Lovely Vicious by Sara Wolf: Blog Tour, Review, Excerpt & Giveaway


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.*

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Leary says…

This book was a nice change from the normal romance books I’ve been reading lately. This wasn’t a book about steaminess or about insta-love. This was a book about teenage girl that had her soul shattered at a young age by someone she thought she loved who took advantage of her.
Isis has built a strong wall around herself to keep everyone out. Not only was she hurt by someone in her old town but her mom has experienced great pain that Isis has to deal with on a daily basis. Who wouldn’t build a wall to keep from getting hurt? One of the things I loved most about this wall was how quick and witty Isis was. She took absolutely no crap from anyone and had no problem dishing it out.
Upon first sight, Isis knows she hates Jack and knows the exact type of guy he is. He is an egotistical assmunch. Jack and Isis immediately start a war against each other, sneaking insults around the school and trying to one-up each other. Appearances aren’t what they seem, things just aren’t adding up for Isis and before she knows it she may be heading down the dreaded path she deemed forever roadblocked.
I absolutely loved the relationships that Isis built in her new school. Everyone has their issues and Isis is determined to figure out what everyone’s deal is. I felt sad for Isis, you can see that the majority of her wittiness is a shell she has created to keep everyone out. Her friends are slowly making cracks in her wall and Jack is creeping in to her heart. Just as I thought I knew what was going to happen, the rug was pulled out from under me.
I can’t wait for the second book in the series. Beware, we are left with a bit of a cliffhanger!
This book was a breath of fresh air, just the refreshment I needed!


“I paid the fee, if that’s what you’re here about,” Madison starts. Jack looks to her, smile flashing on for a moment.
“Let me talk to her. Give me one second.”
“Okay,” Madison giggles. He grabs my elbow and pulls me in the other direction.
“Is that how you kissed me?” I ask, nearly tripping as he pulls me along. “Golly gee, it looks kind of mildly fucking embarrassing! No wonder up my appointments – ”
“Whoa, I think you overestimate me, shitlord. Last time I checked all I did was be in the wrong place at the right time. I saw you and had to – ”
“Stalk me.”
“ – delicately approach you. In a sideways manner. From behind. Without being seen at all. For ten minutes.”
“Why are you even out? I thought you were sick.”
“I was. See, it’s this thing called an immune system -”
He holds up his hand and rubs his eyes. “Okay, stop. Shut all systems down and just. Stop. Talking.”
“It’s annoying.”
“That’s never stopped me before!”
“Why did you follow me?”
“I was…curious?”
He looks down at the jar of frosting I clutch in my hands. “Are you eating that out of the can?”
“Are you the king of stupid questions?” I fire back. “Of course I am! Frosting is the ambrosia of the gods. God, if you’re into that religious thing. Are you religious? Somehow I get the feeling the only church you’d join is the church of self-worship. Your body is your temple. Work it, boy.”
“What are you saying?” He snarls.
“You’re blabbering!”
“At least I’m not whoring!”
“I’m working right now, okay? I’m getting paid. So you need to just piss off and go to whatever immature party you were going to in the first place.”
“How’d you know I’m going to a party?”
“The receipt for red plastic cups sticking out of your jacket. Your eyeliner. Girls don’t make eyeliner wings that big unless they plan on drinking.”
“Touché. You’re smarter than I gave you credit for.”
“And you’re far more annoying than I first suspected. If I’d known you’d stalk me like all the others, I never would’ve kissed you, even as payback.”
“Seriously, you kiss everyone like that though! It was nothing special.”
“Exactly. It was nothing special. So back off and leave me alone.”

About the Author

Sara Wolf is the author of ARRANGED, a college-aged romance series centered on an arranged marriage. She’s currently working on her next New Adult romance series. She’s addicted to the Vampire Diaries, loves chocolate and romantic angst, and can’t get enough of damaged heroes.