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Editorial Reviews


“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.” (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)

From the Back Cover

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 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.

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?


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray (June 26, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062008269
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062008268
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #447,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program series. Originally from Utica, New York, Suzanne moved to Arizona to pursue her dream of not freezing to death. She is a novelist and an English teacher, but not always in that order. Suzanne is the author of THE PROGRAM, THE TREATMENT, THE REMEDY, THE EPIDEMIC, and HOTEL RUBY. You can visit her online at www.suzanne-young.blogspot.com.

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Format: Hardcover
Last year I read A Need So Beautiful. I was captivated by the characters and the world that Young had created. It left me with an empty tissue box and a feeling of utter joy. I was so exited about the release of A Want So Wicked. I had no idea where the book would go from the last pages of ANSB, and that was the beauty in the book. I was not let down in the least.
I fell in love with Suzanne Young's writing in A Need So Beautiful.
A Want So Wicked was amazing.. One thing is for sure. Young knows just how to create a beautifully, wicked story that also has hot swoon worthy guys!

So when I received A Want So Wicked in the mail from Suzanne herself, I was so very honored to read this book, find out what had come of A Need So Beautiful. I have to say that I am still left wanting more. So much more...I am hoping and wishing that there is a book 3 to complete this amazing series.

In A Want So Wicked we meet Elise Landon. Who lives with her sister, Lucy, who is the "wild child" always doing what she can to rebel, against her father. But there is something about Lucy that changes, her mood shifts, and she becomes way more rebellious! What is Lucy hiding? Their father is a pastor at the local church, and he is overbearing at times, but after he lost his wife, he just cannot fathom loosing his daughters as well.
They just moved to Thistle, Arizona from Colorado, and everything is just way different. They literally live in the land of nowhere, and this place includes tumbleweeds. Seriously.
Elise is really the calm one. Always tries to do the right thing. But lately there is something about Elise that is different. These dreams she has that feel so real, like she is actually living them, even though she doesn't know who or what she is dreaming about.
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When I finished the last line of A Need So Beautiful, I felt like the wind had been knocked out of me. It has been a long wait for book two and I was not disappointed. We meet a new Forgotten, Elise, but this story is a little more complicated. Many of the same players are back, but Elise is special and much of the book involves her struggle to understand who she is and what it means for the people around her. You will feel a bit like a Seer yourself as you watch the story unfold, already knowing what is at stake. There are new threats from the Shadows, and some old ones, as well. The combination of old and new characters made this quite the page turner.

A Want So Wicked was a fantastic follow up to A Need So Beautiful. Like its predecessor, I couldn't put it down and I started and finished it in one day. (I may have stayed up pretty late that night.) I didn't think I could get as attached to someone that wasn't Charlotte, but Elise, while different, was just as engaging. Her circumstances were different, of course, but the way that she is written will draw you in. What to say about Harlin? He is the same, but a little more damaged and still recovering from his loss several months earlier. However, he is as kind and appealing as he was before, and it was so great to have him back for this book. I think one of the most appealing things about this story was the fact that we met new people, but still felt like our friends from book one were with us. Suzanne Young has written a sequel that is emotional, adventurous and highly entertaining. Don't start this book too late at night because you will want to stay up way past your bedtime just to finish it!
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Elise and her family move to a new town, sort of a start over. So far things are normal, her dad goes to pastor at the church and Elise's sister Lucy is still sneaking out at night. Shortly though things begin to happen. Elise is having these dreams of people and this girl with glowing skin. Elise doesn't know what this mean, so she continues on and goes off to start her new job. While talking to Abe, a guy named Diego accidently shrugs against her, and suddenly Elise knows everything about Diego and his life. Elise is now worried about what just happened and how she knew things about a guy she never met before. She goes on with her day and then as she gets into the car to go home, Elise is attacked. Abe comes to her rescue and scares the old lady away. Abe then explains that the old lady is just some physic who comes around that place alot but has never attacked anyone before. Elise then just heads home and explains what happen and about her strange dreams. A few day go by and Elise and Abe sorta have a thing. Abe wants her but she doesn't feel the same about Abe, but they continue to hang out a bit more. One day Elise goes to see the physic to find out why she hurt her and more. As she gets there she runs into Harlin yet again, Elise can't quite put it but, she seems to have a connection with him. Now at the physic's Elise finds out more than she planned to know. She is told that she is one of the forgotten ones, and she may not remember it, but she will in due time. Elise demands to know more but the Physic holds off until another day. Another thing Elise has to deal with is two guys. One day Elise goes on a ride with Harlin but, Abe saw them before they took off. Acting all crazy about this Elise tells Abe to let her go and leave them, saying that she'll call him later.Read more ›
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