moment. Even through all that, you could still find the love of the original SOS couple. Like every single book in this series, Shen tackles major issues, topics, themes, and she did it with integrity and respect to the content. There are triggers in this book, for sure, but I am believer that literature (and romance is) should be a reflection of issues that we experience and plague the world, and sadly the issues in Angry God are rampant still today. Addressing these issues makes us more empathetic, more aware, more humane. Vaughn and Lenora’s story absolutely does that. The pain they suffer, the antagonism of a young romance as they stumble through their feelings, and the final HEA shows reader so many things - that light can bloom in the darkest of places, that love can shatter darkness and heal wounds, and that real family, blood or not, will love all your broken pieces and hold you together when you fall apart. L.J. Shen started this journey with Vicious and it ends with his son, Vaughn, the 8th and final book (as of now) in the Todos Santos world. This series has brought us full circle. These characters and this world has taught me so much. I’ve grown, laughed, loved with this fictional people, and that is the power of a phenomenal romance. Beta read

  5. 4 out of 5

    Harloe Rae

    Forget best book of 2020. Angry God is an all-time best novel. This is by far LJ Shen’s greatest work yet! I want to start by saying Vicious by LJ Shen left a lasting impression on the romance community for a reason. That book hit us all with an unexpected impact we never saw coming. The second generation is no different. Enter Vaughn Spencer. We’ve heard from Daria and Knight and Luna. LJ left us hanging a bit longer for Vaughn because that wait is necessary. I wasn’t prepared. Nothing could mak Forget best book of 2020. Angry God is an all-time best novel. This is by far LJ Shen’s greatest work yet! I want to start by saying Vicious by LJ Shen left a lasting impression on the romance community for a reason. That book hit us all with an unexpected impact we never saw coming. The second generation is no different. Enter Vaughn Spencer. We’ve heard from Daria and Knight and Luna. LJ left us hanging a bit longer for Vaughn because that wait is necessary. I wasn’t prepared. Nothing could make me ready for what I just experienced. I ventured into the depths unknowing how irrecoverably this book would change me. The intensity is cranked to maximum from page one, and I was lost in the abyss by the third chapter. The ferocity rattled the walls along with my ribs. There are no words powerful enough to describe how this story makes me feel. I laughed and cried...cursed the characters only to praise them moments later. Emotional whiplash has never felt so damn good. It’s electric and nonstop, leaving me on the edge on a tightrope without escape. Nothing I can say will be adequate enough to explain the beautiful destruction this book delivers. The complexity is thousands of layers deep. Secrets, revenge, passion, enemies, twists, and redemption are tossed around in a kaleidoscope of epic proportions. Lovers of angst will be drooling. Fans of enemies to lovers will fall to their knees. Anyone seeking a revenge plot will find it overflowing here. But simply considering this a romance is vast understatement. This book ticks off boxes for readers of all genres. Suspense, drama, mystery, psychological...it’s all here for the taking. We raise the standards of great romance and LJ Shen will continue to obliterate them. She proves once again why she’s always on top of the charts. Angry God is sure to leave a lasting, as in forever, indent on your heart. If you’re looking for a book to wreck you with the pure beauty of words, this one will blast apart every expectation you dare to thrown down. Hold on for an indescribable ride that will leave you breathless, and satisfied to your soul.

  6. 4 out of 5

    chan ☆

    i'd like to formally apologize to lj shen my official stance was that i wasn't going to bother with this book after some lukewarm and honestly fucking terrible books that lj's released recently (looking at you ITUE). i think the stale beta readers coupled with the too frequent releases was turning me off from her books entirely. but when i saw it was available for free thru audible escapes i figured i could passively listen. and lo and behold, this was actually a solid release. i think my judgment i'd like to formally apologize to lj shen my official stance was that i wasn't going to bother with this book after some lukewarm and honestly fucking terrible books that lj's released recently (looking at you ITUE). i think the stale beta readers coupled with the too frequent releases was turning me off from her books entirely. but when i saw it was available for free thru audible escapes i figured i could passively listen. and lo and behold, this was actually a solid release. i think my judgment of this book is due in part to the fact that i went in with such low expectations. but upon further reflection, i actually think this book is pretty good. not great, not spectacular, definitely not ORIGINAL. but very solid. what i enjoyed i think what worked for ME here is the whole damaged hero thing. i am a sucker for a guy with a past, and usually that can excuse behavior. and it did here. to be frank, i think the complaints about vaughn being a bully/pussy are a little unfounded. i mean we all kind of knew this was going to be a bully romance as almost all of LJ's books are. but i don't think Vaughn was particularly horrible by comparison. in fact, the things he does to make up for his treatment of Lenora actually were kinda sweet. not condoning bullying or whatever but also, let's not act like we didn't know what we were in for. also, i'm not a psychologist, but the behavior that Vaughn exhibits as a result of his trauma kinda makes sense given the kind of guy he is. again... not condoning it. but it was enough to justify the things that occur in the story. another BIG thing for me is that the plot here made sense. it felt like LJ actually used an outline and knew where she was going with things. that is out and out the biggest complaint i had with the first two books in this series. ridiculous plot twists, superfluous side characters, needless drama, and MEANDERING plot. this book seems fairly... coherent. like there was a plan. and that kind of moistened the ole drawers after the shit i went thru with her last 4 releases. and lastly, i uh. figured out i'm sort of here for the blood play. the sex/sexual scenes in this were fucking hot. i was here for it. what needed work this was not an original story. it read similarly to Vicious, that's a valid criticism. and overall, i think LJ could stand to do a little more romantic development between her characters. she's still falling into the trap of having love admissions at 80% and then separating the characters. just to get them back together in a big ole PDA way. but it would be a nice change of pace to watch a story unfold in a linear fashion. even if it's enemies to lovers, a friends step would be nice. to see why people actually work well together. which is one of the pitfalls of enemies to lovers. you spend all this time hating each other you don't have time figure out why you'd work as a couple, you're too busy boning. in summation i'm a stupid bitch, but i enjoyed this nevertheless. 4 stars.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Bee

