Title: Wicked Saints
Author: Emily A. Duncan
Genre: Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Young Adult
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
We follow young Nadya as the place she has lived her whole life gets attacked. She is able to escape only to encounter another of the same people who attacked her. Only this time, he is on her side. But why? When she can speak with the gods but he is part of the people getting rid of the gods.
We just left that character and Serefin’s story took a turn i was not expecting. Actually this whole book took an unexpected turn as if the first plot the author had going didn’t really work so they changed it. I am really sad that the author just dropped his character but it’s fine.
Adding on to the one above, I really didn’t understand the reason why for the plot twist. Nothing added up to me and honestly I don’t see the reason for the twist to have even happened. It made it seem like Nadya was not even needed? She had no true purpose expect using her powers sometimes.
I loved the dynamic between blood mages(heretics) and the clerics. Learning about the differences between the two and how each uses their powers was so unique I really enjoyed learning about this.
I really enjoyed the romance of this novel. I thought the two really made a cute couple. It did feel a little instalove but I was kinda fine with it in this novel. I’m being as vague as I can be with this to avoid spoilers btw.
This book was okay. Like I said, this book just made me say why and left me more confused than wanting to find out more of what happens next. I really did enjoy reading it though.
My similar recommendation for this novel would be A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy.
“I want to give the heretics a welcoming taste of Kalyazi magic, she replied. Let them fear what the faithful can do.”