Hi, everyone! I am very excited to be a part of the Wicked Charm blog tour hosted by Chapter by Chapter. My review, along with some sweet information about Wicked Charm, will be in this post.
Wicked Charm by Amber Hart
Publication Date: January 30, 2018
Publisher: Entangled Teen
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.
Wicked Charm was a refreshing read, one that was not too heavy on the romance or the suspense. There was just enough of both to make the book a satisfying and memorable read. The setting of the book was also a wonderful aspect of the story. It was an unusual and very descriptive setting, and it was perfect for the suspense of the book. I’ve read many books before but never one that takes place near a Georgia swamp. I also really enjoyed the characters; not just the main characters, but I found Gran to be an enjoyable side character. She added a light humor to the story, one that made me laugh multiple times while I was on the train.
What I liked about Wicked Charm:
The mystery: I’m a sucker for mystery reads, so I was delighted to get my hands on an early copy of Wicked Charm. I really enjoyed the suspense and seeing the main characters go through suspect after suspect while trying to find the killer and while also dealing with their own personal problems. The mystery slowly came together and gave just enough for the reader to be left shocked. And then there was that heart-pounding chapter…you’ll know what I mean when you read the book.
The chemistry: the romance between Willow and Beau is addicting; I could feel their feelings for one another as if they were jumping off the page. Their attraction toward one another was instant, along with the romantic tension. It was refreshing to be able to read from both of their views, to be able to see the struggles of both characters and how those struggles brought them together.
The writing style: Amber Hart’s writing style is light and beautiful and so easy to follow. She has a way of enthralling readers from page one. Amber Hart also wrote well-drawn and well-developed characters that the readers see change throughout the story.
Overall, I was very pleased with Wicked Charm. The characters, the setting, and the suspense came together to create a beautiful masterpiece. Amber Hart outdid herself with Wicked Charm!
If you’re looking for a young adult mystery filled with an irresistible romance, then Wicked Charm is a book you need to read!
About the Author:
Amber Hart resides on the Florida coastline with family and a plethora of animals she affectionately refers to as her urban farm. When unable to find a book, she can be found writing, daydreaming, or with her toes in the sand. She’s the author of several novels for teens and adults, including Wicked Charm, the Before & After series, and the Untamed series. Rep’d by Stacey Donaghy of Donaghy Literary Group.
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