Mini Review: Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan

40126121. sy475 Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan

Something Dark and Holy #2

Published April 7th 2020 by Macmillan

544 Pages

Goodreads Summary: Darkness never works alone…

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.

Review: I’m going to leave this one as a mini review for several reasons. It is a sequel so I don’t want to give away any spoilers and and I also don’t have a whole lot to say about this book even after sitting with my thoughts for over a day. I had such high hopes for this series but the first book fell flat for me I didn’t not like it but I didn’t fully like it either. But I wanted to give the series another chance with the second book. Once again it just didn’t click for me. I love the world of this book and the lore with the old gods, magic, etc. I feel like all of those things that I do love about this series took a back seat during this book. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out exactly what was going on with all the bouncing around from Nadya to Serefin to Malachiasz. I’m still not entirely sure how they all feel about each other. Overall I think I’m pretty much done with this series. By the time the next book comes out, I will have forgotten everything about the first two books and won’t want to start over from the beginning. Some people love this series, others not so much. I really like it’s just one of those series where it’s not going to work for everyone.

2.5 Stars

I received an eARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

One thought on “Mini Review: Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan

  1. Fab review! I actually did enjoy the first book myself, but was so disappointed by the sequel… If I remember right, I even skimread the last part of it. I’m definitely going to follow your lead and leave this series be now. xx

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