How We Became Wicked by Alexander Yates

Sci-fi, 368 pages, published in 2019

Synopsis: After the world becomes infested with the singers, there are three kinds of people: the wicked, the true, and the vexed. The wicked have been infected by the wickedness spread by the singers and are out to kill. The true are people who haven’t yet been infected. The vexed are a small group of people who are immune to the singers and the wickedness after getting bitten as a newborn.

Spoiler Free Review:


I thought the premise of this book was interesting and the cover is pretty, so that’s why I picked it up. I didn’t have any expectations going in, so I ended up loving it!

The book follows two characters: Astrid and Natalie. Astrid lives in a glass-enclosed community in order to stay safe from the singers. She is the only person in the community who is vexed, safe from the singers. Natalie lives on an island with her pregnant mother and wicked grandfather, who they keep confined to the lighthouse.

I think the whole setting was kind of spooky since it was set near the ocean in an almost post-apocalyptic world. The singers or the wickedness wasn’t hard to follow, so you can immediately get right into the world. I also loved the isolated factor, as Astrid is stuck with the same group of people and Natalie only has ever known her family.

I just had such a great time reading this book! I couldn’t put it down because I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next and how the two perspectives related to one another. I don’t even think I gave myself to think about what the ending would be, because it really took me by surprise! In the best way, of course.

I feel like I don’t have a lot to say because I just enjoyed it so much. It is easier to rant about all the things I don’t like about the book and there was nothing I didn’t like about this.

I think if you like books with creepy vibes, a plague/zombie element, or that isolated feeling, you should give this book a try! Even if you don’t like those things, still give this a try because it is so good!

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6 thoughts on “How We Became Wicked by Alexander Yates

  1. The cover is beautiful, the synopsis is intriguing and I’m so glad to see you really enjoyed this book. It sounds like something I’ll really like and I’m very interested in reading it now! Great review!

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