Thursday, June 20, 2013
Wicked As She Wants by Delilah S. Dawson (thoughts)
In this book we get to know Ahnastasia, a blud Princess from the land of Muscovy, that Casper finds nearly dead locked up in a suitcase. Ahna has no idea how she got in there nor does she have any idea who has killed her parents or why. But she does know that it is her duty to return to her homeland and take her rightful place as the Queen. Ahna manages to convince Casper to help her on this whirlwind adventure filled with blud pirates, danger, and even a little bit of desire. But it will take everything that both Casper and Ahna have to overthrow the "new" Queen of Muscovy that has taken over while Ahna has been gone. Can the spoiled princess become a real Queen?
This book had everything that you can ask for: passion, adventure, mystery, and even a dash of humor. I loved it so much and found myself easily caught within the pages from the very beginning. The chemistry between Ahna and Casper is almost instantaneous and I loved watching their relationship develop. It was also nice to get to know Casper's character more as he plays a semi-important role in the first book. I wish I could tell you exactly what worked better for me with this book compared to the first but it isn't one certain thing. I think that I just really connected with the characters more in this book! The adventure that Ahna and Casper found themselves on was such a whirlwind and it kept me turning the pages as fast as I could! I especially loved the scene when Ahna is boarding the airship...I couldn't help but laugh even though I'm terrified of heights myself. I wasn't sure how the book was going to end but the author did an amazing job with it! I sincerely hope that we get to see a bit more of Ahna and Casper in future books because this one book just wasn't enough! And before I forget it was also a nice touch in my opinion the way the author managed to fit Tish and Criminy in without making it an issue if you haven't read the first book. I just can't wait to read more of this series!
All in all, this book was everything that I hoped it would be and so much more! It has me super excited to see where this author takes this series next. From the teaser I read at the back of the book, it looks like I will be in for a treat. Now I'm just going to have to be patient and wait for that next book to come out. I sure hate the waiting part! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this one but especially for fans of both paranormal romance and steampunk!
Bottom Line: Such a good read! I can't wait for more!
Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book for review from the publisher. Actually two by accident. One came from NetGalley and one was a surprise I found in my mailbox. I love those!