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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Review: Wicked Charm by Amber Hart!

Nothing good comes from living in the Devil's swamp.

Willow Bell thinks moving to the Okefenokee area isn't half bad, but nothing prepares her for what awaits in the shadows of the bog.

Girls are showing up dead in the swamp. And she could be next.

Everyone warns Willow to stay away from Beau Cadwell—the bad boy at the top of their suspect list as the serial killer tormenting the small town.

But beneath his wicked, depthless eyes, there's something else that draws Willow to him.

When yet another girl he knew dies, though, Willow questions whether she can trust her instincts…or if they're leading to her own death.

As soon as I saw the cover for this book back in October, I knew I wanted to read it. After I read the blurb, I knew there was a good chance that I was really going to enjoy this book- because it sounded amazing. 

I decided that in 2018 I was going to be tougher when it came to rating books, that if I was going to give a book 5 stars, it had better earn them. And for the first time in nearly two months, I finally have my first five star book! 

In the first few chapters I felt like Wicked Charm was similar to a lot of young adult novels out there. Girl moves back to town, girl meets and begins falling for bad boy, etc. However, once I got past the first couple of chapters, I became hooked. This book is so unbelievably atmospheric. I've never read a book set mostly in a swamp before, but I loved it. The swamp takes on a personality of its own. It heightens the suspense and lends an eerie vibe to the story that almost has you feeling as if you're there with the characters. 

The story is amazingly written. I never suspected who was behind the murders. Not only that, but I was intrigued by all of the characters and all aspects they played within the novel. Beau the heart breaker with the traumatic past, Charlotte they mysterious sister, Beau's jealous friends, etc. And I loved the bits about the grandparents and their pasts.

The second to last chapter was so unbelievably touching and the last had me smiling. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and am really hoping to maybe get a book about Charlotte next because I feel like she has a great story to tell. 

Wicked Charm is the perfect balance of dark and eerie paired with romantic and suspenseful. It's completely addictive and enthralling and one of the best young adult contemporaries I've ever read.


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