Title: Kingdom of the wicked (kingdom of the wicked #1)
Author: Kerri Maniscalco.
Format: E-ARC (Thanks to NetGalley, all opinions are my own!)
Publisher: JIMMY Patterson.
Page count: 312.
Release day: October 27th 2020.
Genre: YA, Fantasy, mystery.
Rating: 5 stars.
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
From the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Stalking Jack the Ripper series comes a new blockbuster series…
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…
THIS BOOK!! It was amazing! I could not stop reading, and how am I supposed to wait a year for the sequel?
I loved Kerri Maniscalco’s previous series, so I knew I had to read this. You should have seen me when I saw I was accepted to read an e-ARC!
I was sucked into this story from the start. We follow Emilia, who very soon in the story finds the dead body of her twin sister, Vittoria. She then swears the figure out what happened and seek vengeance! To be able to do this she needs to use dark magic, deal with demons and princes of Hell, especially Wrath. And it was amazing!
I loved Emilia! She was such an interesting character, and I loved her banter with Wrath. Wrath being her investigation partner. Emilia did make some little bit too quick decisions at times, but I loved the book too much to be bothered haha! Something Maniscalco proved with writing Stalking Jack the Ripper, is that she can write romance! And she did it again! This book contains a great enemies-to-lovers story!
The setting of this book is amazing. It takes place in the 19th century in Sicily. And now I want to go there! The whole book is so dark and mysterious.
I read this book in like three sittings, and it probably would have been one sitting if I would have been able to. I was just so invested in the plot and it was so intriguing, that I just needed to continue! And the fact that this book has really short chapters, makes it very easy to read one more chapter haha!
And the ending..!!! I need to know how this book is going to continue. At some point while reading the book, I kinda predicted this ending. Then forgot about it, and then it did happen. But I didn’t mind too much, because the way that we got there, I could mot have predicted and it all happened way differently then I could have come up with myself!
I know this review is just saying that it is great and amazing, but that is because it is. And I just do not know how to formulate it well haha!