Kingdom of the Cursed
She vows to do whatever it takes to avenge her beloved sister, Vittoria... even if that means accepting the hand of the Prince of Pride, the king of demons.
The first rule in the court of the Wicked ...more
More lists with this book...
Pre Pub Date: Kerri Maniscalco really fucked me up with this one! she 👏🏽 fucking 👏🏽 delivered 👏🏽
full review will be posted on pub date; thank you to The NOVL for sending me 1 out of the 7 physical ARCs
Post Pub Date:
This shit was so motherfucking good. this book grab me by the throat and pinned me down on the floor. it hit me from the back and gave me a kiss on the forehead. it smacked my ass like a drum. it has a complete chokehold on me istg.
Daddy? Sorry! Daddy? Sor ...more
this is giving me ‘rhapsodic’ meets ‘a kingdom of flesh and fire’ with a little bit of ‘shadow wings’ thrown in there. except for fae and shapeshifters, its witches and demo ...more
I'm hosting the first (and probably ONLY) ARC giveaway on IG! link here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CSE_Yv2r-...
May 17th 2021 UPDATE
In KOTC you can expect:
*enemies to lovers
*more New Adult than Young Adult. (This definitely leaps from the slow burn romance of book one to full on spice, please do be aware of that.)
*violet horses with metal hooves
*intro to Wrath’s pets
US preorder prizes are underway, so please save receipts. UK readers, I wil ...more
^^ basically Emilia in KotC *cackles*
"Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven."
After the betrayals and shocking revelations in Kingdom of the Wicked, Emilia is even more determined to find her sister's murderer—no matter what bargains she must make... even if it means doing the forbidden.
With all of that, she must also deal with her conflicted feelings towards a certain hot demon prince. Is it lust? Mo ...more
ARC provided by the publisher
➽ 1.) Kingdom of the Wicked ★★★
Whew, what a rollercoaster again! Kingdom of the Cursed picks up immediately after the events of Kingdom of the Wicked, and with Emilia trying to pick up the falling pieces of her life. Her main priority is to still avenge her s ...more
"And there is nothing more dangerous than love, is there? People fight for it. They die for it. They commit acts of war and treason and all manner of sin in its name."
“Tell me,” he whispered, his voice sliding like silk over my flushed skin.
“What?”My own voice came out breathless.
“I am your favorite sin.”
I heard from a friend of a friend, that that dick was a 10 out of 10. —Ale to Wrath, 2021.
A little reminder: my review has many spoilers (I'm gonna hide them as "spoiler" or I'm gonna warn you with the yellow emoji, or maybe I forget to tag them because I'm THAT distracted), so, you've been warned, pal.
That being stated, I ha ...more
❗❗Spoilers ahead. Proceed with caution.❗❗
Brace yourselves. This is a long one.
Before I start, this book smells ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. This entire series smells amazing and I would constantly stop reading to literally bury my face in the pages... Oh and one more thing, it is CRUEL AND UNFAIR that I have to wait for goddess knows how long for the next one!!! Cruel, cruel, cruel!!! I need it right fucking now!! Bad Kerri Maniscalco. Bad!!
I'm going to just spill my thoughts about the book, so serious spoilers ahead...
(view spoiler)[The first issue was the setting. We went from this really, unique cool setting in book 1 to a couple of palaces in book 2. This was honestly a huge issue. The charm and whimsy of the first book about witches and demons in Sici ...more
Kingdom of the Cursed was one of my most anticipated releases of the year. I won't lie, I'm not built for mystery books. I get too impatient, and I'm not smart enough to understand what's going on, but Kerri Maniscalco still makes them so fun for me. And I might be a little proud that I predicted one of the twists in this book. (by "a little", I mean I refu ...more
this was perfect from start to finish, i'd really risk it all for wrath
and the sexual tension between wrath and emilia was simply ✨electric✨ how do i wait for book 3 after that😭
THESE TEASERS MIGHT FUCKING END ME OMG I AM IN LOVE
"I know you won't tell me your true name." I trailed my hands down his chest. His intense gaze tracked each of my movements. "But it feels a little odd, murmuring 'Wrath' at a time like this."
