Wicked (A Wicked Trilogy, #1)
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.

Wicked (A Wicked Trilogy, #1) Details

TitleWicked (A Wicked Trilogy, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 8th, 2014
PublisherJennifer L. Armentrout
Rating
GenreNew Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Fairies, Fae, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult, Supernatural

Wicked (A Wicked Trilogy, #1) Review

  • Sasha Alsberg
    January 1, 1970
    Jennifer wrote this book, so of course it was fantastic!!!!!
  • Lola
    January 1, 1970
    B-But…I usually love Jennifer L. Armentrout’s work! Her characters always feel like they could just jump off the page and stand before you, and her writing always flows perfectly with the story and pacing. Yet, this did not work for me. I had déjà vu sensations at many points into the novel, as if I’ve read this kind of story many times before, NA and its oh-so-imminent aspects aside. It actually felt like the author inspired some of her story’s constituents from The Hollows, Fever and the Nigh B-But…I usually love Jennifer L. Armentrout’s work! Her characters always feel like they could just jump off the page and stand before you, and her writing always flows perfectly with the story and pacing. Yet, this did not work for me. I had déjà vu sensations at many points into the novel, as if I’ve read this kind of story many times before, NA and its oh-so-imminent aspects aside. It actually felt like the author inspired some of her story’s constituents from The Hollows, Fever and the Night Huntress series…but mixed and developed them with a poor and predictable execution.Ivy works for the order: she kills fae, those despicable creatures that lure into the human world. She doesn’t have many people she cares about: her parents and her boyfriend both died and she is now left living alone with a certain brownie (similar to a pixie, since they can fly, but uglier, I think) she found on her path, Tink, killing fae after fae, sometimes along her best friend, Val. Except, one day, she finds herself in front of an Ancient, while those were supposed to be held in the Otherworld only. Could it be that a grand danger is to come? When the Ancient escapes (more like the other way around – he is too powerful), she plans on finding him again and, this time, to actually vanquish him. But, she will not be alone on this mission. Ren, her new partner, will be beside her.I honestly thought Ivy was a good heroine to read about. She was strong, fierce and snarky by moment and having this nonchalance I admired: ‘‘I’d never been shot before. Stabbed? Yes. Thrown around? Most definitely. Almost set on fire? That too. But being shot…wow, this sucked donkey balls.’’ However, I did think her ‘innocence’ wasn’t convincing. She kept bringing her ex-boyfriend, who died three years ago, up (which got annoying after some time) saying how much she loved him and didn’t feel that close to anyone again since he, Shaun, died…but then she told Ren she didn’t have much experience and that with Shaun they haven’t gotten THAT far. It wasn’t very believable.Ren was…a bit strange. Honestly, there are moments when he seemed alpha-like, others when he was acting very childishly and, the rest of the time, he kept popping out cheesy or cliché lines as: ‘‘You’re even pretty when you cry,’’ ‘‘I want to hear you scream my name when you come,’’ ‘‘I’ve been waiting all day for you to text or call me’’ or ‘‘It’s a good thing—a powerful thing to see a female you like wearing your clothes.’’ ‘Female,’ really?The romance overall was okay, but very predictable and containing unsurprising scenes. It could have worked better if, I believe, we knew more about Ren and if this latter would have been more exciting. I thought Ivy’s relationship with Val was overrated. I mean, it was obvious she was the only friend Ivy possessed, but I wasn’t convinced here either that they had the kind of strong bond Ivy seemed to think. The pacing was great, really, but the writing, this time, repetitive and lacking of a throughout style.A character I did find original though was Tink, even if he reminded me A LOT of Jenks from The Hollows series. He was fun and entertaining! This made me ‘LOL’ so much: ‘‘Let’s talk about sex.’’ ‘‘No.’’ Rolling my eyes, I walked away. ‘‘Sex is good!’’ ‘‘Shut up, Tink.’’ ‘‘Sex is fun!’’ he continued to shout. I shook my head. ‘‘The only thing you’re having sex with is inanimate objects, so what do you know?’’ He ignored me. ‘‘Sex is best when it’s one on one!’’ And so, this was not the best book by Jennifer L. Armentrout that I’ve read so far. On the contrary, unfortunately. Although, recently, I’ve been having disappointments with my NA reads. Maybe I should keep my distance from them for a while? Nuh-uh, they always have such interesting premises; I cannot resist. Loving Mr. Daniels is next. *wink* *wink*
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  • Wendy Higgins
    January 1, 1970
    Jen has done it again.Where does she come up with this stuff?? I need to dive into her mind for a day to steal some plots, seriously.I've read a lot of fae stories and even written one myself, but Jen's take on the fae? So fun. Just awesome. And Tink might be my favorite character ever, hands down - I got the crazy giggles in some of his scenes.*happy sigh*
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  • Patrycja
    January 1, 1970
    4 super sexy stars!!
