BOOK REVIEW ~ Heinous by Yolanda Olson

I just finished reading Heinous by Yolanda Olson and it is a duet (I think, I hope) and Book 2, Hideous comes out 9.11.2022


Someone once said that if you talk about the devil, he’s bound to appear.

Most would keep silent, hoping that they’d never be found by such a monster, but I prayed for his touch every night.

I knew the devil when I was a child and fell in love with him the first time he taught me that I wasn’t as damaged as I was led to believe that I was.

He cared for me, helped me learn how to smile, and see the world in a different way even though he didn’t realize that he had done so.

But they feared him; hated him.

So seventeen years ago, they ripped him away from me.

What they didn’t know was that he had already created a monster in his very image.

I thought I’d never see him again—I finally resigned myself to that. But then he came back, just like he promised he always would through that smile of his.

We’re together again.

And now, no one will be able to keep us apart ever again.

Heinous – Yolanda Olson

How to start this review? I don’t really know only to say that the story sucked me in right away and I kept reading and reading to find out who Maisie and Elijah were to each other, how did they get here and why?

They had horrible lives. Awful, terrible, incredibly just shitty lives that would turn any of us into monsters. Somehow through it all, they learned how to love. Twisted? Without a doubt, but also completely genuine in a way.

The thing that I really enjoyed about this story was the boyish charm, the vulnerability of Elijah. There were moments when you could see the boy/man he could have been if not for…well, life. A mile-wide protective streak, quick to anger and quicker to forgive, he’s a strange hero but a hero nonetheless.

Heinous was just that, heinous and beautiful and terrifying and wonderful.


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Yolanda Olson is a USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author. Born and raised in Bridgeport, CT where she currently resides, she usually spends her time watching her favorite channel, Investigation Discovery. Occasionally, she takes a break to write books and test the limits of her mind. Also an avid horror movie fan, she likes to incorporate dark elements into the majority of her books.

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