Wicked by Jennifer L Armentrout

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Blurb:

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 as hunting 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.

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 as hunting 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.

Jennifer L. Armentrout is for sure one of my favourite authors, and this book did not disappoint! (Of course I am going to be biased however… as I said she is one of my favourites!)

Ivy is a great main character. She is intelligent, spunky, and strong. She can be girly at times but she also knows how to kick ass! She’s great and the past that’s she’s kept so well hidden from everybody makes her even more likable. She’s flawed, she knows what it’s like to lose people and she’s not perfect. A balance that a lot of main female characters in JLA books seem to have. I like it. It makes them seem more human. More easy for me to like them.

Ren is a great love interest! He’s badassery and sexy and he knows that he gets Ivy all worked up. I fell in love with him the moment he came into the book (seems to happen a lot with JLA’s men!) He knows when to say inappropriate things and when to be serious and he has a sense of duty. As well as his own past. They make a perfect team.

And OMG TINK! Tink… I just loved him. I want him as a pet as I know we would get along perfectly! He’s just… You gotta read the book. If you don’t like fairies or paranormal or new adult type books just read it for him. He’s great and funny and he does inappropriate things with troll dolls!

I liked how JLA mixed paranormal and New Adult together. She did it well. It wasn’t all just based on sex, it had a story to it, and it had structure and most of all it was a brilliant story to follow. Of course things got hot and heavy but its NA, what else do you expect? The whole sex scenes are done tastefully (and not too ott like smut books do them) and JLA still seems to make it all romantic instead of sordid. It was brilliant to see how these two met and fell in love. And I liked how Ivy wasn’t expecting it. It just happened.

The paranormal elements were great and I loved the action they bring to the story.

I’ve always loved anything to do with fairies and it was interesting to see them portrayed as evil instead of good. Like there were no good fairies in this (except for Tink… and he wasn’t even a fairy!) they are all bad and Ivy and her team are the ones to protect the human world from them. It gave me a lot of thought to my own fairy book (I’ll talk about that in another post haha)

The plot takes some fun turns, although many are slightly predictable. There’s mystery and action, but I wasn’t on the edge of my seat like I was with WHK & SCT (look at my other JLA review to see what they stand for!). It kept me entertained, but I was more interested in the romance. However, the ending twist got me, and I seriously need the sequel now!

I enjoyed this book very much. I’m excited to see what the next instalment brings and what the future holds for Ivy and Ren. But most importantly I need more Tink!

Also the book has made me want to go to New Orleans haha!

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