A Want So Wicked
By Suzanne Young
(Balzer + Bray, Hardcover, 9780062008268, 288pp.)
Publication Date: June 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Elise is a normal seventeen-year-old girl until the day she wakes up in a desert park with no idea who she is.
After that episode, her life takes a bizarre turn. She's experiencing unexpected flashes of insight into people's livespeople she's never met before. Strangers frighten her with warnings about the approaching Shadows. And although Elise has never had a boyfriend, she suddenly finds herself torn between two handsome but very different young men: Abe, the charming bad boy whose effect on her both seduces and frightens her, and the mysterious Harlin, who's new to town but with whom Elise feels an urgent, elemental connectionalmost as if they are soul mates.
Now Elise begins to question everything about her life. Why do these guys both want her so desperately? What are the Shadows? Why does the name Charlotte inspire a terrifying familiarity? And who is Elise, really?
Suzanne Young currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where she uses the rainy weather as an excuse to stay inside and write obsessively. After earning her degree in creative writing, Suzanne spent several years teaching middle school language arts. Now she can be found at home chasing after her two children and poorly behaved dogs. She is the author of A Need So Beautiful as well as several other novels for teens.
“More action-packed and just as compelling, A Want So Wicked is a worthy sequel to last year’s gorgeous A Need So Beautiful. Led by a strong and grounded heroine, Young’s characters are caught in a destiny of loss and forgetting. Their journey will draw you in.”
-Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood
“Fans of the first and others who enjoy gothic fantasy-suspense will relish this sequel with its archetypal triangle of Forgotten, Shadows, and Seers.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“Packed with mystery, unexpected plot twists, and enough romance to satisfy even the most diehard Twi-hards, this novel is just as riveting as its predecessor.”
-School Library Journal
Praise for A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL:“A clever and well-written fantasy.”
-Booklist (starred review)
“Although the message of this exquisite fantasy is deeply and spiritually profound, the author manages to convey it without sounding preachy or pretentious…The ending is beautiful, although bittersweet. A unique take on the age-old struggle of good vs. evil.”
-School Library Journal
“A gripping supernatural romance…An imaginative twist on the timeless battle between dark and light.”
“A beautiful, poignant, and gripping tale of love and sacrifice.”
-Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth
“A Need So Beautiful is equal parts haunting mystery, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride, and epic love story. Charlotte’s story captured me-and still hasn’t let me go!”
-Kimberly Derting, author of The Body Finder