Mini Review: Wicked

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Mini Review: WickedWicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: A Wicked Saga #1
on December 8, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 300
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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.

As I’ve said many times, I will read anything Jennifer L. Armentrout writes. WICKED was an awesome ride into the largely uncharted New Adult Paranormal frontier, and who better to lead the charge than JLA?

Evil, bloodthirsty fae were the subjects of this new book, and boy, were they creepy. Our two heroes, Ivy and Ren have quite a job trailing fae and figuring out who is the big bad behind all the ruckus in New Orleans. Not to mention Ivy and Ren have undeniable and palpable chemistry. As in any good JLA book, there’s romance a plenty, but there are also great action scenes and lots of supernatural elements, including a fun side character in the form of a tiny, sassy, winged faerie.

Content wise, this is New Adult, so there’s some language, some sex, and violence. Not by any means the worst I’ve read, but it’s a step beyond her YA series (though not as much sex as her NA Contemporary). All in all a very fun, fast-paced, thrilling read that will please any Paranormal Romance fan.

5 Stars

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