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A Want So Wicked

(A Need So Beautiful #2)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  2,012 ratings  ·  271 reviews
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
Hardcover, 282 pages
Published June 26th 2012 by Balzer + Bray
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Anna (Literary Exploration)
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
rachel ☾
This wasn't nearly as good as the first book, unfortunately. It didn't feel like it had a truthful storyline, it felt like it was just trying to find a way to give Harlin & Charlotte/Elise a happy ending. Normally, I would have been good with that. I love Harlin and Charlotte together - they're adorable! But adding that with the Abe complication, instalove, implausible "past lives" flashbacks and everything else that happened didn't work for me - at all. I never felt that connection between Elis ...more
Kendare Blake
Jan 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I read A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL a few months ago. And it was amazing. Filled with such themes of loss and forgetting. I couldn't wait to get my hands on A WANT SO WICKED. And now I have. And it was fricken sweet.

A WANT SO WICKED has a little more fight in it than its predecessor. There's a little bit more of the sinister in here, and the scope is wider. I was scared I was going to miss Charlotte too much, but Young creates a fantastic heroine in Elise Landon. And, Harlin's back, so no complaining.

I r
Angela  M
Nov 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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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
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. ...more
Oct 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult

What a great twist!! I loved what Young did with Charlotte's character, creating the same yet completely different heroine who struggles with the same torn feelings about being an Angel yet seems a tad more smart about the choices she needed to make. The ending was very abrupt so not really digging how it left off, but overall enjoyed the read.
Nov 09, 2011 marked it as to-read
OMG. Purple. So beautiful. O_O <3
Marked as read. xD
Wow, the covers are now taking advantages of my weakness.
Nancy The book junkie
Rating: 3.75/5

Review coming soon!
May 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-n-reviewed, arc
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
Jul 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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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
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
Trish Doller
Jun 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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. ...more
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Jan 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
this book is much more appealing than the first one , Elise character is so good and though I am team Abe I have no problems with Harlin unlike the first book, still don't if there will be a third book ...more
YA Novelties
Sep 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
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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
Dec 07, 2011 rated it really liked it

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
Sara (sarabara081)
Jun 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, favorite
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
May 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
"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
Aug 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews
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
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
Lizzy Lessard
Jul 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, ya, fantasy
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
Dec 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
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
Bailey (IB Book Blogging)
Jan 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alamw12
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
Rimsa Ivashkov
Jul 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Jan 25, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Mar 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-loved
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
Jul 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, 2012
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
Sep 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Well I loved Harlin, Abe was just freaky. This was not as good as the first book unfortunately. Those were high standards to live up to. I found Elise to be much weaker than Charlotte. She didn't have to go through as much as Charlotte did and the book was a really fast read. Harlin was just as amazing and I am heartbroken that he had to go through what happened at the end of the book. Theres not much I can say about this book. There was a lot of unfinished business. I felt incomplete when the b ...more
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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 ...more

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