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I really enjoyed this but I would have enjoyed it a lot10 years ago.I can t give this book anyor less than 3.5 stars and since goodreads still hasn t added half stars I won t give this an official rating. Nothing makes me happier than a book I m not sure about being one of my favorites of the year and this book is exactly that How We Became Wicked draws us into a world where The Wicked spend their time gleefully hunting those who have yet to be infected trying their best to kill everyone they can when Astrid and Hank find themselves face to face with someone new just behind the wall who speaks of life on a nearby island but when things take a turn the two are faced with a choice, to abandon ev Nothing makes me happier than a book I m not sure about being one of my favorites of the year and this book is exactly that How We Became Wicked draws us into a world where The Wicked spend their time gleefully hunting those who have yet to be infected trying their best to kill everyone they can when Astrid and Hank find themselves face to face with someone new just behind the wall who speaks of life on a nearby island but when things take a turn the two are faced with a choice, to abandon everything they ve ever known or to stay and watch it all burn This book had probably one of my favorite twists in a story of this nature and though I can t speak to what it was, for obvious reasons, it actually made me gasp out loud when I caught on to what was happening so bravo to the author for that Astrid and Natalie were two young women who have known nothing but this world of death and the Wicked and they both managed to rise to the occasion and survive even when the odds were stacked against them and I loved each step in their journey Hank was touch and go but I think he is an important piece in their puzzle as both his presence and absence in certain scenes brings out some of the strongest qualities in both of these characters so for that I have to appreciate him but it doesn t absolve him The Wicked themselves and the way they spoke of their plans was borderline comical but in that way where you re laughing but inside there s this unsettling weight in your stomach The overall story arc was something that we re all familiar with as it has happened time and time again with everything from diseases and social injustices and that paint a smile on it lack of remorse was also something we also unfortunately see to the point that you almost find yourself thinking like the Wicked waiting for it all to crash and burn and when it does you can t help but smile as karma is served If you re looking for something with a bit of a similar setup like Bird Box this is perfect for you but all in all this was a great read and I can t wait for everyone else to get a chance to read it too special thanks to the publishers and netgalley for providing an arc in exchange for a fair and honest review @Download Book × How We Became Wicked ñ A plague, called Wicked, is pulsing through the world and in its wake, it s dividing the population into thirds The WICKED Already infected by the droves of Singers, the ultraviolet mosquito like insects who carry the plague, the Wicked roam the world freely They don t want for much only to maim and dismember you But don t worry They always ask politely firstThe TRUE The True live in contained, isolated communities They re the lucky ones they found safety from the Singers And while the threat of the Wicked may not be eliminated, for the True, the threat has certainly been contained The VEXED The Vexed are the truly fortunate ones they survived the sting of the Singers, leaving them immune But they re far from safe The Vexed hold the key to a cure, and there are those who will do anything to get it This novel here wasthan I was expecting Once I started reading, I got so many feels from it Mainly, The Walking Dead, mixed with a little bit of World War Z, and tons of what you might expect in an apocalyptic setting with a twist Yes, it might seem played out, another zombie type book, but it was a lotthan that The wicked areintricate than a normal zombie would be And, in a way they aren t really zombies if they don t necessarily eat people right I mean, yes, they are This novel here wasthan I was expecting Once I started reading, I got so many feels from it Mainly, The Walking Dead, mixed with a little bit of World War Z, and tons of what you might expect in an apocalyptic setting with a twist Yes, it might seem played out, another zombie type book, but it was a lotthan that The wicked areintricate than a normal zombie would be And, in a way they aren t really zombies if they don t necessarily eat people right I mean, yes, they are violent, uncaring, sociopaths, but still not actually zombies That being said, it still has zombie vibes, like the fact that once you re turned, you can easily infect others, and much of humanity is wiped from the planet Yes, there are still the True those who are not infected , the Wicked which, as the book goes, they became so much, and the Vexed those who have become immune The premise might be close to all other books and movies, but it s the story, the way