Wicked Saints by Emily A Duncan | review

Title: Wicked Saints

Author: Emily A Duncan

Publisher: Wednesday Books

Published: April 2nd 2019

ISBN: 9781250195661

Series: Something Dark and Holy 1/3

Pages: 400

Edition: ARC

My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.5)

Disclaimer: I traded for this ARC, all opinions are my own.

A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.

A prince in danger must decide who to trust.

A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings. 

Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.

In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light. Wicked Saints is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncan’s devastatingly Gothic Something Dark and Holy trilogy..
my reaction to this book!

AHHHHHH, this one was so good! At first I was like ‘am I even going to like this?!’ BUT IT WAS SO FREAKING AMAZING, at first I found that it’s a little slower than most books to read as I wanted to cram every word in but once I got going I absolutely l o v e d it! I’ve followed the author on twitter for ages and been wanting to read her book ever since she announced it! Also how gorgeous is this manuscript arc version of the book?! I much prefer this compared to the full cover of the book..

This book is done from two points of view, Nadya, our cleric who can speak to all of the Gods and Serefin also a blood mage but he’s also a Prince. We also see some other characters but our other main character who we don’t have a point of view from is Malachiasz who is a blood mage. I just loved all of these characters so much, this is a book I didn’t know how much I needed in my life, it was just amazing! It’s like the Shadow and Bone that I actually wanted!

Wicked Saints is the first book in the Something Dark and Holy trilogy. There’s a bit of romance in this book, not a lot, I’d like a bit more of it though but there’s no love triangle which is a bonus!

I recommend this book especially if you love The Darkling from Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone trilogy! How long do I have to wait for book two? Because I need it… like yesterday.. I need more Malachiasz in my life😍

A couple of trigger warnings for the book: Self-harm and parental abuse.

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