Review: ‘Wicked Games’ by Sean Olin

I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: ‘Wicked Games’ by Sean OlinWicked Games by Sean Olin
Series: Wicked Games #1
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on June 10th, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult
Pages: 343
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
Wicked Games is the first book in a sexy thriller series where passion, lies, and revenge collide-perfect for fans of Simone Elkeles and Sara Shepard.

To all the locals in the small beach town of Dream Point, Carter and Lilah seem like the perfect It Couple-but their relationship is about to brutally unravel before everyone's eyes.

Carter has always been a good guy, and while Lilah has a troubled past, she's been a loyal girlfriend for the last four years. When smart, sexy Jules enters the picture at a senior-year bash, Carter succumbs to temptation. And when Lilah catches wind of his betrayal, she decides that Jules needs to pay.

By the end of the summer, the line between right and wrong will be blurred beyond recognition. Blood will be shed. Nothing in Dream Point will ever be the same.

This juicy summer read will keep readers turning pages until the shocking, nail-biting finale.

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Cheating, slut shaming, bullying, stalking, threats of distributing photos online.. You want every single conniving way to hurt someone? This book had it. I couldn’t really believe anyone would be this cruel or sadistic. I just could not like ANY of these characters. Not one gave me anything to like about. These characters don’t care about any one and I pretty much deemed all of them to be terrible people. I believed in second chances, but these characters didn’t even learn or grow at all. They grew even worse.

Boy drops his girlfriend because he thinks she’s psycho then he ends up falling in love with a new girl. Then this hero ends up being full on obsessed with her! I cou’dn’t even read the rest, but I had to given the fact that I thought one of them would change. I was so wrong.

I hated how mental illness is the “cause” of all of the character’s psychotic ways. I wished the author actually did some research because it’s not how depression is really like. Also I pretty much hated all the characters.. Carter for stringing along both girls.. Not even the “mistress” gets a free pass.. She knew she was hurting people and still did it anyway.

Pass on if you don’t want to read about selfish people stomping on others to get their way because you’ll want to throw this book against a wall.


Your life is one long botched abortion.
When you’ve lived here your whole life, you start to take all this beauty for granted. You need someone else to remind you to see it.
But sometimes, no matter how hard you try, things just don’t work out. You’re not always in control of everything, no matter how much you want to be.
I need you. When you’re not around, I feel like…like I don’t have any reason to exist.
He’d hurt you; why shouldn’t she hurt him back?

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1 Comment

  1. ruthsic

    December 5, 2015 at 4:49 AM

    Even I thought this book was overly dramatic, and really excessive when it came to the characters. All the bullying and slut-shaming also made it infuriating to read.
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