26 June 2020 Saskatchewan, Canada

Wicked Trilogy Review by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Source: Kobo Store
Buy: Amazon|Barnes & Noble|Rakuten Kobo|Book Depository
Rating: 4/5
Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans. Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart. Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her. But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.-Goodreads
Today I am reviewing the Wicked Trilogy by Jennifer L. Armentrout as a whole. My favourite book in the series was Torn (Book #2). My least favourite book was Wicked (Book #1).

My favourite thing about any of Armentrout's work is her characters. I absolutely adore Ivy, Ren and especially Tink. I wish there was more page time with Tink because he is funny, weird and geeky.

The one thing that stood out throughout the series was Ivy's character development in each book. I could pinpoint how she grew and developed throughout each book. I also could relate to her trust issues (albeit I never had to deal with evil fae in my past). I liked how Armentrout handled Ivy's trauma in Brave. I felt Ivy's actions in Brave showed how traumatized she was from the events of Torn.

In regards to Ren, I felt so-so about in him in the first book. However, by book 3 I was shipping him and Ivy as a couple.

I hated the antagonists...which means they were well written.

My only complaint, in regards to characters, is that I felt the side-characters could have been fleshed out more. I felt the Order, itself, and their members could have been fleshed out more. I had a hard time connecting with David.

The first book was very character-focused and heavy on the romance. I found the amount of romance, that was presented in book 1, to be a bit of a turn-off. I felt, in book 1, the romance overshadowed the plot and the world-building. The plot, in Wicked, was a slow build-up for the end.

I enjoyed Wicked's ending and it made me want to read Torn right away. Torn was plot-driven and fast-paced. I could not put book 2 down and I finished it within 48 hours.

The third book, Brave, was more character-focused. It was a bit slower in pace than Torn. I felt the climax of the Wicked Trilogy was a bit of a let down. There were three questions that I had throughout this series that were never answered. I do not want to spoil the ending but book 3, as an end to a trilogy, was a bit of letdown.

Overall, I enjoyed the characters and their journey throughout the series. However, I felt the side-characters, the order and the plot, in some places, could have been expanded on.

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