Gods plus magic plus war PLUS ENEMIES-TO-LOVERS
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.
Title: Wicked Saints
Series: Something Dark and Holy #1
Author: Emily A. Duncan
Publication: April 2, 2019 by Wednesday Books
Target audience: Young Adult
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It’s been literally half a year since I read this book, and while that is quite some time, I don’t remember a single fucking thing that happened. Not a good sign. So I looked up my notes and hoped there would be something helpful for writing this review. That’s what I found:
“Serefin is a little bitch who likes to complain and get black out drunk.”
Gee, thanks past-me. Very helpful.
There are some notes that are a bit more useful, but not enough to make this a full-blown review. I’m still gonna show you my key points. Maybe you like key points.
- Dark and bloody and excactly my thing
- Also politics and magic and war
- A religious aspect that’s surprisingly great
- Quite a few predictable plot twists
- So goddamn confusing
- Like sometimes I had no idea what the fuck was going on
- Plot? Where u??
- Confusing and anticlimatic ending
After I finished Wicked Saints I was thinking about giving it 3.5 or 4 stars but considering that I don’t really remember anything about the book and have no interest in reading the sequel, I’ll give it 3 stars.
So all in all, this was a rather disappointing read. The premise sounds so interesting and just like something that I’d adore, but it seems as if the execution didn’t convince me.
(Note to self: Write review immediately after reading book or review will look like this)
Have you read Wicked Saints? Do you remember more of it than I do? Let me know down below in the comments!