Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Wicked Charm by Amber Hart hosted by Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours. I will be posting my review of this book along with information about the book and author.
Wicked Charm by Amber Hart
Publication Date: January 30, 2018
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Nothing good comes from living in the Devil’s swamp.
Willow Bell thinks moving to the Okefenokee area isn’t half bad, but nothing prepares her for what awaits in the shadows of the bog.
Girls are showing up dead in the swamp. And she could be next.
Everyone warns Willow to stay away from Beau Cadwell—the bad boy at the top of their suspect list as the serial killer tormenting the small town.
But beneath his wicked, depthless eyes, there’s something else that draws Willow to him.
When yet another girl he knew dies, though, Willow questions whether she can trust her instincts…or if they’re leading to her own death.
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Wicked Charm was a pretty fast paced mystery, but there was also a big focus on romance. It somewhat took up more of the book than the actual murders did. It’s told in alternating chapters by the two main characters, Willow and Beau.
Willow has recently moved in with her grandma in the swamp in Georgia. Beau lives next door with his grandpa and sister, Charlotte. Willow is warned by her grandma to stay away from Beau because he’s wicked. Her grandma isn’t a big fan of her neighbors and we find out why later in the book.
I liked Willow, but it was annoying that she was so obsessed with Beau right away. I get the pull of someone you are attracted to, but it almost seemed unhealthy. But she was a pretty fiece girl who wasn’t afraid of much.
Beau was not my favorite person, though he did get better as the book went on. He was just so cocky and lied a lot. He was a player, but he had a reason to not get attached to anyone.
Charlotte was mean and closed off, but for the same reasons as Beau. I ended up really liking her and would have loved more of her story.
Jorie becomes Willow’s best friend and their relationship was nice to read about throughout the book.
My favorite character ended up being Willow’s grandma. She was protective, honest, and she swore a lot. Totally my kind of adult. She loved her granddaughter and definitely looked out for her.
The swamp was the perfect location for this story. It created a creepy atmosphere even before the bodies started showing up. I loved how descriptive the author was for this part of the story.
Bodies of girls start showing up in the swamp and each girl dated Beau in the past. Willow must decide if she can trust him and figure out who the killer is.
Overall, I enjoyed this and read it quickly over two days. I gave this one 3 1/2 stars (rounded up to 4 on goodreads). I received a copy of this book from Entangled Teen for review.
Amber Hart resides on the Florida coastline with family and a plethora of animals she affectionately refers to as her urban farm. When unable to find a book, she can be found writing, daydreaming, or with her toes in the sand. She’s the author of several novels for teens and adults, including Wicked Charm, the Before & After series, and the Untamed series. Rep’d by Stacey Donaghy of Donaghy Literary Group.
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Have you read Wicked Charm yet? If so, what did you think about it?