A Wicked Thing

A Wicked Thing

Book - 2015 | First edition.
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One hundred years after falling asleep, Aurora wakes to the kiss of a handsome prince and a kingdom that has dreamed of her return, but her happily-ever-after seems unlikely as she faces grief over the loss of everything she knew and a cruel new king.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780062303530
Branch Call Number: THOMA
Characteristics: 337 pages ; 22 cm


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Mar 25, 2021

Don't recommended this book it is not as good as it looks. That's all I have to say but it is your judgment that you should listen too.

Nov 24, 2015

Meh. Tristan I found was written very well, and the concept was a great one, but Aurora was 2-D and too whiny. The book's cliff hanger ending was a bit stereotypical, and left me with no attachment to the characters. I for one will absolutely not be reading any sequels.

Jun 14, 2015

What a waste of what should have been a great concept. The execution was severely lacking.

My biggest issue was with Aurora's character. I'm not against passive characters or characters who aren't really brave or courageous. But that was all Aurora's character was. She felt like a placeholder, not really present in the story at all. When she should have had a reaction to something, we get nothing from her. And if I read her saying "oh" one more time, I was going to tear my hair out.

Being in shock is understandable; however it was not written well enough to come across as shock and not, say, a poorly constructed character.

(And plus, she's a Princess. Even if she had been locked away and ignored for part of her life, she still should have looked at the unknown people ordering her around and flat out thrown a hissy.)

It felt like the author barely skimmed the surface of what should have been a layered story full of depth. Things were touched on and then dropped entirely. The characters were cardboard, with just one or two traits ascribed to them. The world building is something we've all seen before, with magic having left the world a long time before and the people fearing it now.

I won't be checking out the rest of the series.

Apr 16, 2015

I really liked the synopsis. A Wicked Thing definitely had the goods to be a fast paced, exciting read. And it did start off nicely until all the characters had been introduced. After that it got SO BORING.

I am totally down with starting off with a slow pace but eventually, I do expect things to heat up (and speed up) after a few chapters. Unfortunately, that did not happen. And then when some action (finally!) happened in the last 2-3 chapters, it could not overtake the boredom of the rest of the book.

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Nov 24, 2015

lipglossgirl thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 13


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