Wicked In My Own Way

Kayleigh King’s Wicked In My Own Way, published 2013, is an urban fantasy that feels lesbian-YA – but isn’t really. The main character, Lucy, identifies explicitly as bisexual, although this is a throwaway, and the writing gets very explicit at one point. It’s also incomplete. It’s the first (and currently only) in a series, but feels more like the first part of a novel than a standalone novella.

It’s an easy read and quite enjoyable, and it would be nice to see the series continue. My complaints about it are more technical: the grammar is glitchy, the tense shifts in places, dialogue gets messed up with oddly placed paragraph breaks, and POV jumps around distractingly. Also, there is a tendency to over explain things, which makes the dialogue feel unrealistic sometimes.

Ultimately, while the story is interesting, it feels rushed and a little clichéd.

About Frank

A Sci-Fi & Fantasy author and lyrical poet with a mild obsession for vampires, succubi, goddesses and Supergirl.
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