Something Wicked is a book for anyone who loves the supernatural and all the dark lust and evil which comes with the nightlife they live in.
There are lots of elements to this book, quite literally!
Witches being able to control the weather and cause mass destruction! T.r.kester explains every fight and every earth shattering experience in this book to the max. I’m reading it and I feel as though I am there in the middle of all the chaos! Which is amazing, every punch throwing I’m scrunching up my face as if I could feel the impact myself!
But it wasn’t all brutal, their is a lot of beautiful description throughout the book about the characters themselves – I must admit I highlighted a whole two pages at one point because the words t.r.kester used to describe everything were stunning and read almost like poetry!
The start of the book was very promising, likewise the interesting ending! However I do feel throughout the middle section of the book I got a little lost by the mass amount of characters and all their supernatural powers, although saying that there is a character profile blog at the back of the book! But throughout this sections of the book I felt like this book would really work well as a TV program, maybe it would be easier to follow in that way as you’d be able to recognise faces more and see their powers etc.
Yet saying that I still enjoyed the experience and getting to know the main characters, I can not wait to see how things will turn out in the next book as everything has quite literally gone crazy and I don’t know how they can pull it all together!
It’s definitely worth the read if you are into the dark nightlife of the supernatural begins!
You can find the author on instagram at @t.r.kester and more importantly buy this fab book on amazon!!
I have been gone for so long! I know I have and I am truly sorry!
Life likes to make me crazy busy and with heading back to ballet school and finally arriving and settling in again I’ve hardly had anytime to myself!
Do you know the last time I picked up a book and read for a long time? BECAUSE I CAN NOT REMEMBER! however I do have three new books that I am planning on reading throughout September!
Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas
Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo
The Crowns of Croswald by D.E Night
To be honest I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to read them all but hopefully I will finish at least one of them!
Today I found the time to put on my wall most of my artwork I’ve been given the past year, each piece means so much to me! I love them all from my best friend who drew me four beautiful pictures for my birthday, to my boyfriend who drew the earth fae, to the fanart and fandom art from the lovely bookstagram community!
A story filled with Dragons, Magic, Warriors – Escali Vs Humans… This book has EVERYTHING a fantasy lover LOVES in a book!
This story follows the life of Allie – who mysteriously wakes up in danger and follows to live the life of someone who is always in danger and is always fighting for herself, her family and friends. But what is unique about Allie – not only is she the most skilled fighter about… But she also has no idea who she is other than the fact her name is Allie.
A Fantasy World like no other I’ve ever read
AND TRUST ME! I’VE READ A LOT! I loved how original this book is! The whole concept of the two races in the book going head to head ‘supernatural’ vs ‘normal’ (Or in other words, Escali vs. Humans) is something you commonly see in Fantasy books but with Halie’s amazing writing it didn’t feel like a cliché. It follows no trend, It’s purely its own breed and that’s something which I sometimes find hard to come across in the YA Fantasy Genre!
Reading Allie’s story is unique to other books I have read because not only are we as readers trying to finding out who she is, she herself is also trying. I feel like this makes us as readers appreciate the story more as we ourselves feel like we are by Allie’s side seeing her grow and find herself.
Allie is a mysterious character. That is what draws us into the book in the first place, but what makes us stay is the fact she is flawed and real. Maybe the fact Halie writes in first person but I seemed to develop the same feelings as Allie & experienced them. When she was embarrassed I found myself embarrassed, when she was excited I found myself rooting her on. Halie makes a fantastic connection with her wonderful writing but more so with her characters. Allie was not the only one I found myself attached too.
I adore how Halie wrote this book, the way it was structured was so satisfying because it wasn’t massive chunks of text. It read with such flow and there was never a gap in the story however it didn’t feel as though Halie was dragging out the story!
Halie’s love for this story and her characters is obvious when you read this book, she started writing this story when she was 12 and reading the book you honestly can feel that she writes with all her heart and passion.
This book will be special to me for probably all my life because Halie made her dream into a reality… If you are like me and want to be a fantasy ya author one day… read this book. There haven’t been many books which have really made me believe maybe I could one day get a book published but this book has inspired me to never give up.
So I thank Halie for giving me this book for an honest review, because reading it has made an impact into my own writing journey. I can not wait for the second book and you reading this review should so check it out!
Author Detail and How to Buy
Her Instagram where she will keep you up to date on her writing – haliefewkes_author
OKAY SO HELLO I HAVE ALREADY MISSED A WEEK OF THIS WEEKLY BLABBER AND I LITERALLY JUST STARTED IT!
