In this Sin and Surrender book review I will be sharing my thoughts on the sixth and final book in the Demigods of San Francisco series by K.F. Breene. As always, I will keep spoilers to a minimum in this review however, there still may be a few small spoilers.
“Watch out, magical world. Here comes the pajama-wearing Soul Stealer with her overgrown white cats.”K.F. Breene, Sin and Surrender
After months on my TBR I needed something light and fun to read. I was hoping this series would be that for me and it really was. K.F. Breene has built a magical world and filled it with chaotic, funny, and memorable characters that I just adore.
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:
- Gun Violence
- Sexually Explicit Scenes
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 Surrender we follow Alexis, Kieran, and the team as they travel to the Magical Summit where Kieran will try to gain allies and defend his mark on Alexis. He’s built his team, are they ready to take on the brutal and chaotic fighting that happens at the summit between the teams?
Something darker is happening at the summit though and when the team finally figures out what’s going on will they be too late to fix it?
K.F. Breene gives us the action packed conclusion to the Demigods of San Francisco series. We finally see what the team is really made of as they face off against other teams of the most powerful demigods on earth.
Sin and Surrender Reading Experience
We are no longer in San Francisco through the majority of this book. Instead we are on an island where the magical leaders of the world convene to make decisions for their communities and the world as a whole.
In this book we get the perspectives of Kieran and Alexis as per usual. We also get a few chapters from Daisy’s perspective which was a nice change of pace.
The story moves quickly and the action just keeps going so it’s a bit hard to put down. This book has quite a bit more violence than the last book as the teams in this book are doing a lot of fighting each other. Surprisingly, they don’t seem to be giving it their all or trying to actually kill each other.
Sin and Surrender is smaller than every book in the series, the ebook is only 239 pages with 25 chapters. It didn’t take me long to read this book. Thankfully for being shorter it still hit all of the things I’ve loved with this series so far.
It was easy to read, great character development, and still built a world that was interesting. We also get a lot more information into the way the political structure of this society is set up.
I enjoyed this book and couldn’t stop reading until it was done. I’m pleased with the ending, while also sad that it’s over. I would have loved to see more from these characters.
Sin and Surrender Book Review
All of my typical favorite characters are still my favorite characters, however, I did feel like we didn’t get enough from Kieran or Bria in this book. However, we had quite a lot happening and a lot of characters and names to keep track of.
I would like to petition to get myself a Chaos and Havoc immediately. I absolutely love them, I need them in my life, and I wish I could have them.
A certain god makes a surprise appearance in this book and he immediately shot himself up to my hell yes I like this character list. Even if some things revealed about them are gross.
Demigod Zander is not on my friendly list with his treatment of Dylan so I don’t really care for him.
Aaron takes the cake for my most hated character in this book. He made some extremely poor decisions.
Magnus is not someone I hate anymore but I still don’t really trust him. I don’t know that he can ever be trusted but I don’t hate him anymore. He’s just kinda a character that is there.
This book was a bit intense with the amount of characters that were in it. This was a big meeting where all the heavy hitters and their teams were involved. It can be a bit much to take in and there were times where I had to stop and think about the names that were mentioned in order to understand who they were.
If you like low fantasy with great world building, memorable and chaotic characters that make you smile and laugh, as well as a completed series then I would highly recommend this series for you.
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 Surrender gets 5 stars from me. While it felt more like a novella it was still a great finish to this series and I’m happy with the ending. I will absolutely miss these characters but the series will quickly end up on my must buy a physical copy list.
- The ending was good.
- I liked the action scenes.
- I liked how Kieran, Alexis, and the team shook up the magical community a bit.
- I felt the book was a bit short for a final book.
- I wish we had more Kieran scenes.
- I would have liked to have a final Alexis epilogue for reasons.
Final Thoughts on Sin and Surrender
I’m sad this series is over as it has quickly become a bit of a comfort read for me. It’s laid back, makes you laugh, and a fun read with some good spice. I had hoped that we would see a specific scene but sadly we didn’t get it in the book.
All that being said, the series was good, it feels complete, and I can believe everyone got their happy ending. I do feel that we could get more as well if K.F. Breene decided to continue the series and I would be happy to read more from Alexis, Kieran, the kids, and the team.
More Book Reviews in this Series:
- Sin and Chocolate Book Review
- Sin and Magic Book Review
- Sin and Salvation Book Review
- Sin and Spirit Book Review
- Sin and Lightning Book Review
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