  • Angela
    January 1, 1970
    I'm pretty sure I start off every review for a book that Jla writes by saying something along the lines of this... JLA HAS DONE IT AGAIN!!! Another amazing novel. This lady can write anything. Contemporary, paranormal romance, NA lit, anything. If she published her target shopping list I would read it because I know she would make it amazing. Wicked was so wicked!!! Too me it was like the polar opposite of her Dark Elements series and I loved that (I love The Dark Elements)!I just loved that it I'm pretty sure I start off every review for a book that Jla writes by saying something along the lines of this... JLA HAS DONE IT AGAIN!!! Another amazing novel. This lady can write anything. Contemporary, paranormal romance, NA lit, anything. If she published her target shopping list I would read it because I know she would make it amazing. Wicked was so wicked!!! Too me it was like the polar opposite of her Dark Elements series and I loved that (I love The Dark Elements)!I just loved that it was so different.Wicked is a paranormal new adult and a first in The Wicked Trilogy. Pretty sure at one point I told Leah I thought I just got pregnant reading this. Whoosh it was so hot! It wasn't just the steamy scenes that made this book. It was everything. The world building, plot, flow, and the characters. Ivy is funny, strong, and awkward. The things that go on in her head are hilarious. Ren is so upfront, charming, and wickedly hot. The relationship between Ren and Ivy is almost insta-love but falls closer to insta-lust. Which I think is a good thing. The things they say to each other (mainly Ren) is so so yummy."um, yeah. I do. Baking... is like a hobby." Okay that was a total lie. The only cakes I could bake came out of the box. It was Tink who baked the cakes from scratch. "And why haven't I been offered any cake?"..."You're going to have to get to know me better before you taste my cake."... "Was that an invitation? Because I'm willing to get to know you in any way possible if that means I get to taste your cake." "Invitation for....?" Oh my God. My words replayed. My face turned crimson. "You are such a pervert!" I really enjoyed Ren as a character so much. He is seriously like the sweet caring version of Roth from TDE. They even both ride motorcycles. He also knows Disney movies. For some odd reason men knowing Disney movies is hot. Hell, Jla seriously can make anything hot. She did some job on Ren. Kid you not this was me 99.9% of the time he was involved... He was the perfect leading man. Romantic and Take charge. One of my favorite things however is how Ivy is described. She's a curvy frizzy haired ginger. Loved it! The romantic scenes between the two of them are written perfectly. Saying they were hot would be an understatement. I was reading this at work and had to stop because I couldn't stop blushing. I can't wait to see what happens between these two crazy kids as the story continues. As for sub characters the main ones are Val and Tink. Val is Ivy's best friend and is a little on the slutty side (no judgement). But my favorite, FAVORITE character is Tink. OMG I love him so much!!!! The one foot-troll doll lovin-pop culture junkie-little brownie stole the show. Everything he says is amazing. "Grabbing a scarf off the chair, I threw it at him. He caught it, clutching it to his chest as he flew into the air. "You gave Tink a scarf. Tink is free!" He flew out into the hallway like a little cracked-out fairy, screeching, "Tink is freeeeee!" Ren looked at me. "What the actual fuck?" I sighed. "He's obsessed with Harry Potter. I'm sorry."The Twilight, Dr. Who, Harry Potter, and Salt and Pepa references he threw around killed me. It had been a long time since I had laughed that hard, and at a sub-character too. He took this story too a whole new level.  "He ignored me. "Sex is best when it's one on one!" Stopping in the hall, I turned to where he was doing a pelvic thrust. "Isn't that a George Michael song?" "Maybe. but he was wrong. I like to think sex is best when it's like three on three or something. Seems more adventurous." Whatever. Goodnight, Tink." I closed the door as he broke out in a Salt-n-Pep a song.  Every character in this book is so perfect. The plot if fast paced and action packed. There was never a dull moment, or a time I was bored. The plot starts strong and doesn't let up. There are two twist in this story. One was very predictable and one I had no clue was coming. I don't think I've ever updated my GR status so many times before, especially out of pure excitement. Seriously wasn't kidding when I said I needed water. This book was like a sauna!! And the ending. Holy sweet Jesus way to leave us hanging!!! Wicked has to be one of my favorite books and start to a series I've read all year.Can I please give this more than five stars?!?!?!
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  • Kassidy
    January 1, 1970
    *4.5*So good! I need the sequel now!!Wicked is a hot romance set in a world where supernatural creatures exist, and the lovers must put their lives on the line to keep the people of New Orleans safe. The setting is vivid, the characters endearing, and there is a perfect balance of danger and beauty.
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  • Jennifer Kyle
    January 1, 1970
    I loved the cover but the story was...Ivy Morgan is a red headed Fae hunter who lives in New Orleans. She is a member of The Order protecting us humans from the lurking Fae. Ivy meets Ren Owens who is new to the area and this chapter of The Order from Colorado. They slowly fall in love all the while they are working together trying to figure out what is going on with Ancients and their plan to use the gateways to enter our world.The writing just didn’t measure up to the Lux Series to me and the I loved the cover but the story was...Ivy Morgan is a red headed Fae hunter who lives in New Orleans. She is a member of The Order protecting us humans from the lurking Fae. Ivy meets Ren Owens who is new to the area and this chapter of The Order from Colorado. They slowly fall in love all the while they are working together trying to figure out what is going on with Ancients and their plan to use the gateways to enter our world.The writing just didn’t measure up to the Lux Series to me and the characters were mediocre. Ren, the love interest was completely bland and the love connection was sadly the same. I just didn’t feel anything for this couple. The best character in the story was Tink the Brownie. The plot twist was predictable and sadly Jennifer Armentrout didn’t bring anything new to the Fae type stories that I have already read.
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  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    January 1, 1970
    4 Tink stars! “I'm a lot of things, but today I'm your fucking saving grace.” This one was a nice surprise! After seeing a handful of negative reviews on this one, I went into it with lowered expectations. I came out of this reading experience a very happy girl! And after 2 previous books I DNF'd, I need this gem of a story.First off, this book is very much New Adult genre, so don't go into it thinking it's YA. The fact that in Chapter 1 the MC is discussing getting laid and orgasms is th 4 Tink stars! “I'm a lot of things, but today I'm your fucking saving grace.” This one was a nice surprise! After seeing a handful of negative reviews on this one, I went into it with lowered expectations. I came out of this reading experience a very happy girl! And after 2 previous books I DNF'd, I need this gem of a story.First off, this book is very much New Adult genre, so don't go into it thinking it's YA. The fact that in Chapter 1 the MC is discussing getting laid and orgasms is the first giant sign. Ivy is a member of an Order that can see fae in our realm. Faeries aren't the good guys, in fact they feed off of humans with deadly consequences. Living in New Orleans, Ivy has a very tragic past and does her best to keep those around her at arms length. That is, until she's assigned a new partner Ren, who is hotness come to life and very much interested in her. This book had me smiling the majority of the time I was reading it. It's not the most original plot, but it was enjoyable and it worked for me. Because my brain is a bit fried at the moment, I'm doing a breakdown review. What I liked: -Ivy: A great mix of kick ass woman with a little but of a vulnerable girl in her, Ivy wants more than the predicted short life span the Order has to offer. Ivy dreams of a future of more and I found that admirable.-Tink: Loved this guy, he was freaking hilarious. Especially that Dobby house elf scene. LMAO! “You gave Tink a scarf. Tink is free!" He flew out into the hallway like a little cracked-out fairy, screeching, "Tink is freeeeee!” -Ren's determination: While he was spewing a bunch of instalust, Ren made the point that in their line of work, they had to chase after what they wanted with no hesitations. And he wanted Ivy and his pursuit of her was so much fun to read.-Pop culture references: I'm fairly certain that this book is self-published, and I feel because of that JLA was able to include references to Harry Potter, The Walking Dead, Amazon Prime etc, which yes will date this book in the future, but gave the book a unique touch that I rather enjoyed. “Why couldn't he say I reminded him of Ariel or something? Then again, Ariel was kind of stupid, giving up her voice for a dude.” -Setting: I've always wanted to go to New Orleans, so enough said. What I didn't like: -Pacing: Got a little slow there in the middle and I did have to push myself a bit to keep going. But it soon picked up and remedied itself-Cliffhanger: Gah! We have to wait until Summer 2015 for answers!! JLA you wound meh!!!-Predictability: <---that pretty much says it all. Bottom line, if you need a quick, unique New Adult read mixed with a little bit of Urban Fantasy, this book is for you!
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  • Ashwood (애쉬 우드).
