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A Lesson in Vengeance, by Victoria Lee

7 reviews

oliverreeds's review against another edition

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

4.25

good. it’s just that it got slow sometimes. it could be repetitive but the set up was great and the characters were very compelling. the ending wasn’t predictable but it was hinted at and i liked it

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ariheishichou's review against another edition

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

3.5


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lettuce_read's review against another edition

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dark

4.0


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starccato's review against another edition

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

2.75


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zahraa_aj's review against another edition

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

2.0

2 stars because this book is a Pinterest dark academia board brought to life, and that's about as deep as it gets.

I cannot believe this is the same book I've been hearing about, all the 'dark academia' is made up of :
- Living in an ancient building, 
- Choosing not to use phones because ~ew~
- Uniforms & drinking whiskey
- Essays on 'feminism'

Not to mention the characters being high schoolers while drinking, smoking, using fake IDs, writing best sellers.. girl bossing to the SUN.


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electrifyingpenguin's review against another edition

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

0.5

Serious trigger warnings for the gaslighting and demonization of mental illness.

It was slow and kind of boring at first, then it picked up in both the plot and the gaslighting. Really hated it by the end. It's kind of similar to Plain Bad Heroines, but without the cool lesbian auntie characters and with a bunch of edgy high schoolers trying to reenact a spooky scene from a book while ruining people's lives.

Half a star for the sapphics, I guess. The characters still suck, sapphic or not.

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strawbeb's review against another edition

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

5.0

I just finished it a few minutes ago and that was….. what a journey. It is definitely for those craving a horror, dark academia, lesbian, boarding school tale. The writing was beautiful to read and the characters were interesting to know. I especially love love loved all the parallels, especially at the end of the book. A great read. 

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