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Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan
*ARC received from Netgalley via the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.
A prince in danger must decide who to trust.
A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.
Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.
In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light. Wicked Saints is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncan’s devastatingly Gothic Something Dark and Holy trilogy..
Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
Seven years ago, the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a “mockumentary” bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a maritime tragedy.
Now, a new crew has been assembled. But this time they’re not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life’s work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost.
Whatever the truth may be, it will only be found below the waves. But the secrets of the deep come with a price.
(First Five-Star Reads of 2019!)
Now Moscow has been struck by disaster. Its people are searching for answers—and for someone to blame. Vasya finds herself alone, beset on all sides. The Grand Prince is in a rage, choosing allies that will lead him on a path to war and ruin. A wicked demon returns, stronger than ever and determined to spread chaos. Caught at the center of the conflict is Vasya, who finds the fate of two worlds resting on her shoulders. Her destiny uncertain, Vasya will uncover surprising truths about herself and her history as she desperately tries to save Russia, Morozko, and the magical world she treasures. But she may not be able to save them all.
Title: The Winter of the Witch
Author: Katherine Arden
Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction
Publisher: Del Rey
Release Date: January 8th, 2019
This trilogy, (and this conclusion) is everything. That is all.
You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.
The first lesson is to make yourself that strong.
Jude has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were biddable. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her, even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.
When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a faerie world.
Title: The Wicked King
Author: Holly Black
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Release Date: January 8th, 2019
“I remember what it was to hate him with the whole of my heart, but I’ve remembered too late.”
This book has ruined me for all eternity.
Jude is a shining star with all her cleverness and ferocious determination. She is truly an admirable, ruthless character, and I absolutely adore her first-person perspective. Cardan, meanwhile, had some remarkable character growth in this second installment. He went from a cruel prince to a foolish king to a clever schemer, in his own right. Locke is still a piece of shit and he and Taryn deserve each other, as far as I’m concerned.
I loved diving back into the nasty, Game of Thrones-level treachery and deceit that sucked me into The Cruel Prince. The last quarter of the book was outstanding, and the way it ended left me dying for more. I would do horrendous things to get The Queen of Nothing into my hands.
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