Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Wicked Saga #2
Genre: New Adult Fantasy, Paranormal
Pub Date: July 19, 2016
My Copy: E-Book That I bought
Torn between duty and survival, nothing can be the same.
Everything Ivy Morgan thought she knew has been turned on its head. After being betrayed and then nearly killed by the Prince of the Fae, she’s left bruised and devastated—and with an earth-shattering secret that she must keep at all costs. And if the Order finds out her secret, they’ll kill her.
Then there’s Ren Owens, the sexy, tattooed Elite member of the Order who has been sharing Ivy’s bed and claiming her heart. Their chemistry is smoking hot, but Ivy knows that Ren has always valued his duty to the Order above all else—he could never touch her if he knew the truth. That is, if he let her live at all. Yet how can she live with herself if she lies to him?
But as the Fae Prince begins to close in, intent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld, Ivy is running out of options. If she doesn’t figure out who she can trust—and fast—it’s not only her heart that will be torn apart, but civilization itself.
Absolutely loved this book. This book was like a wonderful mix of emotions, actions, surprises and lots of twists and turns that made me want even more of these characters and world. Ivy finds herself in a very weird place at the beginning of this book.
We were left with a big cliffhanger at the end of Wicked. We learn that Ivy Morgan is the halfling and has a major problem now. She has to do something, but instead tries to live her life and begins to wonder what her life is going to be like once the order finds out the truth about her and Ren does as well. She doesn’t like having a secret, especially one as this. If the prince gets his hands on her, Ivy will be forced or so she thinks to have a baby that will bring forth the end of things.
Also not to mention we learn there are things that we didn’t know about certain characters. We learn a lot more than I think and even Ivy and Ren ever wanted to know about Tink. There is some background about the Prince, Val that wasn’t in the first book and certainly explains a lot of things about why the Prince came through and how he felt like he had to cross the barrier because the world that the Fae come from is dying. Plus he has assimilated to this world very quickly. I totally found the fact that he is trying hard to win Ivy to his side is downright scary. He tells her that this world is there only hope if the faewant to live. Tink is not the size we first thought he was. He is actually much bigger and has a lot more abilities than we ever thought possible as he turns big and kills the knight that was sent to kill Ren. I thought the reveal and the way Think handled the knight was just interesting and awesome.
Ivy also has so many twists and turns coming towards her. As she and Val really get into a big time fight and things end up badly for Val. Not to mention the prince captures Ren. We also learn that there is a community of fae, that doesn’t feed on humans. So Ivy and Ren are trying to locate this so called community. Ren, gets captured of course, and things get bad and when things turn bad, they really get bad. I think one of the things that I really found intense was how bad Ren and Ivy each suffer in their own ways by the prince and his minions.
Ivy makes a deal with the prince to free Ren. We also learn that the prince is not a very patient man and his name is Drake (very original). He likes this world and all the amenities it offers. Ivy tells him that humans will fight back. We also learn that halflings can feed on human beings and he forces Ivy to feed unwillingly from human beings. She doesn’t like it. He really wants Ivy to understand and become his willingly, so that she will give birth to the supposed apocalypse baby as Ivy has called the yet unborn child. We learn from another character who helps Ivy escape with Ren and from other people/fae’s that sometimes halflings can become addicted to feeding from humans. It’s a horrible thing that Ivy was forced to do.
I also like that Ivy and Ren reunited and make up. Plus they learn that this community wants to stop the Fae prince and needs help to make sure he doesn’t succeed. This is going to be the story going forward into the third book. I thought that there were a lot of developments in this book with the prince, Ivy and Ren’s relationship being put through a test. Also the fact that Ivy’s life and having to deal with more things than she ever thought possible. I really enjoyed this second book in this installment.