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Review: Vengeful Hearts


Title: Vengeful Hearts

Author: Katherine Laurin

Release Date: September 8th, 2020

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: Whenever something scandalous happens at Heller High, the Red Court is the name on everyone's lips. Its members--the most elite female students in the school--deal out social ruin and favors in equal measure, their true identities a secret known only to their ruthless leader: the Queen of Hearts.


Sixteen-year-old Ember Williams has seen firsthand the damage the Red Court can do. Two years ago, they caused the accident that left her older sister paralyzed. Now, Ember is determined to hold them accountable...by taking the Red Court down from the inside.


But crossing enemy lines will mean crossing moral boundaries, too--ones Ember may never be able to come back from. She always knew taking on the Red Court would come at a price, but will the cost of revenge be more than she's willing to sacrifice?

My Review: This is a dark story about a girl seeking revenge who ends up struggling a lot with the bad side of the things she has to do to get the revenge she seeks. I enjoyed it for the most part and I liked Ember as a main character. I loved the idea of a secret society and the way that the society operated was well thought out and unique. I did feel like the motivation behind the society was a little weak and unrealistic though. I also didn't love the ending, I wanted it to be a little more dark. Over all I enjoyed reading it but was a bit underwhelmed by the end. I still think it was a good read.

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*

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