Review: Kingdom Of The Wicked

book review, Fiction

Title: Kingdom Of The Wicked
Author: Kerri Maniscalco
Series: Kingdom Of The Wicked, Book One
Genre: Young Adult Dark Fantasy Romance
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Two sisters.
One brutal murder.
A quest for vengeance that will unleash Hell itself…
And an intoxicating romance.

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…

My Thoughts:

I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Marisa Calin and I LOVED it!

I’ve seen a few bad reviews about Emilia not turning to her grandmother for help — but I understood why she didn’t do this. 

Their entire lives, Emilia and Vittoria’s grandmother lied to them about their magic — especially the prophecy that they were part of. All they knew was not to trust the Wicked, demons that inhabited the Underworld. Most of all: NEVER trust a prince. 

After being kept in the dark, Emilia feels like she can’t rely on her grandmother to help her or to be honest with her when it came to finding her sister’s killer. 

This is why she summons the Underworld’s Prince of Wrath — because he represented the sin she most needed in her quest.

I liked how she was careful with her interactions while dealing with the Wicked, and that she didn’t rely on Wrath or any of his six other brothers (named for their sins) to help her. But, when she truly needed the help, even though she never asked for it, Wrath was there. And thus, their unlikely alliance began. 

The narrator was fantastic and the story was awesome as well. As soon as I finished listening, I dove into Kingdom of the Cursed, needing to know what came next. 

Happy reading!

Until next time,

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