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REVIEW: SACRIFICIAL LAMB CAKE by Katrina Monroe

SACRIFICIAL LAMB CAKE

Author: Katrina Monroe
Source: eBook via the Author
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: December 2014
Rating: 4/5 stars

Summary:

Oh. My. God.

Rain Johnson escaped the insanity of her radical environmentalist family, only to end up waitressing for a living. Her scale of success—with her at the bottom—only goes as high as that college degree she never got, until she gets one hell of an epiphany from a Trinity Corporation public-relations guy who calls himself Jude. He tells her she’s the Lamb of God, and it’s time for that whole Second Coming thing. But when her first minor miracle gets her arrested and an ecoterrorist using the name Messiah starts blowing up pesticide plants, Rain and Judas are in for way more apocalypse than either of them expected.

Jude scrambles to save his personal plan for salvation, but Lucy, the devil herself, has her own well-laid plans. It doesn’t matter that Rain’s a conflict-avoiding lesbian and Jude is history’s worst traitor. They’re all that stands between humanity and an end of the world that wasn’t supposed to happen.

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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
"You people would give Lucifer’s hordes a run for their money. You all hate each other and come up with new reasons every day to stoke that fire."
I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this one. I'm not always a fan of books that deal with religion because they come across as too preachy, but this one had such a good blend of snark and sarcasm that it was hard not to enjoy it. I liked that there was obviously more at play than what both Rain and Jude knew, but I would have liked just a teensy bit more for it to be fully developed.

I thought that there were times that the story moved too quickly compared to how the rest of the novel went along. As well, there were times I was a tad confused about how we got from Point A to Point B, but because of my intimate knowledge with the End of Days (thanks Supernatural!), I was able to figure it out. 

I would have liked a bit more time spent on the actual Apocalypse portion of the novel and maybe just a bit more about what Lucifer's role was and how it was all orchestrated. As well, I felt like some of the characters that were introduced later in the book, the Four Horsemen, were kind of wasted. They had SO MUCH POTENTIAL and then were barely in the story. Otherwise, there wasn't much to complain about with this one.

I highly recommend this one if you're looking for a fun and quirky end of times read with a cool lesbian heroine.

1 comment:

  1. It seems like this one handled the religious aspect of things pretty well and made a good book. And poor Rain, it seems like she hasn't had the easiest or most successful of lives so far as to when the book begins!

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