All the girls in her new school want one thing – Jack Hunter, the Ice Prince of East Summit High. Hot as an Armani ad, smart enough to get into Yale, and colder than the Arctic, Jack Hunter’s never gone out with anyone. Sure, people have seen him downtown with beautiful women, but he’s never given high school girls the time of day. Until Isis punches him in the face.
Jack’s met his match. Suddenly everything is a game.
The goal: Make the other beg for mercy.
The game board: East Summit High.
The reward: Something neither of them expected.
*This book contains language, some of which may be unsuitable for younger readers.*
*This is the first book in the LOVELY VICIOUS series.*
“Let me talk to her. Give me one second.”
“Okay,” Madison giggles. He grabs my elbow and pulls me in the other direction.
“Is that how you kissed me?” I ask, nearly tripping as he pulls me along. “Golly gee, it looks kind of mildly fucking embarrassing! No wonder up my appointments - ”
“Whoa, I think you overestimate me, shitlord. Last time I checked all I did was be in the wrong place at the right time. I saw you and had to - ”
“ - delicately approach you. In a sideways manner. From behind. Without being seen at all. For ten minutes.”
“Why are you even out? I thought you were sick.”
“I was. See, it’s this thing called an immune system -”
He holds up his hand and rubs his eyes. “Okay, stop. Shut all systems down and just. Stop. Talking.”
“That’s never stopped me before!”
“Why did you follow me?”
He looks down at the jar of frosting I clutch in my hands. “Are you eating that out of the can?”
“Are you the king of stupid questions?” I fire back. “Of course I am! Frosting is the ambrosia of the gods. God, if you’re into that religious thing. Are you religious? Somehow I get the feeling the only church you’d join is the church of self-worship. Your body is your temple. Work it, boy.”
“What are you saying?” He snarls.
“At least I’m not whoring!”
"I'm working right now, okay? I’m getting paid. So you need to just piss off and go to whatever immature party you were going to in the first place.”
“How’d you know I’m going to a party?”
“The receipt for red plastic cups sticking out of your jacket. Your eyeliner. Girls don’t make eyeliner wings that big unless they plan on drinking.”
“Touché. You’re smarter than I gave you credit for.”
“And you’re far more annoying than I first suspected. If I’d known you’d stalk me like all the others, I never would’ve kissed you, even as payback.”
“Seriously, you kiss everyone like that though! It was nothing special.”
“Exactly. It was nothing special. So back off and leave me alone.”
This is the first book of Sara’s I have had the pleasure of reading. This book is definitely different from what is out there right now.
This is a story about a teenage girl Isis who is quite bizarre. She just moved to a new town with her mother who has PTSD from an abusive relationship. Isis used to be overweight and loved a boy. That boy crushed her. We never got the full picture on what happened but we know he broke her belief in love. Her do list is
“1. Don’t talk about love
2. Don’t think about love
3. Thinking and talking about love leads to Love, which is the enemy.”
Jack Hunter is the “Ice Prince”. “He’s handsome; the kind of lion-eyes, sharp-nosed, broad-lipped handsome you see in Italian suit ads.” He acts like he is above everyone else in high school but the girls flock to him, throwing themselves at him as he tosses them aside. He is rude to them and Isis won’t stand for it. She punches him. Legit punches him in the face. This leads to a declaration of war on each other.
The banter between these characters is head scratching confusing at times as Isis rambles but entertaining. The story unfolds Jack’s secrets as Isis digs for dirt to use against him. I was very intrigued by where the author was going with the story. The supporting characters were great and added a lot to the story.
The book picked up in the end and then I was left with a cliffhanger! I am interested to see what Sara Wolf does with book number two. I will be tuning into to seeing what happens next for Isis and Jack.