December 10, 2020

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






Synopsis: 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.



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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.






Review

PRAISE FOR RUTHLESS GODS:

BOOKPAGE, "2020 preview: Most anticipated YA sequels and series titles"

BOOK RIOT, "The Ultimate Guide to Spring 2020 YA Books for Your TBR"

BOOKSTR, "Get Excited for These Spring Releases"

BUZZFEED, "29 YA Fantasy Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2020"

EPIC READS, "39 YA Sequels You Won't Want to Miss in the First Half of 2020"

FROLIC, "Top 3 Y.A. Reads for the Week of April 7th"

GOODREADS, "The 38 Most Anticipated YA Novels of 2020"

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io9, "Big List of New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books for April"

LGBTQ READS, "LGBTQAP YA 2020 Sequel Preview: January-June"

MEDIUM, "Most Anticipated Young Adult Sequel Novels of 2020"

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"... if you liked Wicked Saints and you want more of everything, the sequel Ruthless Gods takes the monstrous romance to whole new... heights. Get ready." - BOOK RIOT

"Ruthless Gods is every bit the sequel that Emily A. Duncan's chilling Wicked Saints deserves - even darker, bloodier and even more complicated...A dark, brutal and deeply thrilling sequel that will leave you wanting more." - CULTURESS

"Magic and romance steeped in blood and betrayal. ...fans of the first volume will be pleased to have more of the same, with higher stakes and increasingly complicated questions of power and divinity." - KIRKUS

"After the glimmers of divinity and magic in Wicked SaintsRuthless Gods opens the door to a world of fallen gods and eldritch horrors and I am absolutely ready to step through it. Gruesome, grotesque, and so, so glorious." - Erin A. Craig, New York Times bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrows 

"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 

PRAISE FOR WICKED SAINTS

**Indie Next Pick for the Spring 2019 Kids’ List**

SEVENTEEN, "The 35 Best Young Adult Books of 2019 So Far" 

BOOKRIOT, “20 YA Dark Fantasy Books For Your Winter TBR”

BUZZFEED, "29 YA Books You Absolutely Must Read This Spring"

GOODREADS, “32 Big Books that YA Fans Can’t Wait for in 2019”

CULTRESS, “19 books we can’t wait to get our hands on in 2019” 

EPIC READS, "The 16 Most Anticipated YA Books to Read in April"

SYFY, "6 April YA Novels That are Out of This World" 

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"

About the Author

EMILY A. DUNCAN is the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Saints and Ruthless Gods. They work as a youth services librarian and received a Master’s degree in library science from Kent State University, which mostly taught them how to find obscure Slavic folklore texts through interlibrary loan systems. When not reading or writing, they enjoy playing copious amounts of video games and dungeons and dragons. They live in Ohio.









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