GoodReads Monday

This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. It is now being hosted by Budget Tales Book Blog. To participate, choose a random book from your GoodReads TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then something interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read it. Got it? Okay let’s get started.

It has been awhile since I have done one of these, but I am hoping to start doing them a bit more frequently. For this week’s book I just used a random number generator and came up with the number 82, which ended up being the perfect book. So without further ado here is the book!

Kingdom of the Wicked by Keri Maniscalco

Publication Date: October 2020

Summary from Goodreads:

Two sisters.

One brutal murder.

A quest for vengeance that will unleash Hell itself…

And an intoxicating romance.

Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin…desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister’s killer and to seek vengeance at any cost-even if it means using dark magic that’s been long forbidden.

Then Emilia meets Wrath, one of the Wicked-princes of Hell she has been warned against in tales since she was a child. Wrath claims to be on Emilia’s side, tasked by his master with solving the series of women’s murders on the island. But when it comes to the Wicked, nothing is as it seems…

This has a solid 4 star rating on Goodreads which I thought was interesting. The reason this book is on my list is because I loved this author’s debut book, Stalking Jack the Ripper. The rest of that series kind of went down hill for me after book two, so I never finished it. But I am hoping that a new series will bring back that love I had of her first book. I looked at some of the reviews and it does seem promising. Book two is coming out in October, so no time like the present to get this one done.

Have you read this one or is it on your TBR? Let me know what you think in the comments.


  1. I was really excited about this book, even though (unpopular opinion) I wasn’t entirely blown away by SJTR! Sadly, this one fell short of the mark for me but I’m still intrigued enough to continue the series and see what happens in book two! Hope you enjoy this 🙂

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