    January 1, 1970
    As expected, this book rocked!!🖤 Really reminded me of what the shadowhunters do but in this case they're hunting Fae and ancients.. not demons, in my opinion they're both evil creatures that give people headaches. The entire story was fascinating and just overall kickass awesome which made it very hard for me to set it down. As expected, Ivy and Ren are amazing and I'm already shipping them but my other favorite would seriously have to be Tink. His personality and views regarding the world arou As expected, this book rocked!!🖤 Really reminded me of what the shadowhunters do but in this case they're hunting Fae and ancients.. not demons, in my opinion they're both evil creatures that give people headaches. The entire story was fascinating and just overall kickass awesome which made it very hard for me to set it down. As expected, Ivy and Ren are amazing and I'm already shipping them but my other favorite would seriously have to be Tink. His personality and views regarding the world around him is awesome! For only being a few inches tall he's fearless, mischievous (at best), loves sugar... don't blame him there😜 curses like a sailor, loves Harry Potter and last but not least, loves Ivy like a sister. Loved this story, JLA didn't disappoint, the ending cut me up but can't wait for the 2nd book!
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  • Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
    January 1, 1970
    4 Wicked Oh my so deliciously wicked Stars“I'm a lot of things, but today I'm your fucking saving grace.”Kickass heroine ✓Badass hero ✓Tink ✓Action ✓New Orleans ✓Fae ✓Sexy times ✓Cliffhanger OH IT HURTS SO GOOD ✓NEED NEXT NOW!New Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout??Another reason for my excitement... Ren Owens is six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. Can't wait!!
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  • Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
    January 1, 1970
    Wicked was seductive, insanely addicting and had moments that were oh so funny.  I love picking up a Jennifer Armentrout book there's a great chance that I'm going to love the story.  But somehow I always forget how deeply immersed I become with the storyline and the characters.  So by the time I got to the end of Wicked, I couldn't help shaking my head because I had tears pouring down my face.  Again.  I don't know why I'm always shocked that I feel every single tiny moment of joy, hope and utt Wicked was seductive, insanely addicting and had moments that were oh so funny.  I love picking up a Jennifer Armentrout book there's a great chance that I'm going to love the story.  But somehow I always forget how deeply immersed I become with the storyline and the characters.  So by the time I got to the end of Wicked, I couldn't help shaking my head because I had tears pouring down my face.  Again.  I don't know why I'm always shocked that I feel every single tiny moment of joy, hope and utter devastation with the characters she creates.  Because that's what always happens.  But her endings, oh my goodness, this one left my heart hurting yet I have lots of faith and can't wait to see where the story will go! We lived with death and we knew it waited for each and every one of us. We were taught not to fear the inevitable, but again, what we were never taught was how to live on when those around us left. It was so much fun being back in a world that somehow reminded me of the Covenant/Titan series.  I think I'm grasping straws here, but the setting took place in a world much like the one we are living in now.  Plus, the members of the Order have endured a lifetime of training and a dedication that they will protect those around them.  I was fascinated learning everything I could about them. "Are you hitting on me?" Shocked, I shook my head. "Are you for real?""My momma probably thinks I'm real."I ignored that. "While I have a stake at your throat?" "You're also sitting on me, and sweetness, if you slide about an inch or so down, things are going to get real awkward."Holy shit."Or fun," he added, and his lips did that slow curl again, like he savored the whole process of smiling. "I told you I found that move you made to be fucking hot. But I don't think you're going to be down for that." Ivy is a member of the Order, and while she spent her days going to college, at night she hunted the fae.  I loved that she had aspirations to become more in life then what she was raised to be.  But it was fun watching her hunt the fae at night.  She was beyond brave and I quickly admired her strength and her perseverance to keeping others safe.  But during the day I got to see many other sides to her.  When she was around Tink, a brownie that she saved and was living with her, the humor that floated between the two of them was electrifying.  And then the naivety and uncertainty that she showed around Ren, a new transfer in the Order, just made me like her that much more.  She was so relatable, real, caring, ahhh you know what?  Ivy was someone that I would value and be grateful to have as a friend. "You're going to have to get to know me better before you taste my cake."Ren opened his mouth then closed it a second before he stopped and stepped right in front of me. I skidded to a stop to avoid slamming into him . The guy behind us cursed and shot us a dirty look as he walked around us. Ren ignored him. "Was that an invitation? Because I'm willing to get to know you in any way possible if that means I get to taste your cake.""Invitation for . . .?" Oh my God. My words replayed. My face turned crimson. "You are such a pervert!" I smacked his chest hard. "That's not what I meant.""That's a damn shame then," he said solemnly.I hit him again, on the arm this time, then stormed around him. "You're such a dog." Ren, oh my gosh. *shivers coat my skin* I loved how direct and to the point he was.  I loved that he knew right away that he wanted Ivy and he definitely had no problems physically and verbally expressing that to her.  He was forward, seductive, charming and I couldn't get enough of him!  While I'm usually not the biggest fan of a forward approach, he quickly had me begging for more.  The way he treated Ivy, the way he performed his job, actually everything he did I was a huge fan of.  I loved, loved, loved Ren. "You wouldn't lie to me, would you, Tink?""No." He grinned. "You have Amazon Prime." I couldn't end this review without talking a little bit more about Tink.  Tink was ridiculously hilarious.  That little bastard had me laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes.  My favorite moment with him was the 'Braveheart' scene, oh my gosh I had tears pouring down my face!  Add in the fact that he was obsessed with Amazon Prime and sugar, well I honestly think we could be best friends forever!  And I'm just as excited to see what happens to him in the future books, as I am about Ivy and Ren!  So yes, I easily fell madly in love with this story and the characters and hopefully you will too!P.S. I love that Ivy reads and that she mentions The Marked Men by Jay Crownover (I love Rule & Asa).This review was originally posted on Star-Crossed Book BlogFor more of my reviews, please visit:
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  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    January 1, 1970
