Book to Movie Review. Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout 4 stars

Warning: Some reviews contain minor spoilers, but I keep the best parts vague. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more reviews and thoughts on reading.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I know I had a lot of negative things to say about Jennifer’s Blood and Ash series, but her Wicked series was a true favourite of mine. I recently read book 3 after a million years since I read book 2. But I decided to refresh my memory with the movie on Passionflix. Book-to-movie adaptations are so rarely what the original author intended, so I always go in with an open mind. This adaptation was produced by Jennifer herself, so I’m sure she had a huge say in her movie baby.

Anyway, onto what I liked…

  • The characters were pretty much how I envisioned them. Maybe Ivy’s hair was tidier than the book implied, but her character felt as close as a real person could get to a fictional character. Same with Ren. Unfortunately, my memory of the others are a bit vague.
  • I loved the on screen chemistry between Ivy and Ren. Just like the book.
  • The locations were spot on from what I’d imagined based on the book’s descriptions. It really was fun to see the words come to life.

What I didn’t like… One thing I didn’t like. That’s all.

  • I think the quality of the production let the film down compared to its possibilities with a bigger production company. I saw the trailer and was prepared for it. Then again, without Passionflix, it wouldn’t have been made. So it was a small sacrifice to see a great story come to life.

Generally, I really liked it. It was so incredibly like the book and a fun movie to watch.

Passionflix is available through most web browsers, Android, and various other devices, including my LG smart TV. Also, if you like romance novels, you’ll find many other titles on there turned into movies. Personally, I’m not a fan of romance novels unless they have a heavy dose of fantasy and sci-fi, but I’ll happily watch a cheesy film. Try “Dirty, Sexy Saint” for a fun film.


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