by Scarlett Kol
My rating: 4 stars
Publisher: Evernight Teen (March 1, 2018)
Publication Date: March 1, 2018
Genre: YA Dark Fantasy
Print Length: 271 pages
Everyone in Avery’s life can’t wait to leave Shady Creek. Her father disappeared the day she was born, and her mother ran away with her to Detroit as a baby. Now after her grandmother’s death, Avery has returned to find that small towns never forget the past, and rumors that she’s a witch are making her wish she’d stayed gone. But Drew Montgomery might give her a reason to stay.
Handsome as he is arrogant, Drew knows things that no one else knows. Things about Avery, about her father, and about what really happened the day she was born. However the price for information might be too high as getting close to Drew starts to have some dangerous consequences. Deadly ones.
Wicked Descent by Scarlett Kol
Shady Creek is a small town with a small mindset that never forgets and Avery is about to learn how brutal the quaint little town of Shady Creek can be when she and her mother return after the death of her grandmother. Could their accusations of “witch” be true? From the halls of her high school to the streets of Shady Creek, only one person seems willing to make her new and lonely existence tolerable, but is Drew more than a mysteriously attractive young man?
Drew knows “things” about Avery’s past, including the father she never knew and like a moth to a flame, Avery is drawn to both the boy and secrets he can share. Is she ready for the truth behind the town gossip? Is she willing to risk danger for the answers she needs?
Avery is about to learn who and what she is. Will this knowledge be the beginning of her WICKED DESCENT into the unknown? Perhaps the rumors are more than idle gossip and human cruelty or maybe they are far off the mark…
Scarlett Kol has heaped on the mystery, the unknown and Avery is the unknowing heroine in a young adult tale of one girl forced to face more than the usual angst and turmoil of being caught between childhood and adulthood. Dark and twisted, one teen will discover that her demons may be very real and she may only have herself to rely on.
Definitely a good addition to the YA paranormal genre where just growing up and self-discovery can be a living nightmare. Well written, filled with unexpected twists that are just dark enough to raise the tension on every page.
I received a complimentary edition from Evernight Teen!