Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco
Kingdom of the Wicked is the newest release by Kerri Maniscalco, and if you loved her first series Stalking Jack the Ripper you’ll most definitely love this one, too. Again like SJTR it’s a historical fiction murder mystery with a potential love interest that is both gentlemanly and a little suspicious. Even though deep down I knew he was an actually good “bad guy” or demon – my favorite type of man. Then we have our main character, Emilia. At the beginning of the book she’s such a gentle and sweet little witch, helping her Sicilian family cook delicious sounding meals in their restaurant, but things change when her twin sister is found murdered (not a spoiler BTW it’s in the synopsis). From that point on Emilia is determined to do anything she can to have vengeance, including going against all she’s learned from her grandmother and summoning demons.
Some things I loved about this book is that it’s got my favorite trope, enemies to lovers, amazing food talk, and that there’s little cultural tidbits thrown in. I just love learning while reading fiction. Something that I didn’t really care for is how predictable this book was. It kind of goes back to this book feeling a lot like SJTR. In the end though Kingdom of the Wicked was dark and delicious, and I will most definitely read the next book as soon as it’s released.
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There were many moments in this book that reminded me of Serpent & Dove, so if you loved S&D and SJTR you should totally read KOTW!
Thanks you to Netgalley and JIMMY Patterson Books for providing me with an e-ARC for review.
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