Books like Kingdom of the Wicked are full of mystical and magical elements that entrance the reader and immerse them in the world they are reading about. In this novel, we meet twins Emilia and Vittoria who are known as streghe. Streghe is a term for witches who live amongst humans in secret.
Things take a turn for the worse when Emilia finds her sister’s mutilated dead body and she sets out on a quest for revenge. To enact her revenge, however, Emilia must first find out who killed her sister and where they are now.
Another important question is why they killed Vittoria. Emilia will do anything to get the answers to these questions including using dark magic that has been forbidden for a long time. On this journey, she meets Wrath – a prince of Hell who she’s been warned about in stories since her childhood.
But with Wrath insisting he is on her side; Emilia has no choice but to trust his word and work alongside him. A violence-filled and mystical mystery, this book has something for all types of readers!
However, if you have already picked this novel up and given it a five-star rating, you may be looking for something similar to read. Well, look no further as I have compiled a list of ten other books readers would enjoy if they loved Kingdom of the Wicked.
10 Books like Kingdom of the Wicked
A Touch of Darkness, by Scarlett St. Clair
Much like Emilia in Kingdom of the Wicked, in A Touch of Darkness, the heroine finds herself making a deal with the devil. Persephone is the Goddess of Spring but unbeknownst to the world, flowers and petals have shrivelled at her touch since she was a girl, despite her title.
Disguised as a mortal journalist in New Athens, Persephone has a chance encounter with the God of the Dead, Hades, who built himself a mortal gambling empire. Somehow finding herself in a contract with Hades, Persephone must build herself a life in the underworld or lose her freedom forever.
But the more time she spends with Hades, the less she wants to leave his side and this love is the worst kind. It’s forbidden.
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The Serpent and the Wings of Night, by Carissa Broadbent
Oraya is the adopted human daughter of Nightborn vampire king who resides in a world that is meant to kill her. Determined to prove her worth, even as a mortal, Oraya enters the Kejari – a legendary tournament which is hosted by the goddess of death.
In order to survive, however, Oraya finds herself having to join forces with Raihn, a vicious vampire who is also her father’s enemy to his crown. The pair’s attraction to one another is dangerous however and could be both their downfalls.
The Serpent and the Wings of Night is the perfect fantasy novel with a side of impractical romance for fans of Kingdom of the Wicked.
Twin Crowns, by Catherine Doyle and Katherine Webber
A book similar to Kingdom of the Wicked, Twin Crowns features two twins whose bond starts something new entirely. Wren has always known that she was stealing her sister’s crown and bringing the magic of the witches back to her kingdom.
But when she takes her sister’s place as Princess just before her coronation, she not only must face her parents’ murderer but also a certain handsome palace guard who she can’t help but be attracted to.
Princess Rose Valhart, on the other hand, has grown up preparing for life as Queen only to be stolen away from her bed just before she is crowned. Introduced to a community of witches that her twin was raised among, Rose must unlearn her fear and hatred of magic.
Ultimately only one girl can be crowned Queen but as the day gets closer, it seems that neither may get the chance.
Gild, by Raven Kennedy
A fantastic novel for readers who are looking for a book like Kingdom of the Wicked, Gild is a King Midas myth reimagining with a dark twist.
Rescued from the streets by King Midas himself, Auren owes everything to the man who promised her safety, comfort and a home. Auren promises to love the King forever in return for his good deed, but she is turned to gold and locked away in a room which only Midas can enter.
Auren is told it is all for her own safety but when war arrives on Midas’ doorstep, he must strike a deal, one that involves Auren. Now, she is forced to move between the kingdoms, a pawn in the political games the men play.
Now, Auren realises everything she thought she knew about Midas was wrong.
The dark magic and search for the truth makes this perfect for readers wanting a bit of Kingdom of the Wicked-ness.
The Wicked Deep, by Shea Ernshaw
Another story of sisterhood similar to Kingdom of the Wicked, The Wicked Deep is set in a town where two hundred years ago, three sisters were drowned for witchcraft.
Now, every summer on the anniversary of their unjust death, the sisters return to the living world to lure boys into the harbour as an act of revenge.
Penny, like the rest of the townsfolk, is very aware of the sisters. But when Bo Carter turns up on the eve of the sister’s return, Penny must make a difficult choice: to save herself or to save Bo.
Uprooted, by Naomi Novik
In Uprooted, Agnieszka lives close to the Wood, a corrupt and malevolent shadow that borders her town and devours those that enter it. Those who reside in her town rely upon the powers of the immortal wizard known as the Dragon to prevent the Wood from growing and swallowing her town.
However, the price for his services is a young woman to serve the wizard, picked every ten years. The next choosing is approaching fast, and Agnieszka and the rest of the townsfolk know it will be Kasia who is chosen, her best and dearest friend who she doesn’t want to lose.
But when the Dragon arrives, it is not Kasia who is chosen but Agnieszka.
These Hollow Vows, by Lexi Ryan
Humans and fae have a strained relationship and Brie, more than others, hates the fae and refuses to have anything to do with them.
This all changes when her sister is stolen as a debt payment by the King of the Unseelie Court and to get her back she must make a deal with the King to steal three magical artefacts from the Seelie Court.
Posing as a potential bride for Prince Ronan of the Seelie Court and gaining the help of Unseelie misfits whose gang leader, Finn, has a seductive charm she can’t resist, Brie must repress her growing feelings for both the Prince and Finn to save her sister.
These Hollow Vows is a fantastic read for fans of Kingdom of the Wicked.
From Blood and Ash, by Jennifer L Armentrout
Much like Emilia, who fights between her quest for revenge and her growing attachment to Wrath, Poppy is a girl who struggles to choose between her duty and her heart.
Poppy is the Maiden, chosen since birth for a higher purpose. One which entails that she should never be spoken to or touched by anyone except a select few.
She is being prepared for her Ascension where the Gods will proclaim her worthy of her title, but truthfully, she’d rather be fighting the vicious supernatural creates that attack her kingdom and kill her people.
Then, Hawke enters her life, leaving Poppy wilting under his gaze. The choice between her duty and her heart is the hardest she’ll ever make.
Pick up From Blood and Ash for a great book to read after you’ve finished Kingdom of the Wicked!
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Serpent and Dove, by Shelby Mauhrin
Louise Le Blanc was born to die. After fleeing from her coven after they planned to sacrifice her, Lou ends up in the city of Cesarine, the last place a witch should be.
Cesarine is also home to the Chasseurs, a group of soldiers sworn to the church who aim to see all, and any witches burn at the stake. But when Lou finds herself in a predicament, she is forced to marry Reid Diggory – one of the best chasseurs of his generation.
Aware that Reid wouldn’t hesitate to kill her if he knew she was a witch, Lou must ignore her growing feelings. Reid denies the love that blossoms for Lou as he fights between his duty as a chasseur and his duty as a husband.
Full of magic, action and an entrancing romance, Serpent and Dove will be your next favourite book like Kingdom of the Wicked.
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Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Good Omens is a great book for readers who want a more lighthearted and comical fantasy.
We follow an angel and a demon who must work together despite their opposing stances to prevent the end of the world. Angels and demons alike are amassing their armies, preparing for judgement day whilst the four Bikers of the Apocalypse are hitting the roads.
Agnes Nutter’s prophecy states the world will end next Saturday and it is all down to the Antichrist… if anyone knows where he is?
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Books like Kingdom of the Wicked have themes of magic, sisterhood and a struggle between the heart and one’s duty. All the books I’ve mentioned above have one or all of these, making it a perfect replacement for Kingdom of the Wicked.
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