    Edit: apparently this review got me kicked out of one of LJ’s facebook groups... Oukayyy... I’m glad I left her main reader group myself. Done with this bullshit & the fact that these authors cannot take criticism in any form. 2.5 STARS To say that my relationship with L. J. Shen's books is tumultuous would be sort of an understatement. I'm a huge fan of her early works and she has written few of my favorite books ever. Namely, Bane and The Kiss Thief. She is a superb writer, one of the best in th Edit: apparently this review got me kicked out of one of LJ’s facebook groups... Oukayyy... I’m glad I left her main reader group myself. Done with this bullshit & the fact that these authors cannot take criticism in any form. 2.5 STARS To say that my relationship with L. J. Shen's books is tumultuous would be sort of an understatement. I'm a huge fan of her early works and she has written few of my favorite books ever. Namely, Bane and The Kiss Thief. She is a superb writer, one of the best in the indie community and that's just a fact. So it saddens & disappoints me to see the direction her plots and stories have taken this last year. We all are different as readers: some things work for others, some don't. Old-school LJ worked for me perfectly. Current LJ? A big freaking no. After Broken Knight, I was disappointed but I still hoped that it was a fluke, a one time thing. Then she published In The Unlikely Event and I started to realise that maybe it wasn't a fluke after all. That maybe this is the way she's starting to plot her stories. And Angry God only cemented that. This book is predictable. In every single sense, it's predictable. It's nothing otherworldly, nothing that we haven't seen before. Which is sad as we've all been waiting for Vaughn since LJ announced that she'd be writing this spin-off series. But from my humble point of view, this book was just... disappointing, really. The first half was quite a bit messy and I was confused big portion of this book. There is ton of drama, so many messed up things happening, a few that made me want to rate this book 1 star (I am still very much pissed) and the romance between Lenora and Vaughn is what you would expect from LJ: hate, hate, hate, conflict, confession, love. The same thing, all over again. The ending was wrapped up too quickly and felt VERY rushed. I want to be surprised in a good way sometimes, but so far LJ has only managed to make me want to hurl my phone at the wall and make a combination of a cringe and a facepalm. I guess I'm just not enjoying her books anymore. They really do nothing for me anymore. Her drama has been beyond excessive in her latest releases and her books all follow the same pattern. And it's getting old really fast. I just hoped for something more. I guess when you read this book, you may understand my meaning, maybe not. But something just felt missing from this book and Vaughn's story. Something about him felt amiss. And the romance was dissatisfying to me. The connection between him and Lenora was there, but it was hard to feel because of the intense hate they had for each other (unwarranted, may I add). But if you're into that sort of thing, I think you're gonna love this book. So yeah. I really don't know what to say. I'm pretty disappointed. This lacks that sort of magic Shen’s old books have. This didn’t really amaze me. Didn’t wow me. I did like this better than In The Unlikely Event, and I did enjoy it at some parts, but it was just very bland and so, so predictable and very over the top. AND; all my theories proved correct and there was no fun in that. I think this is my last book I'm gonna read from LJ. For a very long while at least. I'm not looking forward to her new releases if this is the route she's gonna take with her books from now on. Just not my thing and it's not something I, as a reader, enjoy. PS: L.J. Shen really, really has to start using trigger warnings in her books! TW: blood, mention of self harm, sexual assault on a child **I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review**

  8. 5 out of 5

    Helena Hunting

    This book. THIS BOOK. I don't think I could have prepared myself for this rollercoaster ride of emotions even if I tried. Every time I think LJ Shen has written my favourite book by her, tops it with the next one. Angry God has all the angst, the emotion and incredible writing that I've come to expect and love from LJ. This story pushes boundaries, it broke my damn heart, it made me fall in love with Vicious all over again. The heroine is badass, strong and the perfect pairing for this broken, d This book. THIS BOOK. I don't think I could have prepared myself for this rollercoaster ride of emotions even if I tried. Every time I think LJ Shen has written my favourite book by her, tops it with the next one. Angry God has all the angst, the emotion and incredible writing that I've come to expect and love from LJ. This story pushes boundaries, it broke my damn heart, it made me fall in love with Vicious all over again. The heroine is badass, strong and the perfect pairing for this broken, damaged hero. It's been months since I read Angry God and I still think about these characters and that is the mark of a memorable, beautifully written story.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Book Boyfriend Whoarder Mari

    A thought provoking story that will stay not only in my heart, but the hearts of those who encounter it as well. LJ Shen outdid herself completely with this conclusion of Todos Santos world. Vaughn Spencer was not only vicious and ruthless, he was savage and completely deranged. Move over Daddy Vic, the heir next in line is ready to take his throne. And that he did. His story wasn’t what I was expecting yet was everything and so much more. His queen, Lenora, she was not meek, she rolled with the A thought provoking story that will stay not only in my heart, but the hearts of those who encounter it as well. LJ Shen outdid herself completely with this conclusion of Todos Santos world. Vaughn Spencer was not only vicious and ruthless, he was savage and completely deranged. Move over Daddy Vic, the heir next in line is ready to take his throne. And that he did. His story wasn’t what I was expecting yet was everything and so much more. His queen, Lenora, she was not meek, she rolled with the punches and my gosh her love shone through so hard. Thankfully it did, that light penetrated Vaughn’s cold heart and brought it back to life. Through blood, chaos and disorder two artists become each others muses for an epic love story for the ages. I am sad to leave Todos Santos behind. This world has brought so much joy into my world. But I wouldn’t want any other ending but this one. We are all sinners, we are all saints, some are reckless, some are broken and some are angry. We are all beautiful survivors.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Yamina -Women Who Stare at Books

    WOW WOW WOW!! LJ Shen starts 2020 with a bang!! Vaughn and Lenora owned music heart from the first few pages and to say that I did not want their story to end is an understatement. The author delivers the last book in a series that is undeniably one of the best I have ever read, with characters that are unforgettable. Angry God is a straight up powerful read, managing to be bitterly funny , profoundly tragic and raw, as well as giving us great insight into art and music. That’s just if you take i WOW WOW WOW!! LJ Shen starts 2020 with a bang!! Vaughn and Lenora owned music heart from the first few pages and to say that I did not want their story to end is an understatement. The author delivers the last book in a series that is undeniably one of the best I have ever read, with characters that are unforgettable. Angry God is a straight up powerful read, managing to be bitterly funny , profoundly tragic and raw, as well as giving us great insight into art and music. That’s just if you take it at face value. It’s more than that. It’s an impressive story, capturing the spirits of Vaughn and his muse, in gripping prose, telling a compelling and wholly unique tale. LJ Shen is a master at explaining how the human mind is what we as flawed insecure human beings wrestle with the most. Vaughn is his worse enemy , he is the definition of anti hero but for me he is the hero of a generation- he is my perfectly imperfect hero. Anna Karenna once said “monster don’t hide under our bed , they live inside our head”. Vaughn and his muse are tormented by their own thoughts and how they interpret circumstances differently. Daddy Vicious and Emilia OMG OMG Angry God is in its own league in the literary world. I don’t think masterpieces are flawless... art pieces are not perfect ... it’s the eye, the soul, the awe that make it perfect to the eye. Angry God is unique in the purest sense of the word-one of a kind. *Arc kindly provided by the author for an honest review.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ilikebooksbest.com ❤️

