Wicked Reads

Wicked Reads

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Accident Season By Moïra Fowley-Doyle

Hey everyone, I have the perfect Halloween thriller to tell you about today!

The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

Cara and her family believe that they are cursed. Every October, tragedy strikes her family during the Halloween season.

To Cara and her family it is known as the Accident  season.

They take extra precautions to avoid getting injured as much as possible. Such as, wearing extra clothing and bubble wrapping corners of counters and tables in their home.

One day Cara notices that a friend from school, Elsie, is in every family photo that is taken in some way or another.

When she gets the courage to ask her about it she is no longer in sight and not even the school administration seems to remember her.

Cara's best friend is known for her tarot card reading and warns her that this Accident season will be the worst yet.

Are they really cursed or is it just a case of misfortune?

Will they ever break free of tragedy?

I REALLY enjoyed this book! The story is unique and very well written. It is a mystery within a mystery. The perfect Halloween thriller!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer By Michelle Hodkin

Hey everyone, I have an interesting read to share with you today!

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Mara Dyer wakes up in a hospital with no memory of why she is there. Her mother informs her that she was in an accident.

She is the only survivor, her best friend, her boyfriend, and a friend of her best friend are all dead.

She and her family move to a new state for a fresh start.

While at school she meets two boys, Jamie, a loner and Noah the most popular boy. She just wants to be normal.


she can't seem to escape the ghosts of her past.

Strange things start to happen, she sees the deceased ones of the accident, people are popping up dead and she has been having nightmares.

However, are these nightmares dreams or memories?


Are these hallucinations just signs of PTSD?


Is it something more dark and sinister?

She is desperate to remember what is locked away.


Can she handle the truth?

This book grabbed me, began to loosen its hold, then sucked me in completely! Even with the short time this book began to loosen its hold on me, I still found parts of it interesting enough to keep me reading. Usually, when a book starts to lose my interest I put the book down but, not with this book.
I had to know what happened to Mara and what was going on. The ending made up for the brief slow moments in the book! I will be picking up the sequel, The Evolution of Mara Dyer!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Monday, October 19, 2015

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys By April Genevieve Tucholke (and other various authors)

Hey everyone, I am sorry it has been awhile since I have posted a review. I have been reading books but also graphic novels. (please leave me a comment if you would like me to write and post reviews for graphic novels.) 

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke

This book is compiled of several short stories by well known authors such as:

April Genevieve Tucholke
Megan Shepherd
Marie Lu

Carrie Ryan 

Each story is inspired by a classic tale.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. Some of the stories I loved, other stories I did not enjoy. A few of my favorite stories were by Megan Shepherd. This book is perfect for anyone who loves thrillers and Halloween type reads. 


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Monday, October 12, 2015

The Selection By Kiera Cass

Hey everyone, I have a book candy read to share with you today!

The Selection by

America Singer's world, there are caste's, ones are the royals and eights are the homeless. 

America was born a five but the boy she loves, Aspen, was born a six. It is rare for anyone to marry below their caste.

However, that is exactly what she wants to do, marry for love.


America's mother is very determined for her daughter to rise above her caste.

When America receives an invite to apply to take part in the Selection to be one of the prospects out of thirty-five women to be Prince Maxon's wife, she wants no part in it. 

As far as she is concerned she has made her own selection.

Shockingly, Aspen encourages her to apply. His reasoning is that he does not want her to have any regrets or what ifs weighing her down later in life.

Reluctantly, she agrees to apply

With a smile on her lips and a song in her heart, for Aspen, she applied.

Little does she know, that smile, gets her entered into the running.

Her world is about to change.

Will her heart remain the same? 

I surprisingly, LOVED this book! There are two reasons why I was shocked to have loved this book:
1. I am a thirty-three year old woman. That being said, I am not the target audience for this book
2. I do not like reality television and this kind of reminds me of the bachelor. Yet, it also reminds me of the television show Reign. I LOVE Reign!

This book is what I refer to as book candy. There is no nutritional value to feed your mind, but it sure is yummy!

