Title: Devils With Halos (Malignant, #1)
Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: November 5, 2018
2. Very virulent or infectious.
Charm is deceptive.
We were taken in the middle of the night.
Beauty is deceitful.
They called it an institution for the diseased.
Freedom is an illusion.
Our choices were no longer our own.
Our bodies became their exclusive property.
Our lives no longer mattered.
Survival is subjective.
We’d all done terrible things.
We all had demons.
We all had secrets.
And the truth would destroy everything.
Rating: 4 Stars
Natalie Bennett reigns as the dark queen starting out her brand new sinister series with wicked twists and turns popping out of every dark corner.
Devils with Halos begins with an ominous tone like the start of a suspenseful horror movie where you’re on the edge of your seat waiting for something bad to happen because you know it’s coming, you just don’t know when or where it’s going to come from. The blurb doesn’t give much away so I was basically reading this book blind and discovering all the fuckery going on right along with the heroine, Faith. There were lies, secrets and gruesome depravity that was Malignant… and Ryker, the man behind Malignant – an institution for the diseased minds that need cleansing – was the devil hiding beneath a halo.
“The only god for you is me. I am your religion, the patron saint of your fucking demise.”
I was a bit confused for most of the book about the where the plot was going until Natalie pieced it all together at the end, all while giving us a little taste of what’s to come. There is still so much more to Malignant that I’m sure hasn’t even been uncovered yet and I’m excited to see how far down the rabbit hole the author is going to take us in the upcoming books.
***ARC provided by author for honest review***