Ruthless Gods (Something Dark and Holy #2) ARC review


Ruthless Gods by Emily Duncan

Publisher: Wednesday Books

Publishing Date: April, 7th 2020


Nadya doesn’t trust her magic anymore. Serefin is fighting off a voice in his head that doesn’t belong to him. Malachiasz is at war with who–and what–he’s become.

As their group is continually torn apart, the girl, the prince, and the monster find their fates irrevocably intertwined. They’re pieces on a board, being orchestrated by someone… or something. The voices that Serefin hears in the darkness, the ones that Nadya believes are her gods, the ones that Malachiasz is desperate to meet—those voices want a stake in the world, and they refuse to stay quiet any longer.

In her dramatic follow-up to Wicked Saints, the first book in her Something Dark and Holy trilogy, Emily A. Duncan paints a Gothic, icy world where shadows whisper, and no one is who they seem, with a shocking ending that will leave you breathless.


Quick Star Rating: 5/5 stars

I literally just finished this novel and I’m still reeling! This book was absolutely such a beautiful monster that was so different from book one, but in a really really good way! I loved every moment with these messed up little teenage monsters.

The way their journey continues to intertwine with one another is absolutely so interesting. It’s also slightly heart breaking because I was straight up Nadya/Malachiasz trash. God the angst, revenge, hatred all of the frickin emotions from all three is seen in this one! Plus we get a couple new perspectives which really helps show all the pieces of the board without giving too much away!

The ending to this book left me 100% shook! I cannot wait to see how Emily wraps up this trilogy. I know I have a long time to wait (I’m writing this in the beginning of sept. so its all fresh in my head) I without doubt I have no idea what I even want anymore because they are basically ruined little monsters just like book one!

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