ARC Review: Kingdom of Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

Title:  Kingdom of Wicked

Author: Kerri Maniscalco

Series: Kingdom of Wicked #1

Genre: YA Paranormal

Format: ARC ebook

Pages: 448

Dates Read: October 17, 2020

2 stars
2 stars – it was ok

When Emilia’s twin sister is brutally murdered she is devastated. She swears a blood oath to stop the killer at any cost, including using dark magic to summon a demon. Unfortunately, it’s not just any demon she summons but one of the princes of hell, Wrath. 

This book was just ok for me. I had problems with the pacing of this book. First it took me a while to get into the story and I never really loved either characters. They just didn’t really work for me. I found Emilia to be boring and at points annoying with her negativity towards demons. I also had problems with the pacing in the middle of the book. It felt like it was constant start/stop between the action and then normal scenes that it was slightly jarring at points. 

This world with witches and demons to be quite fascinating. I loved the idea of six demon princes all with the control of different sins. While I do wonder how the prophecy will play out I don’t know if I will actually read the next book. For me, I need to like the characters to want to continue a series but I didn’t really love Emilia or Wrath. I will make my decision when book two comes out. 

Trigger Warnings:

  • Death of twin (on page)
  • Grief
  • Violent death/ injuries

*ARC provided by Netgalley for an honest review.*

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