    Angry, dark, mysterious & totally hot God meets good girl gone bad! I’ve been waiting for Vaughn’s story since the first book in the All Saints High series came out. Vicious was one of the most compelling characters in the Sinners of Saints series and the story of his romance with Vaughn’s Mother Emilia was a great hate to love, bully romance before the current trend of bully romance books started to blow up recently. Vaughn has been very mysterious in the first two books, they portray him much th Angry, dark, mysterious & totally hot God meets good girl gone bad! I’ve been waiting for Vaughn’s story since the first book in the All Saints High series came out. Vicious was one of the most compelling characters in the Sinners of Saints series and the story of his romance with Vaughn’s Mother Emilia was a great hate to love, bully romance before the current trend of bully romance books started to blow up recently. Vaughn has been very mysterious in the first two books, they portray him much the same as in the early parts of this book. He is one of the hottest guys in the school, and all the girls want him. They are more attracted because he really doesn’t care about anyone or anything except his art. He hangs out with his friends Hunter and Knight and he chooses different girls to give him oral at parties or even in school, not caring if other people are around. Vaughn isn’t willing to return the favor to the girls but they keep getting in line for him. This book goes into Vaughn’s background to when he meets a girl named Lenora (a.k.a Lenny) on a family vacation when they are kids. Vaughn and Lenny meet once more after that at a prestigious summer arts program, then she moves to Todos Santos for her senior year of high school at All Saints High. I like the way this book is told in both Vaughn and Lenora’s point of view because Vaughn’s inner commentary is pretty funny, actually both of theirs are. Vaughn has some issues with something Lenny saw during that summer art program. Lenny says at one point that she doesn’t get why Vaughn made such a big deal about it because it really wasn’t anything to be embarrassed over. Though there are clues, we don’t find out what happened till later in the story. Vaughn and Lenny seem to have a connection or fascination with each other because of the shared secret, or maybe because of some electricity or attraction between them that night after he chased her down. Though neither Vaughn nor Lenny wants to admit it that they feel anything for each other. Every time Vaughn catches himself staring at Lenny, thinking about her, or telling other guys to stay away from her he justifies to himself that it isn’t because he feels anything at all about her. His inner commentary gets funnier the more he gets to know Lenny as their friendship has ups and downs. “He came to her room every night. Not that I was keeping tabs or anything. I was just in the neighborhood when it happened. And by in “the neighborhood,” I mean in her hallway, lurking. And by “in her hallway, lurking,” I mean clearly I needed professional help, an intervention, and a fucking life. I found myself standing behind a Louise Bourgeois statue for hours daily, waiting like some kind of a rabid Belieber.” Vaughn and Lenny seemed to have one of those kind of love stories that was fated or meant to be. It was like since the time they met as children they always belonged to each other and nobody else. I like this type of story. I really enjoyed the struggle both Lenny and Vaughn went through in this book, as well as the mystery and the journey throughout the story. The parts with Vaughn and Vicious are so awesome as well. They are so alike in many ways that you would think that they could almost not communicate at all. But Vicious is the best husband and father. He is not in the book a lot, but the parts he is are great! He also has some good surprises in store for the reader in this book! Blog|Goodreads|Facebook|Instagram|Twitter|BookBub

  12. 4 out of 5

    Amo Jones

    Leigh has woven a delicate web of destruction with Angry God. The artistry that Leigh is gifted with blows me away every single time, but Angry God was a whole new dimension. Vaughn imprinted his soul into mine and I will take him with me forever. I love how all of Leigh’s characters are complex, all while she continues to deliver us with stories that break the surface of what we expect while reading. She blows me away every single time with her talent. With each book of hers, I say that it’s be Leigh has woven a delicate web of destruction with Angry God. The artistry that Leigh is gifted with blows me away every single time, but Angry God was a whole new dimension. Vaughn imprinted his soul into mine and I will take him with me forever. I love how all of Leigh’s characters are complex, all while she continues to deliver us with stories that break the surface of what we expect while reading. She blows me away every single time with her talent. With each book of hers, I say that it’s better than her last, because that’s what Leigh does. She pushes the boundaries of her own art and as a reader, I eat it up and as an author, I respect it. Angry God was no exception at all. Vaughn was the artist who painted the love story between he and . I cannot wait until everyone gets to read and truly appreciate how incredible this story is. This is a TOP read for 2020!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lacey (laceybooklovers)

    I wish I could say this was everything that I'd hoped Vaughn's book would be, but it was a disappointment more than anything. I genuinely enjoyed the first two books in the All Saints High series, despite not really being into romances set in high school anymore, but I put my trust in LJ Shen knowing she could deliver fantastic writing, characters, angst, and steam. While PR and BK had all of that, Angry God in comparison fell flat. I'd been so hyped from the Vaughn/Lenny scenes we got in BK – t I wish I could say this was everything that I'd hoped Vaughn's book would be, but it was a disappointment more than anything. I genuinely enjoyed the first two books in the All Saints High series, despite not really being into romances set in high school anymore, but I put my trust in LJ Shen knowing she could deliver fantastic writing, characters, angst, and steam. While PR and BK had all of that, Angry God in comparison fell flat. I'd been so hyped from the Vaughn/Lenny scenes we got in BK – their chemistry in that book was on fire! Their banter was so much fun! But sadly, I didn't feel the romance, didn't BELIEVE in their romance. It was just a fucked-up sociopath on a warpath for revenge, and he didn't care who he had to hurt or use in order to do it. At the end of BK, we knew Lenny and Vaughn had gone to England for an art program. Going into AG, I was expecting it to start off around that time. Instead, we get a good third of the book set during their final year of high school... and it felt like nothing was happening. The story moved so slowly I felt bored along with frustrated. Vaughn would be unbelievably cruel to Lenny (and his classmates) but also follow her around like a lost puppy, Lenny would try to act cool and collected but still get bullied by Vaughn and the mean girls. Rinse and repeat all this drama, until they finally left for England. I actually did like whenever Lenny stood up for herself – I NEED these NA heroines in bully romances to stand up to their bullies if I'm going to enjoy the story. But then any time Vaughn doled out scraps of his affection and attention, Lenny would soak it up like she'd been living in a desert, despite how horribly he treated her the other 90% of the time. Vaughn's quest for revenge is a mystery to everyone, but it's fairly predictable to the reader. Something awful happened to him as a young boy, which is why he's the sociopath that he is. While I sympathized with his tragic past, I never really grew to care for Vaughn... like, at all. He had SO MUCH POTENTIAL, but it all got squandered away by his endless BJs and melodramatic thoughts. I didn't hate him, I didn't like him either. LJ Shen has written some fabulous alpha-holes in the past, but sadly Vaughn is on the lower end of the spectrum. All I could think about was that he really needed to see a therapist. The parts I did enjoy? The scenes with Vaughn's parents. I can't say that I loved Vicious in his own book, but anytime he shows up in any of the author's other books, he shines. I loved seeing him as a husband and father. I loved his love for his wife and son. It's hard not to compare father and son but Vaughn didn't make an impression on me as much as Vicious did. Also, Vicious gave some GOOD grovel, whereas Vaughn did not. I'll be honest, I'm a little wary of anything else LJ Shen has in store for us now. I gave her latest two book 2 stars, which is so disappointing when I used to give her 4's and 5's. I'm not giving up on her just yet, but I'm reaaally hoping we get back that spark that made me love her books. I also gotta give a trigger warning despite it being slightly spoilery, or at least it makes it easier to connect the dots: child rape/abuse

