Thursday, July 23, 2015

Sacrificial Lamb Cake by Katrina Monroe

Definitely one of the more interesting plots I've come across in the last couple of years. A lesbian has been chosen as the Messiah in the Second Coming.

Good, right?

Judas has been in solitary confinement since his infamous betrayal. G (God), and the other Disciples, decide to hear him out on this great plan of his to groom the new Messiah. They decide to move forward with this plan and that's when we meet Rainfall. She likes to be called Rain. She's an orange-haired lesbian waitress working hard to stay away from her over-the-top hippy parents. Of course, when she meets Judas, who goes by Jude, she thinks he's just some stalker until he convinces her to tr multiplying some bread. That sets the wheels in motion for her.

What Jude didn't count on was the actual End of Days happening like right now. Throughout the story, Rain has to turn water to wine, lead some disciples, deal with her mess of a family, figure out how to navigate the plagues in living form, and fight the Antichrist with no preparation.

By the end of the story, G informs Jude that this was all done for the sake of his redemption.

Finishing the book today, I couldn't help but be a little disappointed. This book is a light hearted fun read and I definitely recommend it .... However ..... And this is just my opinion ... I wanted something more. I wanted it to be a little heavier. I felt like it should have been heavier. Example, everything bad that was happening was happening basically in her part of town. There was no global End of Days, just a small scale end of days. Yes, they alluded to the death and destruction of the world, but it was only kept within the confines of the city the story was set in.

So, if you're looking for a light hearted take on a Bible story with a twist, definitely pick this up, you will enjoy it.

If you're looking for something more in depth, like I was, this isn't the book for you.

Still ... I liked the writing style and character development a lot. I'd like to read more from this author in the future if given the opportunity.

3 Stars
No IR. Lesbian protag.

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