Wicked Ruin by S.L. Jennings
Series: Se7en Sinners #3
Genres: Romance, Fantasy
Publication: September 25th, 2017 by Amazon Digital Services
Length: 328 pages
Synopsis: They say you’re never truly ready for Death until it’s staring you down, its cold, bony fingers outstretched and scratching against your fragile mortality.
I thought I was ready the day my own mother tried to kill me. Perhaps I was ready the moment I was born.
But as I peer into the chilling void of Death, breath shallow and heartbeat sluggish, I know that it can’t end like this. I was made for a purpose.
And that purpose is Legion.
Now that we’re fighting the battle of our lives, a war that could eliminate mankind, I see that purpose as clear as the whorls of dark ink etched in his skin.
Realms are colliding. Alliances are forming. And my heart is being torn in two.
I know the code the Se7en live by.
Kill one to save a million.
But maybe it’s not me who was meant to die.
Maybe it’s the man I thought I could save…the man who once saved me.
The man I was created to kill.
Review: I think this review might come as a surprise to some – I recently reviewed End of Eden and my rating of it was a bit lower than usual. But after all, I still wanted to find out what is going to happen next, probably because I found a new favourite character!
As you might know from my previous post, End of Eden was a bit of a disappointing read for me. I found that Eden was actually acting out of her mind and I really didn’t think there was much to the story. On the contrary, the Wicked Ruin is action heavy. There is just so much more focus on the interaction between different characters. The setting of this part of the story means that there are multiple opportunities for Eden to just bump into other characters, which of course ends up in more conversation and in some cases more drama.
I mostly reached for this book because even though I didn’t particularly enjoy the previous part of the story, I really wanted to find out what Nico is going to be up to. He is currently my favourite in the whole story. To be perfectly honest, he seems to be the only person in the whole series with some degree of effortless decency. It’s just how he is.
I think Wicked Ruin is much better than End of Eden because some things are openly questioned and I liked that not all characters went along with how crazy the situation was becoming. There is quite a lot of friction between different people with different points of view and that adds this new dimension that was definitely missing in End of Eden.
I know for a fact that there is one more book in the series and it makes logical sense. The way things are left at the end of Wicked Ruin is an open ending and there is very little to say what happens next. Overall, I really enjoyed this book.
Rating: 4 / 5
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