by Kali Rose Schmidt
Publication date: July 9th 2019
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
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.
Stranger Rituals is such a dark, bloody, and beautifully written book. The pacing was good, the characters were interesting, well developed, and likable. I also loved the storyline and the world building. It kind of had a Shadow and Bone feel to it.
Scarko is a beautifully written strong willed character. I absolutely loved her. She has blood magic and the way the author described how she must survive was so gritty, but also really unique, I mean this whole take on magic in general was fun and refreshing.
The cover and description is what initially drew me to the book. And I didn’t know what to expect at first but I really enjoyed it. There are lots of twists and turns that kept things spicy! I don’t want to give anything away! But you’ll definitely stay up late to finish this one! It’s unpredictable at times and there is a big cliffhanger at the end! I’m not sure what to expect from the next book, but I’m looking forward to whatever Kali has in store!
If you’re into dark fantasy, or loved Shadow and Bone then you’ll want to check this one out, for sure! I highly recommend it.
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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