Saturday, 14 December 2013

Blog Tour: Lovely Vicious by Sara Wolf; Review + Giveaway





Lovely Vicious
Author: Sara Wolf
Release Date: 5 November 2013
Blog Tour Hosted by: Romance Addict Book Blog

Seventeen-year-old Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, nine weeks, and five days, and after what happened last time, she intends to keep it that way. Since then she’s lost eighty-five pounds, gotten four streaks of purple in her hair, and moved to the Buttcrack-of-Nowhere Ohio to help her mom escape a bad relationship.

All the girls in her new school want one thing – Jack Hunter, the Ice Prince of East Summit High. Hot as an Armani ad, smart enough to get into Yale, and colder than the Arctic, Jack Hunter’s never gone out with anyone. Sure, people have seen him downtown with beautiful women, but he’s never given high school girls the time of day. Until Isis punches him in the face.

Jack’s met his match. Suddenly everything is a game.

The goal: Make the other beg for mercy.

The game board: East Summit High.

The reward: Something neither of them expected.

**This book contains language, some of which may be unsuitable for younger readers.
**This is the first book in the LOVELY VICIOUS series.

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Review

This book really surprised me at how much I loved it. Sure, I was looking forward to it but it drew me in immediately and kept me hooked.

These characters are all in high school, and whilst in some ways they act very much like teenagers, they also deal with darker issues.
Isis is one big ball of contradictions. She has had horrendous and humiliating things happen in her past, and she tries her hardest to put it all behind her. On the surface she's brash, confident and self-assured. She keeps people from seeing her core of pain with her spitfire attitude and sarcastic humour. But there's a girl torn apart with insecurities and tortured by the past, underneath the facade.
Jack was a very intriguing character, we slowly strip back his layers throughout the book, but I'm not sure we've yet to fully see the real Jack. I loved the scenes from his POV so much, I just wanted to know all of his secrets, and man does he have secrets! Jack has definitely earned his title of 'Ice Prince', he is one frosty dude. But I really enjoyed watching him thaw under Isis' relentlessness (I'll stop with the ice puns now).

I loved the back and forth between Jack and Isis. They were at loggerheads from the moment they met, and war is declared. Isis is like a dog with a bone, and won't rest until she has the apology she wants from Jack. And he's not the type to sit back and let Isis run roughshod over his life, so he fights fire with fire.

All through the book, I was absolutely desperate for more! I wanted to know exactly what happened to Isis, in her old town. There are plenty of things she mentions, but there also things that are alluded to and I wanted to know everything.
And then there's Jack's secret, involving a mysterious girl. As we slowly find out what turned Jack into the distant, cold boy he is, we also find out how other characters are connected to this. This storyline was really well developed, I was on tenterhooks awaiting for the next clue in the puzzle through the whole book.

The only reason I didn't give it 5 hearts, is because as much as I loved Isis, she could be just that little bit too OTT sometimes. She was a touch childish at times, about how she reacted to Jack and the ways she exacted her revenge.

But apart from that, I loved it! The last couple of chapters left me totally speechless. I couldn't believe it when it ended, and I'm eagerly anticipating the sequel, Savage Delight. I'm hoping that the characters will be able to find a measure of happiness and peace, amidst the craziness of their lives. I have to see how this rollercoaster ride of a story will play out.

*I received a review copy, as part of a blog tour, for my honest review. Thank you!

About the Author

Sara Wolf is the author of ARRANGED, a college-aged romance series centered on an arranged marriage. She’s currently working on her next New Adult romance series. She’s addicted to the Vampire Diaries, loves chocolate and romantic angst, and can’t get enough of damaged heroes.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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