In the sequel to Suzanne Young’s A Need So Beautiful, seventeen-year-old Elise wakes up in a desert park with no idea who she is. After that episode, her life takes a bizarre turn. She’s experiencing unexpected flashes of insight into people’s lives—people she’s never met before. Strangers frighten her with warnings about the approaching Shadows.
And although Elise has never had a boyfriend, she suddenly finds herself torn between two handsome but very different young men: Abe, the charming bad boy whose effect on her both seduces and frightens her, and the mysterious Harlin, who’s new to town but with whom Elise feels an urgent, elemental connection—almost as if they are soul mates.
Readers of the Sweet Evil trilogy will love A Want So Wicked, a wildly romantic thriller that explores the nature of good and evil.
About the Author
Suzanne Young currently lives in Tempe, Arizona, where she drafts novels on restaurant napkins while eating chimichangas. After earning her degree in creative writing, Suzanne spent several years teaching middle school language arts. She is also the author of A Need So Beautiful.
“More action-packed and just as compelling, A Want So Wicked is a worthy sequel to last year’s gorgeous A Need So Beautiful. Led by a strong and grounded heroine, Young’s characters are caught in a destiny of loss and forgetting. Their journey will draw you in.”
— Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood
“Fans of the first and others who enjoy gothic fantasy-suspense will relish this sequel with its archetypal triangle of Forgotten, Shadows, and Seers.”
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“Packed with mystery, unexpected plot twists, and enough romance to satisfy even the most diehard Twi-hards, this novel is just as riveting as its predecessor.”
— School Library Journal
Praise for A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL: “A clever and well-written fantasy.”
— Booklist (starred review)
“Although the message of this exquisite fantasy is deeply and spiritually profound, the author manages to convey it without sounding preachy or pretentious…The ending is beautiful, although bittersweet. A unique take on the age-old struggle of good vs. evil.”
— School Library Journal
“A gripping supernatural romance…An imaginative twist on the timeless battle between dark and light.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“A beautiful, poignant, and gripping tale of love and sacrifice.”
— Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth
“A Need So Beautiful is equal parts haunting mystery, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride, and epic love story. Charlotte’s story captured me-and still hasn’t let me go!”
— Kimberly Derting, author of The Body Finder