Light meets dark. Secrets meet truth.
It's been three years, twenty-five weeks, and five days since Isis Blake fell in love, and if she has it her way, it'll stretch into infinity.
After a run-in with her mom’s ex-boyfriend, she scrabbles to remember what she’s lost to amnesia. Her ex-nemesis Jack falls deeper into a pit of despair, and his girlfriend Sophia does all she can to keep him to herself. But as Isis’ memories return, she finds it harder and harder to resist what she felt for Jack, and Jack finds it impossible to stay away from the only girl who’s ever melted the ice around his heart.
As the dark secrets surrounding Sophia emerge, Isis realizes Jack isn’t who she thought he was. He’s dangerous. But when Isis starts receiving terrifying emails from an anonymous source, that danger might be the only thing protecting her from something far more threatening.
***This book contains language and sexual scenes, some of which may be unsuitable for younger readers.
***This is the second book in the Lovely Vicious series.
My life has become a series of people asking me if I’m better.
Except I’m sitting in a hospital bed with a massive bandage around my head like a turban. So no, I’m not better.
But people keep asking anyway because it’s how you show concern for someone you care about, I guess, but frankly a giant box of chocolate truffles and reign over a small kingdom would be acceptable stand-ins.
No school. No home. All I do is sit in bed all day and watch crappy soap operas in which people faint dramatically all the time. Like, damn. That shit’s an epidemic. I get so bored I try to mimic their faints except the nurses catch me and say stuff like ‘you have a head injury’ and ‘contrary to popular belief, the floor is hard’, or some nonsense, so nobody can blame me when I steal the nearest wheelchair and bolt down the hall at top speeds. NASCAR ain’t got nothing on me. Except the backing of huge corporations who give them money to go fast. But still. I’m twice as cool and my ride is pimped as hell – a worn-out shitstain on the seat from somebody’s dead someone and the stuffing pulled slightly out of the armrest.
“Good evening, chaps!” I nod at two interns. They shoot each other looks but before they can call security, I’m blazing around the corner at warp speed.
“Bloody good weather we’re having!” I smile at a man sitting in his bed as I pass his open room. He cheerily returns my greeting with a resounding “Go to hell!”.
I round the next corner and come face-to-face with Naomi, my nurse. Her hair’s back in a strict bun, her face angry and worried and tired all at the same time.
“’Ello, love. Fancy a cuppa?”
“You’re not British, Isis,” Naomi says.
“I can be things,” I insist.
“Yes, well, unless those things include a person who is lying in bed recuperating, I don’t want to see them. And I especially don’t want to see them wheeling around the hospital like a madman.”
“The madman is back that way,” I jerk my thumb behind me. As if to prove it, a loud “FUCK!” reverberates. Naomi narrows her eyes and points at my room.
“Back in bed. Now.”
“Why you gotta be like that?” I sigh. “We can work this out. There can be bribes. Of the monetary kind. Or maybe not monetary. Do you like adventures? I’m full of those. I can give you at least nine adventures.”
“You’ve already given me one for the day. If you don’t get back in bed, I won’t let Sophia in after her check-up.”
I gasp. “You wouldn’t!”
I start to faint dramatically, but she catches me with her meaty arms and plops me in the wheelchair, pushing me back to my room. I grumble the entire way. In the doorway, I crawl out on my hands and knees and fake-sob, collapsing into bed.
“Oh, quiet, you drama queen.” Naomi chides, and closes the door behind her.
“Drama empress!” I yell. “I prefer the title empress!”
Fire meets ice. Love meets hate.
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 the 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.
**This book contains language, some of which may be unsuitable for younger readers.
**This is the first book in the LOVELY VICIOUS series.
It's been nineteen days since Isis Blake forgot about me. And yet he has the nerve to ask if I'm alright.
Sara Wolf has done it again!!! I was literally hooked from page 1. I really liked the first book 'Lovely Vicious' a lot. But, I definitely like this book even more!! There was a few reasons why. The first was Jack. We finally are getting is POV. I have always wondered what went on in his head. Now, we know. Then, in book where there was a whole bunch of secrets!!Like, what happened that night at Avery's cabin with Sophia. And, why does nobody talk about it. We learn a lot about that and a whole more.
We start off exactly where 'Lovely Vicious' ended. Isis is in the hospital and still doesn't know who Jack is. Other then he's the guy who saved her & her mom from her mom's crazy ex-boyfriend. Isis has become good friends with Sophia, Jack's ex. They seem to understand each other.
While the gang comes up to visit Isis & bring her schoolwork so she won't get too far behind. They start visiting Sophia too. Which is great on her mental state. The only problem is since Isis has been there, Jack has stopped visiting Sophia.
Isis has a lot of issues. She always did. Her main issue is called 'Nameless'. Now, it's trying to put the pieces of her & Jack back together. Plus, she needs to prove to her doctors that she is well enough to go home.
When Isis finally starts to bear some of her soul to the Dr. They agree to let her go home. The night before she's getting ready to leave, she hears Sophia screaming. Wanting to know why Isis is getting her life. Sophia continues to tell Isis the most horrible things. She even goes as far as to show Isis a letter Jack sent her. It was before he started caring for Isis. It was well played on Sophia's side. It's Sophia-1 Isis-0. It starts up Isis's hate for Jack all over again.
Now, Isis is back at school and is back to herself. Talking out loud while thinking. Telling Jack off. It's funny as hell. She always is for me.
Jack wants to be close to Isis. He also wants to do whats right for Sophia. He needs to get the last bit of money due for Sophia surgery. Jack is confused. He always had a heart of ice. Then, when Isis came around. The ice started to melt. Now, she wants nothing to do with him & he has to figure out what he's got to do next.
Isis gets back into a routine. Isis gets a email of a picture. It looks like it's a picture of Jack & that night that nobody wants to talk about.Isis shows it to Wren and he freaks. For the first time in 5yrs Wren goes and talks to Jack. Jack realizes he needs to save Isis the way he couldn't save Sophia.
Isis being Isis can't let it all go. She continues visiting Sophia. Isis also gets more & more information about that night 5yrs ago. Sophia asks Isis to get her something from the woods outside Avery's parents cabin. While she's in the woods she finds out she is not alone. After a run in with some really bad people,she calls the only person who can help her... Jack.
"I didn't do anything. I couldn't save Isis in time," I snap. "She got hurt because I wasn't fast enough. I failed." The last two words ring in the near-empty, dim kitchen. "I failed," I say, stronger this time. "And she forgot me because of my failure."
Jack realizes that a lot of crazy stuff is happening around him. He makes it his mission to save to 2 girls he's ever loved Sophia & Isis. But, it's never that easy. Can they be saved & do they want to be saved. The people coming after Jack & Isis will not stop until they get what they want. Will Sophia survive the life threatening surgery?
Talk about non-stop drama from beginning to end. This is definitely a Sara Wolf story. How you ask. Easy, one word... Cliffhanger.. AGAIN!!! I ended this story with a very load gasp. I'm hoping the next part of the story comes out sooner then later.
"The sadness will last forever. And I think he was right, but I also think he was very, very wrong. It doesn't last forever. Because we don't last forever."