Review: The Villain

The Villain The Villain by L.J. Shen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Final Score - 5 Stars!

L.J. Shen has woven a remarkable love story. Love is often considered by most to be the more perilous of emotions. It is true that love is a feeling we have no control over; a feeling that can render even the strongest individual powerless in its path. But above all, Love is always given freely, a gift bestowed without expectation of love in return.

I don't even know how to talk about these characters. Cillian is the ultimate anti-hero but is he also the most damaged of Shen's characters I've read thus far? Not more so than any other, but he sure has a lot to shoulder. His upbringing has certainly hindered his life views, that's for sure. But even a flawed man, even one praised a God amongst men, can afford to be knocked down a few pegs - bringing him back to his mortal self. Persephone - what a heroine! I love her vibrancy, her passion, her drive to change her Villain into the hero of her unrequited love story. Both of these characters have firm beliefs in what love is but both come to realize the understanding of what love actually means.

What more can I say that will accurately describe my feelings for this book? I'm blown away by the depth of Kill and Persy’s story. Epic, monumental, courageous, illustrious - there is so much more I can label this book as. I just don't think you can. Prepare yourself to go thru literally through every emotion a human can, and fall as deeply in love with these characters as I have.