Sunday, January 4, 2015

Review: Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Wicked
Author: Jennifer L Armentrout
Series: A Wicked Saga #1
Publication: December 8th 2014
Genre: New Adult ~ Paranormal Romance
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo
Rating: 4/5


Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.

Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.

Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.

But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.



I'm so glad I decided to read Wicked the moment it came out because it was a great book. Not only did Jennifer L. Armentrout make me laugh and snort out loud with this book (in public!), I also read liked her take on the fae. 

I have to admit that I'm not Ivy's biggest fan. She grew on me through the book but she's not my favorite character ever. I like her well enough in the end so this is fine for now. I did love her relationship with Ren, though. Which brings us to Ren. Holy hotness! That guy left me in a perpetual state of having to fan myself. I really gives her other male character's a run for their money.

I also have to say that at first I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book because it took me a few chapters to really get into it. But in the end JLA managed to do her thing again and make me obsessed with one of her books. So the fae... I love fae books, especially if the fae are bad. Wicked kind of reminded me of Darkfever because of the evil fae and Night Huntress without the vampires in some way. This is a good thing, by the way!

I love that this book was new adult. I love JLA's young adult books but sometimes a girl just needs some hotness in her books. And the romantic scene were pretty sizzling. I loved it! And let's talk about Tink. He was by far my favorite character. He was freaking hilarious and I laughed my ass off whenever he was in a scene. Best. Character. Ever!

I had seen most of the major twists coming, almost right from the start. I didn't really like that it was that obvious so I couldn't give it five stars, unfortunately. But still, it was fantastic and I loved all the references to Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Theo James (of course), and so on and on.

All in all, Wicked was funny, sexy, action-packed and awesome in the way only Jennifer L. Armentrout can write books. There were quite a few shocking though obvious twists that I know will set the pace for the next book. I for one can't wait to read it! I would definitely recommend this really great new adult paranormal book. 




Quotes:
I wasn't even sure what I could categorize as normal when I came home last night from the club and discovered that Tink had set up his own Twitter account and was engaged in a heated argument over which actor made a better Dr. Who.
"You like me." Letting go, he smiled up at me, that angelic face a picture of innocence. "You just aren't ready to admit it."
All I could think as I gawked at him was, what an observant son of a bitch.
"Don't get addicted to those. I don't want to be roomies with a junkie because then you'll move on to harder shit and end up doing bath salts and eating my face off."



About the Author:

# 1 New York Times and International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.
She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Jennifer would love to hear from you. If you have questions about any of her books, would like to set up an interview, book signing, etc, please use the email address below. Please check out each book/series individual page for more information about each title and the FAQ section.
For rights information on any of her titles, please contact Kevan Lyon from Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
If you are requesting an ARC please contact the publisher of that book.
To contact Jennifer directly, please email: jenniferlarmentrout@live.com


2 comments:

  1. Hey great review! You're also a big fan of Jennifer LOL. I've been wanting to pick this book up since it came out, but I think I might just read it if I get like a copy from a giveaway or something. I don't normally read her NA books. I'm just totally obsessed with her YA book series. Are you going to Apollycon for the release of her book, The Return?

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

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    1. It's a really good book, Alex! Hope you'll love it if you get a chance to read it. I'm totally obsessed with Seth but I'm not going to Apollycon because I live in Belgium. =/

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