Tag: Historical Fiction

Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco Book Review

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Kingdom of the Cursed

Blurb

After selling her soul to become Queen of the Wicked, Emilia travels to the Seven Circles with the enigmatic Prince of Wrath, where she’s introduced to a seductive world of vice.

She vows to do whatever it takes to avenge her beloved sister, Vittoria… even if that means accepting the hand of the Prince of Pride, the king of demons.

The first rule in the court of the Wicked? Trust no one. With back-stabbing princes, luxurious palaces, mysterious party invitations, and conflicting clues about who really killed her twin, Emilia finds herself more alone than ever before. Can she even trust Wrath, her one-time ally in the mortal world… or is he keeping dangerous secrets about his true nature?

Emilia will be tested in every way as she seeks a series of magical objects that will unlock the clues of her past and the answers she craves…

One sister.
Two sinful princes.
Infinite deception with a side of revenge… Welcome to Hell.

Sensitive Content

Here is the potentially sensitive content I observed while reading this book:

  • Alcohol
  • Blood
  • Confinement
  • Death
  • Drug use
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Gaslighting
  • Gore
  • Grief
  • Injury
  • Misogyny
  • Physical Abuse
  • Profanity
  • Rape
  • Sexism
  • Toxic Relationship
  • Violence

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Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid Book Review

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Blurb

Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. But over the course of twenty-four hours, the family drama that ensues will change their lives will change forever.

Malibu: August 1983. It’s the day of Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit. Together the siblings are a source of fascination in Malibu and the world over—especially as the offspring of the legendary singer Mick Riva.

The only person not looking forward to the party of the year is Nina herself, who never wanted to be the center of attention, and who has also just been very publicly abandoned by her pro tennis player husband. Oh, and maybe Hud—because it is long past time for him to confess something to the brother from whom he’s been inseparable since birth.

Jay, on the other hand, is counting the minutes until nightfall, when the girl he can’t stop thinking about promised she’ll be there.

And Kit has a couple secrets of her own—including a guest she invited without consulting anyone.

By midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play, and the loves and secrets that shaped this family’s generations will all come rising to the surface.

Malibu Rising is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them . . . and what they will leave behind.

Triggers

Here are some of the sensitive content that I observed while reading:

  • Alcoholism
  • Blood
  • Cardic/Heard Condition
  • Cheating
  • Child Negligence
  • Death of a Parent
  • Divorce
  • Drug Use
  • Fire
  • Guns
  • Misogyny
  • Profanity
  • Sexually Explicit Scenes
  • Suicide
  • Violence

Ratings

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