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Vengeful ➚ [KINDLE] ❄ Vengeful By V.E. Schwab ➤ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk The sequel to VICIOUS, VE Schwab s first adult novelSydney once had Serena beloved sister, betrayed enemy, powerful ally But now she is alone, except for her thrice dead dog, Dol, and then there s Vic The sequel to VICIOUS, VE Schwab s first adult novelSydney once had Serena beloved sister, betrayed enemy, powerful ally But now she is alone, except for her thrice dead dog, Dol, and then there s Victor, who thinks Sydney doesn t know about his most recent act of vengeanceVictor himself is under the radar these days being buried and re animated can strike concern even if one has superhuman powers But despite his own worries, his anger remains And Eli Ever still has yet to pay for the evil he has done.


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  1. chai ♡ chai ♡ says:

    Me, having absolutely no concept of liking things in moderation I WOULD DIE A THOUSAND FIERY DEATHS FOR THIS BOOK.I feel like I need to dress up for reviewing this book, to take it in gratitude for a night out in someplace fancy, to offer it drinks I m so full of an unnamed wanting that I can t bear it like whatever I will allow to crawl out of my heart and down my arm and out my fingers is not enough because I just clenches fist love this series SO MUCH.I first read Vicious a couple years a Me, having absolutely no concept of liking things in moderation I WOULD DIE A THOUSAND FIERY DEATHS FOR THIS BOOK.I feel like I need to dress up for reviewing this book, to take it in gratitude for a night out in someplace fancy, to offer it drinks I m so full of an unnamed wanting that I can t bear it like whatever I will allow to crawl out of my heart and down my arm and out my fingers is not enough because I just clenches fist love this series SO MUCH.I first read Vicious a couple years ago, and I completely inhaled it I read it again last year and afterward, it stayed inside my heart, setting me alight from within like a candle flame I was beyond excited for this sequel and I think my situation now is rather an object lesson in being careful what you wished for because that ending still presses hard into my ribs, making me feel simultaneously warm and sad I NEED MORE So what s this book about Five years have made Victor Vale s hatred of Eli Cardale lose its spark, its flame dampened by the fear introduced with Victor s new unsettling reality he keeps dying, again and again Victor, it seems, has been torn and broken and put back together with half the pieces missing He is desperate to not die, and eventhan that, to live In the collision of his whirling thoughts a plan begins to form, an architecture of gruesome messes that Victor will haul out in the hope of suturing himself back together And Victor s makeshift family Sydney, Mitch, Dominic is a lifeline to be tightly gripped but things between them are falling apart in direct proportion to the rate at which Victor s time is swirling away.Good luck doesn t seem to be something that holds the hands of Eli Cardale these days either Captured and imprisoned, he is left tormenting himself with the notion that his most desperate desires are just out of his reach, and one name leaps to mind above and before all others Victor.Meanwhile, Marcella Riggins a new EO has made theater of murder in the town of Merit Fear was her medium, and nightmares her art She refuses to bow to fate and determines to embody the word that defines her ruin Marcella has upended the game board and sent the pieces flying, and many would wager that in all of time there had never been a purer wrath than hers And she s not alone on her side is Jonathan, a taciturn human shield, and June, a shapeshifter whose past is shrouded in secrecy and shadows.The one thing they all have in common They d all put themselves on top of a trapdoor going directly to the bowels of hell with absolutely no way to unlatch it Power, said the woman, belongs to those who take it VENGEFUL is a gripping and a staggeringly satisfying tightrope walk of a book It s so damn good Though I m not sure you d call any of the people in it good Within this ornately structured, reality contorting framework, Schwab weaves together with a sure hand all the separate threads she s seeded along the way into a resoundingly orchestrated ending that will leave you wondering if healing is even remotely possible.Schwab wastes no time in bringing readers back into her massive, complex world smartly beginning to expand her world outward into new dimensions, fleshing out new characters and seeing heads aflame,than once.There are so many aspects of this book that leap out to me as brilliant the introduction of women who were not beholden to the story of the men around them but rather had their own agency on full display, the examination of the grey spaces that exist between traditional definitions of good and evil, the terrifying and exhilarating situations, the whimsy and unsubtle darkness, the varied and wonderful character voices, Schwab s love of antiheroes and her lilting voice, how she gives her characters power without the moral imperative to be good but does not allow them to slough off their culpability, how this book synthesizes the material in the previous book and gives it a new, different wholeness all in one perfect book.There s also something so captivating about the motley collection of punctured, unpredictable, darkly likeable individuals which makes up the heart of this book Schwab is a skilled writer with a gift for voice and characterization She makes every character a concrete individual with a definite presence My old feelings for the recurring cast came softly thronging back, while I grew fond of new characters I mean, look, they re all terrible people, unmoored to any discernible first principles that guide their decision making and always hoping for cruel ends to justify their brutal means but _ _ Maybe we are broken But we put ourselves back together