A Want So Wicked (A Need So Beautiful, #2)
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A Want So Wicked (A Need So Beautiful #2)

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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 lives—people she’s never met before. Strangers frighten her with warnings about the approaching Shadows. And although Elise has never had a boyfriend...more
Hardcover, 282 pages
Published June 26th 2012 by Balzer + Bray
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Anna
OMG!! THIS BOOK BROKE MY HEART AND THEN PUT IT BACK TOGETHER AGAIN!!!!! I'm still tearing up thinking about that ending :) Review to come!!

Update: More of my reviews can be found on my blog: Literary Exploration

If A Need So Beautiful is a look into the purity of good, than A Want So Wicked opens our eyes to the damaging effects that evil has. A Want So Wicked is from Elise's point of view (not Charlotte's,) and we learn more about Onika and her past which is definitely something I enjoyed. I lov...more
Angela (Reading Angels)
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This review WILL include spoilers to A Need So Beautiful!!

Having just recently read A Need So Beautiful and loving it, the events were fresh in my mind going in to A Want So Wicked. It's not often I get to read books in a series almost back to back anymore and I remember now why I loved doing so! It really makes book 2 so much easier to fall into! That said, A Want So Wicked does not necessarily need to be read back-to-back. While there is not a lot...more
Ashelynn
YES! finally, my review goes live! (SIX MONTHS, PEOPLE. SIX. MONTHS.)

You can read my full review on my blog.

Suzanne Young's A Want So Wicked changes big time from its previous successor, A Need So Beautiful. This sequel takes place in the desert and features a new heroine who makes your heart ache; readers can't help but think, is Elise Charlotte? and what happened to her after the ending in A Need So Beautiful? This is one of those series I'll be shoving into people's hands at bookstores—a hu...more
Wendy Darling
3.5 stars As with its predecessor, I love all the angel stuff and I really dislike the way the romance is written. I liked the introduction of the Shadows and the subplot with Elise's sister, and I'm interested enough to keep reading. But oh, how I wish the romance was written in a less predictable, more compelling way! If the dialogue and romantic entanglements weren't so blah, and the beautiful angel stuff more deeply explored, this series could easily be one of my favorites.
Saniya(Will Herondale is mine)
OMG. Purple. So beautiful. O_O <3
Marked as read. xD
Wow, the covers are now taking advantages of my weakness.
Faye
This...was better than I expected. It wasn't super good, but definitely better than A Need So Beautiful.

I have always loved this concept. Of certain angels on Earth having the need to help people. And this need of theirs turning them into a huge light thingymabober.

As usual, there was just too much romance, and not enough angel stuff. Seriously, nothing about angels came in until I was halfway through the book, and even there, it wasn't heavy on that.

Sure, the two guys were pretty awesome, bu...more
Darkfallen
After reading book one, A Need So Beautiful, I wasn't exactly sure if there was going to be a second book. Or, if there was, where it was going to go. The way the first book ended was so devastatingly bittersweet, so final, yet I was so happy to see there was more, and I couldn't wait to get my hand on the next book.

Elise is just a normal girl. At least that's what she thought until she starting have visions of a blond girl in a school girl outfit. Having memories of a past that isn't hers. Now...more
Tara
Review posted on my blog http://hobbitsies.net/wordpress/2012/...

It’s not easy to put my love for A Want So Wicked by Suzanne Young into words. I really, really liked the first book in this series, A Need So Beautiful, but I wouldn’t say I was jumping over couches (gah that's such an old and bad reference).

But with A Want So Wicked? I picked it up and couldn’t put it down. I was SO CONFUSED for the first few bits of A Want So Wicked because uhm, if you read the summary, you’ll see why. I was lik...more
Sara (sarabara081)
A Want So Wicked was one of my most anticipated reads of 2012. I fell so completely in love with the story and characters in A Need So Beautiful that I was antsy to find out what would happen next, especially with the killer ending in the first book! Words cannot express the joy I had when I won an ARC copy! I jumped right in and fell in love all over again!

