Hey guys! Today I’m reviewing Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
“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 ashunting 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.”
Based on the summary to me this sounds like another hit by Armentrout and for the most part it was. But somewhere in the middle the plot became lost on me. It’s was more Ivy waxing on about Ren. Which is fine but in this case I found that it was a bit much. The plot became relevant again a few chapters later and from there on out it was great! Also, a warning for younger readers, this book does contain quite a few graphic scenes.
But now onto the good! I love, love the characters! Ivy is relatable and funny. Ren has that arrogant book boy swagger that I love for male protagonists but still has a sweet caring side too. Tink, oh Tink. Tink has to be my favorite character of this series and it’s very rare that I favor a supporting character over the protagonist. Tink is a brownie Ivy found one night patrolling. He was injured so she nursed him back to health but couldn’t bring herself to send him back to the other world. He is nicknamed after tinker bell because he will no tell Ivy his true name. He is loyal and oh so sassy and loves Amazon and Harry Potter.
Overall I give this book a 3 out of 5. Not my favorite but it was still a fun read! I hope you enjoyed this review! Have a great day!