Stranger Rituals by Kali Rose Schmidt is a New Adult Fantasy full of darkness, monsters, and curses.
“A fighter with a venomous grudge.
A monster with an immortal curse.
A girl with a terrible gift.
All three out for blood in a land torn apart by harsh gods and holy wars. Each entwined with the other, on their own quests for vengeance, and yet held together by strange links to sinister pasts. As their fates unravel, a dangerous romance blooms, and violent darkness beckons.
At turns both darkly humorous and utterly morbid, STRANGER RITUALS is the startling first novel in Kali Rose Schmidt’s dark new series.“
This was such a dark book! And I mean DARK!
From the violence to the romance, every corner of this book felt like a gothic, shadow-like, bloody hole. And not in a bad way at all. I absolutely loved this vibe the book let out.
Right off the bat, we are introduced to some tough characters. From the bone crunching to the giant horns, you find yourself in a fantasy world you immediately want to know the history of.
It is rather fast-paced as I flew through this one in only one sitting. The world building is full of life (even though there is death everywhere) and just creates a dark, magical setting.
The ending leaves you wanting Book 2 right away, so prepare yourself.
I gave this one 4 out of 5 stars. There is so much depth to the characters and the world. It was such a fascinating book to read, and I highly recommend for readers of the darkness!
Published: 9 July 2019
Genre: New Adult Fantasy
How I Read It: eARC from Xpresso Book Tours
*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All of my book reviews contain my honest opinion only and are not influenced in any way.*
“Kali Rose Schmidt is an author, mother, and villain lover. She likes bloody tales of monsters, yoga with the lights off, and anything that goes bump in the night.”
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