Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This one came to me not just as the OwlCrate exclusive, but also as a digital ARC. It must be something special if it's everywhere, right?
I loved the premise of this novel. Nadya is living in a monastery, she has the power of multiple Gods and Goddesses within her. She may or may not be the chosen one, sort of depends on what she believes at the time. She's going about her life…dreaming about the great wide world…until one day the enemy raids the monastery and burns it down, killing everyone in their path.
Nadya escapes and goes on the run and decides that she's going to take the fight to the enemy. She's going to use the power of the Gods to destroy them.
What follows is a more or less typical adventure story for this type of novel. I have to admit that I didn't love this one as much as I wanted to. Every time the author started to go deeper, it felt like she pulled back. Nadya doesn't even really get into the full potential of her gift…or the Gods gifts. For a girl who carries the power of a dozen gods, she sure is helpless a lot.
I expected a lot more from this one and I found it to be just OK. In going through other reviews on Goodreads I found a lot of very polarizing reviews. Most people seemed to either love it or loathe it. I just found it to be sort of a "whatever" read. I'd be willing to give book two a chance when it comes around, but if it ends up being like book one, I don't think I'll go much farther than that.
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