Book Reviews

The Wicker King by K. Ancrum: a review


Title: The Wicker King

Author: K. Ancrum

Publication Date: 31st October 2017

“a psychological young adult thriller that follows two friends struggling as one spirals into madness.”




Hello my lovelies ✨ how are you? what are you currently reading?

Today I will be doing a review for The Wicker King by K. Ancrum. This book was so highly suggested on my instagram and by some of my favourite booktubers so when I went to dymocks three days ago I KNEW I had to buy it. Have you read it?

This book wasn’t as amazing as others said it was. The story was really gripping and I finished it in one sitting but the overall plot line wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. I felt like there was a lot of information missing which my brain couldn’t pick up on, leaving me super confused.

The story was also really fast-paced and jumpy which I’m not used too. Looking back, the story is easier to understand now, but when I finished the book I was sitting there really confused.

I know a lot of people don’t generally talk about book dedications but The Wicker King had such an amazing dedication I had to include my love for it in this review. It really struck me as an amazing way to connect with a young adult audience and those suffering from imaginary weights on their shoulders.

The way the book was narrated was super interesting, having an unreliable narrator and looking into the way he was thinking was really interesting. It displays the struggles of unhealthy relationships and showcases psychological horror in a super interesting light, opening up my eyes to the struggles of mental illness.

I really liked August and think his character was portrayed really well with the unreliable POV and the way K. Ancrum described and wrote his character. Although, I felt like I couldn’t really connect with Jack’s character (probably due to my confusion) but I do think the author did an excellent job describing the characters and environment.

Overall, I gave this book a 3/5 stars. Although this is a lower than usual rating, I do recommend it if you are looking for a puzzling but quick read!

Have a great day/night and thank you for reading!!

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