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(Charming Knights #1)

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Welcome to Charming High.
Sorry, we’re fresh out of charm …


I am a star.
I’m not famous, before you make that mistake.
Although, I guess I kind of am. Or I will be anyway. My future was planned long before I was born.
The definition of a star is a fixed luminous point in the night sky that is an incandescent body like the sun.
I am a star. I am fixed. I am luminous only
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Published August 2nd 2018 by Shana Vanterpool
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There were so many things I absolutely loved about this book, rich kids ruled by their father's, no escape out of their small town, stuck in their gilded cages with wings clipped, futures already mapped out for them. Now and then you'd see them trying to break free, to be their own person, only to be brought back down by their father's time and time again as bargaining chips to keep them in line.

Melanie (mells_view)
Love saw one thing and once it did, there was nothing left.

Rich high school kids who are controlled by the parents while living in a town that’s also run by their parents. All they want is to be is free, but they are chained to each other. The thing is their chains may be the key to their freedom.

Wrecked is a good read. It’s definitely a new adult read set in high school. It has a good build up between Wreck and Hallie. The side characters intrigued me from the start, and they all give off this
Tianna✸loves books✸
This book was beyond me.

Hallie, the h
Poised, Loner, sweet and reserved

Wreck, the H
Flawless, privileged, and oozing self-entitlement

Both are super rich but are controlled by their parents. They are so privileged that it’s painful for them. There future is already decided. Both feel stuck in the cage and want to go free. (Oh....that bad?)

One of their interaction was so stupid. It’s not exactly first as they know each other from childhood but it was the first we get. The h’s housekeeper, an old lad
Tracey (Life and Literature)
I just can't bring myself to read anymore. DNF at 51%. I was actually pretty hooked when I first started reading it, but then it just went off the rails for me unfortunately. ...more
Richelle Robinson
So this is my first time reading this author and if I’m being honest I’m not sure how I felt about this story. The blurb caught my attention and it sounded different and intense. When I started reading, things started out fine but as I continued I had some issues with the story. I’m doing my best to remain spoiler free but the hero, Wreck, had some serious issues that needed to be addressed. Wreck is supposed to come off as a teenager but at times he felt like an older man. Wreck had the world o ...more
I think I went to this high school.

If this plot feels OTT to you, you haven’t been close enough to the IRL people.

This is Vicious without the teen villain.
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is one of my favorite books of the year.

It was like Paper Princess meets Bane. I loved everything about it. The reason why i gave is 4 stars is before the first half. Wasnt really big on the whole creepiness of "Wreck". But other than that i was cheering both of the main characters on. This was my first read by Shana Vanterpool but it is the first that made my top favorites. K cant eait to read the rest of the series.
Erika's Book Blog
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bully
"In my thoughts. In my sights. In my desires. The object of my deep dark obsession."

Darkly hypnotic, tantalizingly twisted, and poetically written, I got lost in the deep, dark, and beautiful, yet completely unexpected story of a young couple doomed from the beginning, or so it seems. Like puppets on strings, their entire lives have been orchestrated by their parents, chock full of secrets, lies, betrayal hidden beneath the decadence, power, and endless potential of these young characters. Readi
Sierra Clothier
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
How do I properly describe a book that destroyed me in all the right ways? A dark YA? Dark romance? Enemies to lovers? Suspenseful YA thriller? Wrecked is all of that and more. I read this book in hours, and couldn't put it down (sorry Mom, who was trying to have a conversation with me). This story is so unique that i couldn't think of any other book like it. And I read 80 books a year.

This story is about greed, wealth, secrets and lies and it revolves around Hallie and Cage. Two teenagers unsat
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Riches and legacies sometimes masked poverty and scars."

Shana Vanterpool is always an Author who knows how to slay with her angsty writing!! I would definitely describe this story as a Enemies to Lovers, Dark YA Romance that had quite the suspenseful edge to it.