they co exist in this world, and what the virus is and will become, that makes it its own.And, even when I started figuring out what the plot twist was, it was still interesting the way it played out Evenso, I connected with so many of the characters in this book Who they were to each other, what made them who they had become, the tenacity the main characters had in surviving in this broken world The craziness that engulfed them, from many that were far worse than the Wicked All in all, I really enjoyed this book It s a little sad when you think about it Yes, I know any world made this way would be, but what made it evenso was what choices do to a person, what a broken world turns someone into But, that ending, that ending does leave the reader with somethingthan just the Wicked, hazmat and bee suits, it leaves the reader with the possibility of hope I d really like to think so I received this copy from Atheneum Caitlyn Dlouhy Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own I am enthralled with this book and could not put it down I m going to start with four stars but I might be bumping it up as I ponderThe general story arc is not that different from other post apocalyptic stories but the details are unique and chilling Of course the ever present threat from the singers, insects that infect people, is real, but the real eeriness comes from the Wicked with their innocent musings of bashing your skull in or seeing you without your skin The horror is all so I am enthralled with this book and could not put it down I m going to start with four stars but I might be bumping it up as I ponderThe general story arc is not that different from other post apocalyptic stories but the details are unique and chilling Of course the ever present threat from the singers, insects that infect people, is real, but the real eeriness comes from the Wicked with their innocent musings of bashing your skull in or seeing you without your skin The horror is all so perfectly understated that it is amplified all theThe pace is great and I liked how each section was long enough to give me time to really get absorbed in both Astrid s and Natalie s story without that annoying switching of POV every chapter I can honestly say that I did not see the twist coming until the chapter where it was revealed At that point I put the Kindle down and thought back over all that had come before and it made perfect sense It has been quite a few books since I was anxious to get back to reading while I was doing something else I can t think of a single complaint about this one 100% like I enjoyed thatthan I was expecting to While I love a good dystopian setting, the YA genre generally doesn t do much for me which is probably why my expectations were quite low And to be honest, the moody overreactions did annoy me on several occasions and the endless monologuing got a bit much at times However, there were enough mystery elements and suspense to keep me interested throughout, so It s fair to say that while it had its issues, it was a fun ride regardless.The world buildin I enjoyed thatthan I was expecting to While I love a good dystopian setting, the YA genre generally doesn t do much for me which is probably why my expectations were quite low And to be honest, the moody overreactions did annoy me on several occasions and the endless monologuing got a bit much at times However, there were enough mystery elements and suspense to keep me interested throughout, so It s fair to say that while it had its issues, it was a fun ride regardless.The world building was quite good with a nice balance of information about the very silly sounding virus and its effects on the world Just like the characters, we didn t know everything that happened, but we knew enough to enjoy the story In terms of creativity, I liked how the virus affected people and the consequences on the world because of it, but there were a tad too many inconsistencies for my liking Things like how the virus started and spread didn t line up and the seemingly random mutations that they created in people were a bit far fetched With all that vagueness also came the issue of the infected people acting exactly the way the author needed them to act in certain scenes As for the characters, they were alright There were 2 main pov characters and both were your typical, angsty teenage archetypes It s pretty much what you d expect from a YA book and to be honest, I wasn t ever really worried about them, nor did I particularly care anyway That s not to say they were bad or poorly written They were perfectly fine for the book which was very much story driven The rest of the cast was decent as well with some outliers that I didn t buy, but which worked for the story nonetheless I liked the concept of how the infected people were affected mentally and the subsequent interactions with them The setting was also well thought out, although it did seem a little too convenient for certain scenes So overall, the writing was decent and for the genre and target audience, I d even argue it was spot on Unfortunately, the number of smaller issues did tally up for me towards the end So if you re a fan of the YA genre, I d definitely recommend