Kingdom of the Wicked, Book 1

Book review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Compelling supernatural series starter can be violent.

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 16+

Series great for ADULTS!

Book 1 is very fun as Emilia goes on a search to find her sister's murderer, and I think the narrator did a fantastic job of setting the scene with her many voices. However -- the story is full of vengeance and she often makes ridiculously bad choices that put her and others at risk. The problem with this is that she never realizes when she has made a poor choice. Even when she THINKS she is being logical (and the text says she is), she is completely ruled by her emotions for 97% of the book. I would say it's suitable for those 16 and up because we can see through her actions, but I think it would be a negative influence overall for those younger than that. Also it is violent and hints at sex. **The SEQUELS are only suitable for ADULTS 18+ that are okay with on-page sexual content and extremely raunchy descriptions! Since book 1 ends in a cliffhanger, I would HIGHLY suggest waiting to read book 1 until you're ready/of age for book 2!**
age 16+
I absolutely loved this book but its really intense, a lot of violence, murder, and sex. I think its a great series if you can handle it with great character and world building but again its very intense and the second book has even more sex.

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