Thursday, December 19, 2013

Review: Lovely Vicious

Seventeen-year-old Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, nine weeks, and five days, and after what happened last time, she intends to keep it that way. Since then she’s lost eighty-five pounds, gotten four streaks of purple in her hair, and moved to the Buttcrack-of-Nowhere Ohio to help her mom escape a bad relationship.

All the girls in her new school want one thing – Jack Hunter, the Ice Prince of East Summit High. Hot as an Armani ad, smart enough to get into Yale, and colder than the Arctic, Jack Hunter’s never gone out with anyone. Sure, people have seen him downtown with beautiful women, but he’s never given high school girls the time of day. Until Isis punches him in the face.

Jack’s met his match. Suddenly everything is a game.

The goal: Make the other beg for mercy.

The game board: East Summit High.

The reward: Something neither of them expected.

*This book contains language, some of which may be unsuitable for younger readers.*

*This is the first book in the LOVELY VICIOUS series.*

“I paid the fee, if that’s what you’re here about,” Madison starts. Jack looks to her, smile flashing on for a moment.

“Let me talk to her. Give me one second.”

“Okay,” Madison giggles. He grabs my elbow and pulls me in the other direction.

“Is that how you kissed me?” I ask, nearly tripping as he pulls me along. “Golly gee, it looks kind of mildly fucking embarrassing! No wonder up my appointments - ”

“Whoa, I think you overestimate me, shitlord. Last time I checked all I did was be in the wrong place at the right time. I saw you and had to - ”

“Stalk me.”

“ - delicately approach you. In a sideways manner. From behind. Without being seen at all. For ten minutes.”

“Why are you even out? I thought you were sick.”

“I was. See, it’s this thing called an immune system -”

He holds up his hand and rubs his eyes. “Okay, stop. Shut all systems down and just. Stop. Talking.”


“It’s annoying.”

“That’s never stopped me before!”

“Why did you follow me?”

“I was…curious?”

He looks down at the jar of frosting I clutch in my hands. “Are you eating that out of the can?”

“Are you the king of stupid questions?” I fire back. “Of course I am! Frosting is the ambrosia of the gods. God, if you’re into that religious thing. Are you religious? Somehow I get the feeling the only church you’d join is the church of self-worship. Your body is your temple. Work it, boy.”

“What are you saying?” He snarls.

“You’re blabbering!”

“At least I’m not whoring!”

"I'm working right now, okay? I’m getting paid. So you need to just piss off and go to whatever immature party you were going to in the first place.”

“How’d you know I’m going to a party?”

“The receipt for red plastic cups sticking out of your jacket. Your eyeliner. Girls don’t make eyeliner wings that big unless they plan on drinking.”

“Touché. You’re smarter than I gave you credit for.”

“And you’re far more annoying than I first suspected. If I’d known you’d stalk me like all the others, I never would’ve kissed you, even as payback.”

“Seriously, you kiss everyone like that though! It was nothing special.”

“Exactly. It was nothing special. So back off and leave me alone.”

Sara Wolf is the author of ARRANGED, a college-aged romance series centered on an arranged marriage. She’s currently working on her next New Adult romance series. She’s addicted to the Vampire Diaries, loves chocolate and romantic angst, and can’t get enough of damaged heroes.


My Review
4 Stars

I hardly know where to begin with this. I am still reeling from the ending. Umm, yeah, it's a cliffhanger and a good one. I really hate cliffhangers, but only because I am all about instant gratification as you all know. But this was awesome! Didn't see it coming. I am dying to know what's going to happen next. I mean, I REALLY want to know. You hear that, Ms. Wolf? I can't wait to get my hands on the next one. So, ya know, email me or something.I will happily review it, when it's ready *g*

Ok, onto the rest of the review. The characters are fun to read. Isis almost always has some form of verbal diarrhea going on. Its like she has no brain to mouth filter. Sometimes it's funny, sometimes it's cringe inducing, but it's always entertaining to read.I was also riveted at the lengths that Jack and Isis go to in their war against one another.

Crazy antics aside, these are some seriously damaged characters. Of course we find out most of what's in their past but it is doled out carefully, with excruciating slowness. I found myself reading faster and faster to figure out what the heck was going on with these kids. You won't believe it when you do. Nope, not getting any spoilers here! You need to go read the book. I think you won't be disappointed.

The only thing about the book that bothered me was the abrupt change in POV. We spend the first 60% or so in Isis' POV and then bam! Suddenly, Jack's POV is thrown in. It's not the male point of view I object to. I enjoy when we get both sides. But if you are going to do it, I think I like it better if it's established. I think it should be from the get go, or not at all. It was sort of jarring to have to adjust to a new view point. Of course that's just my own personal preference and didn't change my opinion about the book. Still loved it.

have I mentioned I can't wait for the next book!?

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