Sunday, 22 September 2013

Book Review: Wickedly They Come by Cathrina Constantine

Once a month Cathrina and I review books together. Today I have the pleasure of reviewing Cathrina’s YA paranormal Wickedly They Come.

The Blurb:

Haunting visions, unusual strength, and special paranormal talents are the norm for Seeley and her sixteen-year-old daughter Jordan. Their lives become perilous when the leader of The Black Order stalks them, trying to fulfill a prophecy to consecrate Jordan to his lord—Lucifer. 

Previously homeschooled and na├»ve, Jordan is inducted into the social culture of teendom at Elma High, where she encounters Mark, a mysterious new classmate, who is hell bent on keeping her unscathed from the forces of evil. But the battle between Heaven and Hell is escalating—and Earth is their battleground.


My Review
Wickedly They Come is an intense, dark, won’t want to put it down until you get to the end kind of novel. It was the sort of story that had me thinking and asking questions as I read. I was always happy to see my questions answered later on in the novel which made me smile because Ms. Constantine had set me up.

Jordan and her mother, Seely were wonderful characters and I found myself liking and rooting for them. They grew as individuals by the ending of the book and I enjoyed the transition. Saving humanity was their main focus and they took their destinies seriously.

Dealing with a teenager, even one who is a warrior and can kick demon ass can be difficult. Ms. Constantine portrayed this wonderfully. More than once I wanted to take Jordan by the nape of the neck and steer her in the direction she should go, but as a stubborn teenager she had to make mistakes and then live with the consequences.

I wasn’t expecting the book to have romance, but I got some and it made me happy. Almost as happy as the vivid fight scenes.

One issue I had with the novel was the use of the omnipresent point of view. But once I got the grasp of what Ms. Constantine was doing, it was easier to adjust to as the novel unfolded.

If you are looking for a novel filled with action, teenage angst, good versus evil, and yes a little bit of romance, then Wickedly They Come is for you.

I give this book four out of five chocolate bars (I’m making them cross shaped).

I purchased this book from Amazon.com.


Happy reading everyone.

3 comments:

  1. OMGOSH, Thank You, Nana! As always you are a remarkable reviewer of novels. And I have just benefited from your fantastic, detailed assessment of WTC! You definitely understood where I was leading you in the book. Thank you again!

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    1. You are very welcome. I like to write the truth as I see it. You wrote a wonderful novel, so I must thank you.

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  2. Wonderful review. The premise is fantastic!

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