Wednesday, February 5

Lovely Vicious (Lovely Vicious #1) by Sara Wolf

Title: Lovely Vicious
By: Sara Wolf
Series: Lovely Vicious #1
My Copy: Ebook from Publisher
Book Whisperer's Rating: 

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.

 Wow, I did not expect such an emotionally driven story told from a teenage girl's perspective.  At first, I thought that Lovely Vicious was going to be wonderful because Isis declares war on Jack Hunter and you can't beat the crazy things that they do to get at each other.  Both characters are so witty and take 'this means war' to the extreme.  Sometimes, it was hard to believe that no parental guardians stepped in to douse this fiery hatred they had for each other; especially Mr. Evans.

However, there is a lot more to this book than one-upping the other.  Isis has a sad past that has made her grow up faster than she should and a she presents an over-proactive streak since she never stood up for herself.  Jack is an enigma in himself.  Dangerously handsome, he shies away from being popular and can be quite rude when needed (and not needed.)  These two characters battle it out with each other but slowly they learn about each other's pasts and find that while they are jaded now, there is still hope left.

Wolf wrote amazing supporting characters that I fell in love with and truly want to know more about; especially Sophia.  I can't wait until the second installment to see where this will all lead.

I fell in love with the quote below.  Wolf writes about how amazing broken Isis is but also how strong her character becomes to be.

“She was probably a trusting, naïve girl before him, like a daisy.  And then he came, and pulled her petals off one by one, forcing her to surround herself with thorns to survive.  But he missed on petal.  And she guards it with a tiger’s ferocity.”

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