    Chapter OneSweat dotted my brow. Tendrils of red hair clung to my neck. My legs felt like I’d been sitting in a sauna. I was pretty sure there was a waterfall of sweat coursing between my breasts, and that alone put my mood somewhere between slapping someone and pushing them in front of a trolley.It was so hot and sticky humid that I was seriously beginning to believe that New Orleans was one of the seven circles of hell and the outdoor seating area of the Palace Café was the gateway. Or the wai Chapter OneSweat dotted my brow. Tendrils of red hair clung to my neck. My legs felt like I’d been sitting in a sauna. I was pretty sure there was a waterfall of sweat coursing between my breasts, and that alone put my mood somewhere between slapping someone and pushing them in front of a trolley.It was so hot and sticky humid that I was seriously beginning to believe that New Orleans was one of the seven circles of hell and the outdoor seating area of the Palace Café was the gateway. Or the waiting room.A fat drop of sweat slipped from the tip of my nose and smacked off my Philosophy of Human Person text, leaving a little damp circle in the middle of a paragraph I could barely see through the sheen of sweat blinding me.I always thought the title of my class was missing an ‘A’ somewhere in there. It should be Philosophy of A Human Person. But oh no, that wasn’t how Loyola rolled.The small table rattled on its legs as a large iced coffee slammed down directly in front of my book. “For you!”As I peered over the top of my sunglasses, my mouth watered like I was one of Pavlov’s dogs. Valerie Adrieux plopped into the seat across from me, her hand like a claw on top of my iced coffee. A mix of Spanish and African heritage, Val had an absolutely beautiful skin tone, a rich and flawless shade of brown, and she looked awesome in bright oranges and blues and pinks and every freaking color of the rainbow.Like today, Val wore a loose, orange halter that defied gravity, a purple necklace, and as I glanced down, I saw a turquoise peasant skirt. She looked as if she had stepped off a catalog featuring urban chic. If I wore any color other than black, tan, or gray, I looked like an asylum escapee.Sitting up straight, ignoring how the backs of my thighs stuck to the chair, I made grabby fingers at the iced coffee. “Gimmie.”She arched a brow. In the sunlight, Val’s hair had a burnt auburn sheen to it. Pretty. Mine looked like a fire engine. Scary. No matter the level of humidity, her head full of corkscrew curls always looked great. Again, pretty. Between the months of April and November, the curl in my hair got lazy and turned into a frizzy wave. Again, scary as hell.Sometimes I wanted to hate her.“Don’t you have something else to add to that?” she asked.This was one of those times.“Gimmie . . . my precious?” I added.She grinned. “Try again.”“Thank you?” I wiggled my fingers toward the coffee.She shook her head.I dropped my hands in my lap with a tired sigh. “Can you point me in the right direction of what you want to hear? Play a game of hot and cold or something?”“While I love that game most of the time, I’m gonna pass.” Lifting the iced coffee between us, she smiled broadly at me. “The correct response would be, ‘I love you so much for getting me iced coffee that I’d do anything for you.’” She waggled her brows. “Yeah, that sounds about right.”Leaning back in my chair, I laughed as I kicked my legs onto the empty seat to my left, stretching out the muscles. The reason I was probably sweating so much was because I was wearing lace-up boots that ended just below my knees and it was like two-hundred degrees, but I was working tonight, and flip-flops really weren’t conducive to getting the job done or hiding the things necessary to get said job done. “You know I can totally just kick your ass and take the coffee, right?”Val stuck out her lower lip. “That’s not nice, Ivy.”I grinned at her. “It’s true though. I could ninja-kick your ass all up and down Canal Street.”“Maybe, but you would never do such a thing because I’m your best-est friend-est in the world-est,” she said with another wide smile, and she was right. “Okay. What I want isn’t a big deal.” She moved the straw jutting out of the iced tea close to her mouth, and I groaned. “Not at all.”“What do you want?” My second groan was lost in the hum of foot traffic passing the café, and the sound of sirens most likely heading toward the Quarter.Val shrugged one shoulder. “I have a date Saturday night—a hot date. Well, hopefully a hot date, but Daniel has me on the schedule to work the Quarter, so . . .?”“So, let me guess.” I reached behind me, draping my arms over the back of the chair. Not the most comfortable position, but it helped me air out. “You want me to take your shift in the Quarter . . . on a Saturday night? In September. Smack dab in tourist hell?”Her head bobbed an enthusiastic yes. “Please. Pretty please?” She shook the iced coffee, and the chunks of ice rattled in the plastic container enticingly. “Please?”My gaze moved from her hopeful face to the iced coffee and stayed there. “Sure. Why not? Not like I have a hot date.”“Yay!” She shoved the coffee forward, and I snatched it out of the air a half second before she dropped it. A heartbeat later, I was slurping away happily, totally transported to a chilly, caffeinated heaven. “You know,” she began, placing her elbows on the table, “you could have a hot date, if like, you went out on a date once every year or so.”I ignored that comment and continued drinking at brain freeze speed.“You’re really pretty, even with all that hair.” She made a circle with her hand in the general vicinity of my head as if I didn’t know I looked like a Q-tip with my hair piled atop it. “And you have really great boobs and a total tap-that-ass kind of ass. I’d totally do you.”I continued to ignore her as a dull ache started behind my eyes. I so needed to slow down on the coffee, but it was so damn good.“Do you even like boys, Ivy? You know, I swing both ways. I’m more than willing to help a girl out.”I rolled my eyes then immediately winced. Lowering the iced coffee, I pressed my palm to my forehead. “Ow.”Val snorted.“I like boys,” I grumbled as the icepick sensation faded. “And can we not talk about boys or swinging both ways or helping me out? Because this conversation is going to lead to the lack of orgasms in my life and how I need to get naked with some random dude, and I’m not really in the mood to talk about that.”“What do you want to talk about then?”Taking a slower sip of the coffee, I eyed her. “How come you’re not sweating?”Val tipped her chin back and laughed so loudly an older couple strolling by with matching fanny packs stared at her. “Babe, I’m born and raised in Louisiana. My family can be traced back to the original French settlers—”“Blah, blah. Does that somehow mean you have some kind of magical ability that makes you absolutely resistant to the heat while I’m drowning in my own funk?”“Can take the girl out of the north but can’t take the north out of the girl.”I snorted at that. It was true. Having moved to New Orleans only three years ago from northern Virginia, I still hadn’t adapted to the weather. “Do you know what I’d do for a polar vortex right about now?”“Not have sex, that’s for sure.”I flipped her off. Truthfully, I didn’t even know why I didn’t miss a single day when it came to taking my birth control pills. I guessed it was habit from when it actually mattered.She giggled as she leaned against the table, her dark brown eyes surveying my philosophy book. “I just do not get why you’re going to college.”“Why not?”The look on her face suggested the heat had fried a few of my brain cells. “You already have a job—a job that pays extraordinarily well, and you don’t really need to get another one like some of the others do. We don’t have a lot of bennies, and we have probably the shortest lifespan of any job out there that doesn’t involve sky diving without a parachute, but that’s another reason to not waste your time on that crap.”My shrug was my response. To be honest, I wasn’t sure why I started going to Loyola a year ago. Maybe it was boredom. Maybe it was the weird need to do something most twenty-one-year-olds were doing. Or maybe it ran deeper than that, and whatever that was, was the reason behind taking sociology with a psychology minor. I toyed with the idea of being a social worker, because I knew I could do both things if I wanted to. Maybe it had to do with what happened to—I cut those thoughts off. No reason to go there today, or any day. The past was in the past, dead and buried with the entirety of my family.
