Title: Kingdom of the cursed (Kingdom of the Wicked #2)
Author: Kerri Maniscalco
My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Type: Trilogy – Book 1
Genre: Historical fantasy Fiction, Action & Adventure, Magical World, Witches, Angels, Demons, shapeshifters, Werewolves
Primary Characters: Emilia, Wrath & Vittoria
Narration: Single POV
Kingdom of the Cursed was one of the most anticipated releases of the year as per good reads. Even though it was in my kindle from the day it was released, I picked it up late. It took me a while to get invested in this as it had been long since I had finished book1.
Kingdom of the Cursed picks up immediately after the events of Kingdom of the Wicked. Emilia picking up pieces from all the deception and still trying to discover and avenge her sister’s murder. Emilia moves to hell with Wrath. Emilia was a disappointment to me in this. Wrath exudes his house sin well. I will keep my reservations about him till the next book is out.
Plot progression was super slow. I personally felt like most part of the plot moved only in last 30%. Descriptions felt over the top in several cases. Most of the book contains the tension between Wrath and Emilia. I liked how each sin house played the role and the highlights of Sin houses. This book is more relationship driven than anything.
The best interactions though were the ones between Emilia and the other Princes of Hell. I wish we could’ve learned and seen more of them ☹. Some plot twists and turns were expected some were surprising. Writing style was simple. Narration had its own ups and down’s. Some of the secondary characters were intriguing esp. other princes. World building wasn’t that great. It had potential but did not meet my expectations. Plot was almost non- existent in this book.
Overall, I liked this sequel. This book was steamy and sinful. I was bored at some points but definitely want to know how this will end and want answer to several questions.
Source – My Kindle Purchased copy
Blurb as per Amazon
One sister. Two sinful princes. Infinite deception with a side of revenge . . . Welcome to Hell.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Kerri Maniscalco comes the sizzling and sweepingly romantic sequel to Kingdom of the Wicked.
With the enigmatic Prince of Wrath at her side, Emilia sold her soul to become Queen of the Wicked and travelled to the Seven Circles to fulfil her vow of avenging her beloved sister.
But the first rule in the court of the Wicked? Trust no one. And it quickly becomes clear that nothing in Hell is what it seems. Even Wrath, her onetime ally, may be keeping secrets about his true nature. But that suits Emilia just fine – she’s got secrets of her own.
Faced with backstabbing courtiers, princes who delight in fear, luxurious palaces, dazzling galas, and conflicting clues about what truly happened to her sister, Emilia finds herself on a mission to unlock the mysteries of her own past and uncover the answers she craves.
As long as her sins don’t catch up to her first . . .