Within Hallie and Cage's (Wreck) story we get secrets and lies surrounded by greed and wealth. Played like puppets on a string Hallie and Cage's lives are pawns to their fathers empires.

With no love from the people who are supposed to lo
Sassy Southern
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When the genre YA is attached to a book. I usually steer clear. When I chose this book to read I think I might have skipped over the YA part of the synopsis. But once I start to read a book. I tend to have to finish what I started. So I decided to finish the book and see if it would surprise me.
As stated before when starting this book I was a little skeptical and wanted to go on to the next book. But as I went in I couldn't stop. It had the dark elements that I love so much. It had so many emot
Bookgasms Book Blog
Aug 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: ratula
3.5 Stars!

Wrecked was an intense ride filled with secrets and lies. Hallie and Wreck were addicting and compelling and I could not get enough.

This novel was not like most enemies to lovers stories as I wasn't quite sure what was going on at times. Hallie and Wreck were both privileged offspring of their parents who wanted nothing but to keep them in the dark amidst secrets and lies. They were puppets who were attached to their parent's strings.

Without giving away spoilers, I enjoyed this story a
Michelle Krystel
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was given an advanced readers copy of this book and have decided to leave a voluntary honest review. Wow where do I begin this book was nothing at all what I expected it was way beyond any expectations I could of had. This is definitely not a pretty story or happy ever after. Its was two teen struggled with for there whole life's and had no choice. It's also what there friends struggled with as well. Trust me you will enjoy this book more than yiu think. I know I did. ...more
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
Good grief... It was bad. I didn't like the characters or the storyline. ...more
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
Usually I love these genre of books but this is just eye rolling ridiculous characters and their behavior is unbelievable.
Mandy Barnes
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wrecked Charming Knights Book 1
By Author Shana Vanterpool
Genre: Mature YA Romance
Rating: 5 stars
Pages: 256
Reviewed by Mandy for Janise’ Jivin Book Blog

“Cages were to keep you in. The worse thing would be to be in someone else’s and still be stuck in my own.” - Hallie

Hallie Goodford was the princess and heir to billions but she was like a bird stuck in a cage with clipped wings and wanted to be free her entire life. There was nothing more important than to leave everything behind, Charmant, GA wa
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
Wrecked is the first book in the Charming Nights series by one of my favorite authors, Shana Vanterpool. I love her words so much that I didn’t read the synopsis before I jumped in. She writes it, I read it. This one is actually upper YA! I don’t read many YA but when I do, I want more.

Hallie feels like she lives in cage. Surrounded by gold bars, and the privileged. She wore her mask but she wasn’t like the rest of them. She wanted out when others wanted in. Her peers wanted what she had but al
Oct 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Full Review can be found at

First, I would like to thank Shana Vanterpool and her publicity team for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review! Now let me start off by saying that this was NOTHING that I thought it would be! Something about these characters made it almost impossible for me to let go of their story!

Right from the beginning you see how both Hallie and Wreck communicate and interact with one another. Wreck is that bad boy who is so misund
Busy Bumble Bee Book Reviews
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
So this is the first time I have read by author Shana Vanterpool. I've passed some of her other books before and thought, hmmmm those look good I should read them, but I've just not had the time to actually stop and read anything by her yet. I also have to say that I'm not a big reader of young adult books, I'm mean I'll read them. But I just don't go out of my way to read them. But something about this one just jumped out or stuck out to me and made me want to read it.

Now usually this is where
I don't think I got exactly what I thought I was going to be getting with this book but that doesn't mean that I didn't still love what I did get. I've been in the mood for all the angst driven, steamy ya. This delivered but it was unexpected also. I know that probably doesn't make much sense. But this book kept me reading. This was my first time reading this author and I am happy to say that I'd already bought her latest release and I can't hardly wait to start it. But I need more of this serie ...more
Indie Wish List
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved how messed up this book was. It was insane with all the controlling, threatening those the characters’ loved, how money-hungry some were. Then you had the kids who were so flawed …

