The Curse of Saints: Review

The Curse of Saints

Has she been sent to save the realm or destroy it? As Spymaster to the Queen, Aya’s blood oath ensures she protects those she fights alongside – including Will, the Queen’s Enforcer and Aya’s bitter rival.

When rumors of dark magic rise in a nearby kingdom, both are sent to investigate. But when Aya’s power acts beyond her gods-given affinity, she risks being turned into a weapon in a war she doesn’t know how to win. And when her relationship with Will unexpectedly shifts, neither knows the danger that will follow…

The Curse of Saints Review

I heard a bit of buzz on Bookstagram before this book released and decided to try and get an ARC from Netgalley. Somehow I managed to get accepted, and then found out it was going to be the Fairyloot Adult book for May. So I had high expectations and hoped to love it!
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The Curse of Saints felt like Throne of Glass with Grishaverse magic, and more political intrigue.

If I’m being honest, the world building was pretty overwhelming to me. I was doing a mix of audio and ebook, so that might have made it worse, but there were a LOT of new terms to learn going in. Despite the learning curve, I was quickly invested in the main characters Will and Aya. She was crazy mean to him, but I absolutely loved Will. Their relationship was definitely a slow burn, and I’d say not really the focus. While there was tension and banter, things eventually got to a 1 – 1.5🌢️ in my opinion.
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Aidon was a new character that arrived in Part II, and while I liked the change of scenery he brought, I didn’t think he was ever a viable love interest. I did like the scheming that took place in his kingdom though.

The last 30% was my favorite when all hell broke loose. The political intrigue and love story all come to a head which was very satisfying. Overall, I thought it was a great debut and I’ll definitely continue the series.

Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.

Rating

4/5

SPICE LEVEL

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Aliya

    I’m currently on the first few chapters of this book and oh MY gosh all the new terms are SO confusing. I honestly have no idea what anything is or what their labels mean!! Really trying though. Glad to know someone else struggled with this as well.

    1. Chrissykreads

      I actually had to start it over from the beginning because I was pretty lost (granted I’m really not great at audiobooks lol). Did you finish it, what did you think?

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