This book seriously needs some recognition I can t believe
it isn t well known it s so good The plot and premise is great it was such easy and isn t well known it s so good The plot and premise is great it was such easy and listening I loved it As the plot thickened and continued I couldn t put it down and rattled through it in a few days Seriously recommend reading this book if ou get the chance Nothing makes me happier than a book I m not sure about being one of my favorites of the ear and this book is exactly that How We Became Wicked draws us
Into A World Where The a world where The spend their time gleefully Why doesn t this book have reviewsI dare say It s better than many books with reviews out thereMind ou the book wasn t perfect but I was reading and not even feeling the pages pass and If that doesn t scream good book then I don t know what willThe idea of the wickedness as a virus was very creepy and original and very good timing to read it nowAnd that huge surprise in the last uarter made me reel I really didn t see that coming This was a perfect creepy thriller and I would love nothing but to read about the wicked world in books The book cut off with an open ending and a lot of uestions and I want them answered MrYates You can find the full review and all the fancy andor randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at MidnightI have no idea how this book isn t on all the radars but it isn t And that s a complete shame because it is phenomenal The kind of book I flew through reading but was also sad cause I never wanted it to end You know the kind So let us chat about why I am such a fan A Collection of Previously Banned Victorian Erotica, DELUXE EDITION yeah Though I am purposely keeping this short because it s best to go into this knowing as little as possible like I did Incredible atmosphere It fit perfectly with the vibe and tone of the story and made me feel like I was on this secluded island Think Sawkill Girls meets the apocalypse Good stuff I cared about the characters immediately And never stopped There are two main POV characters and I adored them both I also enjoyed learning about their families and in some cases the other people around them This is so wonderfully vague that I am probably confusing than helping at this point but just trust that there will be charactersou love characters The Obvious you hate and characters so gleefully grayou won t be able to decide I enjoyed that than I was expecting to While I love a good dystopian setting the YA genre generally doesn t do much for me which is probably why my expectations were uite low And to be honest the moody overreactions did annoy me on several occasions and the endless monologuing got a bit much at times However there were enough mystery elements and suspense to keep me interested throughout so It s fair to say that while it had its issues it was a fun ride regardlessThe world building was uite good with a nice balance of information about the very silly sounding virus and its effects on the world Just like the characters we didn t know everything that happened but we knew enough to enjoy the story In terms of creativity I liked how the virus affected people and the conseuences on the world because of it but there were a tad too many inconsistencies for my liking Things like how the virus started and spread didn t line up and the seemingly random mutations that they created in people were a bit far fetched With all that vagueness also came the issue of the infected people acting exactly the way the author needed them to act in certain scenes As for the characters they were alright There were 2 main pov characters and both were our typical angsty teenage archetypes It s pretty much what ou d expect from a YA book and to be honest I wasn t ever really worried about them nor did I particularly care anyway That s not to say they were bad or poorly written They were perfectly fine for the book which was very much story driven The rest of the cast was decent as well with some outliers that I didn t buy but which worked for the story nonetheless I liked the concept of how the infected people were affected mentally and the subseuent interactions with them The setting was also well thought out although it did seem a little too convenient for certain scenes So overall the writing was decent and for the genre and target audience I d even argue it was spot on Unfortunately the number of smaller issues did tally up for me towards the end So if Red Shines The Sun you re a fan of the YA genre I d definitely recommend this The dystopian elements are nicely executed and the story has enough mystery and tension to also appeal to people who like that in their stories It has its faults but ifou can get into the story as I did they re not that distracting There was no word fit for the sick than that the wicked They had torn the world and everyone in it to tatters This is one of the unexpected books that swoops A plague called Wicked is pulsing through the world; and in its wake it’s dividing the population into thirdsThe WICKED Already infected by the droves of Singers the ultraviolet mosuito like insects who carry the plague the Wicked roam the world freely They don’t ,
