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Thursday, 19 April 2012

Review: Wicked as they Come by Delilah S. Dawson

4.5 Feathers
Wicked as they Come
by Delilah S. Dawson
(Blud # 1)

There are no words to explain what I thought of this book... well actually there are.  This was the most unique, strange, weird and just out-there book I have read, if not in a while, then ever!  You have got to read this book.  From the concept to the characters to the world building, it's just so unique you won't be able to stop talking about it.  I know I haven't.

So, I don't want to ruin the book by telling you too much about it but there's time travel or dream travel between worlds to be more accurate.  Our heroine has a locket that when she falls asleep with it she travels to Sang, a strange and scary world full of supernatural beings.  Coppers, pinkies and bludpeople, along with a series of blud animals as well (the bludbunnies!!!!!).  Sang runs on blud.  Criminy had gotten the locket and spelled it to bring his wife to him.  So from the moment she shows up in Sang he knows that's his woman.  Together they have to go through a series of problems to save the Blud people of Sang from genocide, at the same time trying to get her back to her world.  Oh and did I forget to mention that Criminy runs basically a traveling circus?  Yeah, so there are strong men, mermaids, fortune telling and more!

Even though I had some times where there were some disgusting things that happened, it goes well with the world.  There's nothing sugar-coated about the way things are described.  My only complaint was that I really couldn't connect on a romantic level with the characters.  Criminy just can't feel sexy to me what with the scaly black hands and the sharp like talons, and the smell!!  Even though she smells him different than everyone else.  WOW!!

So if you take just one thing away from this review, other than the fact that you have to read this book, be prepared to go on a wild ride to a scary place with some crazy characters.


TheReadingPenguin said...

Oh wow, very cool. Love the cover. And I love time travel and dreams and all that good stuff. Great Review! :)

Jennifer @ The Book Nympho said...

I really want to read this one after someone posted on Facebook a scary picture of monster rabbits with teeth and made reference to this book. LOL

Unknown said...

just finished reading this one and I loved it! I did scratch my head on how she smelled him differently than anyone else and I hated that Tish took so long to make up her dang on mind in deciding to be with Criminy. It still was a good read :) awesome review!

Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy said...

Great review! I enjoyed this book too.

SacredmOOn said...

Great review as usual! I've had my eye on this title for a while now. I can't wait to get my hands on it!
DeAnna Schultz

delilah s. dawson said...

I'm so glad you liked it-- thanks so much for a great review! I'm wearing Criminy perfume oil right now, actually, because I just can't get enough of that smell. =)

Addictive Passions said...

I've heard so many good things about this book. Have to read it.

Unknown said...

On my TBR it goes, thanks!

DiDi said...

I LOVED this book!!! @Jennifer, I posted the scary rabbits with teeth on facebook lol =)

I cannot wait for book two!

Unknown said...

Thanks everyone!

@DiDi: I need to see that pic!!!!! How come I'm the only one that missed it, I HAVE to see the bludbunnies.

I hope you all read this and enjoy it, it was awesome.

@Delilah Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you are wearing the Tish version of eau of Criminy ;)


Timitra said...

Already on my wishlist!

Unknown said...

Loved, loved this book. I love finding books that are so uniquely different that they stand alone. Great review!