This is the story of a girl named Elise. Strange things start to happen to her, while awake and in her dreams. She sees flashes of another's...more
Trish Doller
Like A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL, I've watched this book evolve. As much as I love the main character in NEED, I love the main character in WANT even more. It's tough talking about this without giving anything away, but I love how Suzanne Young explores the darkness that threatened the light in the first book. The new characters were great and the ending so completely satisfying.
Katie
A Need So Beautiful was one of my favorite books of 2011. A Want So Wicked is definitely going to be on my list of favorites for 2012. I am in awe of Suzanne Young's talent and I can't wait to see what she does next.

The story is a bit confusing in the beginning. Things are going on with Elise that she can't quite figure out and to be honest, neither could I. Things all went back to Charlotte, the Needs, and Onika but the reader was definitely kept guessing through most of the book. There were so...more
Andrea
3.5 out of 5 rating

I remembered liking the first book in this series, but I couldn't remember why. And when I tried to look back and read reviews, I couldn't find any spoilers (for once!) So I went in with a pretty blank idea of what was going on. But I soon caught on and kinda remembered what happened. And I enjoyed this next book too.

I enjoyed Elise. But I thought that her relationship with Harlin was a little weird. Her feels came on way too quickly. I mean I got why they did, but she didn't...more
Bailey (IB Book Blogging)
A WANT SO WICKED is a well-thought out and deliciously addictive sequel to A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL. I didn't think I could love a second book just as much, maybe even more, than its predecessor but Suzanne Young proved me wrong with this one. If you haven't read anything by this unpredictable and AMAZING author, you are sure missing out!

Elise is a shy and sweet girl who loves her family. She is so pure in spirit and will definitely get into every readers heart. There isn't any doubt that her soul is...more
Sophia
Suzanne Young creates a shining sequel to A Need So Beautiful. I'm not sure which of the books I liked better. Maybe the first? I think they're both pretty equal. They're both achingly gorgeous and unique.

It took me a little while to get into the story. I don't think it was until around 100-120 pages in that I fully invested myself. That sounds like a lot, but it's really not. The pages go by very quickly. Like the first book, the main reason why I loved the story was the concept. I love the id...more
Kristi-The Book Faery
THE FAERYS VIEW

A Want so Wicked is the second book in A Need So Beautiful Series by Suzanne Young. The opening program shows us a girl who wakes up and has no idea who she is, through her POV she finds herself in a dry desert and finds a mirror-like surface that shows her at once being blonde-a face she recognizes then a brunette, not so recognizable and then the blonde again and finally settling on the brunette. She walks on and that’s the end of the prologue. To me it was self-explanatory, it...more
Rimsa Ivashkov
4.5
This was a great sequel to A Need so beautiful and i enjoyed it more than the first. It starts off with Charlotte waking up in the body of Elise and not having any recollection of her previous life. However, througout the book, she starts having flashbacks and her Need also returns. Elise is a likeable character, still i wish that in certain situation she had been a bit stronger and kicked some ass.

Harlin aslo returns and i liked him better this time round. He is still really cute and you ca...more
Sam at A Journey Through Pages
A Review from A Journey Through Pages


A Want So Wicked was the other book that I had won along with Thumped that I had to first check out the first book in the library. It also, along with so many other books it seems this way, trumps the first book by a landside.

We once again find ourselves alongside a Forgotten. This time around, however, the stakes are much higher and the story and fight more complicated. The idea of Shadows are explored in more detail, especially Onika and it really works to...more
Lizzy Lessard
Overall: One of my major gripes with sequels is that they aren’t stand-alone novels. A Want so Wicked can be read and enjoyed by itself, though I heavily recommend you check out its amazing predecsessor, A Need So Beautiful.

Characters: I had more trouble connecting with Harlin in this book than in the first book. The reasoning for him being so distant is explained at the end of the story, but it doesn’t make sense and really killed his character for me. I wasn’t feeling his commitment towards C...more
JeanBookNerd
The incredibly written A Want So Wicked (sequel to A Need So Beautiful) by Suzanne Young is the remarkable story of new Forgotten, Elise. Although much of the same characters return, the book’s main focus is on Elise and her efforts to realize who she really is and how it will affect the people around her. The Shadows are up to their old evil ways again and present new ones in the process. The collection of established characters readers have come to love, along with new faces delivered a story...more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
If you have not read the first book, you should! This series just keeps getting better and better!