  14. 5 out of 5

    Cardan Greenbriar

    i'm going to quote Lola for this "The Magic Is Gone" i'm going to quote Lola for this "The Magic Is Gone"

  15. 4 out of 5

    SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

    Stand-alone Release: February 18, 2020 Books in All Saints High series are stand-alones: Book 1: Pretty Reckless - Daria’s story Book 2: Broken Knight - Knight’s story Book 3: Angry God - Vaughn’s story Stand-alone Release: February 18, 2020 Books in All Saints High series are stand-alones: Book 1: Pretty Reckless - Daria’s story Book 2: Broken Knight - Knight’s story Book 3: Angry God - Vaughn’s story

  16. 4 out of 5

    ❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books

    'ANGRY GOD' is the third full length romance book in L.J. Shen's 'All Saints High' series. Mainly spoken in Dual Perspective. Angry God was one of my most highly anticipated, my most stalked after book of 2020 and it was everything I could’ve wished for! After encountering Vaughn Spencer in previous books, where his arrogant attitude was all up in our grills we all couldn't wait to get our hands on his book!! And he didn't disappoint us!! Oh how my 'Heartless Prince' broke my heart, h 'ANGRY GOD' is the third full length romance book in L.J. Shen's 'All Saints High' series. Mainly spoken in Dual Perspective. Angry God was one of my most highly anticipated, my most stalked after book of 2020 and it was everything I could’ve wished for! After encountering Vaughn Spencer in previous books, where his arrogant attitude was all up in our grills we all couldn't wait to get our hands on his book!! And he didn't disappoint us!! Oh how my 'Heartless Prince' broke my heart, his story wrung everything out of me, those twisty turns had my stomach in knots and it just fitted with the storyline perfectly. I was like a mumma bear wanting to protect her cub, I wanted justice and it was handed out perfectly! In all the name of vengeance. How fitting how it was all wrapped up nicely in a Vicious bow! Making it believable how much like his father he truly was. Vaughn is a dark untouchable arrogant a-whole, a broody artist, he's standoffish, Lenora is the complete opposite, she's a good girl with good grades, a high achiever, but is also an up and coming artist. These two met when they were much younger and that one meeting left a lasting impression. It was real, raw, ruthless, and relentless on my heart. This book ticked all my boxes and in record speeds I inhaled it. The angst levels were over the top which made my angst stabby heart soar!! I was in my happy place!! Inhaling this, devouring this, enjoying this crazy ride this author put me on. * Teaser used is off the authors facebook page *

  17. 4 out of 5

    Christy

    3-3.5 stars I was so excited to read Angry God. I mean, this is Vaughn, Viscous and Emilia's son we're talking about. Getting to know him in the first two books of this series made me even more excited. While I enjoyed the last 25-30% so much, the first/middle was kind of a mess for me, unfortunately. Vaughn Spencer is quiet and a bit unusual for a high school senior. He' the only child of Viscous and Emilia and I've been super intrigued by him. Lenora is Poppy's sister and she and Vaughn ha 3-3.5 stars I was so excited to read Angry God. I mean, this is Vaughn, Viscous and Emilia's son we're talking about. Getting to know him in the first two books of this series made me even more excited. While I enjoyed the last 25-30% so much, the first/middle was kind of a mess for me, unfortunately. Vaughn Spencer is quiet and a bit unusual for a high school senior. He' the only child of Viscous and Emilia and I've been super intrigued by him. Lenora is Poppy's sister and she and Vaughn have a history. When she comes to Tados Santos for her senior year of high school, Vaughn makes it his mission to make her time at his school as miserable as possible. Even though these two hate one another, you can truly feel the tension and chemistry oozing off of them. Oh Vaughn... there were some of his actions I could not take. I just couldn't justify or handle them. It was too much for me. By the end, I loved him and sympathized with him, but I never truly forgot how he treated Leny and some of the things he did. Leny wasn't perfect either, but overall I found her much more likable than Vaughn and I liked that she stood up for herself. My favorite part of this book was the last chunk of it. Not only getting to see a different side of Vaughn, but getting chapters from both Viscous and Emilia was such a treat! When I love LJ Shen's book, I really freaking love her books. And when they don't work for me, they just don't work. Fortunately, I love more of them than I don't. Her writing is always top notch and even though this wasn't my favorite of her books, it still had some great, unforgettable moments and I look forward to her next release! If you're a fan of angsty enemies to lovers romance, and don't mind some pretty harsh bully type romances, pick this one up! It will probably be a big win for you!

  18. 5 out of 5

    mel ☽

    Vaughn and Lenora have the most unsanitary sex life i've ever read. so, yeah. this was just meh for me and after reading everything, i really think Pretty Reckless is my favorite just because no one dies there and i actually liked the development even tho the drama was straight out of a 2000 teen rom-com movie (aka Mean Girls). alright, first lets get on with what i liked: ➳ Vicious & Emilia. to be honest, reading Vicious' inner monologue about how much he loves Emilia is the ONE thing i was lo Vaughn and Lenora have the most unsanitary sex life i've ever read. so, yeah. this was just meh for me and after reading everything, i really think Pretty Reckless is my favorite just because no one dies there and i actually liked the development even tho the drama was straight out of a 2000 teen rom-com movie (aka Mean Girls). alright, first lets get on with what i liked: ➳ Vicious & Emilia. to be honest, reading Vicious' inner monologue about how much he loves Emilia is the ONE thing i was looking for in Vaughn's inner monologue when it comes to Lenora. Vicious' love for Em is so incomparable and reading their chapters are the only times i cried like a baby. ➳ when they finally become a couple and stopped playing games. too bad this was just a small portion of the book. ➳ Vaughn & Lenora being virgins. fina-fuckin-lly a H who's a virgin (still kind of a ho tho since he got bj's from random women in the beginning). and now lets get on with what i didn't like (SPOILERS & TW!!): ➳ the OW/OM drama. Vaughn had a bj with Lenora's bully (Arabella) in front of her and classmates, and as revenge, Lenora handcuffed Vaughn to her bed and made him watch her get orally pleasured by her friend (Pope). i was angry when Vaughn did it but weirdly enough, i was cheering Lenora on?? i didn't really care about Vaughn's feelings by then because he was a straight-up asshole and i know this is all double-standard but I DID NOT CARE . this is the first time i've seen a heroine make the H taste their own medicine and i was all for it. though, i really didn't like how they had sex the first time literally a day after Lenora made Vaughn watch. ➳ what even is development?? yeah. this disappointed me the most. instead of seeing a good development, we get to see stupid powerplay mind games and immature drama. and honestly, the middle part was just so boring to me. ➳ unsanitary sex scenes. two words: CHISEL & BLOOD . EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWW all i wanted to do was grab my holy water and do this ➳ Vicious 2.0 (Vaughn). i don't know man... he was just so unlikeable to me and he had no redeeming qualities, especially in the beginning when he went on and on about how ugly Lenora is. i feel like Vaughn was just trying so hard to be Vicious and i honestly i felt no sympathy for him whatsoever. I JUST DIDN'T CARE. ➳ TW: full-on child molestation scene. this is very triggering and it really did upset me. so yes people, be aware that Vaughn's abuse takes place in CHAPTER 22. ____________________________________ but yeah, this wasn't a good book since i wanted to dnf and it was so hard for me to finish. nothing really stood out for me and i honestly preferred the stupid teenage drama in PR rather than the toxic drama in this one. and someone mentioned something about changing beta readers and i agree because her latest books are Just. Not. It. so all in all, Vaughn and Lenora are two fucked up individuals and imma pray for em. 2 stars