We survived That s what makes us so powerful And as for family well, blood is always family, but family doesn t always have to be blood VICTOR VALE I would take a bullet for my asexual fashionista foster father, Victor Vale I know he s all too powerful and doesn t really need me to, but it just feels like the right thing to do.Victor Vale is one of the most interesting and complex characters I ve ever come across Schwab s building of his character is as careful and subtle and clever as anything though it s sometimes easy to miss in the noise and gloss and intensity of his persona.Victor completely subverts both the hero and anti hero archetype He s willing to do and has done anything to protect those immediately close to him and he is often surprised to find himself possessed by something perilously close to affection for them But he s not at all nice or soft he s cold and calculating and remorseless and gives an incredible illusion of sanity and stability but you never know what s going on below his dispassionate mask A lot of the things he s done are irredeemable Yet, you come to understand him deeply without being pushed to erase his past behavior And while he does change in bursts and clashes he s shed enough of his selfishness to carve a place for Syd and Mitch, and he s even less of a jerk to Dominic , he essentially doesn t change at all.Our perception of him does, though Victor s desperation and the thrum of fear he s constantly experiencing at the thought of irreversible death and leaving his family unprotected sort of humanizes him I lived for those scattered smithereens of grudging vulnerability Yet, somehow, I still feel like we ll never know all the carefully cobbled pieces of him There s just so much layers to his character and it s positively riveting This is my way of reiterating I NEED MORE ELI CARDALE Well, he s alive and well much to my chagrin.I haven t quite parsed out my own relationship to Eli s character but here s the thing part of me wants to believe that maybe, just maybe, the man who s deception steeped in elegance, from his sharp smile to his unsettling eyes, malefic, hate ravaged and bent on vengeance, is only a piece of who Eli is.Because over the course of this book, we are transported by the narrative back to Eli s childhood and all that youthful hubris and quick tempered rage and holier than thou drivel is swept away to reveal a deeply damaged individual whose life had come to him tangled in hate, and when he d tried to untangle it, he d failed How he got there, and how the youth became this man, is one of this book s most intriguing mysteries, pulling you ever deeper into the story Another part of me, though, wishes I could root through my memories and shred my knowledge of his backstory those years with his father s vicious, careless cruelties and his mother s indifferent neglect Because Eli is so horrible But I can t Once upon a time, when the marks on his back were still fresh, Eli told himself that he was growing wings After all, his mother thought Eli was an angel, even if his father said he had the devil in him Also, I feel like I ll never stop feeling the scorch of acute nostalgia for when Eli and Victor had been better at loving each other, and worse at getting in one another s way And it s frightening in a really visceral way the realization that everything could go wrong so horrendously, so quickly, and that, in the wrong circumstances, anyone might become a monster MARCELLA MORGAN You know what I wantByronic women figures I wantself important, reckless women libertines in silk dresses and steel heeled stilettos leaving a string of broken men in their wake while dashing off threats and coolly bargaining with rivals who wish to gnaw on their souls.I wantwomen characters with an utter, unflinching embrace of self who are just on the charming, mercurial side of unlikeable assholes definitely unreliable andoften than not morally questionable Perhaps she was glass But glass is only brittle until it breaks Then it s sharp To say that Marcella is an intemperate, murderous lunatic would wound the feelings of most intemperate, murderous lunatics And I am still a bit embarrassed about this next part as it speaks to a black part of my character but I would gladly let her step on my throat.Her character is so fascinating to me Marcella is a study in brutality, a paragon of sheer and untampered force She does not take things in, she only spins them around, sharpening them into weapons and recklessly flinging them right back The men in her life couldn t accept the idea that women are supposed to be multidimensional They were happy to have her because they were happy with weakness Thepliable a leader was, thepower they had And who could bepliable than a simple woman, playing at dominance But Marcella wielded that ignorance like a finely knapped glass knife She pushed back against what the world decided for her She was going to play the lead role in the grand cosmic drama, and not merely a bit part with no lines She required no validation Her wish was her command Her voice was her own she uses it Her life was her own she carved a place for it She was relentless in her dedication to herself And she would never again allow weakness or softness, fear or ineptitude to hold her frozen She hadn t really known yet what she was capable of And her gift had been untested.Until it wasn t How many men would she have to turn to dust before one took her seriously I also have to talk about Mitch and Syd I love them I would lay down both of my kidneys for Sydney And we all know Mitch is so buff because all his muscles are filled with love He s probably at the gym, furiously doing weights, and thinking I m going to be so fucking good at hugging WHAT AN ANGEL.I m not gonna lie, the only thing sustaining me right now is the elaborate, self indulgent fantasy version that I ve created in my mind of a world where Victor, Syd, Mitch and their thrice dead dog are safe and together and away from gestures vaguely all this wishlist blog twitter tumblr