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  • Maria Clara
    January 1, 1970
    Tengo que reconocer que desde que vi la caratula de este libro que deseé leerlo. Además, también había la expectación de estrenar autora, y eso siempre es un añadido. Pero, no sé, al empezar su lectura tuve la sensación de que no nos explicaba nada nuevo, que el argumento en sí era muy predecible y que no iba a sufrir en ningún momento. Como en realidad ha sido. Sin embargo, no puedo negar que me quedé con las ganas de saber cómo continua y eso siempre dice algo positivo.
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  • Andreea Pop
    January 1, 1970
    New JLA book? NEW ADULT PARANORMAL?! With Fae?? Well, hello there, instant *grabby hands* book. The main character is badass and fierce and the hero is similar to Cam. Freaking, swoon-worthy, amazing Cam. Oh, dear. And it comes out in December!! Eeeep! This just gets better and better. It's gonna be bloody fantastic, I can tell already.
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  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 stars Was it enjoyable? Yeah. Was it original? Nope.(view spoiler)[The ending was too obvious. And as much as liked Ivy she was sometimes naive. Seriously, I was waiting for Val to betray her since I knew there was a traitor. Even before then maybe. The traitor is always close to the protagonist in Jennifer L. Armentrout's books. And wasn't she curious enough to test her blood? I think she knew it deep down, but she didn't want to admit it.I expected Ren to be keeping some serious secret, bu 2.5 stars Was it enjoyable? Yeah. Was it original? Nope.(view spoiler)[The ending was too obvious. And as much as liked Ivy she was sometimes naive. Seriously, I was waiting for Val to betray her since I knew there was a traitor. Even before then maybe. The traitor is always close to the protagonist in Jennifer L. Armentrout's books. And wasn't she curious enough to test her blood? I think she knew it deep down, but she didn't want to admit it.I expected Ren to be keeping some serious secret, but it was nothing dangerous. And she told Val. (hide spoiler)]It had too many similarities with other books. Sorry, but it's true. Fae coming from another world? The heroine is something special? I'm not gonna name it, but you know the series. Still, I liked it. I liked Ren and Tink too. He was so freaking adorable (which reminds of another book). Even though I wasn't surprised, the ending kept me curious enough to want to read the next book ASAP. I hope the next one would be better. PS: the cover is supposed to match the main characters descriptions. Or at least that's what I think.
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  • Elena
    January 1, 1970
    I can't say that the ending was shocking or anything, but OH MY that doesn't mean I'm by any means okay with it! Even though I love Jennifer L. Armentrout and I adore or at least like all of her books , I was quite anxious going into this one. Excited, but anxious. There is always the chance that you won't like a book that much, even, no ESPECIALLY, if you love the author.Wicked sounded interesting, but not that promising. So, now I'm even happier to be able to tell you: I absolutely loved this I can't say that the ending was shocking or anything, but OH MY that doesn't mean I'm by any means okay with it! Even though I love Jennifer L. Armentrout and I adore or at least like all of her books , I was quite anxious going into this one. Excited, but anxious. There is always the chance that you won't like a book that much, even, no ESPECIALLY, if you love the author.Wicked sounded interesting, but not that promising. So, now I'm even happier to be able to tell you: I absolutely loved this book!For me it was always clear that Jennifer's strength doesn't lie in plot, but characters! I am always able to not only love them as persons but feel WITH them and that is exactly the reason why I love her books! Wicked was definitely no exception.Ivy and Ren were simply amazing. As individuals, but as a couple as well. Like I said before the story in itself is good , but not special at all. That is something you definitely have to keep in mind going into this book. I, however, didn't mind that at all. I was entertained, the writing was easy and hilarous (also Harry Potter and Game of Thrones references y'all), the story had a fast pacing and I just can't wait to read the next installment!Next to the Lux series A Wicked Saga might become my favourite Armentrout series!
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  • Krissysch
    January 1, 1970
    Wie immer schafft es Jennifer L. Armentrout hier eine tolle und spannende Geschichte hervorzubringen. Sympathische Charaktere, actionreiche Handlung und die richtige Menge an Romantik. Ich bib gespannt auf Band 2!
  • Renata
    January 1, 1970
    No sé si lo dije pero Jennifer Armentrout es una autora que aunque sus novelas no tengan un impacto en tu vida, consiguen engancharte muchísimo y aunque tiene muchos clichés y ves algunas veces hacía donde irán las cosas, sigue sorprendiéndome. Cazadora de hadas es la primera parte de una trilogía que espero que llegue a ser algo grande por que creo que la historia puede dar para mucho más que solo Ivy y Ren. Jennifer, como siempre, tiene el chico excesivamente guapo y la chica fuerte que querie No sé si lo dije pero Jennifer Armentrout es una autora que aunque sus novelas no tengan un impacto en tu vida, consiguen engancharte muchísimo y aunque tiene muchos clichés y ves algunas veces hacía donde irán las cosas, sigue sorprendiéndome. Cazadora de hadas es la primera parte de una trilogía que espero que llegue a ser algo grande por que creo que la historia puede dar para mucho más que solo Ivy y Ren. Jennifer, como siempre, tiene el chico excesivamente guapo y la chica fuerte que queriendo o no acaba dejando todo por el chico, pero creo que si hay que comparar este libro con la saga lux (mi favorita) supongo que este libro sería mucho más maduro, pero en cuestión de trama, sigo prefiriendo la saga lux. Por lo que vi, mientras escribía este libro también estaba escribiendo los que están bajo el nombre de J. Lynn así que eso explica bastante todos los capítulos subidos de tono, pero como dije, si hay algo que nunca me falla en los libros de esta autora es que enganchan y se pasa genial leerlos.
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  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    Jennifer L. Armentrout never fails to surprise me. First aliens, then demigods, followed by gargoyles, and now Fae. IS THERE ANY PARANORMAL CREATURE SHE CAN'T MAKE ME LOVE?! Probably not. Except maybe---owls. I don't think even she could change my mind about owls. And yes, they totally count as paranormal. WICKED is not your average Fae story but it has all the elements I have come to expect and love in a JLA book; strong characters, witty banter, a great story and face fanning romance. It's fa Jennifer L. Armentrout never fails to surprise me. First aliens, then demigods, followed by gargoyles, and now Fae. IS THERE ANY PARANORMAL CREATURE SHE CAN'T MAKE ME LOVE?! Probably not. Except maybe---owls. I don't think even she could change my mind about owls. And yes, they totally count as paranormal. WICKED is not your average Fae story but it has all the elements I have come to expect and love in a JLA book; strong characters, witty banter, a great story and face fanning romance. It's fast paced action had me wishing I too could join the Order (for realz),and the plots twists and turns kept me on my toes right up until the very wickedending where I was like... WICKED is a great start to a new New Adult paranormal series and I CAN.NOT.WAIT to see where the story goes next in TORN!BTW, Ivy is kick-ass and Ren is totally swoon-worthy, but I call dibs on Tink.
