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A Lesson in Vengeance, by Victoria Lee

5 reviews

abutler's review against another edition

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

3.75


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bookcrushin's review against another edition

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dark mysterious tense fast-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

4.5

This book will mess with your head a bit especially with the unreliable narrator. I loved it and I expect to see it on all your fall dark gothic lists!

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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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melaniereadsbooks's review against another edition

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

4.75

Thank you to Delacorte Press and Netgalley for an e-arc of this book!

When Felicity comes back to Dalloway School after a stay in a mental hospital following her girlfriend's death, she is meant to focus on her studies and stay away from witchcraft. But Ellis Haley is in her dorm, and all of the girls are drawn to her, including Felicity.  Ellis decides to teach Felicity that witchcraft isn't real by...making them dabble in witchcraft. All the while, Felicity is sure she is being haunted by her ex-girlfriend's ghost...or at least by the ghost of the founders of Dalloway school.

This book! Oh my goodness it was amazing. So so dark and mysterious and everything I wanted it to be.  Felicity is such an unreliable narrator and that makes it so you never truly know what will be revealed. I was on the edge of my seat through the whole thing and couldn't wait to see what happened next. I couldn't believe how this story ended, but I loved every minute I spent reading it!

Pub date: August 3, 2021


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sunshinestark's review against another edition

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dark mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix

4.0

Set at a centuries old boarding school with a history supposedly twined with magic, A Lesson in Vengeance is suffused with darkness centered around a girl trying to distance herself from the past that makes this a read that's hard to put down. Felicity returns to the Dalloway School after time spent away following the disappearance and presumed death of her best friend - and secret girlfriend - Alex. Believing magic and the twisted history of five murdered witches who attended the school were involved, Felicity is intent on leaving all things connecting her to magic behind. Then enters Ellis. Ellis is impossibly cool and captures Felicity's attention from the moment they meet. The only problem being Ellis wants Felicity's help in researching the history of the Dalloway Five, the murdered witches. Knowing she shouldn't put herself back into that world, Felicity can't say no. Soon she is once again thrust into a series of events filled with deceit and blood leaving her unsure who she can trust or if she'll ever be safe again.

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