  2. Emily May Emily May says:

    His eyes met Victor s, and for a second neither man moved.Run, thought Victor, and he could see the response in Eli s coiled frame.Chase me.Oh, how I loved this book I ve waited five long years for the sequel to Vicious and I was starting to think it would never happen but Vengeful was so so good Definitely worth the wait.This duology series is called Villains and yet the characters are so muchinteresting than that While I ve enjoyed a number of Schwab s books, I feel like her His eyes met Victor s, and for a second neither man moved.Run, thought Victor, and he could see the response in Eli s coiled frame.Chase me.Oh, how I loved this book I ve waited five long years for the sequel to Vicious and I was starting to think it would never happen but Vengeful was so so good Definitely worth the wait.This duology series is called Villains and yet the characters are so muchinteresting than that While I ve enjoyed a number of Schwab s books, I feel like her strongest writing and characters lie here with Victor and Eli These villains are actually complex antiheroes murderous and power hungry, for sure, but also sympathetic and even likeable They fascinate me.The bare bones of the story is not that original I ve read countless books about people with X Men like powers And yet, for me, Schwab makes this book stand out from the pile She creates such interesting, well rounded characters, and draws out the tension so perfectly that I need to know what happens next I love it when an author can take an exhausted topic and breathe new life into it.In this book, new characters emerge to make the fight even bigger than before Once again, we are forced to consider what it is to be good, to do right, and what it is to be evil All of the characters do despicable things and yet their motives make a certain kind of sense even if I m reluctant to admit it The addition of a new character Marcella is a real highlight of this book She is seriously terrible And also freaking awesome Perhaps she was glass But glass is only brittle until it breaks Then it s sharp. In fact, the female characters are far bigger stars in Vengeful than they are in Vicious Hell hath no fury like women seeking vengeance against the men who wronged them June is another fantastic character and her snark made me smile with delightWhatever you ve heard, said June, it s probably trueVengeful s timeline jumps back and forth and all around, and frequently switches perspective While less skilled authors would probably give me whiplash with this, Schwab uses it really well As the past races alongside the present, the tension increases until finally all the pieces come together Never has the phrase the past is catching up with you beenappropriate.Between the new characters causing havoc and the inevitable confrontation between Eli and Victor, this book is just so addictively good Eli s backstory made me love hate him evenand Sydney s growth added another layer to the story It was also great to have Victor confirm his asexuality on page.It s such a good book, but I want to issue a quick warning so potential readers can make an informed decision It s an adult book, with graphic violence and semi graphic sex Further content warnings for view spoiler domestic violence attempted rape drug use suicide graphic torture hide spoiler Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube


