Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Wicked Power by DelSheree Gladden

Title: Wicked Power
Series: Someone Wicked This Way Comes (#2)
Author: DelSheree Gladden
From: Review Copy
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 30th September 2014
Challenges: 2015 Reading Assignment Challenge, Winter COYER 2015-20162015 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (2 points)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

Vanessa and Zander Roth have been thrown into training to try to control their hunger and their Godling powers, but neither of them find themselves liking their teacher David very much. Having saved her brother from killing his girlfriend, Van is revered among her kind, but still finds herself relying on her best friend Ketchup when things get tough. Zander is trying to move on from Ivy, but still finds himself wanting her...though even he doesn't know what he'll do if he does.

I got worried at the start of this book that it'd been too long since I read Wicked Hunger because it just seemed to take me ages to get past the first few chapters. And I do think that it took me too long to read this book, but after a while it got going on it's own and I enjoyed reading it more.

I love the split POV that has nothing to do with love interests. It sounds silly I know, but so often there seems that split POVs are used to show two people falling in love, whereas in Wicked Power they are of siblings. The split POVs also alternated two chapters at a time, and the pattern helped keep track of which one was the focus. Though when something major happened to the one of them it then took two chapters to find out what.

Van and Ketchup's relationship definitely progressed in this book. It was one of those where they clearly cared about each other deeply, and actually admitted it, but there were some issues in their way; the main one being that Ketchup seemed to set off Zander's hunger (and urge to kill) just by being near (in a way that is nothing to do with the fact he loves Zander's little sister). I liked seeing their relationship progress.

Equally it was interesting seeing Zander trying to cope with the loss of his ex-girlfriend (spoiler for the previous book - she tried to get him to kill her so that her cult could execute his entire family). There was a new love interest introduced for him but it didn't stop his thoughts from focusing on Ivy and her betrayal either.

This was a good read, though I did wait too long to read it I think so a little bit of the enjoyment was lost. But let's face it, that is entirely my fault!