Book Review: WICKED SAINTS by Emily A. Duncan

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

Genre: Fantasy

Target audience: Young Adult

Book DepositoryAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE

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Rating: 🌵🌵🌵

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!

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