Wicked As You Wish
An unforgettable alternative history fairytale series from the author of The Bone Witch trilogy about found family, modern day magic, and finding the place you belong.
Many years ago, the magical Kingdom of Avalon was left desolate and encased in ice when the evil Snow Queen waged war on the powerful country. Its former citizens are now refugees in a world mostly devoid...more
1.…moreEep. I actually didn't know that this planned book had already found its way to Goodreads until you asked this question! As of today (10/13/2014) -
1.) no publisher has seen this manuscript;
2.) not even my agent has read this;
3.) because I am working on revisions, there is no final version
I am very grateful that people seem to like this book, and are adding it to their to-read pile, and I thank whoever it was that added it to GR. But there are no plans for this book just yet, given the points mentioned above!
I'll be announcing any new updates on my blog or on my Twitter account. It's an odd, whimsical manuscript that needs a lot of mind wrestling to get right (hence the constant revisions), and very different from my horror books. It's one I am hoping to share with you guys soon!(less)
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I gave up. I’m at page 125 and I listen my inner voice kept screaming me; “Put the book down! Nice and slowly!” So I did as I’m told! I raised my hands to the air and surrendered!
I did my best to be patient! I uncounted sheep and drank triple shot espressos at the night time to focus on the story. (I sacrificed a great bottle of wine during my read which gives me more inner scream ...more
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This was the first book I'd ever written, shelved way back in 2010 because it wasn't "marketable", according to the feedback that I'd believed then.
Except every book I'd published since wasn't really marketable either. THE GIRL FROM THE WELL wasn't marketable because "horror didn't sell". THE BONE WITCH was ...more
A world that combines every single fairytale into one. A large cast of characters. Political intrigue. Filipino culture.
so why oh why did this disappoint?
In a world much like our own, but with a fantastical twist- the Royal States of America are joined by Wonderland, Neverland and Avalon. Their histories are intertwined with our own, creating an interesting political landscape and blend of cultures. Tala is a young girl with a curse of repelling and negatin ...more
People are trying to punish an author of color for standing up for themselves when a white person does something insulting and demeaning. NOPE.
Your racism is showing! ...more
A few months ago I read Rin Chupeco's The Never Tilting World. It was another book with a beautiful cover and an exciting premise that left me dry and bored while reading. I have since then come to the conclusion that maybe, just maybe, Rin Chupeco's books just aren't for me. Although considering the ratings for this one and The Never Tilting World, they aren't for a ...more
Suffice it to say, I u ...more
Wicked As You Wish was a tale of family, friendship and a fight for freedom that was fun and full of creativity. The start of the book was very full on with a lot of information to process but it really is worth sticking with until the end.
It was set in a world similar to ours only there was the Royal States of America and a few extra countries: Wonderland, Avalon and Neverland, not to mention an entirely different history inspired by fairy tales such as S ...more
I’d been rejected for this ARC so many times that I thought I would have to wait a long time after the release to get it from the library. But then I got selected for Rin’s street team and got the advance copy and I can’t tell you how ecstatic I was. But after finishing the book, my enthusiasm has dulled a little.
The author has written at length on twitter about what this book means to her and why she wrote it, particula ...more
I have 2 books of Rin Chupeco on my TBR mountain that I have not read yet, which means that this is my first time to fully ex ...more
There is not much I have to say about this. It was a blend of modern times and mythical folklore but it took the worst parts of both. The interpretation of nostalgic stories like Snow White and Robin Hood felt juvenile, overly animated, and ultim ...more
For the time being, all I have to say is: With its beautiful cast of courageous (and occasionally whimsical) Filipino characters and clever fairytale references, Wicked As You Wish is a precious book that means so, so much to me. Please, please pick this one up!
HONORED TO BE PART OF THE PH CHAPTER OF THE ORDER OF THE BANDERSNATCH TOO. (pre-order this book!!!)
i just didn't give this book five stars because i think there was a lot of confusing parts in the story. there were just too many things to grasp like the modern fantasy world, the politics and the mag ...more
March 2, 2020:...more
➝ Sum it up in points!
✔ Filipina, Chinese, Japanese, Latino characters (racial diversity)
✔ modern-day fantasy setting
✔ gay main character along with queer side characters (sexual diversity)
✔ fantastical creatures and warrior traditions
✔ squad comes together in this folklore-inspired retelling
Wicked As You Wish is wickedly determined to make the readers fall in love with every character on the right side with the determination, magical t
4.5 Stars. Wicked as You Wish is an entirely different beast than Rin Chupeco’s previous work, but still contains the hallma ...more
Prince Alexei of Avalon is new to Arizona in the Royal States of America and is living undercover since the Snow Queen encased his Kingdom in ice. Tala has the ability negate or to ...more
However, when the action kicked in... I was ALL IN! The magical obstacles that the group have to overcome are delightful and imaginative. I really enjoy ...more
This book had such an interesting concept, but it was just so confusing. I never really understood, how or what is happening. The world building was confusing too and sometimes it felt like info-dumping. Also, I didn’t really care for any of the characters or their relationships. However, I liked the writing and the pop culture references.
Overall, this book was a confusing, but enjoyable mess.
Wicked As You Wish
By: Rin Chupeco
First, thank you, Rin, for having me as part of your street team. It was a fun unique experience! #100namesformagic
Now, as for Wicked As You Wish, it's also a unique experience. I'll bet you have never read anything quite like this book. It's a serious mish mashup of fairytales and folklore, some familiar and some ...more
HOWEVER i am still giving this 5 stars to balance out all the 1 star ratings people are giving rin chupeco because they spoke out for themself when mackenzi lee signed other authors’ books (especially poc authors) without asking permission and wicked as you wish was one of these books. i can’t phrase stuff well so idk if that made sens ...more
I was really hooked in the first half of this book. I had followed all of the twitter threads Chupeco rel ...more
rep: (view spoiler)[biracial Filipino-Scottish-American MC [Tala], gay MC [Alex], Jewish MC [Zoe], Japanese-English MC [Ken], nonbinary Chinese-Canadian MC [Loki], Latino major character [Co ...more
I read this book while I was on holiday. I loved Rin Chupeco’s series entitled The Bone Witch and I was looking forward to her dark writing style in this new series and did not find it. I tried to find an anchor in the story and was unable to get in it. I love how she described the Filipino way of life of her main character; that made me smile. I have a few friends from the Philippines and recognised their sense of community in the story. Unfortunately, the story and the characters sounded recyc ...more
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Despite an unsettling resemblance to Japanese revenants, Rin always maintains their sense of hummus ...more
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