Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★
To find her twin’s murderer, Emilia delves into dark magic and unknowingly summons, Wrath, one of the Princes of Hell and binds him to her. Danger lurks around every corner and as she learns more about her lineage and the dark magic surrounding her, she realizes that she cannot fully trust the stories of her youth.
I almost famously despised Stalking Jack the Ripper, but this book got so much hype that I was willing to check it out. I’m happy that I did because I was drawn in pretty quickly. There weren’t any of the problematic elements that I had seen in the SJtR series, namely the “not like other girls-ness” of the main character.
I don’t really have any complaints other than this book made me so hungry. There was so much talk of food that I was almost suffering. I’m going to have to go find myself some marzipan.
Still, the tension between Emilia and Wrath was delicious and learning that the next book is geared more towards New Adult and less YA makes me want to read it that much more.
I did dock a star because like with SJtR, the mystery was pretty obvious from the beginning and plot twists and revelations were all too predictable. I would have enjoyed it more if it wasn’t nearly spoon fed to me. Honestly, the banter between Emilia and Wrath carried most of the book for me.