Scarlett Kol’s "Wicked Descent" captures you from the first page! I was hooked on this page-turner, filled with angst and mystery. Avery is in the middle of a trying time for a teenager as it is, moving to a new town, dealing with an overprotective mother, and coping with the loss of a grandmother she barely knew. On top of all this, she is swept into the rumours surrounding her history and trying to find out about herself and what she is capable of. It’s a story of personal discovery and growth, as well as an intriguing mystery and dynamite YA supernatural story. This story is very well-written, full of unexpected turns and significant character development. A great read!
The Story: Avery is not keen to return to the town her mother deserted years ago. But after her estranged grandmother dies, Avery finds herself the hot topic in a small town. It’s hard enough being the new girl, but it’s worse being the new girl believed to be a witch. Her family history has always been a shady area for Avery – a grandmother she barely knew and a father who disappeared before she was born under strange circumstances. When Drew Montgomery enters the picture, Avery is prepared for things to get worse. Instead, he may hold the answers she seeks. But sometimes the truth comes at a price too high to pay. Avery must decide how far she will go to discover the truth and herself.
All families have secrets, but what Avery doesn’t know might try to kill her.
The day Avery Belmont was born, her father disappeared. Shortly after, her mother stole her away to Detroit, far away from the secrets buried deep in Shady Creek. But when her estranged grandmother dies, Avery is forced to return and face the rumors that she’s a witch, making her wish she’d never come back—until Drew Montgomery gives her a reason to stay.
Drew knows things no one else knows. Things about Avery, about her family’s past, and about what really happened to her father. However, the price for information may be too high as getting close to the striking, yet caustic Drew starts to have deadly consequences, and living with the lies may be safer than uncovering the truth.
14+ due to adult situations