Review of Sweet Desire, Wicked Fate by Wray Ardan

  • Title: Sweet Desire, Wicked Fate
  • Author: Wray Ardan
  • Publisher: Ulu Productions LLC
  • Publication Date: November 8, 2014
  • Pages:428
  • Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Horror
  • Series: Book 1

Goodreads Synopsis:

What Jaden knew for certain:

1. Buried family secrets can be deadly when uncovered.

The hairs on Jaden’s arms rose as she saw the jug’s strange contents slowly unfold. Tiny limbs stretched, bony fingers moved the ceramic shards off a distorted face, and citrine-colored eyes sprang open. Jaden’s body went rigid. She sucked in a ragged breath as wiry tendrils lashed out from the malformed thing and plunged their sharp tips into Jaden’s ankle.

2. She wanted Briz.

The innocent girl Jaden had been earlier today, trembling from her first kiss, was nowhere to be found. Now she wasn’t feeling the least bit pure or virtuous. Taking hold of Briz’s shoulders, Jaden drew him closer, letting her lips fondle his. This time he didn’t stop her.

3. The American poet e.e. cummings was right.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

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Copy of Sweet Desire, Wicked Fate provided by Netgalley for an Honest Review

I’m an honest reviewer, so I have to honestly say, I didn’t really care for Sweet Desire, Wicked Fate. That’s not to say it was a horrible book or that no one she read it. It just means that this book wasn’t for me.

The concept of the story was interesting with lots of fantasy/ horror involved but it was hard to get into. After about half way through the story began to drag and at times it was hard to keep track of where it was going. The characters, as well as their thoughts and emotions, would constantly jump from one place to the next. It was hard to stay interested and when I hit that half way mark, I had to actually push myself to continue reading.

I know that all sounds awfully negative but the story wasn’t all bad. I enjoyed diving into the history of Jaden’s family, even as twisted as it may have been. It was like a big puzzle and I did enjoy seeing how it all fit together.

To be completely clear this is all just my opinion, but it’s one I felt I shouldn’t hide just because it may not be the popular one. For those that still want to check it out, by all means, do as you wish. Your opinion could very well differ from mine on Sweet Desire, Wicked fate.

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