By Emily A. Ducan
A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.
A prince in danger must decide who to trust.
A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.
Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.
In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light. Wicked Saints is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncan’s devastatingly Gothic Something Dark and Holy trilogyhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36118682-wicked-saints
Wicked Saints was amazing and I was taken by surprise a few times!
Nadya can commune with the Gods and they grant her great power. The story opens to war and Nadya and her friend Anna find themselves alone trying to run from the Prince who wants her for her powerful blood. He’s a blood mage (uses magic through the power of blood).
Nadya and Anna find themselves meeting up with a small group of strangers who want to kill the king and put an end to the war, but they need Nadya’s help. Will she help these strangers instead of returning to her own king to learn what he wants her to do. She’s spent her entire life inside a monastery letting others fight and die to protect her, but she’s done. She doesn’t want to lose more loved ones and she is ready to fight and find out how much power she really has.
Ducan pulled me in quick and it was hard to put the book down, though there were a few slow moments, the book was full of twists and turns that left me on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what was going to happen next. I cannot wait for book 2. This is a must read for the year. I highly recommend it.