A Want So Wicked (Hardcover)

By Suzanne Young

Balzer & Bray/Harperteen, 9780062008268, 282pp.

Publication Date: June 26, 2012



In the sequel to Suzanne Young's A Need So Beautiful, seventeen-year-old Elise 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 lives--people 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 connection--almost as if they are soul mates.

Readers of the Sweet Evil trilogy will love A Want So Wicked, a wildly romantic thriller that explores the nature of good and evil.

Praise For A Want So Wicked

“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 JournalPraise 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.” -Kirkus Reviews“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