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  • justmiaslife
    January 1, 1970
    Ich würde mich zwar selbst nicht zu den Die-Heart Fans von Jennifer L. Armentrout bezeichnen, aber trotzdem freue mich immer wieder etwas von der Autorin zu lesen. Da ich aber auch schon manche Fehlgriffe gemacht habe und zu nicht so starken Büchern von ihr gegriffen habe, versuche ich mit möglichst keinen Erwartungen an die Geschichte dranzugehen. So war es auch beim Auftakt ihrer neuen Trilogie und ich muss sagen, dass mich "Wicked" mehr als nur begeistert hat.Das Buch war nicht perfekt, leide Ich würde mich zwar selbst nicht zu den Die-Heart Fans von Jennifer L. Armentrout bezeichnen, aber trotzdem freue mich immer wieder etwas von der Autorin zu lesen. Da ich aber auch schon manche Fehlgriffe gemacht habe und zu nicht so starken Büchern von ihr gegriffen habe, versuche ich mit möglichst keinen Erwartungen an die Geschichte dranzugehen. So war es auch beim Auftakt ihrer neuen Trilogie und ich muss sagen, dass mich "Wicked" mehr als nur begeistert hat.Das Buch war nicht perfekt, leider ist erst am Ende die Story richtig in Fahrt gekommen, aber trotzdem bin ich einfach nur durch die Seiten geflogen. Das lag natürlich vor allen Dingen an Jennifer L. Armentrost's locker leichten Schreibstil. Durch den Humor den sie mit in die Geschichte einfließen lässt, macht es einfach nur immer wieder Spaß zu einem ihrer Werke zu greifen. Besonders charmant finde ich ihre Harry Potter Anspielungen, die sie immer wieder aufs Neue mit einbaut.Auch die Charaktere sind mir alle jetzt schon ziemlich ans Herz gewachsen. Ich konnte mich mit Ivy super identifizieren und sie war im Gegensatz zu vielen anderen YA-Protagonistinnen mehr als nur liebenswürdig und sympathisch. Und von Ren müssen wir erst gar nicht anfangen zu sprechen - ich war selten so schockverliebt in einen männlichen Charakter.  Wo bekommt man so einen Typen her? Komischerweise habe ich das echt selten, dass ich die Chemie zwischen den Figuren wirklich spüre, aber Ivy & Ren ergänzen sich einfach perfekt.Der Plottwist am Ende kam für mich sehr überraschend und ich möchte einfach unbedingt wissen wie die Geschichte weitergeht! Ich freue mich schon sehr auf den zweiten Teil, weil sich dieses Buch absolut wie ein Feelgood Roman für mich angefühlt hat und ich deswegen trotz kleiner Schwächen sehr auf die anderen Teile der Reihe freue!Fazit: Mit dem Auftakt zu ihrer neuen Trilogie hat Jennifer L. Armentrout es zwar nicht geschafft das Rad für das Urban Fantasy Genre neu zu erfinden, aber mit ihren sympathischen Charakteren und ihrem einzigartigen Schreibstil geschafft, das Buch zu einem echten Pageturner zu machen. Ich freue mich schon sehr auf den 2. Band!
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  • Liz
    January 1, 1970
    Not even bothering with a long review. Predictable. So predictable. Fucking awful. I could tell what would happen and in what order after 50 pages and oh-wow, it happened exactly like that. Damn, that was beyond boring. Ivy's insta-lust and Ren's oh-so-clever remarks. It was nice with Damon, you know? It was tolerable in Sentinel, but pulling off the same shit in a third series? No. Just no. And then the plot twists and Ivy's brilliant ideas?The only character I liked was Merle. And even she was Not even bothering with a long review. Predictable. So predictable. Fucking awful. I could tell what would happen and in what order after 50 pages and oh-wow, it happened exactly like that. Damn, that was beyond boring. Ivy's insta-lust and Ren's oh-so-clever remarks. It was nice with Damon, you know? It was tolerable in Sentinel, but pulling off the same shit in a third series? No. Just no. And then the plot twists and Ivy's brilliant ideas?The only character I liked was Merle. And even she was kinda...predictable. Every character fit into a certain box, and the events and revelations as well as plot twists were simply dull. You have the same scenario in 90% of the Paranormal NA.
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  • Beth Hudspeth
    January 1, 1970
    Reviewed by: Hello Beautiful Book Blog Jennifer L. Armentrout writes a wonderful paranormal romance with twists and turns along the way. With the New Orleans setting and the lively characters this book will have you engaged from start to finish. Classic JLA. I kind of got hints from The Dark Elements Series and some from The Covenant Series and even some from The Lux Series. With the heroine being a fighter against some sort of evil and a love interest or two. There’s always some type of halflin Reviewed by: Hello Beautiful Book Blog Jennifer L. Armentrout writes a wonderful paranormal romance with twists and turns along the way. With the New Orleans setting and the lively characters this book will have you engaged from start to finish. Classic JLA. I kind of got hints from The Dark Elements Series and some from The Covenant Series and even some from The Lux Series. With the heroine being a fighter against some sort of evil and a love interest or two. There’s always some type of halfling. Despite that, Armentrout writes a good paranormal romance. Well, atleast PNR books that I like. Armentrout isn’t a super eloquent writer and I wouldn’t call Armentrout’s writing style “classic” by any means. She always brings her own flare that is unmistakably JLA. I love that about her writing, she is unique to herself and it works for her very well. It says something about an author when you can say something is classic to themselves. She can also crank out books like no other. I have been reading her books for years and still haven’t reached the bottom of the pile.Tink was my favorite in Wicked. How freaking adorable is he? He kinda reminds me of elf with his sugar addiction. When he comes to her rescue with the tiny frying pan and this whole exchange of dialogue below, I think you will understand why you should read JLA books. “Grabbing a scarf off the chair, I threw it at him.He caught it, clutching it to his chest as he flew into the air. “You gave Tink a scarf. Tink is free!” He flew out into the hallway like a little cracked-out fairy, screeching, “Tink is freeeeee!”Ren looked at me. “What the actual f**k?”I sighed. “He’s obsessed with Harry Potter. I’m sorry.”Tink darted back into the room, holding the scarf to his bare chest. “There is no reason to apologize when it comes to Harry Potter.”“You do remember what happened to Dobby, right?” I said.