this The dystopian elements are nicely executed and the story has enough mystery and tension to also appeal to people who like that in their stories It has its faults, but if you can get into the story as I did, they re not that distracting There was no wordfit for the sick than that the wicked They had torn the world, and everyone in it, to tattersThis is one of the unexpected books that swoops in to take you by surprise I had no idea just how good this book would bebecause I only vaguely knew of its existence WHERE IS THE HYPE FOR THIS QUIETLY HORRIFIC EXCELLENCE It s the type of slow, gradual intrigue that you can t put down and while I was a bit confused at first, things began to make sense And ofThere was no wordfit for the sick than that the wicked They had torn the world, and everyone in it, to tattersThis is one of the unexpected books that swoops in to take you by surprise I had no idea just how good this book would bebecause I only vaguely knew of its existence WHERE IS THE HYPE FOR THIS QUIETLY HORRIFIC EXCELLENCE It s the type of slow, gradual intrigue that you can t put down and while I was a bit confused at first, things began to make sense And of course that TWIST came at me sideways and made me sit in gleeful shock for a few minutes as all the pieces suddenly made sense This deservespeople reading and talking about it, okayThere were different pitches looping and dipping, knotting and untangling A rich harmony of hums This was the sound of singers, thick in their summer swarms This was the song that had ruined the world Still, no one could tell Astrid it wasn t beautiful I really love books set in a world trying to survive after some apocalyptic, disastrous change I love reading about a world that is perfectly normal to the characters and yet so abnormal to the readers because that juxtaposition just really tickles my brain the right way And this is one of those books that does the world building right not too much, not too littleexcept regarding the Singers BUT that s also, methinks, done purposely Some things are never truly explained, and it just felt like an acceptable fact in this book, once again kudos to the good writingThe coin had a picture of a bearded man on one side and a picture of a house with columns on the other It was called a penny It used to be worth very little, and today it was worth even less She had loads of them Excellent world building aside, the characters were another powerful strength of this bookbut they were also the biggest weak point, too Now I loved the dual POV of Astrid and Natalie althoughthan a few times I would have perhaps likefrequent shifts because long times in one POV made the shift back seem a bit abrupt and the multitude of side characters were written in a way that didn t make them all seem like cloned versions of one person with slightly different quirks and names to make them different However, sometimes I felt a bit distant from the MC s, primarily Astrid I think I liked Natalie s POV better because the interactions between her family and their Wicked grandfather were so fascinating And of course the eventual, unexpected plot twist reveal about the characters and the POV was superbIt was one of the many perplexing symptoms of the wickedness an inability to imagine, even at the most basic level, what another person might be thinking or feeling A total collapse of empathy which is itself an act of imagination Now please bear with me as I get a bit meta here with some thoughts about the overall theme world of the book but I couldn t help but notice the ideas presented inside the apocalyptic horror story here about the different kinds of wickedness Was it actually a terrible disease that destroyed the world, or was it terrible actions that enabled the disease Would the survivors have been a higher number if certain things had happened or been prevented Since it s been a few days since I finished book AND I chose to focuson the plot than all the intricate details, this section of the review is gonna be the most muddled BUT it s these kind of things that really added to the serene creepiness of the atmosphere and was one the aspects I loved the mostHer grandfather s smile and his open, airy demeanor didn t change a bit as he said these words To him, promises of violence came as naturally, as irresistibly as his own heartbeatThe actual virus itself, one of the most obvious horror elements of the story, was quite unique I originally thought it was going to be azombie like thing, but the actuality was even better People become innocent minded murder machines capable of complex action but driven by simple desireslike a five year old bent on obtaining snacks but easily distracted by something they finddesirable It s not a physically ravaging disease here, but it is a destructive one and also highly contagious And the fact that the victims could talk and think only added to the creeptastic element, as well as brought about some heart touching moments.NOW I GOTTA SHRIEK A MOMENT ABOUT THAT PLOT TWIST OKAY Honestly, I didn t expect to be happily shocked by this book The way the perspectives are written purposely to mislead you was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING and I m still blown away by the execution of said twist It s the kind of thing that I m probably going to have to do a recent re read to fully soak up the epic foreshadowing and chortle in satisfaction over good plot twistsBook, I need you to believe me when I tell you this I am NOT going to get tired My family is out there somewhere And I m going to find them I don t care if I have to walk for a million years I m going to find them It ll be so great when I do Do you know why I think it ll be great, book It s because I love themOverall, this was such a great book I would have loved it absolutely if there had been a fewthings mostly a teeny tiny bitexplanations about stuff and a better foundation for the only mentioned relationship in the book and somecharacter development And while the plot was hands down the absolute best and strongest aspect of this book, the odd shifts in POV made the pacing feel a bit odd But I still loved this so much There s a lot to hype up about it, such as the excellent creep factor and atmosphere, the unique world, and the undeniable hold this book had over me from the first page So I do recommend this to dystopian and horror fans alike, especially if you re looking for something new and refreshing out of the mix of same old plots and characters And finally, I would greatly appreciate a sequel for many reasons the top of which is desperate curiosity Why doesn t this book havereviews I dare say It s better than many books withreviews out there.Mind you, the book wasn t perfect, but I was reading and not even feeling the pages pass and If that doesn t scream good book then I don t know what will.The idea of the wickedness as a virus was very creepy and original and very good timing to read it now.And that huge surprise in the last quarter made me reel I really didn t see that coming This was a perfect creepy thriller and I woul Why doesn t this book havereviews I dare say It s better than many books withreviews out there.Mind you, the book wasn t perfect, but I was reading and not even feeling the pages pass and If that doesn t scream good book then I don t know what will.The idea of the wickedness as a virus was very creepy and original and very good timing to read it now.And that huge surprise in the last quarter made me reel I really didn t see that coming This was a perfect creepy thriller and I would love nothingbut to read about the wicked world inbooks The book cut off with an open ending and a lot of questions and I want them answered Mr.Yates You can find the full review and all the fancy and or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight.I have no idea how this book isn t on all the radars, but it isn t And that s a complete shame, because it is phenomenal The kind of book I flew through reading, but was also sad cause I never wanted it to end You know the kind So let us chat about why I am such a fan, yeah Though I am purposely keeping this short, because it s best to go into this knowing as little as possible, li You can find the full review and all the fancy and or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight.I have no idea how this book isn t on all the radars, but it isn t And that s a complete shame, because it is phenomenal The kind of book I flew through reading, but was also sad cause I never wanted it to end You know the kind So let us chat about why I am such a fan, yeah Though I am purposely keeping this short, because it s best to go into this knowing as little as possible, like I did Incredible atmosphere It fit perfectly with the vibe and tone of the story, and made me feel like I was on this secluded island Think Sawkill Girls meets the apocalypse Good stuff I cared about the characters immediately And never stopped There are two main POV characters, and I adored them both I also enjoyed learning about their families, and in some cases, the other people around them This is so wonderfully vague that I am probably confusingthan helping at this point, but just trust that there will be characters you love, characters you hate, and characters so gleefully gray you won t be able to decide The layers that unravel and the twists that unfurl simply delicious Wow I love a twist And this book just keeps them coming It s like a layer is peeled back, we learn something about the characters or world, but then we get new questions Remember what I said about not being able to put it down Yeah, that Everything about the book feels very fresh The world itself, the plot, how everything turns out it just feels new Like nothing I ve ever read before Sure, there are bits here and there that you can compare to other books, obviously, but as a whole it s an incredibly unique story that captivated me from the start Bottom Line Eerily atmospheric, genre bending, and wholly unputdownable, How We Became Wicked is one of the best books of 2019 This book seriously needs somerecognition I can t believe it isn twell known, it s so good The plot and premise is great, it was such easy and entertaining listening, I loved it As the plot thickened and continued, I couldn t put it down and rattled through it in a few days Seriously recommend reading this book if you get the chance.