  3. Victoria Schwab Victoria Schwab says:

    One day I will be finished writing rewriting this book.ETA HAH I DEFEATED YOU, BOOK MONSTER.ETA Holy shit, VENGEFUL is up for a Goodreads Choice Award If you follow me at all online, you know what this book took from me in terms of blood, sweat, tears, and sanity, and how proud I am of the finished product I d be honored to have your vote


  4. Emily (Books with Emily Fox) Emily (Books with Emily Fox) says:

    I could not put this book down Probably my favorite book by V E Schwab Loved the story, loved the superpowers, loved the strong messed up female characters, loved that the story was told backward, loved the flashbacks Book 2 was even better than the first one Can t recommend this enough Only thing is gold nail polish Really


  5. Kai Kai says:

    I don t want to survive I want to thrive Am I Victor Vale yet cause I can assure you that I died several times during the course of this book.After wiping cold sweat off my forehead and 5 minutes of deep and thorough breathing exercises I am relieved and happy to tell you that I loved Vengeful I had high hopes, but my fears were taller Ever since Victoria had announced that she would write a sequel to Vicious, I wondered whether this was a good idea Don t get me wrong, I loved the first boI don t want to survive I want to thrive Am I Victor Vale yet cause I can assure you that I died several times during the course of this book.After wiping cold sweat off my forehead and 5 minutes of deep and thorough breathing exercises I am relieved and happy to tell you that I loved Vengeful I had high hopes, but my fears were taller Ever since Victoria had announced that she would write a sequel to Vicious, I wondered whether this was a good idea Don t get me wrong, I loved the first book, but that was the exact reason why I wanted it to keep being a standalone novel It was perfect I loved it from start to finish, I could not find a single thing that bothered me, I was in awe with every single aspect of this book Victoria is one of my favourite authors and I knew that she could write Her writing, her characters, her stories are exceptional And still, I had my doubts I was not the biggest fan of and the finale to the Shades of Magic series was not as satisfying as I had wished.But then I opened the book and read the first page and I knew it, I knew this was the shit This was going to be exactly what I wanted even though I had not known that I wanted it in the first place.Let s talk about the characters.I don t like Eli He was a reckless fanatic and I wanted him to die I didn t care for Victor He was equally violent but at least not as self righteous as Eli My heart was always with Sydney, Doll, and Mitch I want them to stay safe forever.Vengeful introduced me to Marcella, whom I loved from the very beginning Her morals might have been even lower than those of Victor and Eli but I couldn t care less June was another character I fell in love with But she was not without issues either However, I kind of like that her story was not explored in this book We got hints, but her backstory is still draped in shadowsso if Victoria is actually going to write a third Villains book in five years she said she might release a Villains book every five years we might get to seeof June view spoiler And Sydney But luckily not Eli, I m pretty sure of that and not sad about it What I am sad about is that Marcella was killed off I understand why she was too powerful and would have raised hell so her influence had to be limited but she was a fascinating character hide spoiler The way this story was constructed was a work of art Victoria managed to assemble an impressive amount of POVs, each with their own voice Things could have easily become unrealistic or rushed, but Victoria managed to maintain the pacing and the result was a thrilling, breathtaking story about villains, power and death I know that it took a lot of patience and willpower to write this book but it was worth it 5 well deserved stars.Findof my books on Instagram


