Wicked as They Come (Blud #1)
by Delilah S. Dawson
Published by Pocket Books
Date published: March 27th 2012
AMAZON // BOOKDEPO
Synopsis:Have you ever heard of a Bludman? They’re rather like you and me—only more fabulous, immortal, and mostly indestructible. (They’re also very good kissers.) Delilah S. Dawson’s darkly tempting debut drops her unsuspecting heroine into a strange faraway land for a romantic adventure that’s part paranormal, part steampunk . . . and completely irresistible.My thoughts
When Tish Everett forces open the ruby locket she finds at an estate sale, she has no idea that a deliciously rakish Bludman has cast a spell just for her. She wakes up in a surreal world, where Criminy Stain, the dashing proprietor of a magical traveling circus, curiously awaits. At Criminy’s electric touch, Tish glimpses a tantalizing future, but she also foresees her ultimate doom. Before she can decide whether to risk her fate with the charming daredevil, the locket disappears, and with it, her only chance to return home. Tish and Criminy battle roaring sea monsters and thundering bludmares, vengeful ghosts and crooked Coppers in a treacherous race to recover the necklace from the evil Blud-hating Magistrate. But if they succeed, will Tish forsake her fanged suitor and return to her normal life, or will she take a chance on an unpredictable but dangerous destiny with the Bludman she’s coming to love?
Cover: Purple, purple . I love purple. It is the color I adore. The cover is not that bad, yes there is a bare chested man with a top hat but the clockwork in the background balances it out.// lol its blue . lol . my pardon
Book: Bunnies are fuzzy and cute right. Imagine being attacked by fuzzy white/brownish bunnies that eat you to the bone. They are hungry for blood, your red human blood is the loveliest there is. But wait there are far worst creatures , the ugly fat red brown rats are the worst. Welcome to Sang.
Tish Everett is a 25 year old nurse, she freed herself from the clutches of a controlling long period boyfriend Jeff. She finds a locket at the house of a deceased patient. A beautifully crafted locket and with the help of some elbow grease it finally clicks open. Beneath the lid is a mysterious , dangerously sexy painted portrait of young man near his 30’s. Tish walls asleep after an exhausting day. When she wakes up she sees an odd world. It has a very Victorian vibe to it. In fact she has stumbled in 1900th Sang . A place were bludmen and pinkies (humans from Sang) live alongside each other. The bludmen are 2nd grade citizens. A wealthy madman is out to kill them all. Will tish stay with criminy [ the dude in the portrait ]after they have stopped him , or will she go back to earth?
The world building was lovely luscious. There were steampunk machines and clockwork animals. I wanted to know more and more and I hope more will be known in sequel books.
The plot was like a bloodlust enraged Alice in wonderland. A adult alice w/ blood creatures. Things that seemed unnecessary got tied up in the end
There are two Tish in Wicked as they come. Ok , let me explain . She has two lives; Tish the nurse and Letita the glancer . She is a strong woman and is not a damsel in distress. Great heroine.
Criminy is slick as an eel and clever as Reinhardt, the fox ( a dutch folktale). And mysterious and uber sexy ( what i\ve ‘’heard’’ from fellow book ppl ) but in all that he never loses the gentleman inside him.
This romance is a slowburner. In my opinion. It is labled pnr on the spine but to me it is UF. The romance never crushes the plot. They are sexy times in this book but not every 50 pages. After each ahum, they grow closer to each other. Great character development
I really liked the secondary characters from pemberly, Crim’s clockwork monkey ( you rock pem), to the lizard boy to the pinky strong man . I wish they had more development but I still liked the whole crew.
Book two will be out next year and I can’t wait. I hope we get to see cameos of Tish and Crim. Are you exited to enter Sang? That’s bloody marvelous. *grins with bloodstained teeth*
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