Publisher: Balzar + Bray
Release Date: June 26, 2012
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 approaching Shadows. And although Elise has never had a boyfriends, 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?
I wasn't quite sure what to expect when starting A Want so Wicked. I really enjoyed A Need so Beautiful, and I was curious and excited to see how Young would proceed with this story in A Want so Wicked.
I'll admit, not everything was a surprise for me. Going into the book, I had no idea what was going to happen, but I was able to figure some things out throughout the book. Although, not everything was this way; I was shocked a few times, too.
In this book, we meet new characters along with appearances from characters from the last book. I really liked getting to know the new characters, especially Lucy, and getting to know more about the old ones.
One of my favorite aspects of this book was the family dynamic. I loved the relationship between Elise, her father, and her sister. Her father was very caring and would do anything for his daughters; in turn, Elise was really close with her father. And the sisterly relationship between Elise and Lucy: they would argue and pick on each other, but they also really cared for and would do anything for each other.
This is a really quick read, and not just because it's short. The characters and mystery will keep the reader keep turning the pages. And it really picked up a little more than half way through. I do have to complain that I wished it was a little more drawn out. I just think that it ended a little too abruptly.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I was happy with the way that everything was wrapped up and all my questions were answered.