Book Review: KINGDOM OF THE CURSED by KERRI MANUSCALCO – Narrated by MARISA CALIN

Book Review: KINGDOM OF THE CURSED by KERRI MANUSCALCO – Narrated by MARISA CALIN

Rating: 5/5 stars

Category: YA, fantasy, romance

Source: Audible

Trigger: None

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Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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SUMMARY

After selling her soul to become Queen of the Wicked, Emilia travels to the Seven Circles with the enigmatic Prince of Wrath, where she’s introduced to a seductive world of vice.

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? Trust no one. With back-stabbing princes, luxurious palaces, mysterious party invitations, and conflicting clues about who really killed her twin, Emilia finds herself more alone than ever before. Can she even trust Wrath, her one-time ally in the mortal world… or is he keeping dangerous secrets about his true nature?

Emilia will be tested in every way as she seeks a series of magical objects that will unlock the clues of her past and the answers she craves…

One sister.
Two sinful princes.
Infinite deception with a side of revenge… Welcome to Hell.

Review

Antonio was a friend she trusted and hoped more will develop before he joined the monastery, so Emilia is shocked to find out that he had a hand in the death of her sister but not the removal of her sister’s heart. There is a mastermind behind the murder of the witches and their missing hearts. Emilia sold her soul to Satan in hopes of stopping more murders of witches and finding out the murderer of her twin sister. When Wrath comes to collect her to meet her intended husband, she hoped for more reaction from him but the Wrath she encountered seems different from the one she knows. Everything is not as it seems, there are so many truths and half-truths to uncover especially about Emilia’s family and why they have hindered the progression of her power as well as her twin’s.

Emilia is now in hell and she learns that she is not to marry Satan because she is still betrothed to Wrath and she has an unbreakable bond with him that even death cannot sever. She is continuously drawn to consummate her marriage to Wrath and he isn’t opposed to fulfilling her wish. But Emilia is fighting the bond because she doesn’t want to lose her family forever. She has to navigate the bond with Wrath which means more than she knew, the other seven princes’ of hell’s courts, looking for clues to her sister’s murderer and her confusing feelings for her intended in a world that uses your desires against you. Will Emilia find out the murderer of her sister before she succumbs to her bond with Wrath? And what does the new curse and prophecy mean for Emilia’s future?

Just like in the first book, there are intrigues but in this book there are so many dark corners and no hints that the reader has, all we have is Emilia’s speculations which sometimes feel like they lead nowhere because she has very little information herself. She is moving blindly through a world she doesn’t understand and we as the readers are moving right along with her in the dark. The push and pull between Emilia and Wrath is so intoxicating to read and I think their interactions move this second book into the new adult category for me.

Another 5 out of 5 stars and when the third book is released in September I am anticipating another 5-star work. The plot flowed smoothly and throughout I was just eager for the next revelation. It’s unpredictable, dramatic, and masterful. Forget all you know of Satan’s tale, this will blow your mind, so enjoy the ride.

If you like this review and are interested in reading or listening to this book, you can purchase this book using the links below:

Waterstones (UK) – https://tidd.ly/3prSyR7

Book depository (Free worldwide shipping) – https://tidd.ly/3FvdFrh

Audible (audio books) –  https://tidd.ly/3EtH3gz

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Psalm 71:23 – I will shout for joy and sing your praises, for you have ransomed me.

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