by Emily Duncan
Series: Something Dark and Holy #2
Published by Macmillan, Wednesday Books
Release Date: April 7th 2020
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Format Read: ARC
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Darkness never works alone...
Nadya doesn’t trust her magic anymore. Serefin is fighting off a voice in his head that doesn’t belong to him. Malachiasz is at war with who--and what--he’s become.
As their group is continually torn apart, the girl, the prince, and the monster find their fates irrevocably intertwined. They’re pieces on a board, being orchestrated by someone… or something. The voices that Serefin hears in the darkness, the ones that Nadya believes are her gods, the ones that Malachiasz is desperate to meet—those voices want a stake in the world, and they refuse to stay quiet any longer.
In her dramatic follow-up to Wicked Saints, the first book in her Something Dark and Holy trilogy, Emily A. Duncan paints a Gothic, icy world where shadows whisper, and no one is who they seem, with a shocking ending that will leave you breathless.
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
“Can you love someone and ask them to shatter themselves for you?”
I… honestly don’t know what to say. Rest assured though, that whatever dark magic Emily Duncan had woven into writing Wicked Saints, it has become tenfold in this one.
Ruthless Gods is everything dark, terrifying, and bloody but also ironically, impossibly sweet and funny and so very endearing. It was everything I wanted in a sequel. As a follow-up to one of my most loved reads of 2019 I didn’t think it possible that I could love the characters more than I already did. But blood and bone, I do. I DO.
I’m terribly sorry for keeping this review vague but this is one of those books you just have to read for yourself to fully grasp how utterly amazing it is. How utterly terrifyingly brilliant it is. Suffice it to say, Serefin is still just as drunk and lovable and a heart stealer. Nadya is still the most badass, reckless heroine I’ve come across. Malachiasz is just as broken and charming and beautiful and I just want to give him the biggest hug. Rounding out the trio were Parj, Kacper and Ostyia, who were just as incredible.
Ruthless Gods had so much going for it. SO MUCH. Turning every page was both scary and exciting at the same time. My heart barely survived reading this. But dammit I want book three now. (2020 is gonna be a very, very long year for me)
Hi! I’m Diana, and I’m a Filipina bibliophile. I have a Bachelor’s that has nothing to do with reading, blogging or fangirling. People always assume I’m way younger than I actually am and I never really know whether to take that as a compliment or not?! Great to meet y’all!