Sunday, August 26, 2012

Dual Review + Giveaway: A Need So Beautiful AND A Want So Wicked by Suzanne Young

I dunno if it's just me but the girl in A Want So Wicked kinda looks like T. Swift.

Title: A Need So Beautiful (A Need So Beautiful #1) / A Want So Wicked (A Need So Beautiful #2)

Author: Suzanne Young
Pages: 267 / 288 pages
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Published on: June 21st 2011 / June 26th 2012
Source: Bought from Fully Booked / Won
Buy the books: 
A Need So Beautiful: Amazon / Barnes and Noble
A Want So Wicked: Amazon / Barnes and Noble
Review:

The A Need So Beautiful is an absolutely phenomenal, sob-worthy book series. There was just something so special about the way it was written that made it so heart-breakingly beautiful. Trust me when I say that when you read this series, you'll never want to put it down.

I think the beauty of the novels really stemmed from its heroines, Charlotte and Elise. They both built the foundations that connected everyone to them. And it was also their bravery and sacrifice that made them all the more appealing. Here's a brief character review of the two lovely ladies:

Charlotte (A Need So Beautiful):
Charlotte, I felt, was the stronger of the two. The sadness and pain she had experience literally pierced through my heart and sent me crying. The way Suzanne Young had written A Need So Beautiful, the words she used and the emotion put into them will really get the message across and get you to empathize with Charlotte as a person. You will really feel and go through the pain she went through because even though she was some kind of angel, she characterized and solidified enough for you to actually relate to her and that's what really made me like her as a character.

Elise (A Want So Wicked):
With Elise, she had the opposite effect on me. I felt like she really wasn't built enough as a character and there was a sense of indifference that I felt reading her story. I did feel and understand the heartbreak she went through during the book but I felt like it lacked a bit of... something.

I really enjoyed the romance that occurred in both books, especially in A Want So Wicked because of the fact that there was a build up in the relationship and did take quite some time to develop (not too long though.) I felt that even though the romance aspect was a major part of the series, it didn't overshadow the main plot line, about the Forgotten and the Shadows. I think in the end, the people I felt sorry for the most are the Seers, the fact that they have to lose their loved ones at the end and look for other Forgottens is really hard. I think that the Seers in the story (I won't tell who) were one of the strongest characters because of the hardships that they had to go through.

I found that the concept of the Forgotten and the Shadows very interesting and unique, it really deviated from the normal "Good" guy / "Bad" guy plot because of the fact the there was a possibility that these Forgottens do turn into Shadows, how not everything good will stay that way. We may assume that these "angel" aren't capable of being seduced or tempted, this book really shows us a different perspective on these beings. Suzanne Young brought an absolutely unique and new concept to the angel mythology that we have now.

Suzanne Young managed to captivate and enthrall me in both her books and I'd really like to commend her for that. She has written such a beautiful series that was able to pull at my heartstrings and never let go. If you're looking for a fresh and unique read with insanely hot guys that will most likely bring you to both happy and sad tears, this is the series for you!

Rating (average): 

AND, we're having a....


YAAAAY!!

Because we think anyone should be given a chance to read this series, we're giving away:


A paperback copy of A Need So Beautiful and an ARC of A Want So Wicked

DETAILS:

~ You aren't required to be a follower but it'd be cool if you were. :)
~ Must be 13 years old or older
~ Open INTERNATIONALLY
~ Winners have 48 hours to respond to our e-mail else we'll be forced to pick new ones.


Good luck and may the angels be with you! :)

19 comments:

  1. Nice! I actually read the second one, not the first one. Whoops! ;)

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  2. I'm really looking forward to read this series! Thank you for the chance!
    (Ileana-rafflecopter)

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  3. I haven't read either one of these yet, but they both look so good! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. I love it when a book can make people feel so much. Your review really makes me want to read this series and has moved it forward in my TBR. Thanks so much for the review and the giveaway :)

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  5. I've been hearing so much about these books I really need to read them! Thanks for he giveaway! :-)

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  6. This is wonderful giveaway, thank you for the chance!
    Artemis

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  7. Hi. :) Awesome giveaway! I've heard of this series but I haven't read it yet, unfortunately.
    Congrats on 200 followers, guys!!! XD

    -Tiff (I'm too lazy to sign out of the joint blog email. I have no idea if that affects the rafflecopter, though. Eh, whatever)

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  8. Thanks for the lovely giveaway :)

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway. It's awesome! :D

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  10. I've been meaning to read this series for quite some time now. It sounds really great!

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  11. Thank you so much for the amazing giveaway! :D

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  12. haven't read these yet but they look awesome! and awesome giveaway! :)

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  13. Thanks for the chance~! This is an amazing giveaway! And again: thanks! xD

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  14. Would be awesome to win both of these books, thanks for the giveaway!! :)

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  15. I am happy I found your blog. I truly like the way the reviews are set up & written. I am allowed to skip over the spoilers and simply read the review portion.
    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this series.

    Alissa <3

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  16. Beautiful, i hoppe can win this series :)

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  17. After reading you review I'm in I-must-to-read-it mode!
    I've been wishing those books so long, so hanks so much for the opportunity to win them, specially since the giveaway is international ^^
    Have a nice day!

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  18. Thanks for the chance to win.

    -Dannielle

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  19. Unfortunately, still haven't had a chance to reads these books, but heard so many great things/reviews about them. Definitely can't wait to get my hands on them, so thanks for a chance to win them. :)

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