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Vengeful, by V.E. Schwab

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alice_clay's review

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

4.75


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janet_cl's review against another edition

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challenging dark 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

4.75

this was excellent! i can’t even decide whether i’m team victor or team eli…i find myself being kind of both. though, victor is definitely my favorite character. i did love that we got eli’s backstory. personally, there were mixed emotions because it made me like him more but also he’s a serial killer so i probably shouldn’t…
i can’t forget to mention mitch, sydney, and dom. i thought they were quite the team! i loved them all together with victor tbh.
as for the new characters we got introduced to, i really liked june and marcella. i thought they were a great addition to the story. marcella was for sure the most badass out of everyone. june was cool too, especially her power. she was just a tad bit annoying when it came to her friendship with sydney.

and if we are getting a third book…i’m so curious to see how this could all play out omg!! 

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nikki_singh's review against another edition

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

4.5


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lmacne04's review against another edition

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

5.0


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kitausu's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

Loved this! 

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v171's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

This book is everything I wish Xmen was. It absolutely defies the second book slump for trilogies, I liked just about every single aspect of this book. The story is noir meets superheroes, but throw death into the mix. I have always been a fan of Schwab's short, choppy chapters that mess with timelines and are told from different perspectives, but I felt this book did it better than the previous one. The action driven story was paced well where it didn't feel overwhelming, but never had me bored either. By far the strongest part of this book were the characters. Each one was dynamic, complex, and had a powerful arc. This is probably one of the most fascinating villains I've ever read (Marcella, not Eli) though I don't know that I'd necessarily call her a sympathetic villain, which made me like her even more. I have to say, I'm super bummed Schwab took a break from this series to write A Darker Shade of Magic and  her new novel (which I'm looking forward to reading!). I love this series and can't wait to continue it!   

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