November 10, 2020

#BookReview: Kingdom of the Wicked (Kingdom of the Wicked #1) by Kerri Maniscalco






Synopsis: 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…



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Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
My Review: 
Wow! I loved this story! It took me a few chapters to really get into it but once I did I was hooked. Wrath is by far my favorite character in the story. All Emilia has ever been taught is how evil the Malvagi are, especially Prince Wrath, but he constantly shows her kindness. There's so many layers toWrath and he has me intrigued and wanting more of him. I have mixed feelings about Emilia though. I understand her motivations and would most likely make many of the same choices but some of her decisions had me wanting to smack her. I mean when a Prince of Hell says run, you run, not stand there staring at the demon.  As for the other Malvagi that we meet Mansiscalco describes them in such a way that I hate them and feel they deserve all of Wrath and Emilia's fury. There was a twist near the end that surprised me, I definitely wasn't expecting it. The only downside that I would say is that the book can be a tad heavy on the descriptions. While I felt it eventually made the story engrossing I can see where it would deter many readers. Overall, I really enjoyed the story and hope to see what happens next. I'm secretly hoping that eventually Wrath and Emilia end up together. 










Praise for the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling series
Stalking Jack the Ripper
Hunting Prince Dracula
Escaping From Houdini
Capturing the Devil


*"A marvelous yet somewhat gruesome mystery...an unexpected twist makes the ending worth the wait. A must-have."
---School Library Journal (*starred review*)


"Kerri Maniscalco once again combines adventure, romance, murder and Victorian manners into an intoxicating cocktail that brings the story of this tenacious young forensic scientist to a satisfying conclusion."―Knoxville News Sentinel

"There are plenty of suspects and red herrings as well as tense escalations....A scenic, twisty mystery."
--- Kirkus Reviews


"Maniscalco has created a serious, sharp-minded, and forward-thinking protagonist in Audrey Rose, whose fearlessness will endear her to readers looking for an engaging historical thriller. Abundant red herrings and a dash of romance round out this gruesome but engrossing story."
--- Publisher's Weekly

"Audrey Rose Wadsworth prefers breeches to ball gowns, autopsies to afternoon tea, and scalpels to knitting needles. Though her father, Lord Edmund, has forbidden it, Audrey covertly studies forensic medicine...while "the Ripper" remains two steps ahead, lurking where Audrey least expects....Maniscalco's portrayal of scientific invention in a newly industrial era will serve as a fine first foray into Victorian classics."
---Booklist

"Audrey is a young woman eager to use her brains and willing to flaunt society's rules....This mystery pays homage to classics like Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein [and] will satisfy those readers looking for historical mystery, a witty heroine, and a little romance."
---School Library Connection

"Audrey Rose is a witty, resourceful feminist who refuses to bow to Victorian-era gender norms. This dark, gothic landscape is peopled with nuanced, diverse characters who keep readers enthralled. A gripping mystery with a compelling heroine and just the right touch of romance." 
--- Kirkus Reviews


"Every bit as heart-pounding as you'd expect it to be...An enthralling, captivating, and addicting series."
---Hypable

About the Author

Kerri Maniscalco grew up in a semi-haunted house outside New York City, where her fascination with gothic settings began. In her spare time she reads everything she can get her hands on, cooks all kinds of food with her family and friends, and drinks entirely too much tea while discussing life's finer points with her cats. She is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Stalking Jack the Ripper quartet.









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