  6. Lia (booksnpenguins) Lia (booksnpenguins) says:

    Okay I m gonna be a big brave girl and say it This wasn t that great There, I said it Phew That was a hard one to admit I mean yes, I liked it yes, Victoria Schwab could write assembly instructions and I d still read every word like it was prose yes, it was great to be back into the Villains universe yes, it was entertaining and made me lose my mind and yes, I still think Mitch should adopt us all But I can t say I loved Vengeful as much as I loved Vicious because it d be Okay I m gonna be a big brave girl and say it This wasn t that great There, I said it Phew That was a hard one to admit I mean yes, I liked it yes, Victoria Schwab could write assembly instructions and I d still read every word like it was prose yes, it was great to be back into the Villains universe yes, it was entertaining and made me lose my mind and yes, I still think Mitch should adopt us all But I can t say I loved Vengeful as much as I loved Vicious because it d be a lie I don t know if I should believe the tingling and bothering feeling in my brain that suggests that maybe this one suffered from the sequel curse, or if the disappointment comes from it being too long packed with side characters plots I couldn t get myself to fully care about, but I didn t feel the same enthusiasm I did last year, when Victor, Syd, Eli and their merry brigade came into my life.I have no idea what happened Somewhere between the first and the last chapters I got lost and a bit bored sigh and couldn t focus on it properly, despite the twists and raw scenes.I felt like something was missing and, at the same time, something was imposing I guess I ll figure out what exactly didn t do it for me, someday But, man, what a pity And what a slip.Don t get me wrong, Vengeful is still far from the tragedy that are many overhyped sequels out there, and I ve still loved parts of it that I ll maybe gush about once the spoiler alert is at its minimum, but I still think Vicious was better And, if possible, sort of different Victoria Schwab, I still love you to pieces.Please, don t ever stop writing.Please, don t hate me ACTUAL RATINGS 3,5 5


  7. Elise (TheBookishActress) Elise (TheBookishActress) says:

    Men look at anyone with power and see only a threat, an obstacle in their path They never have the sense to see power for what it really is PotentialVengeful was my second most anticipated book of this year, and it did not disappoint at all It was absolutely a wild ride and I read it in, literally, two sittings within the same day S0 let s screamG O D, T H A T S G O O D I think Schwab s writing style for Vicious is the best of every talent she has in the writingMen look at anyone with power and see only a threat, an obstacle in their path They never have the sense to see power for what it really is PotentialVengeful was my second most anticipated book of this year, and it did not disappoint at all It was absolutely a wild ride and I read it in, literally, two sittings within the same day S0 let s screamG O D, T H A T S G O O D I think Schwab s writing style for Vicious is the best of every talent she has in the writing department she s abstract, a wide world without clear boundaries, but with enough detail that it s hard not to be enthralled The ease with which I visualized scenes was just incredible in this series especially, I think she does a really good job conveying the image of a scene without being too specific SPOILER The Syd Victor scene on the balcony, the tea shop scene with Syd June, and the scene in which a brick almost falls on Marcella all stuck out in my head in different ways VENGEFUL s three female leads are a woman who can ruin anything and anyone she touches, a living voodoo doll, and a girl who can resurrect the dead This book was made for 2018. V.E Schwab via TwitterThe power of women in this book is just so, so real Schwab plays around with terrifying yet strangely compelling female villains, and sympathetic female villains, and complex female leads, and it s just all gorgeous All that is fantastic, but besides my absolute love for the writing, why did I read this so quickly and become so enthralled The characters God I fucking love how she makes every character dynamic and interesting through just a few words, just a little hint of knowledge about them conveyed so beautifully and immediately you feel that you understand this character and that you root for this character Okay, so, here s a quick rundown of all the sides and charactersV I C T O R, M I T C H, S Y D N E YVictor Vale one of the best well intentioned villain from one point of view characters of all time Sydney a slow aging teenager who can bring back the dead a legend and a queen and i love her Mitch Victor s sidekick, with no powers the purest person in this book by all measures Dol the ever resurrecting dog the only other pure being Dom a farunwilling sidekick who can step outside time and is Done With This Shit I actually love DomE L I E V E R Eli Ever is immortal and has also been through some shit, and he is ready to kill.Everyone said I would learn to sympathize with Eli this book, and you know what, you were all correct I ve always thought Eli made a fantastic villain, but his character writing here really hit a STRIDEM A R C E L L A J U N EMarcella former wife of a gangster who can quite literally erode people June a human voodoo doll I have no idea what to make of her but I know I love her Jonathan a strangely forgettable character but oh well that s the point I loved the presence of such complexity in the villains here, and how well these three sides were integrated into the broader plot The sheer character juggling here is really is impressive Between Vicious and this, I really, really am in love with this series it s my favorite by her without competition buddyread with most of goodreads, probablyBlog Goodreads Twitter Instagram Youtube


  8. Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥ Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥ says:

