A Want So Wicked (A Need So Beautiful #2) by Suzanne Young
Hardcover, 288 pages
Release Date: June 26, 2012
Published by: Balzer + Bray
Description (from Goodreads):
Elise is a normal seventeen-year-old girl until the day she wakes up in a desert park, with no idea who she is.
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.
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?
I was not sure if I would like A Want So Wicked, the whole idea of a new girl and Harlin falling for her after losing Charlotte, just sounded strange to me, but I ended up loving this book and it wasn't weird at all.
Yeah, like the description states, Elise is a pretty typical seventeen year-old-girl, so much so that she really didn't stick out to me, except for the fact that she remembers someone else memories, that was intriguing.
Now, lets talk about the swoon worthy Harlin. What can I say about Harlin, beside the fact that he is just about perfect. He is sweet, sensitive, but at the same time, tough, and he drives a motorcycle, how cool is that? I just love him!
Abe was someone who I didn't like from the second he came into the story. I don't even know why I didn't like him, he just had a certain aspect, maybe it was cockiness, that just didn't sit well with me. I didn't understand why Elise was actually falling for his act, but maybe Elise liked something about him, I just didn't.
Another character who intrigued me was Elise's sister, Lucy, she just acted so strange, and from a sisters perspective I would have been very concerned.
A Want So Wicked was romantic, mysterious, and completely heartbreaking, in the way Elise and other characters had to choose to stay in the light, and away from the darkness.