Book Review: Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean

Posted on 26 June 2018

I was really excited about this book, so I ended up requesting an ARC on Edelweiss+ before it came out.

However, having finished it, I have mixed feelings about this one.

What I liked:

- The second half- The first half wasn't the greatest, but the story picked up the pace in the second half. I liked the development from that point on.
- The sexual chemistry was good, though I didn't always get who Devil was as a person.
- I liked Felicity Faircloth. She shows a lot of development over the course of the book, and I liked her transformation from a wallflower to a confident woman.

What I didn't like so much:

- Devil: I didn't know who he was as a person. We know he has an agenda against the duke and his past is explained in detail. Even so, he didn't feel like a real character to me. Considering Felicity was such a strong character, I was disappointed by Devil's wishy-washiness.
- The first half: This was the boring part. Though the story picks up pace quickly in the second half, I wish the first half could've been more interesting.
- I listened to the audiobook so it was annoying when the narrator kept saying 'Felicity Faircloth' instead of just 'Felicity'. I feel half the words in the first half were her surname, and for some reason that ticked me off. This issue lessened in the second half, though after Devil thankfully dropped her surname.

Can't wait for the Duke and Grace's story now. Sadly, it'll only be out in 2020 (sighs).

*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review


Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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