A Want So Wicked
Release Date: June 26th, 2012
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: REALLY LIKED
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?
The sequel to Suzanne Young’s thrilling A Need So Beautiful is just as compelling.
While its predecessor had an easier plot with a visible conflict, A Want So Wicked is more complicated. The plot is twisted and unpredictable. Readers won’t know which way Suzanne Young will take them next.
The story itself was beautiful. The conflict between good and evil is blurred. Every Shadow is desperate for light, for a way out of the curse that is their immortality. Humanity is a fragile thing. Suzanne Young makes good, evil, love, light, and loss and churns each idea into a tangible thing – her characters.
A Want So Wicked was in no way similar to A Need So Beautiful. Some of it was the same, yes, but it was different.
Elise Landon sees someone else when she looks in the mirror. She experiences someone else’s memories and feels their emotions as if they are her own. And when the emotions get stronger, the memories clearer, she can’t help but wonder: are they her own? And as a reader, you can’t help but think, what if she isn’t Elise? What if she’s someone else?
Elise’s story is much different that Charlotte’s. I can’t say which one I enjoyed more because they were both utterly unique and incredibly beautiful. The ending is filling, leaving you welling with hope. Hope. Love. Light. Such is the wonder of Suzanne Young’s A Need So Beautiful series. If you enjoyed A Need So Beautiful, A Want So Wicked will not disappoint.