Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

Hey guys!
Another day, another book review. Kingdom of the Wicked is one I got in a subscription box, so I’m getting a teeny-tiny bit closer to finally catching up with all of those novels!

The Plot (according to Goodreads):

Two sisters.

One brutal murder.

A quest for vengeance that will unleash Hell itself…

And an intoxicating romance.

Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin…desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister’s killer and to seek vengeance at any cost-even if it means using dark magic that’s been long forbidden.

Then Emilia meets Wrath, one of the Wicked-princes of Hell she has been warned against in tales since she was a child. Wrath claims to be on Emilia’s side, tasked by his master with solving the series of women’s murders on the island. But when it comes to the Wicked, nothing is as it seems…

The Rating:

When I reached the last page of this I had two problems: It’s over. It’s not over. You see, when I opened this book, I didn’t realize it’s the first in a series. I kept expecting more information and just more resolution but then the novel ended and it was a cliffhanger! 😅

Anyhow, I mourned for a second but then got excited that there would be way more space to explore the concept Maniscalco came up with. Let’s talk about that for a second!

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Top 5 Tuesday: Authors I NEED to read!

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
This week I’ll talk about some pretty famous authors I always wanted to check out but for some reason or other haven’t had the chance to do so yet!

#1 Cassandra Clare

This year I finally managed to catch up with most of the famous young adult writers. I read Sarah J. Maas, Leigh Bardugo, Holly Black. But one big name is still missing: Cassandra Clare. Her books sound fascinating, but there are so many, I was always a little intimidated to get started.

#2 Seanan McGuire

I recently started following Seanan McGuire on tumblr (she has a great sense of humor!), not knowing who she is or what she does. By now I realized that she’s a talented author and her book Middlegame immediately went on my TBR pile.

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