What I enjoyed about this book is Elise finding out about her old life. The mystery of who she is, attaches itself to the reader. You can't help but keep reader until you find out! And let me tell you that the secret is so worth it.

The search for answers is one ride I loved being on.

The love interest in the book completely took me off guard. I thought one thing about the guy but totally not so! I li...more
Tatiana
This book, before yesterday, had been for quite a long time in my to-read list. And, to be honest, if it weren't for the fact that my iPod is absolutely refusing to upload new books, it would have stayed there a while longer. I read the first book quite a while ago, but I remembered it had quite an unique take on angels. I can't make comments about the plot of that book, as I don't remember the details of it.

The plot of this second book is not exactly compelling. There is a twist towards the end...more
Lindsey
"A Want So Wicked", the sequel to "A Need so Beautiful", is a not-so-classic coming of age story centering around Elise, a young woman who is more than she seems. Struggling with the realization that she has lived before as the divinely blessed (or cursed) Charlotte, Elise must find away to full-fill her destiny without being overtaken by the shadows who desire her above all else.

This book really surprised me. I went into it a little hesitantly. I read the first in this series and I liked it, b...more
YA Novelties
3.5 Stars! Check this review out on our blog!

After reading A Need so Beautiful, I was really eager to see what would happen next after the whole cliffhanger that we were left on. A Want so Wicked explores the world of the Need a little more and adds a whole new dimension.

I would have loved to say that A Want so Wicked was not so obvious and easily predictable. Unfortunately, things just don't always go my way in the world of YA paranormal. Not only did I know what was going to happen as each pag...more
Ranneth
I was lucky enough to get my hands on an ARC of A Want So Wicked. I instantly fell in love with Harlin in the first book and I thought I couldn't love him any more than I already did. I was wrong. He was just so heart broken from the first book and yet stayed so loyal to Charlotte trying to not forget her as everyone else had around him.

The main female character, Elise is so strong and selfless that you can't help but adore her. Her relationship with her sister and father is one that had me cr...more
Riley
I enjoyed A WANT SO WICKED significantly better than A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL. The first half would've gotten 4 stars by itself, but unfortunately things didn't hold together through the end. (Basically it started to feel rushed.)

I think what made the book work most of all was having a “strong” heroine. Elise wasn't always the main driver of the story, but her reactions to things were realistic, and I found myself pleased with the way that she thought for herself, even around people/situations that w...more
Nickyrian
If I was emotionally touched in "A Need So Beautiful," this second installment ripped my heart out. Could you imagine leaving your loved ones over and over for greater cause just to save humanity? How could you withstand it? Well, this book showed the power of true love and sacrifice. There was a moral lesson in this book, which we could apply in our daily lives (i.e. You could exercise your free will but be wise doing so. The choices you make now are the foundation of your life in the future)....more
Gabrielle Carolina
You know, I really should have drug reading this one out more, but once I got going I couldn't stop.

Now it's over and the petitioning of Suzanne begins. She should write at least ten more Need books. I NEED them. I also WANT them. I've been re-PROGRAMmed to be unable to function without them.

Darn you, Suzanne Young, darn you for writing these books.

Also Harlin is just... MMHMM! I canneven. *faints from smoochies*

Nikita
It took all of my strengthen not to cry at the end of this book! Here I am sitting at work, my eyes filling with tears and I kept having to stop reading and compose myself! UGH! haha I loved this book! Loved the series so much! Harlin is so heartbreaking and I just love him! Suzanne! I need a third book! Do you hear me? You NEEEEED (get it?) to write a third book!
Elissa Hoole
A wonderful follow-up to A Need So Beautiful, which I also greatly enjoyed. This sequel explores new territory and has a satisfying ending (though I'd LOVE to read a third book), while keeping the important elements from the first book (um, HARLIN!). A lovely exploration of emotional high stakes with writing that evokes such depth of feeling.
Doreen
Need = Good vs. Want = Evil
Light = Good vs. Shadows = Evil
and that is the main theme for the second book, where we are introduced to the existence of Shadows. (view spoiler)
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Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program, The Treatment, and several other novels. She currently lives in Tempe, Arizona where she teaches high school English and obsesses about books. Learn more about Suzanne at www.suzanne-young.blogspot.com
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