Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Review: Savage Delight by Sara Wolf

Savage Delight

Author: Sara Wolf
Series: Lovely Vicious #2
Pages: Pages (Hardcover)
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: February 10, 2014

Summary: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.

Her past. 

***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 seriesc


This is going to be a very spoiler filled rant review with a lot of cussing in about every other line for every other character. It’s a mixed review for both Lovely Vicious and Savage Delight. It’s going to be long.
*gives a pointed look* You’ve been warned. 

This series is one of those that I truly despise but can’t seem to give up on. There are actually quite a few reasons for that. 

Reason #1: 

The books are really really short, like I can finish them in a single sitting short. And that is just reason enough for me to read themsince I have a GR challenge to complete.

Reason #2: 

These stories have a tendency to end in a way that I just have to know what happens next. They make my ugly curious streak flare up and I just gotta know dammit!! 

Reason #3: 

I’m a sick masochist. >_<

Anyway, let’s start with reasons of why I despise this book, shall we?
*rubs hands together*

Reason #1: The unrealistic story

Okay, so this story is set up in a high school right? A high school where the administration and the teachers have an authority over the students, right? Where teachers are supposed to act mature even if they aren’t, right? Sadly though, this series forgot to get the memo. 

In the last book we saw the Principal pasting butt crack flaunting pictures of one of his student for another student all over the school. We also saw a student march in the middle of a class to throw a fit and fling a few cuss words at another fellow student while the teacher just stood back and watched. Then we saw a Math teacher checking out the ass of a student while another student snapped at the teacher for doing so, making the teacher back away. If any of you were bothered by that, or were hoping it wouldn’t be the case in this book, I’m sorry to be the one to tell you that it doesn’t get any better. We see Isis being disrespectful and outright rude to her Principal at several occasions. Even though that moron deserves it, I’m not able to comprehend why Isis hasn’t be suspended for her filthy mouth. 

But that’s just one of the reasons why I say that the story is unrealistic. 

So high school students means teenagers, doesn’t it? I’m reading a book about teenagers. I have to remind myself that several times because either they’re acting like nonsensical kids rambling shit or bearing the weight of the world on their shoulders. It doesn't make sense! It's aggravating! 

Reason #2: The despicable characters

I hate every character in this book. Seriously. I have reasons for hating every one of them. In fact I’m going to write down my reason for hating each one of them. I’m tired of stating reasons but I can’t seem to stop. 

I don’t remember having read a single book that has annoyed me as much as this one cause of the characters and the charactersalone. So I’m going to list down each character and their characteristics/flaws. 

1) Isis:
- Chronic illness of being a blabber mouth
- Questionable habit of snooping into others business
- Feeling sorry for herself 
- Being annoying in general

If I actually met Isis in real life, I would either drown her in chloroform or shoot her, whichever was convenient at that given moment. This girl needs to learn to shUT THE FUCKING HELL UP! You’re traumatized? I get it. You’re trying to cope with life by building a cocoon around yourself? I get it. Even though you don’t get tired of pointing out how fucking fabulous you are every waking moment of every day, you’re insecure and trembling inside? I get it too! But please, for the love of God, stop speaking or I’ll cut your tongue out. 

2) Jack (the Jackass):
- Unfathomable professional choice of whoring out
- Absurd habit of being a colossal dick to everyone other than Sophie
- Being a rage monster

I cannot pretend to understand or appreciate Jack whoring himself out for helping Sophie. He chose to become an escort because it was easy? Convenient? Didn’t have any other option? Wasn’t his mother loaded? Even if I assume that he didn’t wanna borrow any money from his mother, wasn’t he a genius? Couldn’t he use his genius to.. I don’t know, develop an app and sell it for millions? I don’t get it but whatever. What really ticks me off though is how he justifies his infidelity. Even though he loves Sophie since middle school and has had a baby with her, he thinks it is okay to sell his body since he doesn’t “feel” anything for the women he fucks. Besides that, he makes out with Isis when he’s dating Kendra-what’s-her-name? Oh and if his devotion towards Sophie is so absolute, why the fuck does he secretly harbor feelings for the creepy girl who stalked him? Dude, what in the world is wrong with you??? 

You make me sick. 

But anyway, the only thing I tolerate about Jack is that he gives it up to Isis straight. He doesn’t beat around the bush and calls her out on her bullshit. He is mean, arrogant, pompous and just as fucked up as Isis. They can both go fuck themselves. 

3) Sophie:
- Dying cause of that incident that fried up her nervous system..? 
- Unhinged and bitter cause of that incident/illness
- A pretentious fuck
- A selfish little bitch

She was supposed to be sweet. 
She wasn’t. 

She was supposed to love Jack like a brother according to her letter to Jack in Lovely Vicious
She didn’t. 
They’d had sex. 
Many times. 

She was supposed to respect her love for Jack by going through the surgery that he had whored himself out for. 
She didn’t. 

That uncaring, insensitive, tactless, inconsiderate piece of shit jumped off a balcony! I’d be glad that she died if I wasn’t seething. 

4) Avery:
- Being a lying piece of scum
- Opportunistic, irascible and crazy
- A stereotyped, depressed, popular she-devil.

I mostly didn’t have the energy to despise her because I was busy hating everyone else. Although.. She does deserve accolades for being the most spiteful, resentful and obnoxious prick. 

Since this has gone out of hand, I’ll wrap up by saying that Kendra-what’s-her-face is a bimbo, Isis’ mom is a parasite and needs to grow a pair, the Principal needs to learn some manners and Wren can stay just as he is because he is the only normal teenage guy in the book. 

Reason #3: The ending(s)

I can’t seem to grasp how one moment nothing is going wrong in the book with Isis being incoherent and rude, glaring at Jack while he is being depressed and exasperated and then next moment, BAM! The book is about to end/has ended with something gone terribly wrong, leaving the reader disoriented with a general wtf-happened expression on his face. I am not a fan of such endings. Endings of that sort eventually lead to me writing long pissed off reviews stating reasons of why the said book pissed me off. It’s a vicious cycle that I love and hate at the same time.

Anyhoo, after my incessant grumbling, I should admit that the writing style of the author is to be blamed for getting me hooked. It is simple yet engrossing and captivating. That is the only reason I’m rating this book 2 stars. 

Gah! I’m finally done with this review! 

Now the wait for the next one starts ....


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