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Kingdom of the Wicked

By: Kerri Maniscalco
Narrated by: Marisa Calin
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Two sisters. One brutal murder. A quest for vengeance that will unleash Hell itself....

A new series from the number one New York Times best-selling 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....

©2020 Kerri Maniscalco (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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I'm Questioning Why I Liked This Book

The Kingdom of the Wicked is one of those books where you find numerous plot holes, loose ends, obvious villains, and a female lead who makes a lot of eye-brow-raising choices. However, despite all this, you cannot stop listening because the writing style is captivating, the narrator is engaging, and the world concept holds enough mystery that you need answers. I honestly questioned my personal taste in books once I finished it, but loved it nonetheless.

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Fantasy novel or cookbook?

If I had $1 for everytime the word "cornicello" was said... Narrator was constantly at this high pitched / shakey tone. No power or interest in any of the characters. couldn't decide if I was listening to a Fantasy or a cookbook? overused cooking terms without any direct link. Such a slow paced novel, totally a miss for me.

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Sooooo juvenile

Couldn’t finish it, characters kept doing stupid stuff. Made it half way but I kept face palming at her childishness.

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Loved this

Absolutely loved this, the narrator has a beautiful voice and the accent really set up the scene for me.
The story was immediately intriguing, and kept my attention. Binged it in a few days. Have preordered book 2, high hopes for that.
If you love a little bit of murder mystery mixed with magic and secrets, this is a great choice.

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Wait for book 2

Overall the plot book is extremely generic and predictable. Hopefully book 2 (when released) will redeem the series.

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Perfect for a detox

Coming out of a Sarah J Maas hangover meant this was perfect for me. This world is beautiful, easy to fall into and an overall easy read! I haven’t been able to get into any fantasy other then SJM so this was such a lovely surprise. Definitely great for some light reading x

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So good

loved everything! The spicy has so much potential for the next book. She did an amazing job with the enemies to lover trope!!

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Loved it

Don’t have much to say really, just enjoyed it from start to finish, definitely recommend.

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Ugh.

It was so slow, all three books could’ve easily been condensed into one, maybe two.
The story premise was great and so many great characters that could’ve made the story more interesting but it’s just not well written.

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Will induce reading slump

Insufferable and arrogant protagonist summons demon due to ignorance and proceeds to consistently persecute him based on prejudices she was taught which were proven to be false and his behaviour not reflecting what she insists to be true. However, unsurprisingly has no problem objectifying him.

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