Thursday, May 31, 2012

*ARC Review* A Want So Wicked by Suzanne Young

Elise is a normal seventeen-year-old girl until the day she wakes up in a desert park, with no idea who she is. 

After that episode, her life takes a bizarre turn. She’s experiencing unexpected flashes of insight into people’s lives—people she’s never met before. Strangers frighten her with warnings about the approaching Shadows. And although Elise has never had a boyfriend, she suddenly finds herself torn between two handsome but very different young men: Abe, the charming bad boy whose affect on her both seduces and frightens her, and the mysterious Harlin, who’s new to town but with whom Elise feels an urgent, elemental connection—almost as if they are soul mates.

Now Elise begins to question everything about her life. Why do these guys both want her so desperately? What are the Shadows? Why does the name Charlotte inspire a terrifying familiarity? And who is Elise, really?
  I wasn't sure how this series was going to continue on and remain as good as the first one and was a little afraid of being let down.  That is so far from the case with this book.  Suzanne Young has taken what started out as a good start to an original series and made it into a  riveting sequel.  I once again found myself being pulled into the world of The Forgotten and Shadows.  In this book you meet Elise who believe's that she lives a normal life but as we learned in the last book nothing is ever as it seems.

  When you wake up disoriented and see yourself in a car mirror and you don't see you what do you do?  Elise feels like she is going crazy.  Seeing other people's lives and seeing another girl completely when she sees her reflection.  Her sister has been going missing at all time of the day and doesn't seem too worried and when she tells her dad (he's a pastor) he sends her to the doctors figuring there is a logical explanation.  However as we have all learned not everything has a logical explanation.

  There are things that were the same in this book but a lot that were different.  You realize early who is  The Forgotten early but the Shadows play a bigger part in this book.  It kind of gives you the feel that everything is not so black and white.  There is a grey area in this book and at times it's hard not to feel drawn to that grey area.  Elise being the daughter of a preacher has moments where the grey area doesn't seem so bad but does mostly what you would expect her to.  Going from Charlotte to Elise is a bit of a change and I will openly admit that I miss Charlotte.  Elise is a wonderful character I just didn't ever feel as close to her as I did Charlotte.

  Harlin is back in this book as well but her does have competition this time.  A little healthy competition is good right?  Well I thought it was especially seeing he seemed so much more withdrawn this time around.  Actually to be honest I can't say that I loved him as much as I did last time either.  Which was hard because he was filled with so much passion last time.  I know he is hurting but seriously... I wish I could say more without ruining it but I can't.

  A Want So Wicked was a wonderfully written novel.  I still can't say that I would call it an angel novel, even if that is kind of how most people will view it.  There are moments where I can see why but for the most part there is so much that is original and not angel that I would have a hard time saying it myself.  Suzanne Young is a talented writer and her compelling novel is bound to mesmerise you.  If you enjoyed A Need So Beautiful the sequel is a must read!! If you haven't started this series, well what are you waiting for?! :)    


  1. I liked the first book!! And after reading this review, I see, I will like the second one as well :) ;) Great review Tiffany! ;) :)

  2. Losing Charlotte is the reason that I have not continued with the series. I loved her and Harlin, and knowing that that would be gone in this one is what kept me from reading it. And I still haven't because, regardless of all of the wonderful reviews, I am just too sad. :(


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