  19. 4 out of 5

    Ria

    WHAT THE BLOODY HELL IS THIS?? To say that I am disappointed would be a HUGE UNDERSTATEMENT!!! Y’all fucking knew....since 2018 I’ve been excited for this book. This was my most anticipated read to date by LJ. Then BK happened and I was like OK maybe it’s a fluke because I enjoyed her previous books. Then she started this Lenny Vs Poppy debate just like she did with BK and I was like this is getting old really fucking quickly. So I decided to stay off of her Sparrow page because I was beginning WHAT THE BLOODY HELL IS THIS?? To say that I am disappointed would be a HUGE UNDERSTATEMENT!!! Y’all fucking knew....since 2018 I’ve been excited for this book. This was my most anticipated read to date by LJ. Then BK happened and I was like OK maybe it’s a fluke because I enjoyed her previous books. Then she started this Lenny Vs Poppy debate just like she did with BK and I was like this is getting old really fucking quickly. So I decided to stay off of her Sparrow page because I was beginning to dislike the book before I even read it. Then the mess that was ITUE happened and listen....I was overrrrrr LJ because that was the worst book that I read last year. I’m still asking myself WTF! It’s like her work has been slowly deteriorating over the years and none of her betas will tell her because they are too busy kissing her ass to stay in the IT Crowd! How can someone who wrote Scandalous and Midnight Blue put out this garbage is beyond me. AG is the most PREDICTABLE book ever! I was hoping that LJ tapped into her creative bone with this book but it’s very clear that she can no longer find it. There are so many directions that she could of gone with Vaughn but she chose the most basic and mediocre story ever! It’s the same story as Vicious but she threw in some child molestation and disgusting scenes and called it a Dark Romance. I’m sorry but this book is TRASH! There is nothing redeeming about ANY of the characters in this book and quite frankly I found it stupid. Vaughn is Vics son as in (Baron Spencer) and you’re telling me that he didn’t go to his dad when something happened to him as a child?? Instead she created this unimaginative plot. LJ keeps writing these books and it’s making me hate the original sinners and that’s not ok. Honestly she could of skipped this entire fucking series and I would of been grateful. I’m not even touching on Lenora and the OW drama because it’s played out just like her Bully Romance books are Played The Fuck Out!!! After this I don’t think I’ll be reading anything from LJ again. I can’t continue to read an author who keeps writing the SAME fucking books with just different characters. Also putting people in a “haunted” castle and having them act like vampires ain’t it sis!!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Yeasmin Alo

    "Any last words?” “I…” he started. “Kidding. I don’t give a fuck" Truth to be told This book was 3 stars for me for the first 50% I fairly enjoyed Vaughn's mind, I cracked up 😂. His POVs were sooo good. Throughout the book I was looking forward to his thoughts and Dialogues constantly. He is sharp like his father and fiery 😌 and a complete alpha as he should be. But I am sorely disappointed with Lenora's character. I think Lenora is kind of a fool 🙄. Also doesn’t she have a career or life goal to acc "Any last words?” “I…” he started. “Kidding. I don’t give a fuck" Truth to be told This book was 3 stars for me for the first 50% I fairly enjoyed Vaughn's mind, I cracked up 😂. His POVs were sooo good. Throughout the book I was looking forward to his thoughts and Dialogues constantly. He is sharp like his father and fiery 😌 and a complete alpha as he should be. But I am sorely disappointed with Lenora's character. I think Lenora is kind of a fool 🙄. Also doesn’t she have a career or life goal to accomplish? I mean she 24×7 thinks about Vaughn 😂 Girl can u stop fan-girling over him? Cut him some slack honey 🤣 and Allow me to breathe for 1 whole mintue. (view spoiler)[Apart from blaming Vaughn and thrusting her problems or V cards on his face 🤣 what was her contribution to the book? For a change can she stop interrupting people in mid sentence and Start taking hints 😣? Oppssss!! Did I just point out "taking Hints" 😐!!! Who is her sister again ? Oh Yes !! Poppy 😂 A toddler has more brain cells and better Game Plan than Lenora And God!! Listening is a virtue you know 🤣 She and her whole family is a loser 😒 (hide spoiler)] Vaughn is sharp, cunning, calculative and smart as hell on the other hand there is Miss Dummy Dumb 😂 Sorry no match I didn't find them compatible. No to mention she is a psycho 🤐 (view spoiler)[Sis you cut your man and taste aka lick his blood 😂😂🤣 I mean is it suppose to be sexy? Sorry spare me babe Not my Kink then 😂 (hide spoiler)] Plot- 4/5 Little Slow and scattered for my liking.... It could easily be passed as a 200 pages book not a 300+ one. And it was predictable IDK if L.J meant to write it in a predictable way or not. and also it includes no brainer incidents (view spoiler)[1. attending bully's party and inviting your bullies to your Party??? Is you and your sister Mother Theresa 😴! 2.Sewing a deep cut with normal thread? Where is the infection? (hide spoiler)] Vaughn- 10 out of 5 🔥💣💣💣 I've enjoyed his POV more than I should He is a Great son , his razor sharp mind fascinated me ❤ and he is a cute puppy like lover which was totally unexpected, I loved the fact that just like his father he is not expressive and good with words but he proved his fierce love time to time by his actions 😍 he is really good lover at least in my opinion Lenora-1/5 (I tried!!!!........Superrrrr Hard) The one point I am giving her just for the High school part , she was being tolerable even likeable there for a change 😂 Side note- I wish I could try this hard to like my academic books as much as I tried to like her 😪 Chemistry-0/5 I am sorry!!!!!!!! Where is my microscope when I need one 😴😴 I'll try and pretend I didn't read about their first time 😂 I am cutting that off from my memory PERMANENTLY Byeeeee. He let out a long-suffering sigh. “This thing between us…” He motioned with his hand. “It’s like a failed organ transplant" And you got that right 🤣 Drop her ass already my boy 😴 You can afford thousand human bodies 😂🤣 that too living and sane ones So I would say it was 3/5 for me but L.J decided to throw Vicious and Emilia on my face 🙄 ( and my Knight baby was also there 😭) Holding that thought let me introduce you to the world's most biased human alive😂 Yup that is ME 🙈 because of Vic , Em and my baby Knight I am adding one more point 3+1=4 💝🖤 P.S -I wish the last portion of epilogue would include Vic and Em. Especially I wanted to see Vic's reaction so bad 😪 Anyway Leaving a beautiful quote for two best anti-heroes Vicious and Vicious Junior 💜🖤 Happy Reading xoxo ☺

