Wicked Ever After
Author: Delilah S. Dawson
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Blud #4
“Wicked Ever After” is the final book in Deliah S. Dawson’s Blud series. Clocking in at less than 200 pages, this is more of a novella than anything.
The story picks-up a few years after “Wicked as they Come”. Traveling between Sang and Earth has taken its toll on Letitia. Even though she’s only in her 30s, she has the body of a 60 year old. Letting her husband, Criminy, turn her into a bludwoman (basically a vampire) would solve the problem, but it would mean she would never be able to leave Sang. Letitia doesn’t feel like she can just abandon her grandmother, so she devises a way to bring her over. This doesn’t turn out the way Letitia had expected though. Once in the new world, her grandmother declares that she doesn’t want anything to do with Letitia and runs off. Worried, Letitia and Criminy follow.
I appreciate that Dawson wrote a conclusion to Letitia and Criminy’s story since we were left with a “happily for now” ending in their book. However, this really felt like Dawson wrote it just to be able to mark the series as done. The plot was pretty shaky and the characters were all pretty annoying. Especially Letitia who spent most of the novella whining and stomping her foot like a spoiled child. The only character who was tolerable was Criminy, but he felt pretty watered down. There were also quite a few clichés peppered throughout the story and for some reason Dawson felt the need to make it clear that blud was blood every single time blud was mentioned… which was a lot.
While “Wicked Ever After” had a lot of flaws, it wasn’t horrible. There were still a few nice moments in the story. If you’ve read the first book in the series and would like to see the characters get a typical happily ever after, then I would recommend picking this up. However, I think I would have preferred to have been left with the “happily for now” ending we had in the first book.