The book starts off at a good stable pace- not too fast, not too slow. The middle drags and the ending is rushed. I preferred the first half of the book. Pride was hyped so much in the first book, when he was revealed in this one, ...more
Review to come when I figure out how the fuck to put my thoughts from this amazing book into words
✅ SEXUAL TENSION galore in this sequel!! Even from the first couple of chapters, there was so much tension between these two and a constant push and pull. I felt like we didn't get enough of this in the first book but Kerri definitely stepped it up a notch with this sequel!
✅ THE ROMANCE OVERALL was also taken up a notch and I was in love with all things E ...more
I’m going to listen to this again later on audio as I love the narrator and I hope my thoughts change!
Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>[ ...more
“Astra inclinant, sed non obligant; The stars incline us, they do not bind us.”
My my my, Kerri Maniscalco. Keep this up and you'll ruin me for any other book.
(a quick warning before you proceed with the review; the rating for this book is the conclusive rating I decided to give KotC and it's 70% earned, 30% dictated by feelings. which means, don't stop at the ratings if you're looking for more objective and reliable thoughts on the book)
Sentimentally, this book deserves 100 stars.
imo this was a major letdown compared to book #1. emilia really thought she was gaslight, gatekeep, girlbossing every person around her when she was actually the only person in the book missing out and being gaslighted, gatekeeped, girlbossed. god this book was fucking ANNOYING to read. i like want to give this a one star but i can't. personally, the way that wrath acted throughout the entire book because of the "curse" (BIG WHOOP BUDDY) and especially the way he acted in chapter 17 and 23, ...more
I wanted to love this but I'll decide on my rating better when I compose my thoughts about the book.
Not a review, a three sentence rant.
Disappointed in this one because I was really looking forward to it because I enjoyed the first so much.
Basically, tons of humping and pretty dresses.
(Ok, there is some movement of story, 20% unscientific guess, but definitely a drawn out filler to make this a trilogy)
Still interested in the core of the story but wish this hadn't been "moving from YA to NA, so to be sexy I'm going to constantly have them almost f*ucking". ...more
✅🆗 Demons / Princes of Hell
Maybe 2.5 stars? I was just so bored and so annoyed with Emilia at the same time... 😖
This book picks up right after the end of Kingdom of the Wicked, as Emilia travels to Hell with Wrath to marry Pride. Emilia is convinced that this is the best way to infiltrate Pride’s court and figure out who was killing his potential brides. The more Emilia snoops around though, the more she realizes that this is much more compli ...more
okay but WHY THE 400 PAGES?!?!?!
What is this book about you ask?
this book is about:
⨞Being unnecessarily long
⨞Emilia thinking about sleeping with Wrath
⨞Emilia thinking about kissing Wrath
⨞Emilia dressing up for Wrath
⨞Emilia thinking dressing up un-modestly=being self-empowered=being strong or whatever ( I mean clothes do have power or something ...more
Okay y'all, the first book was like cookie cutter smut, but Maniscalco was not afraid to dig a little deeper in the second one. And I mean hardcore boner deep. Yeah, the smut was aflaming my guys.
And I also loved how the relationship between Wrath and Emilia developed. They opened up to eachother, and not to mention the political intrigue was BUSSIN!
Though I did have a couple, bitty, witty, problems. NUMBER ONE, this series is kind of framed as a mystery,and in the first book ...more
“Love and hate are both rooted in passion.”
The second book in the Kingdom of the Wicked is atmospheric, steamy, sinful, and filled with character development. There were many positives to this book, in all honesty. I enjoyed us having more time to develop the characters and their motives, to uncover more layers to them. At the same time, I felt we spend too much time doing that. I so prefer plot driven books unless I am completely in love with the characters, which I am not for this boo ...more
|Addicted to YA: Kingdom of the Cursed||13||198||Mar 16, 2022 06:26AM|
|Addicted to YA: Discussion Leader Sign Up: Kingdom of the Cursed||3||89||Jan 23, 2022 10:19AM|
|YA Buddy Readers'...: Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco - Starting November 2nd, 2021||108||50||Nov 24, 2021 09:16PM|
|Challenge Corner: November 2021 Not First in a Series BOTM - Kingdom of the Cursed, by Kerri Maniscalco||57||18||Nov 24, 2021 09:03PM|
|Preorder Campaigns: Kingdom of the Cursed before 10/4/21||1||38||Jul 14, 2021 01:08PM|
Kerri Maniscalco grew up in a semi-haunted house outside NYC where her fascina ...more