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.. (Goodreads)
I liked this book, but the ending made me really enjoy it. The book starts out slow, there is a lot of world-building, but even still there is action enough to keep me engaged.
There was a lot of character growth in this book. I honestly didn’t like Nadia or Soren as the book started out, but as the book moved forward both of these characters grow immensely. Both of them begin to question their beliefs. Nadia especially seems to learn lesson after lesson. When the book begins Nadia is very sheltered, which turned me off, but as her journey progresses, she begins to see that perhaps more to the world than she was made to believe.
I did enjoy the dual narration, in the beginning, Nadia and Soren are pitted against one another, and it is nice to get both of their perspectives throughout the book, especially as their perspectives of each other changed to match my own.
As I said, the ending was what really made this book for me. I don’t want to give too much away, but I was left with a lot of questions and I can’t wait to read the next book.
Overall Rating: 4