Hello there everyone! The summer is almost over so now's the time to scoop up some new books! And speaking of which, I've had the honor and pleasure of reading debut author, Cathrina Constantine's Wickedly They Come. It's a young adult paranormal story full of fire and brimstone, angelic wisdom and bloody battles for a young girl's soul...literally! So read on for my review and pick up your copy of Wickedly They Come today!
3.5 stars out of 5
With a title like this, you just know there’s going to be some good, ol’-fashioned evil versus good shenanigans going on and boy, are there ever!
Wickedly They Come comes to us from Black Opal Books’ debut author, Cathrina Constantine. It tells the story of young Jordan, an exceptionally beautiful sixteen-year-old who’s been battling demons alongside her mother, Seeley, for a good chunk of her young life. Literally locked in a battle against Lucifer and his minions, Jordan and Seeley constantly struggle against disturbing visions and demonic attacks in an effort to thwart the devil’s dark plans. But the two women have help on their side, namely their own supernatural abilities as well as guardian angels.
Constantine’s writing is a sure thing. She moves the story along, including teen conversations that we all have been a part of at some point of our lives. You can feel the love and protectiveness that Seeley has for her daughter and her reluctance to let her out of her sight, especially with the supernatural mayhem going on. Although I found Jordan to be a self-assured, strong female character, which I normally love, I had a hard time liking her. I don’t know if it had to do with the fact that she fell almost too easily in with the queen bitch of her high school or the fact that there were some moments where she didn’t seem to really care about any of her non-supernatural friends. It seemed odd that as much as Jordan wanted to have some semblance of normalcy in her life, when she finally had it within her grasp, she suddenly preferred the supernatural aspect instead.
As I’m a sucker for detail, I thought that there were a lot of descriptions that could’ve had more meat to them. On the flip side, it helped move the story along.
As a debut novel, Wickedly They Come is quite a ride, full of heart, fire and hope and I can’t say enough about the cover. I absolutely love it!