Book Review: Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout
As a fan of Armentrout's From Blood and Ash series, I was very curious about some of her other novels. When I heard Wicked was being made into a movie on Passionflix, I decided to get a copy. It's been sitting on my shelf for a while, but I was in the mood to read something set in New Orleans, so off I went!
I didn't know what to expect when I started this novel. It felt strangely similar to a lot of the YA paranormal romance novels I read when I was in or just out of high school.
Ivy is a member of the Order, a secret group that hunts and kills fae that have crossed over into this world. New Orleans is a cesspool of the wicked creatures that feed off of humans. Early on, Ivy is on duty in the quarter when she catches a fae. As she's handling him, another man appears. He's fae, but he's not her usual fae.
Then he shoots her.
Ivy barely gets back to headquarters in time to have her wounds assessed. As she's recovering, she's introduced to Renald--Ren--a green eyes, dark-haired fellow from the Order in Colorado. The two are thrown together on patrols.
As Ivy and Ren work together, not only do they uncover secrets living just beneath the surface of New Oreans, but a budding romance between them.
Overall, I enjoyed the story. It wasn't as earth shattering to me as FBAA, but I will keep reading it when I get my hands on the next book. I'm excited to watch the movie now!