Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Blog Tour Review: Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan




So excited to be sharing this book with you today. Once in a while I come across something that is so different from all the others out there and it's so much fun when that happens and of course, when it does, I want to tell everyone about it. 
Wicked Saints is one such book. Dark, mysterious, original, unique, so many wonderful things about it and if I could make everyone pick up a copy of it, I would. 




Title: Wicked Saints
Author: Emily A. Duncan
Published by: Wednesday Books (April 2, 2019)
Genre: YA Dark Fantasy
Series: Book One in the Something Dark and Holy

Book Description:
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..






About the Author:




Emily A. Duncan was born and raised in Ohio and works as a youth services librarian. She received a Master’s degree in library science from Kent State University, which mostly taught her how to find obscure Slavic folklore texts through interlibrary loan systems. When not reading or writing, she enjoys playing copious amounts of video games and dungeons and dragons. She is represented by Thao Le of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.





Wicked Saints is a book that I am so very glad I took a chance on. From the gorgeous eye drawing cover to the alluring synopsis, it truly lived up to both. 

Fast paced and completely unique I was sucked in from the very first bloody chapter. And that blood, that darkness, it continued throughout the whole story and I couldn't of been happier about it.

To say I was intrigued with this story is an understatement. It consumed me with it's brilliance, it's uniqueness, and with its utterly engaging storyline. I just couldn't get enough. Things were put on hold, phone calls ignored and pages were turned faster than they ever have before. 

The lies, the deceit, the conspiracies. The blood. Truly a stand out read unlike most in the genre and one that I soon won't be forgetting and will be eagerly awaiting for the next.  




*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

32 comments:

  1. I didn't know about this one but it's great to see you had such a good time

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    1. It was such a fun and dark read in the best ways!

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  2. Okay, you convinced me. Lots of high praise for this one from you. I am curious about it, but a little worried about all the blood. Hopefully it’s not too graphic or gory.

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    1. It wasn't too gory. There is a lot of blood since that is how some of them do magic but not in a gross overly done way.

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  3. Ah, You have me curious. Things put on hold, that speaks volumes. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  4. I've seen this one around a lot and I think I finally need to check it out!

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    1. I hope you do and that you love it as much as I have!

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  5. this looks kind of interesting and I am really curious about it myself

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  6. A dark, gritty story can have me riveted, too. New to me and I'll have to mark it for later.

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  7. Oh wow, lovely review Ali. This wasn't on my radar but I must admit you have me curious!

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  8. Blog tour buddy! Haha! I'm so happy you enjoyed this one as much as I did! It seems like we were blog tour buddies for C.C. Hunter's new book as well. ;) *highfivesyou* We must be on the same brain wave these days. Are you reading The Center of the Universe by Ria Voros by any chance?

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. No I'm not but should I be? LOL! I love when this happens though, especially when you feel the same way about the books. It makes it fun and I love being able to share in my excitement with others that loved the same books. :D

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  9. This was so good!! Love your review and so glad you enjoyed Wicked Saints as much as I did!!

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  10. Wow, sounds like a blast! There's something about that cover too... :)

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  11. I haven't heard about this but I like dark and fun. I'll have to check this one out seeing your 5 stars! Fab review! :)

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    1. Thanks and I hope if you read it, you like it as well!

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  12. dark, fun and a 5 star review
    sounds like a hit for you Kindlemom
    thanks for sharing

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  13. Oh, this sounds really interesting. I do love dark stories.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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  14. I'm a bit behind on review books, but I am reading this next so I am so glad to hear you enjoyed it. It sounds amazing. Great review!

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  15. Oh that cover IS eye catching. So awesome when the actual book lives up to that, too!

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