Wicked by Jennifer L Armentrout Book Review

Updated: Jan 22, 2021


by Jennifer L Armentrout

Published by Jennifer L Armentrout

Book 1 in A Wicked Trilogy

Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.

Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.

Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.

But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.


Steamy New Adult Action-Packed

Violence Romance Sexy


Wicked by Jennifer L Arsentrout is the first book in A Wicked Trilogy, and centers around Ivy Morgan, a 22 year old college student and a member of the Order, which consists of people born and raised to see past glamour, and hunt down the fae, and either send them back to the otherworld, or killing them. All is normal in Ivy's life, until an encounter with a fae who defied all she knew of the fae, leaving her with a gunshot would. While put off duty, she is assigned to show Ren Owens around, a new member of their guild. Both infuriating and hot, he easily gets under her skin. But while they are investigating the fae, something big is brewing.

Random thought ... but the cover is misleading, right? I honestly thought I was about to jump into a series about Siren's and mermaids (which would be a first for me, by the way), but nope. Fae. What's with the couple (that I assume is Ivy and Ren) in the water? Okay, back to your regularly scheduled programming.

It took me a little bit to get into Wicked. It was a little slow to build up action, but once it did, it was steady. Any time I start a supernatural series, I become hesitant, because there is that dear that it will be cheesy, and Wicked isn't cheesy in the least. I really enjoyed it, and not just for the romance and sex, but the story itself. It's the first hunter/hunted book I have read that the hunters were straight up humans, who train to fight, which gives the book a touch more danger. That being said, the romance aspect is fun and all kinds of sexy. The interactions between Ivy and Ren will make you laugh and melt. There is Ivy's friends as well, most notable being Tink, a brownie that Ivy nurs