Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Review & GIVEAWAY: "Lovely Vicious" by Sara Wolf





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.*

REVIEW
 
 
 Isis is the new girl. She's just moved to live with her mother in Ohio after her mother has been attacked and hospitalized. What everyone doesn't know is what she has left behind in Florida. She has suffered greatly and this is the new her, a new life, a life without nameless.

Jack aka Ice Prince lets no one get near him. When he shows up to a party and makes Kayla cry, he meets HER. He has a new arch nemesis. The first punch has been thrown, the war is on, she's under his skin.

These two characters are so stubborn, so alike, and so clueless to their feelings and the feelings of those around them. The whole book I was hoping one of these supposed brilliant people would get with it and just when it was about to happen BOOM.

I loved the details to this book, it may be teenagers, but they keep the book going. The banter is hysterical. I think Isis is my new girl crush. She is so comical and when on the spot she is ALWAYS right on top of things. The book hints at her not being the ugly duckling she thinks she is. I imagine her as a pretty girl, somewhat tomboy, with a tough exterior, almost a like a "JO" from Fact of Life. (Yes I'm showing my age.)

This is a great read for teens and adults alike. Only a couple kiss scenes. I read this book in about a day's time and loved every minute of it. I found myself laughing out loud and getting weird looks from my kids. This book has a ton of quote worthiness, but I don't want to ruin the awesomeness of the book.

This is such a 5 STAR book!
It has comedy, suspense, a little danger, and so much more.
Be ready to laugh til your ribs hurt.
When Isis is wronged, the girl is on fire!
 


“I paid the fee, if that’s what you’re here about,” Madison starts. Jack looks to her, smile flashing on for a moment.

“Let me talk to her. Give me one second.”

“Okay,” Madison giggles. He grabs my elbow and pulls me in the other direction.

“Is that how you kissed me?” I ask, nearly tripping as he pulls me along. “Golly gee, it looks kind of mildly fucking embarrassing! No wonder up my appointments - ”

“Whoa, I think you overestimate me, shitlord. Last time I checked all I did was be in the wrong place at the right time. I saw you and had to - ”

“Stalk me.”

“ - delicately approach you. In a sideways manner. From behind. Without being seen at all. For ten minutes.”

“Why are you even out? I thought you were sick.”

“I was. See, it’s this thing called an immune system -”

He holds up his hand and rubs his eyes. “Okay, stop. Shut all systems down and just. Stop. Talking.”

“Why?”

“It’s annoying.”

“That’s never stopped me before!”

“Why did you follow me?”

“I was…curious?”

He looks down at the jar of frosting I clutch in my hands. “Are you eating that out of the can?”

“Are you the king of stupid questions?” I fire back. “Of course I am! Frosting is the ambrosia of the gods. God, if you’re into that religious thing. Are you religious? Somehow I get the feeling the only church you’d join is the church of self-worship. Your body is your temple. Work it, boy.”

“What are you saying?” He snarls.

“You’re blabbering!”

“At least I’m not whoring!”

"I'm working right now, okay? I’m getting paid. So you need to just piss off and go to whatever immature party you were going to in the first place.”

“How’d you know I’m going to a party?”

“The receipt for red plastic cups sticking out of your jacket. Your eyeliner. Girls don’t make eyeliner wings that big unless they plan on drinking.”

“Touché. You’re smarter than I gave you credit for.”

“And you’re far more annoying than I first suspected. If I’d known you’d stalk me like all the others, I never would’ve kissed you, even as payback.”

“Seriously, you kiss everyone like that though! It was nothing special.”

“Exactly. It was nothing special. So back off and leave me alone.”

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.

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