Wreck was not redeemable at all, except for his love for Hallie, which was REALLY intense and real-world scary. However, when you realize what Hallie meant for him, when you see his POV, you can’t help being okay with it, as Hallie eventually was. He is the most insane and dynamic character I have ev
Julia Red Hatter Book Blog
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wrecked is a different for me. The whole story was completely different, and that's not a bad thing. These two people will shred your heart, gah the emotional and physical abuse Hallie and Wreck go through. Their entire lives. Will have you hurting so hard for them. Then you get a peek into their souls, theirs souls that a gilded cage hide. This world was intricate. These kids are pawns for their fathers, there is no love or warmth in their lives. Just manipulation, lies, and secrets. Hallie and ...more
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
By Shana Vanterpool
4 stars
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

I quite like reading YA romance stories, not all the time but sometimes it’s nice to change things up a bit so when I read the blurb for Wrecked I was intrigued. I haven’t read anything by this author before either so I was really looking forward to getting stuck in. Overall I really enjoyed the story it was what I would expect from a YA story, I thought that it was well written and had a great pace and flow to
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
”My mind, body, and heart, had somehow rearranged around Cage. Apart, they’d scrambled, scattering in the sky like misplaced planets.”
* I received an arc for my honest review *
First of all let me get this off my chest; I AM IN LOVE AND THIS BOOK IS SO FREAKING GOOD I AM CRYING.
Alright, now that that is out, let’s get a bit more professional haha.
This book is such an amazing, extraordinary, original story. I have never stumbled upon a story quitelike this. This is such an original tale
Erin Nelson
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating: 4 "My little Star" stars

General Thoughts: Wrecked is the first novel in the Charming Knight series. The story centers around Hallie and Cage, and is told in dual POVs. They live the fictional town of Charmant, Georgia and both attended Charming High. There story deals with them trying to navigate the struggles and pressures put on them by both their parents both together and separately.

Hallie: I thought Hallie was a sweet and strong Heroine. She was reasonable and didn't whine about he
Jamie  Zishka
Aug 09, 2018 rated it liked it
I almost didn't actually read this story because it was set in a highschool setting, but in the end I decided to pick it up because of the author behind it. I really did enjoy this story as it reminded me of the whole gossip girl richy rich class of teenagers. As the story was flowing there were some parts that were a little bit weird for me but I did still enjoy reading it. If I had to criticize anything about this book I would say the ending... it was intense in parts of this book so when the ...more
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Sometimes a book comes along that just rocks your entire world. This is a YA book that has everything! It has a town that houses the richest of the rich. It has secrets and rules that are set in place for those that are that privileged. Hallie is the heir to a family fortune, she is expected to live a certain way and follow the rules that are set in place for her. What to wear, what to say, to make friends with the right people. What happens when you fall for a boy that doesn’t want anything to
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When the genre YA is attached to a book. I usually steer clear. When I chose this book to read I think I might have skipped over the YA part of the synopsis. But once I start to read a book. I tend to have to finish what I started. So I decided to finish the book and see if it would surprise me.
As stated before when starting this book I was a little skeptical and wanted to go on to the next book. But as I went in I couldn't stop. It had the dark elements that I love so much. It had so many emot
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Oh my goodness... Can you say Welcome to Charmant? Wreck and Hallie were two amazing characters. I loved how they interacted with each other and the build up of their love. The secrets... the betrayal... If you were apart of Charmant, you weren't ordinary. You couldn't be. Your parents just wouldn't allow it.

Wreck and Hallie was able to find each other despite everything. When they were together, they weren't Cage Wreckmond and Hallie Goodford. They were just Cage and Hallie. It was love
Wendy Livingstone
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in a new series, and going by this introduction, it is going to be an all-round phenomenal series! This is Hallie and Wreck’s story, and it is a dark, suspenseful, emotional, twisted read, as well as filled with secrets, lies, greed, evil, and love. This talented author has done an amazing job in penning this story, and I was totally hooked and intrigued throughout this thrilling page turner. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series, and as this is one of my favo ...more
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