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Como Se Fôssemos Vilões, by M.L. Rio

squeakynarwhal's review against another edition

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dark mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

jezzi___1's review against another edition

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dark mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

ash240's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional mysterious reflective sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

HOLY SHIT IT TOOK ME SO LONG TO FINISH THIS BOOK!!! It honestly really isn't the book's fault, it just came to me during a slump and I took a long time to finish it. From the beginning I realized how similar this book is to the Secret History by Donna Tartt and how I did ultimately feel that was better written, but the end of this book definitely made up for it. I found it occasionally cringey how they only spoke in Shakespeare quotes and sometimes just remained caracatures of themselves, but there is a lot of strife and drama that occurs throughout this book.
Spoiler I could never predict who killed Richard, but I am terrible at predicting any kind of a twist in a book, in addition to the love that Oliver and James shared, I'm just too stupid to initially understand, but like the both of them I seemed to understand it by the end.
I thoroughly enjoyed how this book ended ambiguously because it felt right despite the sometimes lagging plot throughout. There are definite flaws in this dark academia, the main being that I feel like I've already read it, but that is not to say that something at least remotely profound hasn't been written.

yayathegod's review against another edition

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dark emotional mysterious sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

eva_wissman's review against another edition

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dark mysterious relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

meganla's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional mysterious reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

A strange, yet beautiful story of the trials of friendship. Dark at times, and mysterious. I had hoped for a little bit more but the romantic relationships and ending pulled most of the story nicely together. 

amsswim's review against another edition

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dark emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

I adored this read. Read it! Very similar feel to The Secret History. There a many major differences, but I feel if you like one you'll like the other.

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maddieemp's review against another edition

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dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

2.0

ebb_and_flow's review against another edition

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emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

ann_1730's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

At first I didn't like it too much but as it progressed I loved it. I was almost crying at the ending.

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