Posts Tagged ‘Wicked’

wicked 5

4-stars

Wicked Fate (Wicked #1) – Tabatha Vargo

Synopsis:

What if you lived in fear of yourself?

For Mage McPherson being afraid of herself is just the norm. Thanks to that fear, being a loner in a small town never bothered the mysterious Mage. Once she received her secret abilities, she figured being alone was the safest way to be. That all changes during her sophomore year at Summerville High when Adam, her equally mysterious secret crush, starts to notice her.

Afraid that she might harm Adam, Mage must learn to either control or deny herself. With Adam by her side she’s more powerful than she’s ever been, but is she powerful enough to defeat her worst nightmare? She learns a hard lesson about love and magic when her destiny comes to collect.

Review:

I received a copy of this book from the author because I won a Goodreads giveaway 🙂  I am so glad I entered because I loved this book and can’t wait for the 2nd!  I had received it a month or so ago but I have so many books to read I didn’t pick it up until today (9-03-13).  I got this one read in one day 🙂  I didn’t want to put it down!

In the beginning I had a hard time releating to “Mage” because she was a loner and misfit but the more I read the more I liked her.  I easily fell for her love interest “Adam” because he was a very caring and romantic person and it did not come across as sappy.  I could easily see the attraction and passion between them.

It is a little slow to start but that was ok, the story picks up and keeps your attention.  There is ALOT of inner dialogue from “Mage” which can kinda make you feel like the story is not moving but it’s not too bad.  I wish the 2nd book was already out but to my dismay it is not.

The only thing I really wish is that there was more background information given.

I would recommend this for teens and young adults…there is a little language but not overly done.  There is no sex although it is hinted at.

List of Books in Order:

Wicked Fate (Wicked #1)

Wicked Hope (Wicked #2) Releasing Sept. 15, 2013

Advertisements

dark kiss 2

4-stars

Wicked Kiss (Nightwatchers #2) – Michelle Rowen

Synopsis:

My kiss can kill.

I used to be ordinary Samantha Day, but that’s changed. Now, after one dark kiss from a dangerous boy, I can steal someone’s soul…or their life. If I give in to the constant hunger inside me, I hurt anyone I kiss. If I don’t…I hurt myself.

Bishop is the one whose kiss I crave most, but if I kiss him, I’ll kill him. Then there’s another boy, one I can’t hurt. One whose kiss seems to miraculously quell my hunger. They’re both part of a team of angels and demons that’s joined forces in my city to fight a mysterious rising darkness, an evil that threatens everyone I know and love. I just wonder if I’ll be able to help Bishop—or if I’m just another part of the darkness he’s sworn to destroy….

Review:

May Contain Spoilers

This series is not your typical fallen angel series, it is not the forbidden type of relationship that you normally see.  Don’t get me wrong, there are consequences but not like what you expect.

I enjoyed the mind-melds in this book and there were a lot more of them.  I liked being able to get into “Bishop’s” head and I also loved the fact that you get to know more about his past.  There are a lot of questions answered in this book which is good that it was mapped out as a duology since there are no plans for a 3rd (but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen).

I really enjoyed this series.  The story arc is tightly worked and is beautifully written.  It was a page turner for me.  The only thing that I wish could have been different was the triangle between “Sam”, “Bishop” and “Kraven”.  There was always, in the back of my mind, the feeling that there should have been more emotion between “Sam” and “Kraven”.  I WISHED there would have been a bigger connection between “Sam” and “Kraven”.  I know triangles take alot of work to get them just right and it didn’t really work in this case.  That was the only disappointment for me.

The pace is very fast in this book and a lot happens.  It is full of romance, deceit, action and mystery.  I wish the story could go on in a 3rd book.  Don’t get me wrong, it ends beautifully but another adventure would be fun 🙂

List of Books in Order:

Dark Kiss

Wicked Kiss