  21. 5 out of 5

    Mignonette

    Honestly, It's time for LJ to replace her beta readers she can do better than this. PR, BK and AG has the same pattern of epilogue marriage proposal , knocked up heroine , settle down at an early age. Sorry , but Vaughn and Lenny has no chemistry at all. Why did Emilia and Melody become shitty parents? 🤦‍♀️"In many cases when a reader puts a story aside because it' got boring , ' the boredom arose because the writer grew enchanted with his powers of description and lost sight of his priority , w Honestly, It's time for LJ to replace her beta readers she can do better than this. PR, BK and AG has the same pattern of epilogue marriage proposal , knocked up heroine , settle down at an early age. Sorry , but Vaughn and Lenny has no chemistry at all. Why did Emilia and Melody become shitty parents? 🤦‍♀️"In many cases when a reader puts a story aside because it' got boring , ' the boredom arose because the writer grew enchanted with his powers of description and lost sight of his priority , which is to keep the ball rolling" - S.K.

  22. 5 out of 5

    lazybookconqueror

    Erm, this is embarrassing. I've been rereading a few ''favorites'' lately and without all the excitement clouding my judgment... I didn't enjoy this as much. I'm a very anxious person and AG was a book that I waited for a very long time. I read it in one sitting, and as you can see by my original review below I thought this was the best thing since sliced bread. Months later, after picking this up again, I saw many flaws that I pretty much just ignored the first time around. I mentioned that this Erm, this is embarrassing. I've been rereading a few ''favorites'' lately and without all the excitement clouding my judgment... I didn't enjoy this as much. I'm a very anxious person and AG was a book that I waited for a very long time. I read it in one sitting, and as you can see by my original review below I thought this was the best thing since sliced bread. Months later, after picking this up again, I saw many flaws that I pretty much just ignored the first time around. I mentioned that this was an homage to Vicious, but actually and truly it's the exact same formula. Many parts were overdramatic and/or gratuitous. Also, I don't know why All Saints High portrayed our favorite characters from Sinners of Saints as parents that continually fail their kids. I did enjoy Vicious and Emilia's cameo in AG, but it's so sad that he couldn't be the protector he always thought he could be... Anyway, as a second read through this was certainly disappointing. Also, this book needs so many trigger warnings... -------------------------------------------------------------- Original review (first read) Well... I guess that I woke up today and decided that I needed to have my heart ripped out of my chest. “I’d never met a god who bled so often.” Angry God is an emotional read. A book that starts like your classic bully high school romance, but that becomes something so much bigger is nothing short of epic. Truly a monumental conclusion to the Sinners of Saint/All Saints High Series, but also an intense ride of anger, fear, revenge, love, and redemption. I swear that this should come with a health warning because I'm pretty sure my heart rate was over 130 bpm since the first chapter. Leigh Shen paces this story with mastery, leaving enough mysteries to keep you interested from beginning to end. Throw in a few red herrings and plot twists and Angry God becomes a book that is very difficult to put down. The conflict of this book is very serious and truly heartbreaking. It's not for the faint of heart. I'm not an emotional reader, but I had silent tears streaming down my face in later chapters, especially when we get pov's from Emilia and Vicious. I wished I could dive into the pages and change the events that hurt these characters. I honestly don't even want to talk too much about this conflict because it angered me and broke me... I'll put some trigger warnings below as spoilers... but, it's important to understand that AG is dark and not for everyone. But you do get a story about overcoming your ghosts. About family, friendship, and healing. About being more than what the tragedies of your life dictate you to be. About being bigger than your bullies and things that destroy you. “There is so much beauty in the darkness. It’s just harder to find” And ultimately this means for Vaughn and Lenny a romance rooted in so much empathy. Two broken dark people that feel comfortable in sharing their ugly truths and scars with each other. Their love is so strong they have 1001 different emotions running through them, but most importantly it's based on adoration and trust. “Before everything, there was you,” he whispered into my hair. “You came before art. Before life. Definitely before hate.” It's impossible not to compare Angry God it with Vicious to a certain extent, because after all, we did come back full circle, but it's in a way that AG is an homage not a copy. The perfect finale to such a complex series. It's going to be hard to say goodbye to Todos Santos, but it definitely was one hell of a ride. Trigger warnings (beware of spoilers) (view spoiler)[there are clear mentions of child abuse, if this is a trigger for you I don't recommend reading this book. It's truly an awful subject, and it left me really emotional, angry and disgusted. There are also sub-themes of bullying, alcohol and drug consumption. (hide spoiler)] --

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    One Word: YIKES. First off, I am shocked there are not more trigger warnings for this book, especially from the author specifically. PLEASE BE AWARE that this book deals with sexual assault, pedophilia, and self harm. Very explicitly. Some may view this as a spoiler, but you really need to know what you're getting into before starting this book. When this book started, I thought it was fine. Lenny and Vaughn were in high school together and hating each other. Their relationship reminded me a lot One Word: YIKES. First off, I am shocked there are not more trigger warnings for this book, especially from the author specifically. PLEASE BE AWARE that this book deals with sexual assault, pedophilia, and self harm. Very explicitly. Some may view this as a spoiler, but you really need to know what you're getting into before starting this book. When this book started, I thought it was fine. Lenny and Vaughn were in high school together and hating each other. Their relationship reminded me a lot of the relationship in Vicious. Lenny saw something about Vaughn that he didn't want anyone to know and he hated her for it. We didn't know what it was. In Vicious, though, we got the characters as adults and their relationship had so much tension and chemistry. In this book, I didn't feel any of that chemistry. I didn't care about Lenny or Vaughn. It might be because Vaughn was apparently CONSTANTLY getting *ahem* pleasured IN PUBLIC. ALL THE TIME. So it was kind of his thing. Yeah, no thank you. The second half of this book takes place in London at this prestigious internship for artists. I really did enjoy the art aspect of the book, but this plot line was overshadowed by crazy storylines about blackmail and murder. These kids just happen to be filthy rich and be able to get their hands on millions of dollars to try and fix their problems. As I read on, the book got more and more outrageous and I felt less and less connected to the characters and their romance. While I did love seeing Vaughn's parents, I really didn't like how we got a random chapter from each of their POVs near the end. We spent the entire book with Vaughn and Lenny's POVs and it jarred me being taken out and put into someone else's mind for just one chapter. Overall, I think LJ Shen is just not the writer for me. I haven't enjoyed the last two books I've read now and I'm not so sure I'll enjoy The Hunter, especially from what I've heard about it. She's trying to write the same tropes and taking them to the extremes, which just isn't for me.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Charleigh Rose

    The queen of angst and assholes is back and she did NOT disappoint! Angry God is fresh and heartbreaking and swoon-worthy and rage inducing and just fucking perfect. Full review to come.