So I apologise.
Tonight – ACOWAR
And the many troubles of getting it in time.
IT TRICKED ME INTO BELIEVING I HAD PRE-ORDERED! (But tbf it was my own fault as I accidentally forgot to confirm…)
HARDBACK WAS TOO GOOD NOT TO GET! With the cheeky price of £10 I just HAD TOO! But it was expected 10th of May… now okay. I can understand bc y’know it’s a hardback and all.
CHEEKY PAPERBACK! (I’m liking the word cheeky today) IT WAS LIKE £3.89? BARGIN! So I clicked it and CONFIRMED IT AND THEN!! THEN!!! I got a cheeky email saying ‘due to arrive on the 25th. I WAS LIKE HELL NO!
SO AS YOU CAN TELL!! NEITHER WILL COME ON THE 2ND OF MAY!!! SO WHAT I AM GONNA DO?!?!?!?!?!?!?
GOOD OLD EBOOKS! Saved the day *readers applause*
So to conclude this random mini AWFUL retelling of my near DEATH experience I ended up with three books of acowar all different versions so yes.
Could this be the next BIG SHOT Netflix Series?… Because in my honest opinion, this book has every chance of becoming that big!
First of all let me give you the low down on this book – set in a jaw dropping mountains of California, Wildwood Academy One of the undoubtfully most prestigious boarding schools in the country, Sits. Quite happily, with their stick rules and exceptional students all lead by The Dean.
Nikka is the main character, aged 15 and is used to packing up her stuff and moving town with her ambitions mother whom she loves very dearly. The two of them have a very unique relationship since Nikkas fathers death in war. Nikka has an incredible gift where she can remember anything from glance, her art is beyond anyone else’s – This was her lucky talent which got her into Wildwood.
However during her time at Wildwood, things come to the surface – unpleasant and dark things. Which eventually Nikka makes the decision that her life and those she lovers are in danger.
The writing in this book pleasantly surprised me!
Jacky’s writing meets the standard of those who write bestsellers, something I think this book has the potential to achieve in June when the paperback comes out! But there’s something so effortless when you read her writing, it flows and makes the book fast paced. Their are some beautiful lines of description, never the pass passages of text which you sometimes find in books. You as a reader are able to paint the picture clearly in your head with every scene written, like Nikka painting every detail in her batailisme classes.
In this book there is the best unique group of friends. Something you wouldn’t normally see in real life because of how unusual the mix is, however saying that it is a very realistic in the book because of the type of school they go too. Basically no one is ‘normal’ Which I think is great. As they all have different personalities making them bounce of each other but sometimes not in a good way too.
They all have their flaws, own insecurities and hearts, making them real and characters who we can actually relate to and understand their actions.
What I love about each character is their own different sense of humour, it’s hilarious and the ‘banter’ between them all just makes you laugh out loud when reading.
“A gambler and a thief,” she whispered, “How very Poetic”
There is romance in this book which is mysterious and has your toes curling and has you biting you lips with excitement and ‘fangirl/boy’ None of it seems forced like sometimes a ‘love triangle is’ the tense between the two boys after Nikka’s heart also is very funny and makes it harder for you as a reader to chose who you’d prefer or as in our fangirl/boy language – ‘our ship’ & ‘one true partner’
I personally just love them both!
The Dark Twisting Story
The first half of the book – Is more focused on developing the friendships and Nikka ‘finding her feet’ in the new school. However there a odd things which keep happening and you start to question what is it?
The final half of the book – When you hit halfway through book you will not be able to put the book down. I could almost bet on it! Everything starts to make sense, the author really pulls things together, IN A VERY DRAMATIC WAY! But its great! It’s fast paced, you feel like your physically running with them! If your anything like me your face will pull many expressions while reading, I almost cried and choked on my own breathe at one point!
Staring – 5/5 stars!
This book deserves every inch of those five stars, if you love romance, mysterious, dystopian, thrilling funny stories I’d 100% recommend!
This book is on ebooks and amazon, simply search ‘wunderkids’ – Jacqueline Sylvester! It’s currently only 99p!!
In June the book will be out in paperback – so expected many more pictures on here and my Instagram with the beautiful cover!
The author is also planning on making ‘bookish candles’ and other merch for this book, which I definitely will be buying!
You can find the author on Instagram at – jchoulji
Hope you enjoyed this review, leave comments if you’ve read it or plan on doing so!