    Some people were matches, a bit of light and no heat And some were furnaces, all heat but little light And then, once in a blue moon, there was a bonfire, something so hot and bright you couldn t stand too near without burning I loved this so much And I m saying this not only because I m Victor Vale trash which I obviously am but because V.E Schwab knows how to tell a story The way Vengeful was told is nothing but amazing We have four weeks ago in the present, we have the past andSome people were matches, a bit of light and no heat And some were furnaces, all heat but little light And then, once in a blue moon, there was a bonfire, something so hot and bright you couldn t stand too near without burning I loved this so much And I m saying this not only because I m Victor Vale trash which I obviously am but because V.E Schwab knows how to tell a story The way Vengeful was told is nothing but amazing We have four weeks ago in the present, we have the past and the longer the story proceeds the closer we get to the actual present events and the final climax of the story And yes, I chose my words carefully here because while reading the book I couldn t help but find parallels to Victor s condition Vengeful builds up like one of Victor s energy charges and after the discharge you re as drained and dizzy as him This book however isn t only about Victor but also about Eli, Sydney and Mitch There are a lot of new players that enter the scene, like for instance Marcella, June and Jonathan Not to mention all the countless EO s EON found and arrested as well as the ones Victor found and well you know Vic doesn t do things by halves P Neither does Eli, so it was only a matter of time until our old friend began scheming once again This time it s not all about Victor and Eli though and I was really happy to discover that we got a lot of female power to counterbalance our two boy s ongoing feud XD Believe me when I say that every single one of those characters has their own agenda and that they are not squeamish when it comes to enforcing their ambitions We basically get a gathering of ruthless and powerful people who literally walk over dead bodies in order to achieve their goals and do I even need to say it Yes Well, my inner faerie had a field day lol And before I go on and on, I better head to my character s section and gush over there The characters You know what they say about Rome All roads lead to Rome Well, in this case it s Merit so Welcome to Merit The city in which Victor Vale and Eli Ever started their vicious and vengeful vendetta Tread carefully when you enter, you might get right smack into the middle of their fight and parts of spoilers could hit you at every corner Consider yourself warned Victor ValeHe had craved a lot of things power, revenge, control but sex was never one of them Even with Angie he d wanted her, of course, wanted her attention, her devotion, even her love He d cared about her, would have found ways to please her and perhaps found his own pleasure in that but for him, it had never been about sex First things first I still LOVE and ADORE Victor Vale 33 His character was every bit as intriguing and morally grey as it was in Vicious and it was such a pleasure to watch his mind at work I was glad to discover that his habit of using text markers to blot out words hadn t changed, even though I ve to admit that in this context it broke my heart Victor is all about logic and control and in Vengeful the two things he always relied on were taken away from him He has no control over his body s degeneration and even though he knows that he s doomed the solution oriented part of him just can t accept his predicament He s a man on a mission and once he sets his mind to something he just can t let it go The truth is Victor clings to his life because he actually wants to live He doesn t want to leave Sydney or Mitch behind and he s desperate to find a cure It hurt to see him struggle and to know that he was just a shadow of his former self, but after that ending I have hope again Maybe Victor will have a comeback in book three Please asks nicelyYou re such a weirdo sometimes Only sometimes asked Victor I ll have to try harder Those blue eyes flicked to Eli Normal is overrated Look at me, he said coldly, catching Sydney s chin in his hand The next time you point a gun at someone, make sure you re ready to pull the trigger Victor was used to being the strongest person in the room, and it was both familiar and unsettling to see that confidence on someone else SydneyVictor haunted her His pain haunted her His dying haunted her.Because it was Sydney s fault Ahh little Sydney has grown so much over those last five years It was good to see that she became a part of Victor s little family and that they got along so well Well is a loosely used term though because they are a super dysfunctional family but it somehow works lol If you ask me I don t think that Sydney doesn t age, I think that she does, but she does it very slowly Maybe it has to do with the ice It could have slowed down her metabolism and therefore she d age really slowly The concept of cryo preservation exists for a reason after all Also it was good that she worked on her abilities I m curious to find out what she might be able to do after she had some years to get accustomed to her powers Hopefully I ll be able to see it in the third book XD Plus, I think now that she made