I loved, loved, loved this book! This is my first book by Kerri Maniscalco, and now I have to go back and read her other ones!
Twins Emilia and Vittoria are witches, and they have grown up with the knowledge that there are Wicked princes of Hell that threaten their lives. They must always wear their special necklaces that help guard them and continue to use protective magic. Then one night, Vittoria is brutally murdered with her heart ripped out of her chest. Emilia discovers Vittoria and vows vengeance, even if it means using dark magic, something her grandmother has spent her entire life warning the twins about. Her use of dark magic goes a bit wrong when she summons, not a demon to assist her, but one of the very Princes of Hell she has worked to avoid her entire life. The two are immediate enemies, and yet they both seem to want the same thing; to find Vittoria’s murderer.
This book is so great! The creation of this world of secret witches, hiding in plain sight was wonderful. The details of the magic were not so overly complicated that I got lost, but instead were slipped into the story seamlessly. I loved learning new pieces of the magical system as the story progressed.
The Wicked Prince, Wrath, is just the kind of dark love interest that I want in a story. He’s got this angry, brooding side, but we get to see these moments of softness that made him vulnerable and lovable. When Emilia and Wrath are together, their banter is wonderful.
As the two of them dive deeper and deeper into the murder mystery, the plot continues to unfold to expose new secrets. I was fully invested in how this story would end and couldn’t wait to find out what happens!
Overall, I absolutely loved this one! It’s filled with magical creatures, dangerous demons, and a storyline that gripped me from the start!
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend