Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Wickedly They Come by Cathrina Constantine - A review and book discussion

Today I'm excited to present to you a talented author Cathrina Constantine and her debut novel "Wickedly They Come", a paranormal novel with elements of sweet young romance and YA.


 Can you tell us how did you pick out the title and how does it signify the story? Tell us how did the story come about in your mind?
Wickedly They Come had many titles. The story revolves around evil mystics releasing spirit demons from hell. And these demons invade humans, killing their souls, creating soulless creatures. Hence, the name, Wickedly They Come. This outline came to mind well over six years ago. My intention was to write a thrilling tale for teenagers, a tale of good versus evil and the frustrations of teendom. Jordan is sixteen and is called by God to be His warrior to combat these evil demons alongside her glorious guardian angel, Markus.
Are any of the characters based on the real persons? How about places or events?
Yes. Actually the main character, Jordan Chase, is my youngest daughter’s name. The story takes place in Elma and is roughly a mile from my home. The Main Street in Elma is in actuality the quaint village of East Aurora, where I describe Taste Coffee House and several of the stores which I love to frequent.
Henry and Em are lovable side characters. Were they fully aware of Seeley’s and Jordan’s abilities?
Yes. However, I deleted a lot of the back story. Henry and Em are Seeley’s parents, and Jordan’s grandparents. They know about the girl’s inexplicable abilities, though, Seeley and Jordan conceal much of their trials and tribulations from Henry and Em.
The ending left me believing there will be part two of this story. If so, are there any characters you’ll bring back? Like Ronan for example? Her body was not found and it made me thinking she is not truly dead.
Hah! Very good, Zrinka. You’re not the first person to ask me that question. I recently sent the sequel to my Editor. Wickedly They Come gets darker while searching for the light.

MY REVIEW
At the first few pages of “Wickedly They Come” by Cathrina Constantine a reader is drawn into paranormal world where angels and demons fight a never-ending war to protect the human kind from darkness of evil. The story reminds us that evil never rests. Even when defeated, the evil will come back stronger and wickeder. Any move, comment or confiding in those Jordan thought of as her friends was a trap. Jordan and her mother, Seeley can point out demons in the crowd.  They fight them, with the help of their assigned archangels. Jordan and her angel, Marcus, share the special bond. But when she decides to go to high school instead of being home-schooled, he follows in his teenage human body. Teenage girls drool over him while boys befriend him, but not every girl is an ordinary hormone spiked, with head in clouds. Ronan is more, she is a witch dabbling in dark powers. The Black Order makes her promises of giving her Markus all to herself and she accepts. Will she help the devil or betray him?
Things get bad, really bad for both, Jordan and Ronan. Having angels on her side, Jordan survives, though it was close call for her. Ronan, on the other hand, disappears, presumed dead. 

The ending of the book is eerie and unexpected and will leave you waiting on your toes for the conclusion in the next book. 

Thank you for being my guest today, Cathrina. I wish you all the best in your future writing and looking forward to reading more of you books. 

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5 comments:

  1. Zrinka, thank you for having me on your blog today. It's looks great. And what an excellent review!!

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  2. Great interview, ladies :) I loved, loved, loved the ending...so will everyone who reads it!

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  3. I enjoyed the interview. I never knew your daughter's name was Jordan Chase or is it just Jordan. She must be on kick ass girl.

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  4. Sounds like an intriguing read! congratulations Cathrina!!

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