I admit, I went into this book knowing a little of what it about. However, it did not ruin anything for me. I had heard mixed feelings about it and was curious of what my thoughts would be. I loved the main characters BUT a few of the side characters were nerve racking at times. This was a very fast paced read for me and as soon as I finished the book I started the second book, The Elite.


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Reads

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Dirty English By Ilsa Madden-Mills (Adults Only)

Hey everyone! I have a bad-ass read to tell you about today!

Dirty English by Ilsa Madden-Mills

After a prom night from Hell, Elizabeth Bennett's outlook on life is turned upside down. 

She no longer believes in the fairy-tale relationship. She is a one and done type of girl who sticks to her own set of rules:

Never choose a hot and popular guy.
One night only.
No contact afterwards.
Always be the one in control during sex.

One night, she reluctantly agrees to attend a frat party with her two best friends, where she meets two sexy and hot British brothers, the Blay twins.

Dax is fun and flirty.


Declan is a tattooed, powerhouse fighter.

According to her rules, Declan is the type of guy she should avoid. However, there is more to him than meets the eye and the two connect on a deeper level.

Can Declan prove to Elizabeth that he is her Mr. Darcy?

I LOVED this book! The book takes serious content and entwines it with heart, laughter, good times and inner strength. 

(said to be released October 12, 2015) 


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Stone Cold Touch By Jennifer L. Armentrout

Hey everyone, I am back with a five star sequel! (I reviewed the first book, White Hot Kiss on September 27, 2015.) The sequel picks up where the first book leaves off. So, you will want to read the first book before reading this one. For those who have read the first book please read on.

Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Layla is trying to pick up the pieces of her life and move forward. Since Roth has been in Hell, a part of her has been torn while in other ways, Zayne and her have become closer.

One day, she discovers that she is unable to see anyone's aura.

As the saying goes, when it rains it pours.

When Roth surprisingly returns at her doorstep, it is not the happy reunion she imagines as her heart is shattered all over again.


Has Roth shattered her heart but, he has also come bearing horrible news.

A Lilth has been born.

Layla, Zayne, and Roth try to work together to save the world as they know it.

However, what happens when the only father you have ever known turns on you?


Has some dangerous secrets of his own?

I LOVED this book! This book sucked me back into its creative and unique world! It held my interest from beginning to end! At the end of book one, I found myself going back and forth between team Zayne and team Roth. In this sequel I was team Zayne through most of the book. Until, close to the end when more answers are revealed and Roth redeems himself. So, again I find myself torn between who I want Layla to end up with. I cannot wait to read the conclusion to this trilogy, Every Last Breath!


Best Wishes Always,

Wicked Woman

Friday, October 2, 2015

The Queen B* Strikes Back By Crista McHugh

Hey everyone! I cannot believe it is October already! Wow! Today I have the continuation of Confessions of a Queen B* by Crista McHugh to share with you! The sequel kicks off right where the first book left off. So, you will need to read book one before picking this touchdown of a read up. (I reviewed Confessions of a Queen B* on May 31, 2015) For those of you who have already read the first book please read on!

The Queen B* Strikes Back by Crista McHugh

Alexis Wyndham turned down the star quarterback, Brett Pederson when he asked her to go out with him. Even just agreeing to be friends was complicated.

She was feared by the popular crowd and he was the Golden Boy. If she had agreed to a relationship they would either be the power couple or be demolished. 

After being betrayed by her former best friend Summer years ago, Alexis was afraid to become vulnerable and take the risk. However, Brett was her Achilles heel.

He was determined to break down her walls and show her that they could be together.


Every time she was close to giving into her hearts desire she was given more reasons to doubt.

Will they be the perfect team or get sacked?

I LOVED this book! The writing was fantastic! The story was fast paced, the characters felt genuine, I laughed out loud at times, and I was entertained the whole time! Crista McHugh is a Must Read author for me as she continues to pull me into her stories!


Best Wishes Always.

Wicked Woman