Welcome to a brand-new Waiting on Wednesday~ This week a book I bumped against when I was checking for what books were coming out in November. I instantly fell in love with the cover and then the blurb stole my heart even further.
A world with illegal magic? Eight “criminals” (as I am guessing they are just criminal due to being able to use magic) are on a suicide mission to get rid of evil. Oh my! Suicide Squad with a YA dark fantasy twist. I just adored Suicide Squad so sign me up for this. I can’t wait to see what kind of magic the group can use, and what kind of evil is lurking in the depths. And most importantly can we attach to characters or is it best to just try not to care about them too much?
In a world where magic is illegal, eight criminals led by rebellious Larkin are sent on a mission to rid their realm of an ancient evil lurking beneath the surface. Descending into a world full of unspeakable horrors, Larkin and her crew must use their forbidden magic to survive.
As they fight in the shadows, Larkin finds a light in Amias, a fellow outlaw with a notorious past. Soon, Larkin and Amias realize that their destinies are intertwined. The eight of them were chosen for a reason.
But as the beasts grow in number and her band is picked off one by one, Larkin is forced to confront a terrible truth: They were never meant to return.
Lovers of dark, high-octane adventure will be enthralled by this genre-bending YA fantasy standalone, perfect for fans of Kendare Blake and Leigh Bardugo