Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

This is the first book in a new series

Two sisters. One brutal murder. A quest for vengeance that will unleash Hell itself . . .A new series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Stalking Jack the Ripper.Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin . . . desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister’s killer and to seek vengeance at any cost-even if it means using dark magic that’s been long forbidden.Then Emilia meets Wrath, one of the Wicked-princes of Hell she has been warned against in tales since she was a child. Wrath claims to be on Emilia’s side, tasked by his master with solving the series of women’s murders on the island. But when it comes to the Wicked, nothing is as it seems . . .

Kingdom of the Wicked is an amazing book and gets you immediately hooked.

I loved the twin sisters Emilia and Vittoria, with their interactions, personalities and interests. It is so on point with the interaction as it reminds me of myself and my twin. The way that they were so close when they were young and after experiences they started hiding secrets from each other made the so much more interesting.

The story really intrigued me as I am getting into more witch books and I loved the way witches and magic was part of the story. I also loved the demon princes and how they were the embodiment of the deadly sins.

There are seven demon princes, but only four Di Carlos should fear: Wrath, Greed, Envy and Pride. One will crave your blood. One will steal your soul. One will take your life.

Wrath and Emilia are interesting characters and I loved their interactions throughout. Wrath’s entrance into the story was so good and want to see more of Wrath and Emilia.

I really enjoyed how the way the other princes were introduced to Emilia and what roles they played throughout the book.

A twig was just a bit of broken wood until it had been sharpened in a spear. Grief carved me in half. And fury honed the pieces into a weapon.

The mystery and plot twists throughout the book was so good and I look forward to seeing how the series progresses. I loved and hated the ending as I need the next book so I can see what happens next.

Overall Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco was such an amazing read and it’s perfect for the spooky season.


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