We are SO excited to help show-off the cover for A Want So Wicked by Suzanne Young, the stunning & gorgeous sequel to A Need So Beautiful. (And we might have read an early draft, so when we say “stunning & gorgeous,” we know what we’re talking about. It’s AMAZING!)
So below, you can find the cover, the synopsis & an exclusive Q&A with Suzanne about the book — then keep reading for your chance to win a signed ARC of A Want So Wicked, so you can see for yourself how fabulous it is!
I know when you originally finished A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL, you felt very happy with the ending — but ultimately, your editor wanted more. Tell us about the process of rethinking the story to write the sequel, A WANT SO WICKED.
I made the decision to write the sequel the day we sold A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL. But I had NO IDEA how I would accomplish that. Originally, I intended to write Onika’s story—but after thinking about the end of ANSB, I realized there was still so much to learn about the main characters. A WANT SO WICKED picks up about nine months after ANSB ends, and I think it helps deepen the story of the original, while creating a universe of its own.
How does Onika’s story fit into WANT?
We only got a taste of what Onika was about in A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL. Now we learn the HOW and WHY of becoming a Shadow. How far would someone go to be remembered? What are the consequences of that decision? The answer is a dark one, and seeing Onika go through it helps to understand her and see how her existence fits into the universe.
NEED was very much about the light, but you’ve said WANT is much more about darkness and the Shadows. Tell us how this figures into the story!
The mythology of the Forgotten is the main aspect of book one, but now we explore the other side. Although the choice to stay or go was never easy, now we find out exactly what happens when a Forgotten turns away from the light—we find out what the opposite of hope is. And we find out where true evil starts.
And Harlin’s back! Did you have a favorite Harlin moment?
In this book? Oh, man. Harlin has changed a bit from A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL—having survived a serious trauma and now having a new purpose. But I think his maturity is for the better, and let me just say this—there is an amazingly sexy haircut scene. I’ve said too much.
Anything else you want people to know about WANT?
I think AWSW is the natural progression of the story from A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL. If you questioned anything about why or how from the first book, you’ll get your explanations here. And you’ll also get to see two people fall in love—the kind that can transcend lifetimes—which was really fun to write.
And now … THE CONTEST!
Share the A Want So Wicked cover & synopsis (below), including a link to pre-order the book, in as many places as possible:
* Your blog
For each place you post the cover & synopsis, you’ll get another entry. We want to see this cover in as many places as possible! Make sure to include the link to pre-order!
Submit each entry individually through the Novel Novice + A Want So Wicked Entry Form to be entered in the drawing. Each place you post the cover/synopsis/link is another entry!
One (1) grand prize winner will receive a signed ARC of A Want So Wicked, a signed finished copy of A Need So Beautiful, and various swag from Suzanne Young.
Four (4) runners-up will each receive a signed ARC of A Want So Wicked.
* Please note, ARCs for A Want So Wicked are not available yet, but will be sent out to winners as soon as they are ready!
- U.S. only
- Please submit a contest entry form for EACH eligible entry
- Yes, multiple entries are allowed
- You must provide links with each entry to verify where you posted the cover & synopsis
All entries are due by Friday, November 18th at midnight (PT)
What to repost:
Please repost all THREE things: the cover, synopsis & link to preorder!
After that episode, her life takes a bizarre turn. She’s experiencing unexpected flashes of insight into people’s lives—people she’s never met before. Strangers frighten her with warnings about the approaching Shadows. And although Elise has never had a boyfriend, she suddenly finds herself torn between two handsome but very different young men: Abe, the charming bad boy whose affect on her both seduces and frightens her, and the mysterious Harlin, who’s new to town but with whom Elise feels an urgent, elemental connection—almost as if they are soul mates.
Now Elise begins to question everything about her life. Why do these guys both want her so desperately? What are the Shadows? Why does the name Charlotte inspire a terrifying familiarity? And who is Elise, really?
Questions? Leave ’em in the comments & we’ll reply!