Seven Faceless Saints Blog Tour

Title: Seven Faceless Saints (Seven Faceless Saints #1)
Author: M.K. Lobb (she/her)
Genre/s and Tags: Fantasy, Young Adult, Mystery, LGBTQ+, Fiction, Mystery/Thriller
Goodreads synopsis:

In the city of Ombrazia, saints and their disciples rule with terrifying and unjust power, playing favorites while the unfavored struggle to survive.

After her father’s murder at the hands of the Ombrazian military, Rossana Lacertosa is willing to do whatever it takes to dismantle the corrupt system—tapping into her powers as a disciple of Patience, joining the rebellion, and facing the boy who broke her heart. As the youngest captain in the history of Palazzo security, Damian Venturi is expected to be ruthless and strong, and to serve the saints with unquestioning devotion. But three years spent fighting in a never-ending war have left him with deeper scars than he wants to admit… and a fear of confronting the girl he left behind.

Now a murderer stalks Ombrazia’s citizens. As the body count climbs, the Palazzo is all too happy to look the other way—that is, until a disciple becomes the newest victim. With every lead turning into a dead end, Damian and Roz must team up to find the killer, even if it means digging up buried emotions. As they dive into the underbelly of Ombrazia, the pair will discover something more sinister—and far less holy. With darkness closing in and time running out, will they be able to save the city from an evil so powerful that it threatens to destroy everything in its path?

Discover what’s lurking in the shadows in this dark fantasy debut with a murder-mystery twist, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Kerri Maniscalco.

Content Warning: various types of violence (shooting, poisoning, beheading), graphic descriptions of blood/bodies, death of parents/ friends/ siblings, a parent depicted with memory loss/confusion, PTSD and flashbacks, descriptions of war, prejudice, religious intolerance, hallucinations, paranoia, alcoholism, and mentions of self-harm.

Buy Links:

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ID: A physical ARC of Seven Faceless Saints laying on a wood slice at angle. Around it are four books: The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco, Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir, Beyond the Black Door by AM Strickland, and The Whispering Dark by Kelly Andrew. Below the ARC are white and black flowers. Above it is a black tin body lotion called The Darkling. Check out my Instagram post!

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Full Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Thank you to TBR & Beyond Tours and Little Brown Young Readers for an eARC and finished hardcover in exchange for an honest review and promotion. All opinions are my own.

This book was so imaginative and I really enjoyed it.

Seven Faceless Saints follows the story of childhood sweethearts turned enemies: Damien and Rossana. Damien, a former soldier with PTSD, is now chief security officer for the city of Ombrazian. When citizens keep showing up murdered, he’s tasked with finding out who killed them.
Roz has changed since she and her mother were sent the severed head of her father. Now Roz is juggling taking care of her mother, being an active part of the rebellion and a disciple to the Saint of Patience. When she sees Damien, she strikes a bargain with him to help him solve the murders which includes one of her friends.
I really enjoyed our two main characters. They were equally relatable and compelling. Though I’ll say I always looked forward to Roz a little more bc she is a stabby bisexual 🥰. The pining between these two was so well done. I shipped them so hard 🥺.
I really enjoyed the world of Ombrazian. I definitely want to know more about the various saints and the training disciples go through and how their powers work. I cannot wait to see what will happen next!

Check out the rest of the tour schedule and posts here!

About the Author:

M. K. Lobb is a fantasy writer with a love of all things dark— be it literature, humour, or general aesthetic. She grew up in small-town Ontario and studied political science at both the University of Western Ontario and the University of Ottawa. She now lives by the lake with her partner and their cats. When not reading or writing, she can be found at the gym or contemplating the harsh realities of existence.

Her debut novel SEVEN FACELESS SAINTS will be published February 7, 2023 by Little, Brown (Hachette). The sequel, DISCIPLES OF CHAOS, will follow in early 2024. M. K. is represented by Claire Friedman at InkWell Management.

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