-Parental death (historical, off-page)
Neon Gods has been all over Tiktok since before its release last June. I’ve been following Katee on Tiktok since shortly after I joined in late 2020. The recommendations she gives have been so great and I’m embarrassed to say it took me a while to realize she wasn’t just a reviewer but an author herself. Honestly, sometimes my FYP really hides vital information from me.
As it seems all of Booktok has already read and has an opinion on, Neon Gods I figured it was probably time to read and formulate my own opinion. I really should have read this sooner, as it was a birthday gift from one of the first friends I made on Booktok. I’m determined to get through all the books I was gifted, last year, within the next few months.
This read much like a romance teetering between contemporary and dark, there were elements that were definitely darker than your average contemporary but it wasn’t so dark that I felt I needed a bunch of warnings before jumping in. Neon Gods would be a great baby step if you want to read something darker than contemporary without fulling jumping into mafia or MC romances.
I enjoyed the way that Katee seamlessly incorporated different names of Greek Gods within the story, which is set in a very contemporary time period. There was a bit of confusion, at least for me, as to whether magic was involved in this world or if the “barriers” to different areas were really more mental than anything else.
For the start of a series I really enjoyed it and felt like we were given enough info about the world without any huge, unnecessary, info dumps. I definitely look forward to checking out Electric Idol, which was just released this week, and seeing more of the world Katee’s created.