Overall: 5/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4.5/5
Review in a Nutshell: From Blood and Ash was incredible. From the romance to the world, I was captivated. Excuse me as I count down the days until the sequel.
“Fear and bravery are often one and the same. It either makes you a warrior or a coward. The only difference is the person it resides inside.”
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// Content Warning: Violence, Death, Assault, Mature Content, Suicide Mention, Abuse, Animal Death, Murder, Kidnapping/Abduction //
Release Date: 3/30/2020
Publisher: Blue Box Press
Page Count: 634
From Blood and Ash follows Poppy, who was chosen to be the Maiden. The Maiden must live a solitary life until she is given to the gods at her Ascension, a fate Poppy dreads, despite it being the highest honor. When she gets a new guard, the attractive and alluring Hawke, Poppy finds herself drawn to him, despite knowing that it could make the gods deem her unworthy. But with a fallen kingdom on the rise, she not only has to worry about losing the gods’ approval, but also her life.
“Some truths do nothing but destroy and decay what they do not obliterate. Truths do not always set one free. Only a fool who has spent their entire life being fed lies believes that.”
Thank you to Wednesday Books and Netgalley for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review! All quotes are taken from the ARC and are subject to change. All opinions are my own.
Overall: 5/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 4.5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Ruthless Gods is an amazing sequel, delivering on it’s promise of gothic horror and monstrous romance.
“Would it be hope, then, that killed her in the end?”
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// Content Warning: Violence, Death, Torture, Self Harm Mention, Body/Eye Horror , Alcohol Use, War Themes, Murder //
Release Date: 4/7/2020
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Page Count: 544
Ruthless Gods is the sequel to Wicked Saints, a book that has hurt me way too many times to count. And did Ruthless Gods hurt me? You betcha. I’m in pain. As for what it’s actually about besides causing my suffering- well, it takes place several months after the ending of Wicked Saints, as our main characters try to move forward with the decisions they made, and situations they were left in. I’m sorry that’s vague, but that’s literally all I can say without going into spoiler territory.
“The realm of the divine is vast and far reaching but it is mortals who change this world…”
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