Love Me Never (Lovely Vicious #1) by Sara Wolf |5 Controller #Review
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Love Me Never by Sara Wolf
Series: Lovely Vicious #1
Published by: Entangled Teen on April 5th 2016
Genres: Abuse, Contemporary Romance, Humor, YA
Source: ARC From Publisher
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About the Book:
Don’t love your enemy. Declare war on him.
Seventeen-year-old Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, nine weeks, and five days, and after what happened last time, she intends to keep it that way. Since then she’s lost eighty-five pounds, gotten four streaks of purple in her hair, and moved to Buttcrack-of-Nowhere, Ohio, to help her mom escape a bad relationship.
All the girls in her new school want one thing—Jack Hunter, the Ice Prince of East Summit High. Hot as an Armani ad, smart enough to get into Yale, and colder than the Arctic, Jack Hunter's never gone out with anyone. Sure, people have seen him downtown with beautiful women, but he's never given high school girls the time of day. Until Isis punches him in the face.
Jack’s met his match. Suddenly everything is a game.
The goal: Make the other beg for mercy.
The game board: East Summit High.
The reward: Something neither of them expected.
Previously published as Lovely Vicious, this fully revised and updated edition is full of romance, intrigue, and laugh-out-loud moments.
Love me Never is the first in the Lovely Vicious series from Sara Wolf. Previously self-published under the title Lovely Vicious, the book is being re-released from Entangled publishing. If you’re a fan of love-hate relationships, YA romance, and a sarcastic lead, please do yourself a favor and pick this one up.
Isis Blake has been hurt in the past, by someone she refers to as Nameless. This is why she has vowed to never fall in love again. It’s been 3 years, 9 weeks, and 5 days since she’s made this vow, and things are going pretty good. She’s starting at a new school in a new town where no one knows her name, and she has no chances of seeing Nameless. And then she meets Jack Hunter. When Jack Hunter makes Isis’ friend cry, Isis decides Jack must go down. And so begins the war.
Jack Hunter is not a nice person, and he doesn’t have time to waste on the countless girls who fawn all over him at school. To him they’re all the same, all completely see through. All except for Isis Blake. Isis is the only girl who has ever challenged him, the only girl who hasn’t let him get away with treating girls like dirt. With Isis, Jack may have met his match. But with both of them hiding their share of secrets, and the tricks getting dirtier and dirtier, will the war ever end?
I love, love, love, loved this book. I loved the characters, I loved the story, the witty dialogue, everything. Isis puts on a brave front with her sarcasm and cutting remarks, but she’s hiding the fact that she’s damaged. And not only is she damaged, but her mother is damaged as well, and Isis does a lot to take care of her mother. While you never find out exactly what happened with Nameless back at Isis’ old school, you get a pretty good idea, and it isn’t pretty. I felt bad that it wounded her to the point where she never wants to love again.
I probably shouldn’t love Jack. He’s callous, he treats everyone like dirt, and he’s dangerous. Whatever happened in middle school has both Avery, resident queen bee, and Wren, class president, fearing what Jack is capable of. And yet I am just as obsessed with Jack as the rest of the high school girls in the novel. He’s wits are the perfect match for Isis, and she does end up seeing that he has a few redeeming qualities. He can be a good guy when he chooses to be, he just doesn’t choose to be very often.
You don’t get all of the answers in this first book, which makes sense, but it definitely left me wanting more. The dialogue was all very sharp and sarcastic, and the book did deal with some pretty heavy issues, which I respect in a YA novel. And the ending… Oh man. I couldn’t handle the ending. At all. Which was a little bit of a problem, because I was on my lunch break at work when I finished it, and I came back still reeling over all of the feels.
I am going to give Love me Never 5 out of 5 controllers. The story had me hooked from the very first page, it was a really quick read, and I could not put it down. It had a great cast of characters, from our two main characters to the side characters. I absolutely cannot wait to sink my teeth into the next book.