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Twenty-two-year-old Ivy Morgan isn't your average college student. She, and others like her, know that humans aren't the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun... and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. 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. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers that are stalking the streets. As Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes that she's not the only one who's carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. She is no longer sure which 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.

©2014 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2014 Tantor

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  • GG
  • 06-05-15

Had me from the start!!!

If you love New Orleans and Fae Fantasy and Hot Hunters you will love this story!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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So, so good!

I fell into this book right from the start. I wanted to listen to Wicked all the time. I really liked Ivy, she was brave and kicked butt where ever she went. She had a hard time letting people in, it was hard to connect to her...at times. I also loved Ren. He was a perfect match for Ivy and made the story exceptionally swoon worthy. But I think the story stealer was Tink. He had me cracking up so many times.

I wish it wouldn't have taken me so long to read this book. Everything by Armentrout is amazing, so I should be surprised how much this paranormal romance rocked. I really hope to read/listen to Torn, book two soon, as it recently released.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Okay. Not what I was expecting.

Part of my discontent with this story is that I didn't realize it was mainly a romance. I was looking for more Fae based stories and the New Orleans setting peaked my interest. So I gave it 3 stars instead of two because that part is my fault. So I will try to ignore the ridiculously sappy deep conversations with sexual undertones and corny "That's What She Said" type jokes that dominate the interactions of the two main characters of this book. Don't get me wrong, I like Romances. But in good smut the couple usually have a lot more friction and discord before they realize their sappy soggy lust for each other. Even romance needs to have more suspense. The main issue for me is that their conclusions and decisions are both completely predictable in one instance and illogical in the next. I actually think the author had a good setting and setup. But the quick romance she forced between Ivy and Ren sort of ruined it for her. He overlooks some pretty serious flaws in his logic so he can fall in love. Also some elements of the story don't seem plausible. It's disappointing when you can think of alternate and BETTER resolutions than this supposedly CIA of the Otherworld can. Death is not the only option folks! And the children of members aren't the only possible recruits for your organization. Come On! I kept hoping Ren would just be knocked off so Ivy could get on with her extremely predictable but somewhat interesting story.

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Predictable but good

I enjoyed listening to this book. The narrator was excellent. There is no new mythology in this book about the fay but it kept me riveted nonetheless. It was a bit predictable as well. But on the whole a good book. Will definitely read the next part of this story.

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ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! JENNIFER ARMENTROUT NEVER EVER DISAPPOINTS!! I KNOW SOME AUTHORS OF SERIES THAT THE FIRST 1 IS EPIC & THE REST ARE JUST OK BUT NOT JENNIFER....EVERY STORY IS UNIQUE BUT YOU CAN ALSO TELL HER BOOKS APART FROM OTHERS!! I TRULY LOVE HER!!

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Naughty talk was ridiculous.

What did you love best about Wicked?

The overall story was pretty good.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Eh...the narration was okay, but thought some of her interpretations, especially Ren's dialogue, were a bit off.

Any additional comments?

The scenes where Ivy and Ren were intimate, and most of Ren's dialogue made me want to both, stab my eardrums, and punch Ren in the throat. Yes, it was that ridiculous. Other than that, the story was solid. I really enjoyed it despite the poorly worded naughty & sweet talk. It would be a 5 star review otherwise.

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  • Veronica
  • miami garden, FL, United States
  • 07-12-15

Enjoyable!

This is my first book by this author, and I must say that I enjoyed it. I will be looking to the next book.

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Wicked

This is exciting, funny, and romantic. I could not stop listening to it. It was well written and witty. It was wonderfully read. I really enjoyed it.

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Phenomenal read!

What made the experience of listening to Wicked the most enjoyable?

The entire book is completely captivating. I absolutely fell in love with every single character especially tink. The entire premise is original and distinguished.

What other book might you compare Wicked to and why?

I would compare this series to the Karen Marie Moning Iced Series. Both author's are very talented and both books are centered around the Fae with strong female characters and hottie male characters.

What does Amy Landon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Hearing the voices is especially nice. You really get a better mental picture of who you are reading about.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Captivating!!

I had mixed feelings about this book because of the reviews. I've put it in my cart several times. Now I could kick myself for waiting so long. This book is so well written. I was taken with it very quickly. The mix of action, mystery, and suspense was perfect!! The romance was good, but could have been great.
The sexual tension and chemistry between Ivy and Ren had me ready to verbally explode💣 Enough already.. Give me something more than flirty dialogue When the good parts finally did come, it had less erotic detail than I would have liked.

I did love the New Orleans setting though. And the supporting character "Tink the brownie" was a great added bonus.
A few reviews slammed the narration. I actually have no issues with that. I think Amy did a great job! Because this book does leave you dying to know what happens next, I just downloaded the 2nd one. If the romance is just a little bit hotter, I'm sure I'll love it.

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  • Shh
  • 07-15-15

Wicked

Loved the premise of guardians of gates to the land of the Fae and that the order hunted the ones trapped here . It is also a love story of Ivy and Ren but not mushy (quite naughty and in parts sexy)
Ivy lives with Tink a brownie who she keeps a secret as the order would kill him and they have a lovely friendship even if he does have wierd cravings for dolls and sugar lol...
I would highly recommend it, it's a good listen the narrator was very easy on the ears and I can't wait for the second book Torn to be released hopefully by the end of this year fingers x'd

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  • Rebecca
  • 04-07-15

Loved it!!

Loved the characters, Tink is so funny and I can't wait for the next book. Jennifer writes with such imagination you can't help but picture the events of the story in your head. Her characters touch your heart every time, but they are not soft or sappy. It's a great audiobook and the narrator did a fantastic job. I greatly recommend it!

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  • PatButcher
  • 05-03-18

Brilliant! Totally addictive reading.

Ivy's part of an elite group of fighters keeping humans safe from the other worldly fay. Ren is a new solider in town joining her group who she's asked to show around. They get close but there's an awful twist at the end. Get ready to feel gripped.

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  • tori
  • 04-06-18

Basically a dodgy porno

I gave up on this about an hour from the end, first couple of chapters were OK but then it just turned into a rank porno. The storyline didn't do much and the romance between the main characters was a total bore with no depth just loads of aching breasts etc. Her breasts ached pretty much evertime ren looked at her it is a joke. If this is what you want then I guess you will love it but I just found it grim in the end it was more and more explicit sex and less and less story as it went on. I absolutely love the shadow hunter books by cassandra clare and this is absolutely not in the same ballpark sadly.