Kingdom of the Wicked
One brutal murder.
A quest for vengeance that will unleash Hell itself…
And an intoxicating romance.
Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, ...more
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my publisher has a very fun announcement regarding a book trailer! details can be found here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CECn6JRAB...
UPDATE: the working dedication is now a novel itself :)
"For my grandmother Victoria Maria Nucci Maniscalco
and my aunt Carol Nucci Belasco.
And for my great grandma Josephine—who immigrated from Sciacca, Sicily to America with my grandpa—and whose restaurant inspired much of this story.
This may be a fantasy,
but the love of family found wit ...more
i really love seeing KMs creativity shine through in this story. with her SJTR series, theres only so much originality that can seen because its based on historical events. but with this unique magic system and the different classes of witches and demons, i think it shows a much more interesting side of KMs ...more
"In the end, the monster we feared didn’t come from Hell. He came from privilege."
Oh, this review is going to be a wild ride. The range of things I feel for this book is very unreal. Listen, the atmosphere of this? The settings? The premise? I couldn’t get enough. Dare I even say close to perfect? And the plot had me so very invested in every single way. But this actual story and the plot conveniences, the characters and their lack of critical thinking, t ...more
confession time: i didn't read the synopsis in my excitement but i just read it and holy sh*t
A DEMON PRINCE! MAGIC! WITCHES!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
OH MY GOD
OH MY GOD
I AM TOO EXCITED TO SPEAK WORDS RIGHTLY
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The things I fell hard for:
A witch and a demon’s sizzling, pant melting chemistry : they’re like gasoline and fire! ...more
Here are the first ones that came into my mind:
1. If this book is set in late 1800s Sicily, why is one of the main characters named Victoria (nickname Vicki)? Why is a working class Italian girl named after a British queen?
Edit July 2020: it looks like the author ended up changing the MC's name. If that is the case, I'm glad she listened to readers' concerns and took steps to fix at least some of the historical inaccuracies ...more
It has a snake on it, so obviously I am pleased.
Oh ok, so I wasn't aware that today we were being blessed with the news of this upcoming series, but here we are.
Thank you so much to Jimmy Paterson Presents for the ARC. You have made me a very happy girl!!!
Book Snake is back and she's angry!!
This was a page-turning world that had me glued to the story at page 1! I loved the twin bone between Emilia and Vittoria! And also the food and the family! Emilia was a strong character and when she met Wrath, I just knew things were going to get awesomer!
Wrath was the ...more
Thank you so much to the publisher for providing me with this review copy in exchange for an honest review!
The first few chapters did take me a while to get into, but as soon as I finally got a hang of the writing and the world, I literally flew through this. I definitely think the story could’ ...more
I mean how am I supposed to say "no" to a witch that seeks vengeance for her sisters death and begins to walk down the dark path of black magic?!
Also a wicked prince of hell who'll
Say no more!
I'm already sold! ;-)
P.S: That cover!! It screams dangerous and buy me! *lol* Which is kind of a weird combination but we all know I love things like that. XD
witches and demon princes, kerri maniscalco has learnt my heart's desire and graciously offered it to me 😭
thank you to the publishers for kindly gifting me an arc in exchange for an honest review! <3 ...more
Thank you to Hodder & Stoughton and Netgalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I'm so so happy!!! ...more
Set in Sicily, Italy, we meet our protagonist, Emilia di Carlo, who is a witch that secretly lives among humans. She has a twin, Vittoria, who is also a witch. Emilia is the introverted one while Vittoria is the more adventurous one and isn’t too careful about keeping their identities hidden. One day, Emilia stumbles upo ...more
“There are victors and victims. Decide who you want to be. Or the choice will be made for you, witch. And I doubt you’ll like it.”
In all honesty this book doesn’t have much going for it but it was still a lot of fun to get through. Was it riddled with inconsistencies and plot convenience? Most definitely, but it was also a true page-turner and very easily consumable.
I also enjoyed the author’s first book in the Stalking Jack the Ripper series and I think it’s because Kerri Manisc ...more
Accurate rating: 3.5 stars + a warning to not drink every time the word 'wicked' is in here otherwise you WILL be hospitalized.
I have a love/tolerate record with this author. On the one hand, I've always been inescapably swept up into the writing, the vibe, the sheer aesthetic presented in her books and this newest proved no exception to that! But on the other hand there are a LOT of little, niggling things that always drive the ...more
Emilia and Vittoria are twins and best friends. They are also Strega - witches. Forced into hiding due to the fear of persecution, the Strega operate under cover, hidden from the rest of the world. When one night Vittoria does not turn up for her shift in the family restaurant, fear for her safety starts to grow. Emilia soon discovers her sisters body, which has be horrifically brutalised. Emilia will ...more
I just want Mephistopheles to be this demon king!! Can’t waaaaaaaait for October my favorite month of the year!!
This book is set in 19th cent ...more
The writing was so easy to get into. I was really interested from the start. I wanted something intriguing and a little dark and this was perfect. I felt like the story started immediately. I was hooked from the very beginning. I was also really eager to see how this story would unfold an ...more
”It is a hell in its own way. Giving someone ultimate pleasure, only to rip it from them before they fully grasp it."
Witches, demon princes, murders, oh my! Kerri Maniscalco is the Queen of mysteries and I can’t get enough!
I loved that this book took place in Italy. Sicilian witches, witch hunters, secret shapeshifters, the world building was truly amazing.
We learn about and meet a few demon pri ...more
Devastated after the loss of her twin sister, young Emilia (one of the streghe witches) is set upon a dark path of vengeance laced with murder, forbidden magic, and buried secrets. It’s on this journey of retribution, where she meets one of the Wicked: Wrath. A self-righteous, broody prince of hell. The demon claims to be on Emilia’s side, but can she really trust him? After all, when it comes to the Wicked, nothing is ...more
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Kerri Maniscalco grew up in a semi-haunted house outside NYC where her fascina ...more