{Review} Something Wicked by AJ Myers

October 11, 2013 Reviews, Young Adult 2 ★★★

YA Review
Something Wicked is the second book in the Mystics & Mayhem series.
If you are new to the series, you can check out my review of the first book in the series, Something Witchy HERE
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Something Wicked by AJ Myers
Kindle Edition, 268 pages
Published September 3rd 2013 by A Little Witch
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Mystics & Mayhem #2
Source: ecopy from author
Summary:

Welcome back to the World of Weird! I’m Ember Blaylock, and I’ll be your guide through this treacherous—sometimes downright deadly—world I call my own. Because if you thought our last trek through my reality was a rollercoaster ride, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
I thought I was going to get my life back. I swore off all things witchy. I lied to everyone I cared about. I was even dealing with the nightmares that plagued me every night—souvenirs of my first foray through this not-so-wonderful world of mine. Seriously, if the World of Weird doesn’t leave you with your fair share of issues, nothing will. I really thought I could go back to being a normal senior in high school.

I was so wrong.

Between my doubts about giving my heart to my vampire boyfriend, uncovering a whole new set of secrets and lies, and seeing my old friend Jack every time I turned around, there was nothing ‘normal’ about my life.

And if that wasn’t enough to keep a girl on her toes, Moonlight, Missouri just got its very own serial killer. A real psycho who seems to think it’s fun to turn his victims into Ember clones—and this creeper isn’t working alone. He’s got help. The witchy kind. Sucks to be me, huh?
And you thought just surviving high school was tough…

My Thoughts
I accidentally picked up Something Wicked before I read the first book, Something Witchy. I got about 6% into the book before I realized they were referencing characters that I knew nothing about, and things that were confusing. It was only then that I realized I had book 2 instead of book 1 in my hands. This is definitely a series that needs to be read in order. I liked that book 2 didn’t completely rehash the events in the first book, but it can be kind of confusing if you didn’t read the two books back to back, or close in time to each other. Something Wicked picks up a little after the huge fight scene at the end of Something Witchy. Something Wicked is a great book for getting answers. Most of my unanswered questions from the first book were addressed in this book, and there is some good action as well. I enjoyed Something Wicked, and the ending made me very curious about the next book in the series.

Ember really comes into her own in this book. We find out more about her powers and we get to see her in action once again, as she tried to vanquish a big bad demon. What I liked about the demon storyline, was that it wove into Nathan’s backstory. We got to learn more about his past and about how he is connected to Ember. Nathan and Ember are as adorable as ever. I do kind of wish that they got a chance to just enjoy being with each other, instead of having to fight evil the whole time, but maybe next book they can have a chance to have some fun.

I loved that we got to see more of Kim and Blake in Something Wicked. I was so excited that they got to be a part of Ember’s new life. Kim is great and I hope we see a lot more of her in the next book.

Something Wicked is a good second book. It bridges the gap from the plot of the first book and really opens this up to being an interesting series. There were a few slow parts of the story, but overall I really enjoyed learning more about Nathan’s past and I loved the kick butt action fight scenes. And the ending. Oh my, it certainly caught my attention! I have no idea what it means, but I need to find out.
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About the Author

I’m a prolific Paranormal Romance author who started writing for my daughter in 2008 when she ran out of vampire series to read. I’d never written a book before that, but by the time I finished that book for her I had the fever. I’ve been doing what the nagging voices in my head tell me to do ever since. I work full time, run a family, and still manage to put out two novels a year. To hear my husband tell it, I type in my sleep!
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