ARC Review: Fear The Wicked by Lily White

Title: Fear The Wicked
Author: Lily White
Genre: Dark Erotica/Psychological Thriller
Type: Book 2 of 2 from Illusions Duet
POV: First Person – Multiple
Release Date: November 29, 2017

 

CONFESS.
It’s what he said to me across his altar, what he demanded so that I would be pure.
In the moment he blessed me with his virtue, I was no longer the woman I’d once been.
I was Eve.
His light.
His salvation.
His bridge to Heaven’s gate.
I failed him because my faith was not strong enough.
He punished me for not giving in.
Resisting temptation is never easy.
Not when his hands, his teeth, his heat and hunger were the greatest of my sins.

 

 

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ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

Faith could help people find an anchor in life, but it could also give an unimaginable pain. What would happen when the wicked walk freely among them? In the battle of good versus evil, will faith save them or lead them astray?

The concept of faith is a fascinating one for me. I always find it interesting to see how one chose a certain path to live. And this book is basically the hows and the whys the things in Illusions of Evil (Book 1) happened.

Created. Molded. Shaped and formed, I was what he wanted. I was what he alone knew existed inside me.

I didn’t like Eve in book 1 and I still didn’t like her now. I had expectations for her that didn’t happen.

I wanted to possess her and cast her aside, protect her and punish her just the same.

Between the two male characters I have my favorite since book 1. But there were parts in this book that shook my faith in him a little lol! In the end he remained my favorite.

Both of them were similar in a way, but completely different from each other. I like seeing how each of them rationalized and coped with the situations.

It was no longer a question of whether I’d given in to the beast inside me. Darkness was always a ring around my vision, death a possibility that hung in the air each time I let go to my desires.

I enjoyed the story overall especially the manipulation parts. However, like in book 1, there was too much telling for my liking. The characters kept explaining what they were doing. Personally, I find more satisfaction when I figure it out myself.

Masks are hard to maintain, they had a way of suffocating you when you were forced to wear them all the damn time.

Fear The Wicked is a story of finding a purpose in life. The series would appeal to readers looking for story of faith and manipulations.

Final Verdict:

This review is also available on Goodreads.

Books in the series:
Illusions of Evil (Illusions Duet, #1) by Lily White Fear the Wicked (Illusions Duet, #2) by Lily White

 

 

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Lily White is a dark writer who likes to dabble on the taboo side of eroticism. She is most known for her Masters Series (Her Master’s Courtesan and Her Master’s Teacher), Target This, Hard Roads, and Asylum. She’s co-authored Serial (a four part serial series). When she isn’t writing as Lily White you can find other books by her under M.S. Willis where she has penned the Control Series, the Estate Series, Because of Ellison (contemporary romance), and Standard Romance Story (Romance Comedy). Lily enjoys stretching her writing muscles by continuing to challenge herself with each book she publishes.

In addition to writing, Lily is an avid reader, gummy bear slayer, and a gold medalist in puppy naps.

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