Sunday, November 03, 2019

#BookReview: Ruthless Gods (Something Dark and Holy #2) by Emily A. Duncan

Synopsis: The stunning sequel to instant New York Times bestseller, Wicked Saints!

Darkness never works alone...

Nadya doesn’t trust her magic anymore. Serefin is fighting off a voice in his head that doesn’t belong to him. Malachiasz is at war with who--and what--he’s become. 

As their group is continually torn apart, the girl, the prince, and the monster find their fates irrevocably intertwined. They’re pieces on a board, being orchestrated by someone… or something. The voices that Serefin hears in the darkness, the ones that Nadya believes are her gods, the ones that Malachiasz is desperate to meet—those voices want a stake in the world, and they refuse to stay quiet any longer.

In her dramatic follow-up to Wicked Saints, the first book in her Something Dark and Holy trilogy, Emily A. Duncan paints a Gothic, icy world where shadows whisper, and no one is who they seem, with a shocking ending that will leave you breathless.

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About the Author: EMILY A. DUNCAN is the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Saints. She works as a youth services librarian and received a Master’s degree in library science from Kent State University, which mostly taught her how to find obscure Slavic folklore texts through interlibrary loan systems. When not reading or writing, she enjoys playing copious amounts of video games and dungeons and dragons. She lives in Ohio.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
My Review: I was one of the people that really didn't care for book one.  This one though hit it out of the park!!  I loved it!! The writing was so much better and the story flowed so much more!!  I still had issues connecting with the characters as a whole however, it is getting better.  I feel like the author is really getting into the groove of how to tell/show a story and its showing in the writing.  The ending to this one will devastate you to no end.  And man I can't believe that I got this done so soon.  Since this one isn't out until April 2010!!  (this was reviewed on Sept. 2019 so feel my pain when I need the next title and have to wait almost 2 years for it). 

"Come for the Gothic horror-fantasy, stay for the eldritch nightmares, cosmic despair, and irreverent, unforgettable characters. RUTHLESS GODS will leave fans demanding the final installment in the trilogy." - Christine Lynn Herman, author of The Devouring Gray 


**Indie Next Pick for the Spring 2019 Kids’ List**
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GOODREADS, “32 Big Books that YA Fans Can’t Wait for in 2019”
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EPIC READS, "The 16 Most Anticipated YA Books to Read in April"
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THE NERD DAILY, “2019 Book Releases” 
"If you like your young adult fantasy full of ice, blood, and angst, Wicked Saints will sweep you up in its wintery embrace." - NPR, "3 Young Adult Novels To Help You Out Of Hibernation"

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