  25. 5 out of 5

    L.J. Shen

    Angry God is LIVE and FREE with Kindle Unlimited. It is an ANGSTY, DARK bully romance with a twist. Things you can expect from this complete STANDALONE: ★ Enemies-to-lovers ★ High school bully ★ Feels, feels, feels ★ ALL. THE. STEAM. Read it NOW: Amazon US: https://amzn.to/30wAXtA Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2SumvzG Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2SRLbkJ Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/3298tXz Paperback: https://amzn.to/2vzbh3Q Angry God is LIVE and FREE with Kindle Unlimited. It is an ANGSTY, DARK bully romance with a twist. Things you can expect from this complete STANDALONE: ★ Enemies-to-lovers ★ High school bully ★ Feels, feels, feels ★ ALL. THE. STEAM. Read it NOW: Amazon US: https://amzn.to/30wAXtA Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2SumvzG Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2SRLbkJ Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/3298tXz Paperback: https://amzn.to/2vzbh3Q

  26. 4 out of 5

    Mali Mor ❤️ The Romantic Blogger

    📚 “𝑾𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒂𝒍𝒘𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒃𝒆 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈. 𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝒎𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒎𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒚 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒆𝒍𝒔𝒆, 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒅𝒓𝒆𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒊𝒍𝒚 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒇𝒕𝒆𝒓, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒃𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒕𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒅𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒎𝒆.” 📚 Ugh, I've been waiting for this book FOR SO LONG!!!!! Unfortunately, I was disappointed... 😭😭😭 Shen's writing, as always, was AMAZING - but I didn't like the characters and didn't like the plot. The thing that disappointed me the most though...? Vicious and Emilia as parents. 😱 I finished the book, but my eyes kept rolling 📚 “𝑾𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒂𝒍𝒘𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒃𝒆 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈. 𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝒎𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒎𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒚 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒆𝒍𝒔𝒆, 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒅𝒓𝒆𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒊𝒍𝒚 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒇𝒕𝒆𝒓, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒃𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒕𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒅𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒎𝒆.” 📚 Ugh, I've been waiting for this book FOR SO LONG!!!!! Unfortunately, I was disappointed... 😭😭😭 Shen's writing, as always, was AMAZING - but I didn't like the characters and didn't like the plot. The thing that disappointed me the most though...? Vicious and Emilia as parents. 😱 I finished the book, but my eyes kept rolling till the end. 😬

  27. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    This was unexpected. I wasn't really looking forward to reading this book but I got so curious, and here I am. The story was somehow better than what I expected (maybe I had very low expectations) and it was way easier to read than all of the first series. With that being said, I'm not sure I would pick it up again. Angry God bland in some points (not many connections with other books and with their characters) and very sharp in others. I liked Lenora a lot and Vaughn... Well, he is his father's so This was unexpected. I wasn't really looking forward to reading this book but I got so curious, and here I am. The story was somehow better than what I expected (maybe I had very low expectations) and it was way easier to read than all of the first series. With that being said, I'm not sure I would pick it up again. Angry God bland in some points (not many connections with other books and with their characters) and very sharp in others. I liked Lenora a lot and Vaughn... Well, he is his father's son. Difficult to like and hard to forget. I kinda warmed up to him in the end.

  28. 4 out of 5

    celeste

    because the author didn’t even deem to write tw because it would “spoil” her book (does she actually think she can use pedophilia as some goddamn plot twist??) here you go: child abuse/molestation, especially chapter 22 which describes it in explicit detail. a summary of this entire book: yikes. MASSIVE YIKES. this will contain spoilers because i’ve got some receipts and i’m gonna gladly rant about the garbage fire that was angry god. one of my main issues with angry god was the lack of developmen because the author didn’t even deem to write tw because it would “spoil” her book (does she actually think she can use pedophilia as some goddamn plot twist??) here you go: child abuse/molestation, especially chapter 22 which describes it in explicit detail. a summary of this entire book: yikes. MASSIVE YIKES. this will contain spoilers because i’ve got some receipts and i’m gonna gladly rant about the garbage fire that was angry god. one of my main issues with angry god was the lack of development in vaughn and lenora’s relationship. 70% of the book was spent vaughn being an asshole to her for no reason whatsoever, there’s legit 0 reason why he would hate her, NONE, NINGUNA! and then suddenly he realizes he actually loves her and that all of his terrible actions towards her were actually done because of his love for her. that’s some fucked up shit if i do say so myself. another issue was vaughn’s character. i did not care about him. i did not like the way he trated every single person like trash when they had done nothing to him, he even said some awful shit to knight, his supposedly best friend. i just couldn’t care less about the hero in this book. and the fact that all of his actions get somehow excused because of what happened to him as a kid is bullshit. was what happened to vaugh when he was a kid horrible? yes. do people handle with trauma in different ways? yes, but that doesn’t excuse you being a dick to literally everyone. he needed a lot of therapy and the fact that everything gets brushed under the carpet, even after his parents find out what happened to him, was disgusting. this is what vicious tells emilia after she finds out their son was sexually abused when he was a kid: “the best thing we can do for him is prentend it never happened, that you still don’t know” because that’s the sure way to deal with trauma, PRETEND IT NEVER HAPPENED! your trauma will be gone and everything will be grand wohoo! like i said, their son needed professional help, not pretending nothing ever happened to him. Going back to why i hated the hero of this book, here’s some receipts: • he made lenora’s nemesis suck his dick off in the middle of a school hallway in front of the ENTIRE STUDENT BODY (!!!!) and lenora just to “prove a point” (he was pissed because she had just said that she would never be with a monster like him). • vaughn when thinking about/talking to the heroine: “my little dancing monkey. so agreeable you could get her to deepthroat a baseball bat if you asked, and not even nicely”. “your face disgusts me so much” “good, i might remember your insignificant existence in a couple years” “i’m starting to consider it. you’ll be my pro bono case. not full-on fucking, but feeling your lip ring on my cock no longer makes me want to vomit” “getting pushed around a little was just what the doctor ordered. by me. not anyone else. only ever fucking me” (he’s talking about how only HE gets to bully her and make her life hell, not anyone else in the school) “i was going to take every single thing she loved and cared about. not because she interested me, but because she was a means to an end” (not really, the only thing he needed to get his revenge was the internship, bullying her and making her life hell was just because he was a literal asshole, i repeat, THERE WAS NO REASON WHY VAUGHN HATED LENORA) “you will do nothing but suck my cock and cater to my every need this next semester” (lmao sure jan) “if you prove to know how to suck a cock, i might show you some of the places, just as long as you don’t confuse this for a relationship or expect me to get you off. i don’t get people off” (no comments) “i wasn’t going to use her services, unless her lips counted as service when they wrapped around my cock every night” (again, no comments) “whatever you have going with him stops now, you were my property at all saints, and you’re sure as fuck my possession here”(oof the love that exudes off of him) “if she was dumb enough to say i never gave her a birthday present, i really had no goddamn interest in tapping her ass anyway” (he legit just thinks she’s a hole to fuck, no more no less) “i slid the chisel into her pussy, i wasn’t going to hurt her, not really” (i just…. he put a chisel INSIDE HER, like an actual tool that could have hurt her lit rally speechless) • bonus lenora quote: “essentially, deep down, we all liked to be sexually degraded, just a bit”. ma’am is everything okay at home??? i don’t think you can speak for the entire female population and say something like that. i don’t think the majority of women like to be treated like trash when having sex, but you do you. and that leaves us with the last thing about this book that i hated, and it was the outrageous and ridiculous things that kept happening in this book. i don’t know why but the plot points that lj shen used in this book were incredibly unrealistic. the whole drug-smuggling thing, the way harry ends up being killed and no one suspects a thing when the place screamed “crime scene”, the whole arabella/lenora’s father miscommunication plotline, lenora’s father giving the internship to vaughn instead of his own daughter just so that she would fall in love with vaughn because according to her father “he could see the magic surrounding them when vaughn gave lenora a piece of brownie when they were actual kids”. LET THAT RIDICULOUS THOUGHT SINK IN. and again another epilogue where characters that are barely out of their teenage years are having kids. literally every one of this series’ epilogues is the same. 19/20 years old getting married and pregnant immediately. apparently, the author doesn’t know any other way of ending her books. they all got to get married and have kids by the age of 20. in this economy??? i don’t think so ma’am. i’m tired, and i’m glad that this is the last lj shen book that i will ever pick up in my entire life. good riddance!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Wendys Wycked Words

