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Lovely Vicious by Sara Wolf
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  **5 captivating stars!!**


I do not understand why I loved this book this much.
I.Could.Not.Stop.Reading it.
I was hooked by Isis's crazy voice,
funny banters,
and fake personality.

 This book deals with dark issues:
✦ Weight loss.
✦ Low Self Esteem.
✦ A dark mysterious past.
✦ Friends.
✦ Fitting in.
✦ Mental health issues.
✦ Bad Break ups.


“Sometimes, we can’t do the things we want to do for ourselves.
Sometimes we wait for someone else to do them.
You can’t always wait like that.
You have to seek out change on your own.”


I might've enjoyed this book because it reminded me of anime.
And as you might know, or not know, I adore anime.
This book's characters were a lot like anime characters.

The Nerdy anime character with
big glasses,
vast knowledge,
and also popularity at some point:
Wren!

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✦ The girl who has boys lusting for her.
She's the popular
nice girl.
Kayla
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✦ The arrogant mean girl who controls everyone.
She's not liked,
but for some reason,
people follow her blindly.
She's good looking,
rich,
and very mean in a way
that can lock someone in jail,
not bullying mean if you know what I mean.
Avery
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✦ The smart mysterious guy.
Girls love him for his looks.
Guys respect him for his intelligence.
Teachers love him for his grades.
He has a bad reputation,
but everyone still love him regardless of his
crazy personality.
The guy isn't nice,
and doesn't sugar coat anything.
He's mean to girls,
and rude to everyone.
Yet, he's still very popular
& well loved by everyone.
This character is very common in the anime world.
Jack!
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✦ The new girl.
A girl who's funny and loved.
She grab people's attention.
She's loud,
crazy,
and fun.
Yet, she's wise,
caring,
and thankful.
She has very serious issues,
and her funky personality is just there
to mask the real her.
She's running away from problems,
and in reality,
she's very scared.
No matter how much she goes through,
she's still strong & ready to fight.
Isis.
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“I would love to slap you right now,
but I’m currently wielding a nine pound ball and I’m afraid that would be called murder.”


I might've been in love with this novel because
Jack & Isis's love story wasn't instant.
I just despite instant-love stories.
I see it as a curse done by the author.
Ok I might be exaggerating a bit,
but I honestly don't like instant love in my books
because it's unrealistic & makes me want to roll my eyes.
Repeatedly.
Jack & Isis's relationship grew slowly from nothing,
to hate,
to war,
to sympathy,
caring,
and then finally attraction
.
They slowly started liking each other.
It wasn't instant,
and I must admit,
it was kind of very slow nice.

“How did you find me? If you hacked into the Club’s computer to look up my appointments-"
“Whoa, I think you overestimate me, shitlord. Last time I checked all I did was be in the wrong place at the right time. I saw you and had to - ”
“Stalk me.”
“ - delicately approach you. In a sideways manner. From behind. Without being seen at all. For ten minutes.”


I don't know why I did this,
but I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.
Actually,
I was supposed to read a bit before my bed time,
but when I held it and started reading,
I dropped it only after I was done with it.
I read the whole book in one sitting.
I didn't even update my GR 'currently reading' list.
I was so consumed,
and struck by this book from the moment I held it.
In the end, I slept very late,
but I don't regret what I did even though I had to wake up early the next morning.

“And then he came,
and pulled her petals off one by one,
forcing her to surround herself with thorns to survive.
But he missed one petal.
And she guards it with a tiger's ferocity.”


I might've also loved this book because of the
Japanese words thrown here and there.
As I said,
I'm a big Anime fan,
and in return,
I learned a little Japanese on my free time.
So seeing Japanese words thrown here and there,
and actually understanding what it meant
without reading the meaning just made me feel awesome.
I know.
That's irrelevant,
but I want to share my enthusiasm with the world.

“Because I’m strong.
Because I’m Isis Blake,
and she might not be pretty,
or sweet,
or well-mannered,
but she’s very, very strong.”


The plot was so unpredictable.
I enjoyed reading every part of it.
There were many plot twists I didn't see coming,
which only made me enjoy the book more.
I liked how Jack and Isis were both very observant and smart.
I love how the writer surprised us with every secret revealed.
The writing was mostly in Isis's POV,
and it was hilarious.
Jack's POV was a bit darker,
and more obvious than Isis.
Regardless, the book was full of humor despite the dark themes.

