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.
**This book contains language, some of which may be unsuitable for younger readers.
**This is the first book in the LOVELY VICIOUS series.
REVIEW (4,5 stars)
I like sarcasm. However, I can't allow being sarcastic myself in my daily life. I would have zero friends and everybody hating me. So I enjoy sarcasm in the only place they should belong - books. "Lovely Vicious" is just as sarcastic as the blurb promises and I laughed a lot. Hard.
Isis was a loud, rude and insane. She loved to throw little funny snide remarks. Well, that was the side of her what she showed to others. Because "jokes are like armor for you, aren't they? Easy to hide behind."
I thought that Jack Hunter was a little bit arrogant, because he seemed to think he was better than the others. But in fact they both, Isis and Jake, were in great pain.
I loved the writing. It sucked me into the story with a big slurp!
And it made me feel a variety of emotions. At the beginning the book was funnier, it made me laugh out loud. Well, I also laughed when I was almost finished with the book, but now through the tears.
I thought that the "war" lasted too long. It was funny at the beginning but then it was just annoying. I'd straightforwardly categorize some of Isis's and Jack's behaviour as a school bullying, and I thought it was childish. But it pushed the book going, and the story was so good overall.
Of course I want to know what is going to happen next with Jack and Isis. "Lovely Vicious" finished with a huge cliffhanger. It's not fair. So not fair.
Sara Wolf is the author of ARRANGED, a college-aged romance series centered on an arranged marriage. She’s currently working on her next New Adult romance series. She’s addicted to the Vampire Diaries, loves chocolate and romantic angst, and can’t get enough of damaged heroes.