    This is a hard one to rate for me... There were definitely parts where I would go for 5 stars, but also plenty of parts where I would give 2... So I guess I will go with 3,5 stars. Even though I really enjoyed reading this one, I also found it a bit OTT. So much was thrown in, and I felt it took away from the romance. There wasn't a whole lot of steam in this one but what was there could be described as quite "kinky". I do advise people with triggers to read some full reviews with spoilers becaus This is a hard one to rate for me... There were definitely parts where I would go for 5 stars, but also plenty of parts where I would give 2... So I guess I will go with 3,5 stars. Even though I really enjoyed reading this one, I also found it a bit OTT. So much was thrown in, and I felt it took away from the romance. There wasn't a whole lot of steam in this one but what was there could be described as quite "kinky". I do advise people with triggers to read some full reviews with spoilers because there are plenty to go around in this one. I will write a full review when I feel more up to it (kinda under the weather right now)

  30. 4 out of 5

    Miftahul

    LENNY'S CHARACTER WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER IF SHE DIDNT THINK ABOUT VAUGHN 24/7.........AND IF SHE DIDNT LIKE TO DRINK BLOOD IG- Miftahul_mslovesreading REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Okay so let me just say that if this book was a vampire romance where the author shows Vaughn was converted into a vampire when he was in the castle where lenny's Uncle bit him instead of raped him and thats the reason Vaughn is angry cuz he wanted to stay a human and lenny is also a vampire.......trust me this book would hav LENNY'S CHARACTER WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER IF SHE DIDNT THINK ABOUT VAUGHN 24/7.........AND IF SHE DIDNT LIKE TO DRINK BLOOD IG- Miftahul_mslovesreading REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Okay so let me just say that if this book was a vampire romance where the author shows Vaughn was converted into a vampire when he was in the castle where lenny's Uncle bit him instead of raped him and thats the reason Vaughn is angry cuz he wanted to stay a human and lenny is also a vampire.......trust me this book would have made more sense than the actual shit this is. And lets not talk about Lenny's love for drinking blood...like this book not dark, it's like the author made it a vampire book instead of a "dark" book as people call cuz no, THIS BOOK IS NO WHERE NEAR DARK. its just vaughn and lenny have signs of becoming a vampire which no one noticed. i mean vaughn's face is so pale and then lenny likes to drink blood..... The beginning of the book was so boring and after 27% i started skipping pages, there was literally no story accept for the fact that Vaughn was raped and his parents are the worst parents of the world. I literally only read this book to see the relationship between Vaughn and his parents but there were NONE. Vicious and Emilla literally ignores him, and there was no scene of how Emila felt about Rosie's death......THEY ARE FREAKING SISTERS, ATLEAST ADD ONE SCENE WHERE SHE GRIEFS . I actually dont even blame the author to write this book in this way which disappointed many readers, I blame the hype. Thats it. the hype because it's like the hype made her want to make Angry god the best book and for that she messed it up. THIS BOOK WAS NOT EVEN DARK! I was laughing while reading it because L.J tried to freaking hard to show this book is dark. She even made Lenny and all the character's, including Vaughn say that " Vaughn is a bad boy, he has dark vibes, he is not like the other guys in his age. Through out the whole book everyone kept saying that, specially Lenny. I felt it how hard the author was trying to make this book "dark" but whenever there was Vaughn or Lenny's scene I was like.. Vampire is that you?. I liked Lenora A LOT and her character would have been better if the author didnt highlight Vaughn so much or made lenny think about Vaughn's 24/7. When they both were like 9 and 10, they behaved like 50 yr old adults which put me off. Like I get it now a days no one behaves like teenagers in books but at least let kids behave like kids. All Vaughn and lenora did was glare and threaten each other. Did I mention all Vaughn ever wants is a Blow job? AJ wants a BJ though out the whole book, in every page there was the mention of blow job. LIKE SOMONE SUCK HIS DICK GOOD AND SHUT HIM UP. From the first book { pretty reckless} it was shown that Vaughn is that big bad boy and here as I said the author tried really hard to show that at some point it became really annoying. Vaughn was not dark or bad. The characters had no depth at all , they were stuck in that I hate him, I hate her, I hate her, I hate him thing and there were so many unnecessary things mentioned and the scenes were dragged which made it really boring to read. The author put many kinks and blood drinking * gag* scenes in this book to make it look oh so dark that i legit started laughing. I was so fucking disappointed because Vic and emila were barely mentioned, they had like three scenes and it did not do any justice and this book was not worth the hype. at least not for me. Emila had only one main scene where she goes to slap vicious.....uhhh... i mean she learns that vaughn was raped and she goes to england and Vicious tells her to forget and move on. *eye roll*. I mean they didnt even notice all these years when Vaughn was acting different? I thought Vic and Emila will be great parents but NOOOOOO. They were like Vaughn is a different kid, let him do whatever he wants. we live our lives and ignore him. *sigh* Another thing I hated was that there was no conclusion, I MEAN THERE WAS NO DEAN SCENES. I cant, I just.....cant. I thought we will get a glimpse of all the characters from sinners of saints series and all saints high since Angry God is the most hyped book and I guess the last book of the series? but there was none, it focused on HOW ANGRY VAUGHN IS * face palm* I have so many things to say but ugh, i am tired. this book was a shit show..the only thing I liked was that vaughn called lenora Ugly which is different cuz she is not the hottest or the most beautiful girl in the entire school which we see in ALL highschool books. At least this part was different and nice to read. And Lj needs to change her beta readers, either they are too scared to say that book is shit to her face or they just do it on purpose.....

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