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

Review: Lovely Vicious by Sara Wolf

18657517Blurb from Goodreads

Fire meets ice. Love meets hate.

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.

ebook, 269 pages
Published November 5th 2013 (first published November 4th 2013)
edition language: English
series: Lovely Vicious
genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
My Thoughts
I thought this book will be like any other YA books, a cliche-predictable story. In some part it’s still cliche and predictable but in most part it surprisingly has something more in the story.

It was kinda hard for me to like, more over fall in love with the characters in the first place. Isis and Jack are two main characters who aren’t sweet-good-perfect characters. They both carry baggage and very bad past with them, it all haunt them and effected them more than they realize. It doesn’t mean that I don’t like damage characters, it’s just they are so damage they do things that are kinda unbelievable to me. They declare a war just because the honesty they told each other. At first I just couldn’t get it. I didn’t understand why they keep hurting each other. But then I can see through it, just like Jack see through Isis’s mask. And it hurt me reading about her past and what she has to carry around with her.

Most of the time, Isis is the one who tells the story but in some crucial moments, the author puts Jack’s voice to tell his POV. I really liked this change since I didn’t expect he will share his thoughts. I especially loved when their POV get mix and tangle with each other, completed each other POV.

In the end, I think I really liked and enjoyed Isis and Jack story more than I thought before I start reading it. And the ending, I can’t not to read it. I really need to read it as soon as I can.

Result: 3 out of 5 stars