“S**t.” Tink’s eyes widened and he dropped the scarf.” Ivy Morgan is basically a hunter of fae creatures who have come into our world from another realm. She is part of a secret order of humans who have hunted fae as long as they can remember. You are born into it and it’s hard to get out. Ivy likes her life for the most part, but she strives for more by goign to college part time. Even though, she would be hard pressed for an answer as to why she’s attending college. When she meets Ren, the new guy on the block in the order, all of what she believed is about to change. “When in doubt, get the f**k out. I love New Orleans as the setting for this book. I love anything paranormal with a New Orleans setting. It makes it that much more eerie with the voodoo and weird shit. I’ve never visited New Orleans, but I want to so bad. I don’t live extremely far from there so it wouldn’t be too hard to visit. I would love to see all the history that is there. “A guy was riding a . . . unicycle on the side of the road, wearing a . . . blue cape. What the hell?Only in New Orleans.” There was a lot more romantic scenes, if you know what I mean, than I thought their would be. But, I mean this is JLA and new adult so I don’t know what I expected. Ren was quite the protector and had some sweet qualities. I felt like he was the typical love interest in her books, but it always works pretty well. I will say there is no love triangle in this one and the drama within the relationship is minimal. “Why couldn’t he say I reminded him of Ariel or something? Then again, Ariel was kind of stupid, giving up her voice for a dude." Armentrout always seems to make me do three things. The first one being laugh. She has really funny dialogue and witty banter. Plus, her characters are always saying something crazy or embarrassing. The second thing being swoon. It might not always be a big swoon, but she writes a great male lead every time. The third thing would be the element of surprise. Like swooning, it might not be huge, but she almost always surprises me with a twist in the plot or a twist from the characters. That combination makes for a great book.That twist at the end, though… She got me. “You wouldn’t lie to me, would you, Tink?” “No.” He grinned. “You have Amazon Prime.” *******AHHHHH CLIFFHANGERS!!!Going through my list of JLA! ;)
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  • Laz
    January 1, 1970
    By now I've read JLA a hundred times, I've read most of her books and each and every time she surprises me by how much she still has to give. She writes fun books that you just can't help liking, she is one of the best of her kind. I'm a sucker for paranormalcy.This one was really wicked. Like really wicked and naughty. I guess maybe because it was new-adult and not young-adult like her previous paranormal works. Nonetheless, I liked it because it was action-packed and the storyline was such tha By now I've read JLA a hundred times, I've read most of her books and each and every time she surprises me by how much she still has to give. She writes fun books that you just can't help liking, she is one of the best of her kind. I'm a sucker for paranormalcy.This one was really wicked. Like really wicked and naughty. I guess maybe because it was new-adult and not young-adult like her previous paranormal works. Nonetheless, I liked it because it was action-packed and the storyline was such that appealed to me just by mentioning the word "fae". I had never read a fae book before, I've heard of them, surely, but I had never read a novel centered around the fae. It was interesting for me to get to know what the fae is, I like the beautiful sons of bitches and although they remind me a tad bit of vampires, they still rock.JLA's characters are always interesting, so I'm glad she kept the tradition and created fun, complex, full of enery characters. Ivy is badass, most of the time she can make your head turn completely around by punching you in the face and she is pretty much dreamy and superawesomesaucy. Ren, well, he is kind of an alpha-male so, okay, go Ivy. But he still remains incredibly sweet and mushy. In other words, he's perfect for Ivy. Tink, oh Tink, my little cutie brownie (brownies are something like pixies with wings and six-packs, lol), he is just so adorable and so funny and so little. He was the best add for this book, he was always the one cracking jokes and his sassy mouth is everything the world has to offer.Let's get it on and talk about the ending. Jesus, the ending was intense and it left me what-the-fucking because I thought there was more and I was turning pages to see if there is more material to read. Make haster, JLA, give us the next one.
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  • Stacey is Sassy
    January 1, 1970
    It was OK...ishI think I set my expectations too high. I've had Wicked on my to be read list for yonky donks but never got around to reading it. Saw it on audio, and decided to give it a try. I think the biggest problem was that I would be completely distracted by...stuff, and realise I've missed the last few minutes of whatever the heck had happened. It didn't take me any longer to listen but that was because I decided to not go back and hope for the best. Maybe I should have gone back...I didn It was OK...ishI think I set my expectations too high. I've had Wicked on my to be read list for yonky donks but never got around to reading it. Saw it on audio, and decided to give it a try. I think the biggest problem was that I would be completely distracted by...stuff, and realise I've missed the last few minutes of whatever the heck had happened. It didn't take me any longer to listen but that was because I decided to not go back and hope for the best. Maybe I should have gone back...I didn't mind the heroine but I tend to get frustrated with characters who don't move on from the past. Yes, she's had some serious trauma to overcome but, I, myself, am not one to bottle things up inside so I get frustrated when characters do. It's never a good thing to let things fester.Now, our hero, well he comes across as an arrogant, posturing, know-it-all who feels lusty lust for the heroine...and won't give up till she gives in. Sure, I don't mind a determined hero that's been around for awhile, but coming from (practically) a kid, just makes me laugh.The storyline was interesting, although getting hints at the big picture, frustrated me by the end. I never felt like I was on board with the characters. Everyone had secrets and it was hard to keep track of them all and who we are still waiting on to expose theirs.The big DUH...DUH...DUH...moment at the end was more of a - Yeah, yeah, I guessed that ages ago, how could she not have seen this coming? It's a cliffy, but I'm not sure I'm invested enough to want to find out how it will all play out.The narrator does a pretty good job but I don't think I would put her in my favourite's list. I had no problems understanding her and I knew when she was changing characters but her bloke's voice wasn't great.I'm glad I gave this one a go as it had been on my radar for awhile. I may go back...soon...ish.
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  • leni
    January 1, 1970
    well.it was okay, i guess.nothing special. nothing fancy. lots of bad fae.
