ARC Review: “Kingdom of the Wicked” by Kerri Maniscalco

Thank you to JIMMY Patterson for a free digital copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Y’all, let me be honest for a second. I was very excited about this book. Maniscalco’s Stalking Jack the Ripper series was a rollercoaster for me (and by that I mean, I like the series as a whole but not all the books were absolute gems for me). But I love historical fiction, and the fact that Maniscalco is releasing a historical fantasy excited me!

Alas.

Content warning: grief, murder, gore, violence

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ARC Review: “A Golden Fury” by Samantha Cohoe

Thanks for Wednesday Books for the free digital copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I think I said this before, but I’m actually catching up with these digital ARCs. It makes me so happy to review them on NetGalley, too, and have them gone from my shelf, lol.

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ARC Review: “Where Dreams Descend” by Janella Angeles

Thank you to Wednesday Books for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Let me just say that no one is more disappointed than I am for not liking this book. When I first heard about it, especially with a comp title like The Phantom of the Opera and Moulin Rouge, I immediately added this book to my TBR. So bless the book gods when I was sent an ARC! I planned on starting it way sooner, but then the pandemic hit and so many books’ publication dates were pushed back–this one included!

I got stuck in a bit of a mental rut and wanted to pick up a book I’d been eagerly looking forward to so Where Dreams Descend kept popping up in my head. The synopsis sounded magical and the cover is gorgeous! Sadly, this book was a complete letdown for me.

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ARC Review: “Diamond City” by Francesca Flores

I won a free ARC in a giveaway from Goodreads!

I’m sure I’m not the only one who gets really excited about a book, fortune shines down upon her so much that she won an ARC, and then you read it and you’re like… Well, okay then. Alas, that was me with Diamond City. I really liked the whole idea of the book, but I think this is a moment where it’s not the book, it’s me.

Content warning: Addiction, substance abuse, self-harm (The magic system includes blood magic, meaning a character has to harm themselves in order to use magic.)

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