Wednesday, September 18, 2013
A Want So Wicked ~ Suzanne Young
Author: Suzanne Young
Pub Date: June 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
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 effect 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?
When I first read A Need So Beautiful, I was overcome with a sense of peace. It was one of those rare books that broadcasted its feelings onto me. I felt content and happy-just as if a Forgotten was nearby and fulfilled their Need. A Want So Wicked was a little bit different. For much of the book, I had moments of shock, and for that I am grateful! I enjoy being surprised, even though I did guess and figure out a few things. A Want So Wicked was still beautifully written. Yet it was so different.
Elise is figuring things out and as readers we get to experience all of her emotions with her. While there wasn't as much Need-fulfilling as was in ANSB, it was still interesting with some twists and turns along the way.
The Love Triangle:
This was a good one and it worked extremely well for the story. I am also happy to report that not only did it not piss me off but I am happy with the outcome.
All in all, AWSW was a wonderful book about a pastor's daughter who thinks she is losing her mind, but instead is meant to help the world. The ending hints at a third installment. Oh man, I really hope there will be a third! I'm not ready to give up this story. There is still so much for us to learn!
(And coming in November we have a novella!)