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, wher ...more
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Giveaway dates: Nov 15 - Nov 22, 2018
Countries available: U.S.
Update 5.10.18: So the book is going into the world now and I wanted to note some content warnings. There's a blanket content warning on self-harm because this book has multiple blood mage characters and that rather comes with the territory. However, on page 350 (in the bound MS) ...more
Friends, prepare yourselves to be swept away in a new universe reminiscent to that of the Grishaverse, except I dare say, it’s even darker and more gruesome.
“He was a liar and she wanted his truths.”
Trigger Warnings: Self-harm and parental abuse. The author has been very vocal about it – which I appreciate – so readers, just be aware before diving in. Please take care of yourselves!
Most clerics hear the voice of one go ...more
It's like if you go into a snow-dusted forest to free a beautiful maiden/dude from a glass casket only when you get there, that person has been devoured and this glorious, talon-ed creature with killer hair, a only-way-to-get-rid-of-my-smirk-is-to-kiss-me mouth, and eyes so dark they look like a freaking dimension is chilling on top of said casket, which is now smashed to pieces ...more
This book doesn't release for over a year, so obviously a lot of changes could happen between the ARC I read and the finished copy (like what happened with Furyborn). BUT that being said... this story is a really creative concept that so many people are going to love!
"You could be exactly what these countries need to stop their fighting... Or you could rip them apart at the seams."
I knowww everything is "for fans of Bardugo" right now to the point where that phrase is starting to los ...more
This book is reminiscent of stories such as Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente and The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo, but with a sharp uniqueness that separates it from everything else. A deliciously grim and resonating tale of heresy and sinister romance, Wicked Saints divulges the makings of a religious war between blood mages and divinity. It is a story wrought from the darkness of seemingly holy things—one that explores ...more
Ok, straight up, I don't know how to rate this because I REALLY loved it, but it was also the unbound MS, so I feel weird rating it at all, but we're gonna land on a very strong 4/5 because it was so original and the writing is great and it was so goth and it's been a long time since I fell this deep into a world and didn't want to leave it. I also plan on getting the finished copy when it's published and reread it but honestly my fr ...more
I have SO MANY FEELINGS but this book isn't out for more than a year and I don't want to post spoilers, so I'll just say: this book is dark, gorgeous, engaging, maddening and amazing. YA is not ready for this book. YA needs this book.
Oh, also: CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT LITERALLY MURDERED ME. I AM DEAD.
I loved this book.
THIS COVER. It perfectly captures the book, and now I'm off to go preorder one for every person I know.
GUYS. GUYS. This is so good, oh man. I can’t wait to see the finished cover and preorder like 10 copies because it’s such an enthralling, dark, and gritty fantasy. I LOVED IT.
excuse me, but i actually have to wait a whole 2 years before finding out what happens next and how does one survive that?
I am Very, very fucking excited.
I don't think I have ever looked forward to a book as much as I have this one. I love all the Joan of Arc hype (though the author has said this is a marketing ploy, there's gotta be somewhere where they made the connection), the fanaticism and spirituality, which I feel the y/a world doesn't have enough variation in (religion is typically a bad thing in y/a, a channel in which evil, bigoted, nasty people use to control others), and the sheer DARKN ...more
This book already owns my ass.
I follow the author on IG and let me tell you: the moodboards and aesthetic pics she made for this book are GORGEOUS .
And gothic Joan of Arc?? Holy wars?? Mad kings?? I'm def sold.
WICKED SAINTS is everything I wanted in a dark, YA fantasy and more. It may very well be the best YA fantasy I've read since SIX OF CROWS, with the best romance since SHADOW AND BONE (though I'm holding out hope for THE WITCHLANDS). But I digress. The characters Emily has created are so compelling and broken and lost while trying to forge their own paths in a world broken by gods and magic and men and monsters. Even the side characters c ...more
Date Reviewed: 22 September 2018
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ARC received by publisher via GoodReads Giveaway
Trigger Warnings: Self-harm and parental abuse. The author has been very vocal about these topics being in the novel.
One day, I was scrolling through the giveaways section on GoodReads when a novel called Wicked Saints came up, it managed to capture my interest with the smallest synopsis e ...more
This started a bit rough for me (I read a really early copy so thinking things will be cleaned up a bit as edited) but by the end I LOVED IT!!! As the story went on I just became more and more into it. Ahhhhhhh so much awesome. I need the next book! These characters are awesome.
The primly rabid fangirl