Wicked Charm by Amber Hart is a YA Contemporary full of light romance and a creepy, mysterious killer hidden in a Southern swamp..
“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.“
This book is a story full of romance AND suspense. I was rather surprised on just how creepy this book could get.
First off, this starts out as one of those typical YA romance stories where the main character couldn’t make it through the first few pages before seeing the love of her life that overly consumes her mind. BUT even though I thought this was going to be pretty bland, the story as a whole WAS NOT!
The setting was completely unique surrounding a Southern swamp and a sassy Grandma which together grabbed this story for me. It created this atmosphere that to me, overlooked the whole insta-love thing. And then, insert a creepy serial killer mysteriously luring the love-interest’s ex-girlfriends.. now that caught my attention real quick.
Overall, I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. The romance was both annoying at first which later switched into a more sweeter romance between the main characters. But then add the other incredibly suspenseful, mystery/thriller aspect of the book, and you’ve finished this book before you know it. I ended up reading this book within a day.
So if you are looking for a quick contemporary to fly through with a lighter romance, and a creepy plot twist, this is the book for you!
Published: 30 January 2018
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary / Romance
How I Read It: eArc from Publisher
“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.”
*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All of my book reviews contain my opinion only and are not influenced in any way.*
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