Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan
Publishes: April 2nd, 2019
Publisher: Wednesday Books
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.
I was lucky enough to be accepted onto the street team for this book and get an e-galley but then even luckier to trade for a physical ARC. And oh my gosh. This book is dark, mysterious, unforgiving, and perfectly written. I cannot express just how bloody murderous these main characters are. Told from different views and different sides of very different cultures one gets to see just what is happening in each of their heads. It makes the story that much more intriguing. Enemies to lovers. Enemies to friends. Magical powers given and taken, growth, culture, belief. This book has it all while still being cohesive.
If you are looking for a happily ever after story this is not that. But if you want a compelling read that is so unforgiving in its darkness that you cannot help but fall in love with it then this is the book for you.
Although I feel I must warn you that after reading this I have read nothing but fluffy HEA books.
Are you looking forward to this one? Have you already pre-ordered?