How We Became Wicked

How We Became Wicked

A plague, called Wicked, is pulsing through the world; and in its wake, it?s dividing the population into thirds: The WICKED: Already infected by the droves of Singers, the ultraviolet mosquito-like insects who carry the plague, the Wicked roam the world freely. They don?t want for much?only to maim and dismember you. But don?t worry: They always ask politely first. The TRUE A plague, called Wicked, is pulsing through the world; and in its wake, it?s dividing the population in...

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Title:How We Became Wicked
Author:Alexander Yates
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1481419846
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

How We Became Wicked Reviews

  • Librariann
    Apr 22, 2019
    This was an incredibly exciting book to read. Once I got halfway through, I did not want to put it down. Language and descriptions of violence pushes it into firm YA territory at my library, but your average 7th graders should have no problem picking this one up. There were some pos...
  • Kelsey
    Jul 31, 2019
    3 Stars Ugh, I wanted so much more from this story. I wanted a tense thrill ride through situations full of Wicked that would have me on the edge of my seat. What I got was a story with a few wicked interactions that weren?t very thrilling. The writing is engaging and I was intere...
  • Lisa
    Aug 07, 2019
    Riveting and creepy story with a twist ending. Excellent writing and characters. ...
  • The Reading Raccoon
    Sep 04, 2019
    I loved this book! Such a great concept and done in a relatable but still horrifying way. I?ve been giving bugs the side-eye for days now. And I loved the crazy nonsense the Wicked would say that was so disturbing but hilarious at the same time. Thank God for authors with a sense of ...
  • ♠️ TABI ♠️
    Sep 04, 2019
    'There was no word more fit for the sick than that: the wicked. They had torn the world, and everyone in it, to tatters.' This is one of the unexpected books that swoops in to take you by surprise. I had no idea just how good this book would be . . . because I only vaguely kne...
  • Cheryl Gatling
    Aug 09, 2019
    I recently read an article about people who complained that after their once upbeat and compassionate family members started watching a lot of Fox News they became angry and paranoid, continually spouting the talking points they heard on TV, even if it was hurting their family. The peo...
  • Teri
    Jun 27, 2019
    I'm always up for a post-apocalyptic plague story. I've read several, but this novel puts a fresh spin on the typical version. Some reviews have referred to the Wicked as zombies. I didn't see them that way at all. They're almost childlike, and retain most of their memories, b...
  • Amber (The Book Bratz)
    Jun 01, 2019
    The full review + more can be found at The Book Bratz To be brutally honest, I never head of How We Became Wicked until I spotted it on NetGalley. Immediately the summary sucked me in. Ultra-violet mosquitoes that spread a plague that causes people to become incredibly violent and ...
  • sally
    Jul 22, 2019
    WOW ...
  • Jackie
    Apr 17, 2019
    Nothing makes me happier than a book I?m not sure about being one of my favorites of the year and this book is exactly that. ?How We Became Wicked? draws us into a world where The Wicked spend their time gleefully hunting those who have yet to be infected trying their best to...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    Jul 23, 2019
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight . I have no idea how this book isn't onall the radars, but it isn't. And that's a complete shame, because it isphenomenal. The kind of book I flew through reading, but w...
  • Stephanie
    Aug 28, 2019
    Loved loved loved this book!!! Right balance of mystery and dystopia. Two strong female characters that you hold your breath until you know they are ok. Did I say I LOVED this book?!?! ...
  • Rachel  Drenning
    Aug 02, 2019
    Very interesting story with great characters. The ending (twist) was done nicely. Read in one setting. New take on a old trope. ...
  • Kasey Giard
    Aug 14, 2019
    This book is sooooo creepy! The Wicked say some really violent things but in this cheerful, artless, innocent way. The juxtaposition of those two things gave me chills in lots of scenes. HOW WE BECAME WICKED is told in two different viewpoints, from characters in two different situa...
  • Penn Hackney
    Sep 17, 2019
    (My favorite passage, below, might be considered a spoiler.) Quite good: Imaginative post-apocalyptic premise, great and believable characters both good and bad, dysfunctional families with secrets, tension and surprises with a dose of horror, even some macabre humor. The ending was...
  • Lutoms Lutomski
    Aug 11, 2019
    First the cover is gorgeous! Second this is a great new dystopian book! I haven?t read dystopia is a while because it had all become the same but this is truly unique and i couldn?t put it down! The characters and voices of the wicked, vexed and true are well written, I love...
  •  Amelia
    Jul 26, 2019
    wow. WOW. guys. please read this. now. I don't remember the last time I saw something original like this, something fresh, something unique. The concept is so delightfully creepy and disturbing - a virus making people into child like murderers. They act and talk like kids, but want ...
  • Eleanor Roth
    Mar 21, 2019
    Formal review TK but for now... THIS WAS SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!! excellently, vividly, hauntingly crafted post-apoc worldbuilding with *the best* twists and turns I?ve encountered in a while. Devoured this in one sitting. ...
  • Sofía
    Aug 09, 2019
    THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. I don't usually give 5 stars to a book these days, but wow. How We Became Wicked is such a cool book. That's what it is. A cool book. It has characters so interesting and the wicked people, which are so frighteningly sweet, and a turn of events I don't know why ...
  • Emily
    Jun 17, 2019
    Read this in one sitting without stopping. There were some things left (somewhat) open-ended that I wish had been resolved more thoroughly (view spoiler)[like, what were the people in the hazmat suits even DOING (hide spoiler)] , and I was not overly fond of Grandpa's journal entry at ...
  • Jenny Ashby
    Aug 21, 2019
    I am enthralled with this book and could not put it down! I'm going to start with four stars but I might be bumping it up as I ponder more. The general story arc is not that different from other post-apocalyptic stories but the details are unique and chilling. Of course the ever-presen...
  • Mel
    Aug 11, 2019
    This was a pretty creative concept and a fun read. The book was pretty heavy on the info-dumping though, I wished Yates showed more rather than just telling us about the virus, the spread, the backstory. I was also hoping for a bit more from the horror elements. I dove in expecting som...
  • Paula
    Aug 25, 2019
    This book was so fun to read and so lovely and imaginative. I loved it! Please read it. ...
  • JenLovesBooks
    Jun 27, 2019
    This novel here was more than I was expecting. Once I started reading, I got so many feels from it. Mainly, The Walking Dead, mixed with a little bit of World War Z, and tons of what you might expect in an apocalyptic setting (with a twist). Yes, it might seem played out, another zombi...
  • Aoife
    May 27, 2019
    No one knows where the Wicked came from. It's carried by insects like mosquitos, insects that are still multiplying in the ruins of the old world. There are still a few True people, uninfected, left hiding out. And a tiny number of Vexed, immune to the stings. But they are far outnumbe...
  • Tabsie
    Aug 14, 2019
    YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK!!!!!! Characterization: AWESOME! There isn't a main character I don't love! Even the bad guys are interesting, because you can see hints that they're not flat, two-dimensional things. Setting: Excellent - It's in Main! Bangor is even mentioned (hi, Stephen K...
  • Vayne Konstantine
    Aug 30, 2019
    This book I just happened to stumble on in Barnes & Noble one day, and decided to sit down and read the first few chapters. I enjoyed it enough so far that I bought it, and came home to continue reading it. This book is VERY original and exciting to read through out the entirety of...
  • Romina
    Aug 10, 2019
    Well that took a turn. Mysterious virus. Mainland/Island. Searchers. The end, oh Amblin. ...
  • Shannon
    Sep 03, 2019
    Wow. What a great read! I wasn't sure I was going to get through the book at first. I didn't find the opening chapters very compelling. But once things started happening, I devoured the book in a matter of hours. What a unique twist at the end too. I honestly didn't see it coming. I th...
  • Karis
    Sep 21, 2019
    A VERY good book that grabs you from the first page and doesn?t let go. The story follows Astrid and Natalie, two characters from two separate lives that coexist perfectly, until they don?t... In a world that confirms to stereotypical ?zombie apocalypse,? the Wicked are turn...