Sin and Salvation Book Review

Adult Fantasy Book Review - Sin and Salvation Book Review - Demigods of San Francisco by KF Breene
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In this Sin and Salvation book review I’m sharing my thoughts on the third book in the Demigods of San Francisco series by K.F. Breene. As per usual, I will try to keep spoilers to a minimum however there may be a few small spoilers in this review.

“When you show respect to those around you, and put others above yourself, they reward you in ways you could never imagine.”

K.F. Breene, Sin and Salvation

The Demigods of San Francisco series has been on my TBR for a while now and I recently picked it up. I needed a good series after my book hangovers from the Crescent City release and the additional reread as well as The War of Two Queens. This series is perfect for that.

Sin and Salvation book cover on tablet

Trigger Warnings

Since we don’t always get trigger warnings on books I like to give trigger warnings in my reviews. This can help people avoid certain triggers that could hurt their mental well being.

Possible Triggers in this book are:

  • Alcohol
  • Attempted Murder
  • Car Accident
  • Death
  • Dead Bodies (Reanimated)
  • Murder
  • Occult
  • Profanity
  • Sexually Explicit Scenes
  • Violence

For a list of the triggers I look for you can check out this link here. This may or may not be a complete list of triggers for this book, I do my best to make sure I mark anything that could be a potential trigger but I may accidentally miss triggers.

Synopsis and Author

In Sin and Salvation we follow Alexis and Kieran as they navigate their budding relationship while planning to take out Kieran’s father, Valens, the demigod that rules magical San Francisco. Will there be enough time to train Alexis and her two wards and build a force of people who can help to take down the most powerful man in the city?

K.F. Breene once again brings us back to San Francisco where the city is split into the magical, non magical, and the neutral zone. She has brought to life a world and characters that I’m sure you will fall in love with.

Sin and Salvation Reading Experience

Once again we have the points of views of Alexis and Kieran but this time we also get brief looks into what Valans is doing. While I typically don’t like reading from the enemies point of view, I can sort of see the necessity of it in this story. 

Regardless of Valens point of view we are swept into a story that leaves you on the edge of your seat to see what happens. The book moves at a steady pace with some pretty fantastic action scenes. K.F. Breene did it again in this third book by bringing characters and the world she’s created to life.

Writing Style

The ebook version of Sin and Salvation is 425 pages in 40 chapters that took me about 6 hours to read. With the exception of a brief trip to the grocery store I couldn’t put this book down. Believe me if I could read while driving I would have, we really need to get a move on with the self driving cars.

Like the previous two books in the series this book was easy to read with a world and characters you fall in love with. K.F. Breene has a way with writing characters that come alive. 

While the Valens point of view did take away some of the surprise, there were quite a few action scenes that really were fantastic. Reading this book was like watching an action comedy movie that leaves you feeling good and cheering for our favorite characters.

Sin and Salvation Book Review

I have so many favorite characters at this point in the series that I am going to combine a bunch of them together.

Alexis and Kieran are fantastic in this book. For being a demigod he’s not as smooth as he thinks he is. I love the way Kieran frets over Alexis and she shoots him down with no issue. Their relationship is so adorable.

Daisy and Mordecai really have come into their own and are turning into badasses fast. They both play huge roles in this book and I love seeing how they are progressing.

The Six have once again taken my heart. I love how they work as a team, build each other and the others up, and how they aren’t afraid to show their soft side. I have a massive soft spot for each and every one of The Six.

Bria is my girl. I freaking adore her, her sense of humor, and her fearlessness. She’s top tier and I wish I had her for a friend in real life.

The Spirits are hilarious and wonderful in this book. While Frank is still my favorite; Chad, John, and Mia all come in with big wins and I love the characters.

Valens takes the top spot for hated character. Even though I didn’t care for his point of view it did solidify a little bit about how heartless and egotistical this man is.

Will Green is just downright horrible. I don’t want to spoil anything, just know I hate this man.

The world building and character development is fantastic. We see how these characters are growing, adapting, and changing as events unfold around them. We see their strength, weaknesses, and fall in love with them. 

Once again I had to force myself to not pick up the next book right away just so I could write this review while it was fresh. Furthermore, while we know there is more to the story the book ends with you feeling great and wanting more from the characters.

I’m only on the third book and I feel like 6 books are not enough for these characters and this story. I already want more and I know I’m going to be devastated when this series is over.

If you like City of Thorns by CN Crawford or low fantasy books with complex characters and beautiful world building, you will likely like this book too.

Sin and Salvation book cover

Star Rating

Before I rate this book I want to give you a bit of background about what my rankings mean. I typically read books that I check out through the Libby app with my local library or through Kindle Unlimited. 

I rarely buy ebooks unless they are cheaply priced or on sale. I also very rarely buy physical copies of books. I’m a bit of a minimalist so I have to absolutely adore a book to buy a physical copy that will be proudly displayed in my home.

So my ranking system is as follows:

  • 5 Stars equals I am buying a physical copy of this book. I will read this book at least 10 more times, it is the best ever.
  • 4 stars equals a great book. I might buy an ebook version when it’s on sale so that I can re-read it at least one more time.
  • 3 stars equals a good book. I likely won’t read again but I appreciate the story.
  • 2 stars equals “Meh.” I will not read this book again, it had a lot of problems and I did not care for it.
  • 1 star equals a bad book. I barely finished this book and I will never recommend anyone waste valuable book reading time on this book.
  • 0 stars is a did not finish book. I will never finish that book and it is banished.

Sin and Salvation gets 5 stars from me. Once again K.F. Breene has done a fantastic job with this story. Funny, sarcastic, witty, strong, and beautiful characters are brought to life in a magical San Francisco with an action packed story that leaves you sitting on the edge of your seat unable to put the book down. Spice gets a 4 out of 5 in this book. 

Likes:

  • I love the relationship development between Kieran and Alexis.
  • I love how Daisy and Mordecai are coming into their own.
  • The action scenes were absolutely fantastic.

Dislikes:

  • I did not like getting Valens point of view in this book.

Final Thoughts on Sin and Salvation

This series may only be half over but I know I’ll be putting physical versions of these books on my bookshelf. I have fallen in love with these characters, I want to live in this world, and I love the writing style of K.F. Breene. 

Even if I’m getting a point of view I don’t really care for I cannot say enough good things about this series. I highly recommend it for Low Fantasy Romance readers, it’s very good.

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Adult Fantasy Book Review - Sin and Salvation Book Review - Demigods of San Francisco by KF Breene

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