Review: Lovely Vicious #2, Savage Delight by Sara Wolf

18780731Blurb from Goodreads

Light meets dark. Secrets meet truth.

It’s been three years, twenty-five weeks, and five days since Isis Blake fell in love, and if she has it her way, it’ll stretch into infinity.

After a run-in with her mom’s ex-boyfriend, she scrabbles to remember what she’s lost to amnesia. Her ex-nemesis Jack falls deeper into a pit of despair, and his girlfriend Sophia does all she can to keep him to herself. But as Isis’ memories return, she finds it harder and harder to resist what she felt for Jack, and Jack finds it impossible to stay away from the only girl who’s ever melted the ice around his heart.

As the dark secrets surrounding Sophia emerge, Isis realizes Jack isn’t who she thought he was. He’s dangerous. But when Isis starts receiving terrifying emails from an anonymous source, that danger might be the only thing protecting her from something far more threatening.

Her past.

ebook 162 pages
Published February 10th 2014 (first published February 8th 2014)
edition language: English
series: Lovely Vicious
genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
My Thoughts
The ending of Lovely Vicious left me wanting more of Isis and Jack. And knowing what happened with her made me curious enough to read this book immediately. When I finished Lovely Vicious I thought there could be so many things happen with the characters, more over when Sofia was finally come to the stage.

There are indeed so many things happen to the characters. There are more stories in this book. But in some part I think it was kinda lose focus on what the story is about in the first place, a story that I read and I (thought) understand in Lovely Vicious. It felt like there were stories in a story and was quite dragging. I think it can be good and interesting if it still keeps its focus, but in this case, I just didn’t know what it wants to tell really. Is it about the abuse that happen to most of the characters, or is it about the mental illness of the characters, or whether is it about the guilty feeling, second chance and redeem, or even is it about the underground criminal, or all of them? I’m not sure anymore.

I liked Isis enough to think that she’s cute when she babbling incoherently. It made me smile or even laugh whenever I read it on Lovely Vicious. However, it’s just too much in this book. According to Goodreads, the book only has 162 pages and around 40% of it is about her babbling. I didn’t think it was cute anymore. It’s rather annoying, frustrating and distracting me from the story.

Isis, according to her principal is so smart and clever. She can be accepted at Ivy League university. I got it, but I only got it from him. The story didn’t tell me and show me how smart she is. I need to see it to believe it. And there was also one thing that I kinda ignored on Lovely Vicious, but I can’t do it again here. It’s her attitude, she’s rude. I know it she tells me and shows me more than enough. But boy…I wonder how come her friends and especially her teachers let her speak to them that way. It’s just rude and is not okay.

All in all, this wasn’t as a good as Lovely Vicious. I couldn’t believe and buy the story most of the time. But since I’ve invested my time to read two books, I’ll read the final one to finish the series.

Result: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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