  • Valerie
    January 1, 1970
    I adore JLA books and the biggest reason is her characters. I adore Aiden from The Covenant series. I came to love Seth as he finished that same series and spun-off to his own, Titans series. Then there's Daemon from the Lux series. He's in a league of his own. But if you take all the things I love about each of these guys and combine them into one guy, you would have Ren from Wicked. He is gorgeous. He is snarky. He is straight forward about his attraction to Ivy. He is so sexy as he's always I adore JLA books and the biggest reason is her characters. I adore Aiden from The Covenant series. I came to love Seth as he finished that same series and spun-off to his own, Titans series. Then there's Daemon from the Lux series. He's in a league of his own. But if you take all the things I love about each of these guys and combine them into one guy, you would have Ren from Wicked. He is gorgeous. He is snarky. He is straight forward about his attraction to Ivy. He is so sexy as he's always looking for the opportunity to whisper in Ivy's ear and kiss her neck. He's mysterious but he's trustworthy. He's patient with the struggle that Ivy has with a new relationship. He's persistent and just doesn't give up. He turns up in unexpected places and times. He has this incredible vine tat that travels his right arm, over his shoulder and down his back. And the meaning behind that tat had me loving him more. His history has some pain but he's used that to make him better. He lives in the moment and does his job. Of course Ren isn't the only character in this book. Ivy is also strong and snarky. I adore her too. The pain in her past has shut down a whole part of her life. She doesn't really know it but it's true. She's determined to be more than just an order member. She does her job but attends college too. Guarded with who she gets to know, she's let in a couple friends but she resists Ren. Good luck with that girl. Did I mention he's persistent? Yeah, he is.Some interesting supporting characters make me happy and break my heart. I adore Val and her fun personality. She has an interesting sense of style and says it like it is. I'm so very happy that JLA named her after me. I also loved Merle. She's a character too. JoAnne was a great friend to Ivy. Oh course, Tink is a trip. Love him a bunch. But some lying and choices that I can't understand has at least one of these characters breaking my heart. I want to know what's up and I can't wait for Torn so I can understand. JLA's strong characters are always supported by interesting stories. Fae have never really appealed to me. But then JLA had never written about them. I wondered when she decided to write about aliens and then gargoyles but I adore both series. Don't expect to see Fae the way you've seen them before. That's not this author's style. She writes them as she sees them and that's always a unique blend of known lore and twists that can break your heart. I did see one coming in this book but I so wanted to be wrong. The book ends in a whole or many more appropriately under water. I do trust this author to navigate a way out. It's the wait that will be hard on me.I love that there's comic relief and some serious sexy times that keeps this story so fun and yummy. Of course, I love the writing. I just want to read her books straight through. Nothing gives me pause or has me putting it down. Usually, it's my life that does that.This is a New Adult paranormal read. If you enjoy JLA's other books, then this one is definitely for you. If you love paranormal, then this is a great choice. If you love sexy NA, then you should give this one a shot. I'd recommend this book to anyone over 18 that loves a good book.
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  • ‘Jennifer | Wortgetreu
    January 1, 1970
    Leider waren die zwei großen Punkte, die für Überraschung sorgen sollten, meiner Meinung nach recht vorhersehbar und trotzdem hat mir das Buch sehr gut gefallen. Ich mag einfach den Schreibstil der Autorin und habe mich nach der Obsidian und Dark Elements Reihen, nach einer neuen Fantasy Reihe von ihr gesehnt und freue mich nun unheimlich, auf Band zwei.
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  • Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
    January 1, 1970
    So... I started reading Wicked thinking this would be the book I vote for on goodreads Choice Awards 2015. But nope, not me. This book feels like Karen Marie Moning's Fever ugly stepsister. I tried telling myself it's me and not the book. But that's not true. Everything seems forced and underdeveloped in Wicked.Ok, what's the book about? Faeries, evil faeries, and the Order, a secret group of people trained to hunt them down and kill them. Merida Ivy is such a warrior. She falls in love with Ren So... I started reading Wicked thinking this would be the book I vote for on goodreads Choice Awards 2015. But nope, not me. This book feels like Karen Marie Moning's Fever ugly stepsister. I tried telling myself it's me and not the book. But that's not true. Everything seems forced and underdeveloped in Wicked.Ok, what's the book about? Faeries, evil faeries, and the Order, a secret group of people trained to hunt them down and kill them. Merida Ivy is such a warrior. She falls in love with Ren, a member of the secret group Elite within the secret Order. All the while there's a faerie apocalypse coming. The nice, interesting thing is that they are both apparently human. No girl-fae impossible love. I didn't think that possible in a book and expected Ren to be some undercover supernatural being, but (view spoiler)[he's human. It's Ivy who is the dreaded halfling bound to mate with the fae and spawn the end of all men. *sigh* (hide spoiler)]I also have a problem with Ren using the F word so often and in all forms. And most of the times I feel he's using it at all the wrong moments. It's like the action is making him appear a frustrated teenager instead of a man. Ivy seems also a teenager in spite of her age, what she reads and the shows she likes. Her putting it all on loosing her former boyfriend all those years ago is not so convincing. Had there been a love triangle, too, I would have said this is definitely a young adult book. The best characteristic of Wicked is Tink ! He is to die for! "Let's talk about sex.""No." Rolling my eyes, I walked away."Sex is good!""Shut up, Tink.""Sex is fun!" he continued to shout.I shook my head. "The only thing you're having sex with is inanimate objects, so what do you know?"He ignored me. "Sex is best when it's one on one!" There are also a lot of references in the book. Some of the best belong to Tink, of course. Grabbing a scarf off the chair, I threw it at him. He caught it, clutching it to his chest as he flew into the air. "You gave Tink a scarf. Tink is free!" He flew out into the hallway like a little cracked-out fairy, screeching, "Tink is freeeeee!" There should have been more Tink scenes. He's the reason I'm giving the book 2 stars and not 1.All in all, I'm unsure if I'll continue reading the series or not. What I can say is that if you're looking for a good urban fantasy/paranormal book, you should try Darkfever or Halfway to the Grave.
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  • Ana M.
    January 1, 1970
    No sé qué me pasa últimamente. No sé si estoy en modo muy exigente o tengo un bloqueo en el que nada me termina por encantar. Cazadora de hadas tenía muchas ganas de leerlo desde hace tiempo y con el paso del tiempo mi curiosidad fue en aumento. Al estar leyendo al mismo tiempo la saga Cazadores oscuros pensé que sería bastante parecido ya que comparten escenario y tiene pequeñas similitudes, pero nada de eso. Este libro cuenta con sus propias criaturas aunque el tema de la fantasía urbana sea s No sé qué me pasa últimamente. No sé si estoy en modo muy exigente o tengo un bloqueo en el que nada me termina por encantar. Cazadora de hadas tenía muchas ganas de leerlo desde hace tiempo y con el paso del tiempo mi curiosidad fue en aumento. Al estar leyendo al mismo tiempo la saga Cazadores oscuros pensé que sería bastante parecido ya que comparten escenario y tiene pequeñas similitudes, pero nada de eso. Este libro cuenta con sus propias criaturas aunque el tema de la fantasía urbana sea similar. La historia me ha gustado, ha sido entretenida y me han encantado las referencias a sagas muy conocidas como Harry Potter. El principio se me hizo un poco cuesta arriba, la segunda mitad fue más interesante, pero me pareció bastante predecible en muchas partes. Los personajes me han gustado bastante: Ivy es una gran protagonista que ha sufrido mucho pero con una fortaleza envidiable, Ren es el chico perfecto (demasiado perfecto) que sabe hacer de todo y mi favorito fue Tink, sobran las descripciones para quien haya leído el libro. Hay un personaje que sale al final que me tiene bastante curiosa, porque sí, yo y mi fascinación insana con los villanos. Supongo que seguiré con la saga para conocer a dicho personaje y porque ha sido bastante divertido en algunas partes.
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  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    so you know those books that you can't really decide how you feel about them...because they are neither good nor bad? that's this book.I, for the most part, love JLA....I did not love this one. I couldn't connect with the characters and it seemed lacking. It got better near the end....the ending makes me actually want to read the sequel when it comes out...but only because I want to see how it turns out...not for any love for the characters.
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