Book Review | Charming by Krystal Wade

Charming Charming by Krystal Wade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received a review copy in exchange for a honest review.

Charming is such a dark, romantic YA novel that I fell in love with. Powerful opening, very intense and gives way to the life that Haley lives with her family. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I was engrossed in such a phenomenal story.

Haley was a such a sweet character, but she was too much a people pleaser and push over. I didn't like how she allowed her father to continuously abuse her. It truly pissed me off. I like that she honored her mother's wish to keep Jocelyn in the dark, but at the same time I feel like she should have told her sister what was going on with her. What pissed me off was that she wanted to leave home, wanted to tell the truth, wanted to stop her dad, but never had the true courage to do so. As sweet as she was, I felt she should have been bolder. I will say, however, that she is definitely brave! Through all the heartache and heartbreak she stayed strong and didn't turn out crazy.

Jocelyn was that annoying little sister that you always try to protect from hurt, harm and danger. She was so mean to Haley and such a daddy's girl that it really was sad to see. She treated Haley like crap and never tried to understand her. I feel like Jocelyn should have tried harder to figure out what was going on with her sister, but once again I don't blame her. She was in the dark.

The father was such a dipshit. He pissed me off gravely! I wish he would have died. I don't get how he could be so evil over his own self worth issues. I mean the abuse to his wife and Haley was sad. Men lie him deserve to be locked away.

Chris Charming was absolutely sweet! He had the sweetest heart ever. He was kind of like Haley in being a people pleaser and not really allowing himself to be true to himself. He made my heart melt through this whole story. I couldn't deal with how awesome he was.

The Charmings were seriously awesome people towards Haley. They never treated her as if she had issues or was inferior. I loved them. Niles was a crazy ex-boyfriend in my mind. He seriously needed to get over Haley because he was on the verge of being a true stalker.

Walter Withe was a sick deranged young man who sat in his "woe is me" state for too long. Thinking that he was helping Haley seriously showed how crazy he was. I mean he too things to the extreme. Words cannot express how much I wish Charming or even Haley shot him when they had the chance.

I totally enjoyed this novel and plan to read many more novels from Krystal Wade. Charming was just an awesome mystery bordering on horror novel. Highly recommend this book if you're looking for a quick, yet intriguing read.

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