N to take ou by *surprise I had no idea just how good this book would be because I only *I had no idea just how good this book would be because I only knew of its existence WHERE IS THE HYPE FOR THIS UIETLY HORRIFIC EXCELLENCE It s the type of slow gradual intrigue that ou can t put down and while I was a bit confused at first things began to make sense And of course that TWIST came at me sideways and made me sit in gleeful shock for a few minutes as all the pieces suddenly made sense This deserves people reading and talking about it okay There were different pitches looping and dipping knotting and untangling A rich harmony of hums This was
The Sound Of Singers Thicksound of singers thick their summer swarms This was the song that had ruined the world Still
no one could tell Astrid it wasn t beautiful I reallyone could tell Astrid it wasn t beautiful I really books set in a world trying to survive after some apocalyptic disastrous change I love reading about a world that is perfectly normal to the characters and et so abnormal to the readers because that juxtaposition just really tickles my brain the right way And this is one of those books that does the world building right not too much not too little except regarding the Singers BUT that s also methinks done purposely Some things are never truly explained and it just felt like an acceptable fact in this book once again kudos to the good writing The coin had a picture of a bearded man on one side and a picture of a house with columns on the other It was called a penny It used to be worth very little and today it was worth even less She had loads of them Excellent world building aside the characters were another powerful strength of this book but they were also the biggest weak point too Now I loved the dual POV of Astrid and Natalie although than a few times I would have perhaps like freuent shifts because long times in one POV made the shift back seem a bit abrupt and the multitude of side characters were written in a way that didn t make them all seem like cloned versions of one person with slightly different uirks and names to make them different However sometimes I felt a bit distant from the MC s primarily Astrid I think I liked Natalie s POV better because the interactions between her family and their Wicked grandfather were so fascinating And of course the eventual unexpected plot twist reveal about the characters and the POV was superb It was one of the many perplexing symptoms of the wickedness an inability to imagine even at the most basic level what another person might be thinking or feeling A total collapse of empathy which is itself an act of imagination Now please bear with me as I get a bit meta here with some thoughts about the overall themeworld of the book but I couldn t help but notice the ideas presented inside the apocalyptic horror story here about the different kinds of wickedness Was it actually a terrible disease that destroyed the world or was it terrible actions that enabled the disease Would the survivors have been a higher number if certain things had happened or been prevented Since it s been a few days since I finished book AND I chose to focus on the plot than all the intricate details this section of the review is gonna be the most muddled BUT it s these kind of things that really added to the serene creepiness of the atmosphere and was one the aspects I loved the most Her grandfather s smile and his open airy demeanor didn t change a bit as he said these words To him promises of violence came as naturally as irresistibly as his own heartbeat The actual virus itself one of the most obvious horror elements of the story was uite uniue I originally thought it was going to be a zombie like thing but the actuality was even better People become innocent minded murder machines capable of complex action but driven by simple desires like a five ear old bent on obtaining snacks but easily distracted by something they find desirable It s not a physically ravaging disease here but it is a destructive one and also highly contagious And the fact that the victims could talk and think only added to the creeptastic element as well as brought about some heart touching momentsNOW I GOTTA SHRIEK A MOMENT ABOUT THAT PLOT TWIST OKAYHonestly I didn t expect to be happily shocked by this book The way the perspectives are written purposely to mislead Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girls Heart you was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING and I m still blown away by the execution of said twist It s the kind of thing that I m probably going to have to do a recent re read to fully soak up the epic foreshadowing and chortle in satisfaction over good plot twists Book I needou to believe me when I tell Pirate Gold you this I am NOT going to get tired My family is out there somewhere And I m going to find them I don t care if I have to walk for a millionears I m going to find them It ll be so great when I do Do The Heart of Cool you know why I think it ll Ant for much only to maim and dismemberou But don’t worry They always ask politely firstThe TRUE The True live in contained isolated communities They’re the lucky ones; they found safety from the Singers And while the threat of the Wicked may not be eliminated fo.