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YA Fiction | Mystery | Romance
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: January 30, 2018
Nothing good comes from living in the Devil’s swamp.
Willow Bell doesn’t think moving to the Okefenokee is half bad, but nothing prepares her for what awaits in the shadows of the bog—or for the boy next door, who might just be the trouble people speak of.
Beneath his wicked, depthless eyes and the allure that draws girls to him, Beau Cadwell is mystery to his core. Where Beau goes, chaos follows. His lips are full of twisted grins and lies, the girls say. He’s evil in disguise, warns Gran.
It isn’t until girls wind up dead in the swamp that Willow wonders if maybe Beau is more intense than she can handle. His riddles tell her that he’s someone to be wary of, but his touch tells her that she can trust him. Problem is, which is true? It’s hard to tell with a boy like him…
pooled ink Review
Spun with the forbidden sweetness of iced tea and the darkness of country nights, Wicked Charm unfolds at a Southern pace a tale of two souls grown deep in the Georgia swamp as history, circumstance, and gruesome murders draw them together like a moth to a flame. Both wicked and charming this story is one that will seep into your skin like a Southern summer and stick like beads of sweat gliding down your neck.
As a former resident of the state of Georgia I can fully confirm the accuracy of every description of the heat and humidity. It brought back memories, although as a northern baby I prefer the snow to the sweltering summers of the south. I’m not really a southern girl but this book stirred up the best of southern comforts and ways.
Overall this book is told in such an alluring voice – calm, Southern, steady, and passionate. It is more than a romance, although a flame is ignited indeed, but it goes deeper into a story about life, love, and family. It showed how life can break you, change you, strengthen you. How life isn’t living unless you let in every feeling, even those that hurt. The murders and chilling mystery constantly fed energy and interest into the plot but even the moments of tranquility where Willow does nothing but sit in silence simply enjoying the sounds and sights of the swamp around her home filled the story with heart.
There is a depth to this book and a certain peaceful charm that had me mesmerized from the very first sentence.
Amber Hart resides on the Florida coastline with family and a plethora of animals she affectionately refers to as her urban farm. When unable to find a book, she can be found writing, daydreaming, or with her toes in the sand. She’s the author of several novels for teens and adults, including Wicked Charm, the Before & After series, and the Untamed series. Rep’d by Stacey Donaghy of Donaghy Literary Group.