Publishing Date: February 10, 2014
Genre: YA - Contemporary
Light meets dark. Secrets meet truth.It's been three years, twenty-five weeks, and five days since Isis Blake fell in love, and if she has it her way, it'll stretch into infinity.After a run-in with her mom’s ex-boyfriend, she scrabbles to remember what she’s lost to amnesia. Her ex-nemesis Jack falls deeper into a pit of despair, and his girlfriend Sophia does all she can to keep him to herself. But as Isis’ memories return, she finds it harder and harder to resist what she felt for Jack, and Jack finds it impossible to stay away from the only girl who’s ever melted the ice around his heart.As the dark secrets surrounding Sophia emerge, Isis realizes Jack isn’t who she thought he was. He’s dangerous. But when Isis starts receiving terrifying emails from an anonymous source, that danger might be the only thing protecting her from something far more threatening.Her past.***This book contains language and sexual scenes, some of which may be unsuitable for younger readers.***This is the second book in the Lovely Vicious series.
It's so hard to talk about SAVAGE DELIGHT without spoiling Sara Wolf's Lovely Vicious series as a whole. So much that went on in this sequel is hinged on previous events that took part in book 1 and as I'm so bent on pimping this series I don't want to spoil any of it for y'all. So let me warn you in advance, I'm going to walk on water here and be super vague. If you need more input, you can always follow the tour and/or check out my review for Lovely Vicious (the cover art below is linked to that post) so at least you can have some sort of a cohesive take of what I'm trying (fail!) to do here.
So, SAVAGE DELIGHT was so painful to read because there's a LOT of heart wrenching revelations and events that happened. As for the plot, it takes off where Lovely Vicious left and Isis is in the last phase of her recovery following the attack which left her with a scar and partial amnesia. The good news is, Isis' brain trauma didn't hinder her snark because she's can still whip you with a word or two. However, this event really made Isis vulnerable and the reason behind her sarcasm is finally revealed. And my heart constricted from the scathing and scarring things that happened to Isis in the past, some of which still continues to haunt her. Isis first brush in love was unforgettable not because it was wonderful but because of the rejection and shame she felt courtesy of her first boyfriend. Inasmuch as I love Isis' strength and resolve to not be victimized again, I also sympathized and felt protective over her because of this revelation. Behind the tough girl facade lies a delicate and lonely girl who needs unconditional love.
Jack is still his usual smartass self. He's a lot like Isis, he hides his true feelings behind acid remarks to protect himself. I still don't have Jack figured out completely but I can sense that some of his angst is coming from this huge responsibility and obligation he feels towards Sophia. And this is weighing heavily on Jack together with the secrets, lies and double life he's leading to get him and Sophia out of the mess they put themselves in. On a side note, I also feel like Jack's pimp (he's moonlighting as an escort) is going to screw him and his Harvard scholarship. I can't wait to see if my hunch is right and if it is, I'm anxious to see how that's going to be resolved. Jack's not the type of person who goes down easily and gracefully.
The wild card is Sophia. We've heard a lot about this mysterious girl in Lovely Vicious and I've always imagined her to be this frail and damaged person. Sophia may have certain weaknesses but I find her likeable. For someone who's been so sheltered, Sophia's very wise and almost has an accurate sense of things without being truly involved in the situation. My heart went out to her because she knows that she's losing Jack to Isis and she's powerless to stop that flow.
There are some interesting relationship developments that happened between Jack, Sophia and Isis in SAVAGE DELIGHT. All the secrets that's been revealed had my head reeling and shouting WHAT?! in several scenes. These kids has been through a LOT and for them to still have a sense of humor is admirable. And like in Lovely Vicious, the way SAVAGE DELIGHT ended was jaw dropping I'm still unsure what exactly happened. Yes, major cliffie on this one. Again! My only comfort from all of this savage but delightful torture is the third and final book, Brutal Precious, is set to release July of this year. Can't wait to get my hands on that one!
Book 1 was awesome!
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Jack: Don’t use smilies. They’re disgusting.
Sara: Alright, alright already! Okay, so the topic is ten things about yourself. Go ahead and tell them!
Jack: Why should I? They haven’t earned the right to know anything about me.
Sara: Oh my god, you are impossible. Why did I ever create you?
Jack: Because you’re a masochist, I suppose. But if it’ll get you off my back, I’ll divulge a few non-essential facts.
1. I enjoy money. This is no big secret. I like earning it, I like spending it. I work hard for it in various ways.
Sara: *whispering* He doesn’t actually spend it, he gives it away.
Jack: Be quiet, woman. I’m talking.
2. I can cook. I know. Hold the applause.
Sara: *applauds anyway and ducks around Jack’s death glare*
Jack: 3. I’m…god this is harder than it looks. I’m only on three and I’m running out of things to say.
Sara: Your height!
Jack: Right, my height. 6’3 and a half.
4. Well, if all I need to do is list facts, my blood type is B. That means something in Asia. They have personalities assigned to blood types, you know.Sara: I had no idea, but now I do! ^_^
5. I hate doing this.
Sara: Aww, c’mon! You were doing so well, too! Talk about your favorite food.
Jack: My favorite food are your tears.
Sara: *sniffs* I’m touched.
Jack: 6. In reality though, I like a good beef stew.
Sara: Isis can’t cook at all.
Jack: 7. I hate Isis Blake.
Sara: Do you? Is that why you kissed her?
Jack: I didn’t kiss her. I was drunk. We fell on each other. Total accident.
Sara: *suggestive eyebrows* Mhm.
Jack: 9. I’m going to kill my creator.
Sara: You ‘ve already wounded me with your harsh words *sniff*.
Jack: 10. That’s all. Get out of my face.
Sara: Thanks so much, Jack! And thank you all for reading! If you want more of Jack’s charming *COUGH* personality, check out Lovely Vicious and its upcoming sequel, Savage Delight!
Sara Wolf is the author of ARRANGED, a college-aged romance series centered on an arranged marriage. She’s currently working on her next New Adult romance series. She’s addicted to the Vampire Diaries, loves chocolate and romantic angst, and can’t get enough of damaged heroes.Stalk Sara!
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