Thank you so much to NetGalley and Wednesday books for letting me read Ruthless Gods early! When I put in my request for it, I thought there was no way I’d be approved to review it, but pretty soon after I submitted it, there it was, sitting on my NetGalley shelf! Wicked Saints was one of my favorite books of 2019, so I was super excited to read Ruthless Gods this year, and it definitely didn’t disappoint! Ruthless Gods comes out on April 7th, so make sure you grab a copy then!
Ruthless Gods 4/5 Stars
Summary from Goodreads: 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 really liked all of the different points of views we got here- like we had our Serefin chapters, we had our Nadya chapters, and we had our Malachiasz chapters, but we also had some Parijhan chapters and we had some Kascper chapters and some other characters who I won’t spoil (but so good)! So much happened in this book- and the pacing throughout the book was great too! I never felt as though there was a lull or I was bored or anything like that. There were so many twists and turns and every time I thought I knew when the betrayals were done BAM! Back to betraying! I can’t wait to see where Emily A Duncan takes things in book three, because let’s be real, things are going to get even more twisted and it’s going to be amazing!