Review: A Want So Wicked by Suzanne Young

12924307A Want So Wicked (A Need So Beautiful #2) by Suzanne Young

Details: Hardcover, 282 pages
Publication: June 26th 2012 by Balzer + Bray
Source: I won an ARC of it. Sorry I can’t remember where.
Buy it: Book Depository
My Rating: 3 Stars

Summary: Elise is a normal seventeen-year-old girl until the day she wakes up in a desert park, with no idea who she is.

After 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.

Now 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?

Review: I won this book a really long time ago. Back when I had my old blog. I was so excited because I had been wanting to read A Need So Beautiful for a long time, and getting this book was the perfect excuse to finally get the first one. Unfortunately it didn’t work out that way. It took me a very long time to get my hands on A Need So Beautiful. When it finally happened, I read it right away and really liked it. As soon as I finished, I went right into this one.

Guys, I hate to say it but I didn’t like this one as much. I still liked it, but it wasn’t as good. I liked Elise, but not as much as Charlotte. I’m not sure why that is. I kind of felt that way about all the characters. I liked them, but not as much. I still enjoyed this book and I wish there was a third book because I want more.

Note: This is an older review. So I don’t feel like I can get more into what I liked and disliked about it. Maybe someday I will re-read A Want So Wicked and do another review. Better reviews (hopefully) in the future.

Review: A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young

7656231A Need So Beautiful (A Need So Beautiful #1) by Suzanne Young

Details: Hardcover, 267 pages
Publication: June 21st 2011 by Balzer + Bray
Source: I bought it
Buy it: Book Depository
My Rating: 4 Stars

Summary: We all want to be remembered. Charlotte’s destiny is to be forgotten.

Charlotte’s best friend thinks Charlotte might be psychic. Her boyfriend thinks she’s cheating on him. But Charlotte knows what’s really wrong: She is one of the Forgotten, a kind of angel on earth who feels the Need – a powerful, uncontrollable draw to help someone, usually a stranger.

But Charlotte never wanted this responsibility. What she wants is to help her best friend, whose life is spiraling out of control. She wants to lie in her boyfriend’s arms forever. But as the Need grows stronger, it begins to take a dangerous toll on Charlotte. And who she was, is, and will become – her mark on this earth, her very existence – is in jeopardy of disappearing completely.

Charlotte will be forced to choose: Should she embrace her fate as a Forgotten, a fate that promises to rip her from the lives of those she loves forever? Or is she willing to fight against her destiny – no matter how dark the consequences?

Review: I wanted this book before it even came out but it took me years to find it. One day I just happened to be at the book store and there it was, a signed hardcover for $5. I don’t think I’ve ever grabbed a book off the shelves that fast before. As soon as I bought it, I started reading it and I couldn’t put it down. It was just so good. I had to keep reading to find out what would happen next.

The writing, the character, and the plot are all really good. As soon as I finished reading A Need So Beautiful I went to my shelves, picked up A Want So Wicked and started reading it. I needed more.

Note: This is an older review. So I don’t feel like I can get more into what I liked and disliked about it. Maybe someday I will re-read A Need So Beautiful and do another review. Better reviews (hopefully) in the future.

Review: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

7171637Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare

Details: Hardcover, 479 pages
Published: August 31st 2010 by Simon & Schuster, Margaret K. McElderry
Source: I bought it
Buy it: The Book Depository
My Rating: 4 Stars

Summary: In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them…

Review: I don’t think I’ve read anything by Cassandra Clare that I haven’t loved. The Mortal Instruments is one of my favorite series. So I was super excited when this book came out. I was even more excited when I started hearing these books were even better than TMI. That is probably why I only gave this one four stars. I think my expectations were just too high.

I really liked Clockwork Angel. I can’t think of one thing I didn’t like. It didn’t give me the same feelings as TMI, but maybe after I read the other two books, that will change. That is the only reason I didn’t give it five stars. I just didn’t get the omg I love this book, I need to run around freaking out and acting like a complete moron feeling that I got from TMI.

I will admit that I came close to that feeling when I started thinking about how this book was like TMI meets Doctor Who. There was just something about it that made me feel like I was watching an episode of Doctor Who. I loved that.

I bought all three book as soon as they came out, so I can’t wait to start Clockwork Prince. I’m not sure why it has taken me so long to read these books. I think I was worried I would hate them because I love TMI so much. That was just silly. Is it possible to hate something Cassandra Clare writes?

Note: This is an older review. So I don’t feel like I can get more into what I liked and disliked about it. Maybe someday I will re-read Clockwork Angel and do another review. Better reviews (hopefully) in the future. PLEASE DON’T SPOIL CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE OR THE BANE CHRONICLES FOR ME! I haven’t read them yet. Bought them both the day they came out, but I just can’t bring myself to read them. I will need to get on that soon.