Jun 18, 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 received this ARC at the Romantic Times Booklovers' Convention via the Goody Room for review

I wasn't really aware ahead of time that this was apart of a series and I still didn't get to reading A Need so Beautiful before Suzanne Young's A Want so Wicked. Not usually the best move to make when reading. But I will plan on reading in the first book, at some point! 

I really wasn't too lost in this book either. Elise is having her own memory issues, although there wasn't much emphasis on her waking up in the desert park with no memory. It was just the prologue and that was all. It didn't really seem like Elise went missing, and later we learn why. Sort of!

Elise is having bizarre dreams, daydreams?, visions? Needless to say, she's going through something. She's not sure what it is. A vitamin deficiency as the doctor says? Or is she going crazy? She's not sure. And the icing on the cake is that she had to move to nowhere's ville in the desert town in Arizona with her father and sister. And there she meets two guys, two incredible good looking guys!

Of course I felt that one was familiar. And perhaps if I read the first book I would've known Harlin right away, but I didn't, so I didn't! But in a way this is good, since Elise is learning who is who and what's what and all that, I can learn right with her. People who pop up and should be familiar to her and who aren't, aren't familiar to me either. So we learn together!

Abe is a whole other story though! You can tell he's the bad boy at heart, maybe a little deeper too. Elise isn't sure what to make of him. She likes him, but then sometimes he scares her. Like how he seems to always show up when she goes somewhere. He creeped me out a bit at those points. But he works with her and was the first person to be nice to her, so I did kinda like him!

Harlin, oh what to say about Harlin! He started out as the mysterious biker guy. He was handsome too. And needless to say, Elise does have feelings for him as well. So hence the love triangle begins. But it soon loose it's third end and Elise suddenly has eyes for only one guy. And that doesn't make the other one too happy.

And soon we get more details of these dreams Elise is having. There is a sinister person making their way towards Elise, with company. And if Elise isn't careful she may lose the people she has come to know and love.

A Want so Wicked was a wicked read! (Sorry! Couldn't resist saying that!) The pacing was pretty good all things considering. Elise is trying to piece together what her dreams mean and how they connect to herself, her past. And while she tries to follow that path, she also has to deal with the two guys vying for her attention. She has a lot on her plate and it's going to take everything she has within her to make it through the day!

Overall rating 4/5 stars

A Want so Wicked releases June 26, 2012

1 comment:

  1. I think the power Elise has would be pretty interesting to have! I'd play around with it. Great review.


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