🎧︎Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout

🎧︎Wicked

Posted on September 1, 2022 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 11 Comments

🎧︎Wicked is my first time reading Jennifer L. Armentrout and now I understand the reason she’s a favourite of many readers of fantasy. With a combination of Armentrout’s riveting writing and Amy Landon’s impeccable narration, I was swiftly drawn into a world which was fun, sexy and suspenseful. A world in which Faes pose a danger to humans and one where the members of a special organization called the Order, hunts and kill them.

 

🎧︎Wicked by Jennifer L. ArmentroutTitle: Wicked
Author(s): Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: A Wicked Trilogy #1
Narrator(s): Amy Landon
Published by Tantor Audio on December 8, 2014
Pages: 300
Length: 11 hours and 44 minutes
Genre(s): New Adult, Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchase
Format: audio book, eBook
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne FlameHalf a Flame

Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.
Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.
Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.
But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.

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🎧︎Wicked, the first book in the Wicked Trilogy, takes readers on a journey designed to entertain and captivate. A journey filled with suspense, adventure and romance.

Ivy Morgan attends college by day and hunts Faes by night. A dangerous job, which places her at risk of a short life span. Despite the risk, she’s motivated to carry out the mandate of The Order to destroy the Faes. A motivation fueled by a past tragedy, which led to her avoiding close relationships.

Ren Owens, a swoon worthy, flirtatious, but dangerous and intense alpha male who works for a special brand of the Order. He came to New Orleans for a special and dangerous assignment. He can’t afford distractions in any form, but he never counted on someone like Ivy. Several encounters with the fiery red-headed beauty have him completely smitten, Ivy, on the other attempts to fight her attraction by staying far away as possible. Unfortunately, her boss requested they worked as a team when the danger levels in the city intensified. Soon, Ivy and Ren will find themselves immersed in a situation where secrets abound, danger lurks, and romance blossoms.

🎧︎Wicked featured awesome characters, with my favourite being Tink, the brownie Ivy rescued. There is never a dull moment whenever he’s around. He will have you cracking up with his hilarious statements. I loved how he had Ivy’s back, even though it was clear he knew more than he was letting on. The banter between Tink and Ivy will crack you up, but what will have you rolling with laughter is his interactions with Ren.

I enjoyed the writing and the pacing. The story presented no surprises, as I guessed several things before their revelation. The story ends on a cliffhanger, which left me wanting more. Fortunately, the second book is sitting nicely on my kindle.


Amy Landon did an impeccable job with the narration, which brought the story to another level. She’s got mad skills. Her tone and portrayal of the characters made for an easy listen. How she does it, I have no clue, but her voice varied for each character. The voices used matched each character perfectly. Simply fantastic.

Fans of urban fantasy, this is a great book to add to your reading list. I am looking forward to reading her other works.



Story Evaluation
Plot
4.5
Characters
4.5
World Building
5
Writing Style
4.5
Pacing
5
Cover
4.5
Narrator (Audio)
5
Enjoyment
4.5
Ending
4
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
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