by Emily A. Duncan
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Release Date: April 2nd, 2019
Purchase: [Amazon] [Chapters/Indigo]
Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan is one of the most unique debut novels I've read to date. It shocked me, pulled me into it's world, and I couldn't resist absorbing it's world and it's magical characters.
"Our time together grows short.
You must make your choice, little bird.
Do you continue on with your wings clipped or do you fly?"
Wicked Saints instantly begins with action and chaos, introducing Nadya, our main protagonist, with a brutal attack on her home - a monastery. In this instance, readers are introduced to the war Emily A. Duncan's characters have endured, and are also introduced to the presence and importance of religion to these characters, and the influence of magic. Not long after, it is discovered that Nadya isn't just a regular girl, but has her own interesting quirks and "talents", but I'll leave the discovery of that to be made by the readers when they reach that point (no spoilers, here!) Additionally, with the introduction of Serefin and Malachiasz, the entire plot is thrown into the whirlwind depths of blood magic, torture, and warring violence. To put it plainly - I loved it. I was addicted, enraptured, and need book two!
Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan was an amazing read. I highly recommend readers over the age of 16 give Wicked Saints a try, however, please be warned that there is violence, abuse, and self-harm present in the novel, so if you're sensitive to that type of material, I would recommend steering clear.
4 / 5 Cupcakes
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