“Hello, spawn!” I coo at Kayla’s baby brother as he waddles into her room. He burps at me.
“It looks like you guys speak the same language,” Kayla quips.
“Where was that sass when Jack was making you cry at Avery’s party?”
“Uh, hello? He’s my crush? I’m not going to sass him.”
“Flash ‘em the sass before you flash ‘em the ass.”
“What kind of saying is that?” She laughs.
“Grandma-saying. She’s the head of the motorcycle gang at her nursing home.”


The freaking ending.
I was like WTF?
Also the part where
(view spoiler)
I was terrified of that scene honestly.
Now I'm not sure how to feel.

Now that I have gushed,
and pointed out how great this book is,
I can go read the second book happily because I'm anticipating it so badly.

Also, I recommend this read to everyone because
it's funny,
cute,
dark,
and mysterious all at the same time.
The characters are likable.
Even the queen bee isn't that bad.
The plot was refreshing and unpredictable.
The tone was very funny at times,
and very dark at times.
This book has it all. So yes,

I recommend it to everyone.
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Reading Progress

January 31, 2016 – Started Reading
January 31, 2016 – Shelved
February 1, 2016 –
page 50
18.59% "“Flash ‘em the sass before you flash ‘em the ass.” I love Isis so much. She's funny and cute... ☆☆"
February 1, 2016 –
page 200
74.35% "“Because I’m strong. Because I’m Isis Blake, and she might not be pretty, or sweet, or well-mannered, but she’s very, very strong.” ok!! You know me guys, I love strong main girls!!! (^ω^)"
February 1, 2016 – Shelved as: ya
February 1, 2016 – Shelved as: kick-ass-heroine
February 1, 2016 – Shelved as: lol-d
February 1, 2016 – Shelved as: favorites
February 1, 2016 – Shelved as: enemies-to-lovers
February 1, 2016 – Shelved as: contemporary
February 1, 2016 – Shelved as: bad-boy-good-girl
February 1, 2016 – Shelved as: abuse
February 1, 2016 – Finished Reading
February 22, 2016 – Shelved as: dark

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message 1: by Kira (new) - added it

Kira Simion Nice review. I liked reading the quotes you inserted because they were quirky and showed the potential of the book. I'll have to give this book a try. You've convinced me. :)


bibliophile (Romance Addict) Kira wrote: "Nice review. I liked reading the quotes you inserted because they were quirky and showed the potential of the book. I'll have to give this book a try. You've convinced me. :)"

Glad I did!! Hope you enjoy & thank you :)


message 3: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Kyle Fab review!! xx


bibliophile (Romance Addict) Jennifer wrote: "Fab review!! xx"

Thank you, Jen!!


message 5: by Olga (new)

Olga Great review!! :))


bibliophile (Romance Addict) Olga wrote: "Great review!! :))"

Thank you Olga!! :)


message 7: by Jasmine (new) - added it

Jasmine Perfect review! You made me super excited about this one! :D


bibliophile (Romance Addict) ✔Jasmine✔ wrote: "Perfect review! You made me super excited about this one! :D"

Awww thank you Jasmine!! I can't wait to hear your thoughts about it!!


message 9: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen FANTASTIC review Sweetie!


bibliophile (Romance Addict) Kathleen wrote: "FANTASTIC review Sweetie!"

Thank you Kath!


Clumsy Storyteller Great review darling :)


bibliophile (Romance Addict) Khadijz wrote: "Great review darling :)"

Thank you Khadijz!! :))


message 13: by Exina (new)

Exina Brilliant review, Bibliophile! :)


bibliophile (Romance Addict) Exina wrote: "Brilliant review, Bibliophile! :)"

Thank you Exina ;))


message 15: by Candace (new) - added it

Candace Great review, bibliophile! I've had this book on my TBR list for a long time. I'm glad to hear it is a good one. You've piqued my curiosity. :)


bibliophile (Romance Addict) Candace wrote: "Great review, bibliophile! I've had this book on my TBR list for a long time. I'm glad to hear it is a good one. You've piqued my curiosity. :)"

It's a really interesting book ;) Thank you!


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