Book Review: Wicked Games

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Synopsis from Amazon.com:

Tainted love. Sexy secrets. A chilling revenge plot. It’s all here in Wicked Gamesby Sean Olin, the first in a psychologically-charged, suspenseful series set in a picturesque coastal Florida town called Dream Point, where dangerous mind games are played with abandon.

Lilah has spent the last four years by her boyfriend Carter’s side, and everyone thinks their relationship is rock solid. But behind closed doors, things are beginning to crumble. Just as Lilah’s intensifying mood-swings are making Carter think about distancing himself from her, another girl enters the picture. Jules is beautiful, funny, smart, and artistic. Carter can’t help but fall under her spell. But one stolen night of passion has consequences they could never imagine.

Fans of books packed with drama and doomed romance, like The Lying Game and Perfect Chemistry, will immediately be hooked by Wicked Games.

*This book is part of my POPSUGAR 2015 Reading Challenge*

I really only read this book because it was on my reading challenge. That’s also the only reason why I finished it. Although the book is filled with drama and there’s definitely a suspense aspect to it, this book just didn’t do it for me.

It felt like this book was trying to hard. Lilah has so many issues and I’m not sure how I feel about the author demonizing her mental illness. Of course, this a trope that has been used multiple times but still. It just didn’t sit right with me. Also, the author kind of skips over the fact that Carter is in the wrong. He cheated on his girlfriend! Yes, Lilah has issues but newsflash, cheating on her isn’t going to help.

And then he lies about it and blames Lilah for his cheating. Nonsense. Oh and don’t worry, these aren’t really spoilers. This is the main premise of the story. Carter cheats on Lilah, Lilah loses her mind, plot thickens.

I started and finished this book in one day mainly because I skimmed over most of it, honestly. I just couldn’t deal with all the nonsense. The only character I kind of liked was Jules because although she did do something wrong she didn’t seem as much as a jerk as Carter.

I think the ending of this book is supposed to be a shocking twist but I wasn’t feeling it. It just seemed strange to me and out of place. All this being said, this is definitely a borrow, although honestly, I just wouldn’t read it.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow.

Stars:

2 stars

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