peace with Serena s death it might be easier to handle her powers The emotional trauma of losing her sister might have influenced her abilities and I can t wait to see her really grow into them Eli EverEli s faith had faltered in that room.He had found Hell in that room.And the only sign of God was that, no matter what Haverty did, Eli continued to survive Whether he wanted to or not I hate that I feel sorry for him, but since this was obviously Schwab s intention I can blame it all on her lol No, seriously No one deserves to have a Dr Haverty in their life and what he did with Eli was just cruel and inhuman It was torture and no matter what Eli did it was wrong to experiment on him Of course to some degree a person like Haverty was necessary to find Eli s weaknesses and to explore them, because otherwise there would have been no way to stop him if he ever escaped Which he ultimately did and Dr Haverty was there to provide a solution So yeah, I actually saw that one coming so I wasn t surprised by the ending Still, there were other things I didn t expect For instance Eli s past I began to wonder if he might have become a different person if his father wouldn t have hurt him so much How many of the things he believed were indoctrinated How would he have turned out if his father s religious fanaticism wouldn t have shaped his thinking so much It boggles the mind if you think about it too hard In the end Eli was nothing but a little boy that got hurt by his own father and this actually made me really sadHe prayed that the pastor would stop seeing whatever he saw, while he carved new feathers into the torn wings of Eli s backMarcellaHow many men would she have to turn to dust before one took her seriously Now, if Marcella wasn t the embodiment of a femme fatale, then I really don t know XD That woman was burning like a wildfire and consuming everything in her path And just like a wildfire she wasn t put out easily Which quite honestly, only made me love her character evenlol I liked the idea of a strong and independent female villain that strove forthan life was willing to offer her and I was glad she posed a real threat to Stell Hell, Marcella even posed a threat to Eli and he was basically what you would call extremely hard to kill Plus that woman had style She took what she wanted and did it openly without hesitation It s rare to find a villain like that, especially a female one, which is just onereason to love her for it XD It s a shame Eli managed to kill her, but without Jonathan she would have never been able to hold out for so longShe was done playing by other people s rules Done hiding If you lived in the dark, you died in the dark But stand in the light, and it was that much harder to make you disappear And what happens then Oh, mused Marcella, tracing the veins in the stone, I imagine that Director Stell will decide I mtrouble than I m worth Jesus, Marcella, anyone ever told you that you re batshit crazy Marcella pursed her lips Several times, she said It s an insult men love to aim at ambitious women JuneI saw became I think I saw became I couldn t have seen became I didn t see Eyes were fickle Minds were weakOkay, let me say it HOW COOL ARE JUDE S POWERS OMG A living shape shifting voodoo doll Gosh, I d love to have abilities like that She can t only change into every kind of person she wants to be, no, she also can t be hurt while she wears that person s skin That s like a Mystique 2.0 version and I d be so ready to have superpowers like that XD Of course I d try not to get killed while wearing another person s skin, because really, that would bethan just unfair to the poor person who would have to die Still, the sheer possibility of being a different person every day or choosing your favourites to change every once in a while, just amazing It doesn t really surprise me that Jude became an assassin with skills like that I can t help but feel like there is wayto her character than we ever got to see though I still have so many question marks when it comes to Jude and theI read about her theintrigued I became I just hope that some mysteries will be solved in the third book because for now I m left wondering and I m getting a serious headache whenever I think too hard about it lolWas it worth it Syd had asked her that night, when she confessed to giving up her face, her life, herself And it was, it was, but that didn t stop June from craving the light of recognition in someone s eyes The comfort of being seen, being known The relationships ships Victor SydneySydney, I am alive because of you, he said firmly Tears spilled down Syd s cheeks Victor reached out and touched her shoulder You saved me She met his eyes then, ice blue laced with red But I broke youAww those two I loved to see Victor s gentle side and no matter how much he tried to deny that he loved Sydney, he actually did does Syd felt terrible for causing him so much pain, but funnily enough Victor never held it against her He always knew that her powers are limited and he tried to protect her from the truth Well, at least as long as he could It had to come out eventually and my heart broke for both of them when it did _ To leave her with Mitch and Dol was the right decision even though it hurt to see them part But Sydney knew because she s probably the only person, aside from Mitch, who knows when Vic is lying T_T I just hope that Victor finds a solution and that they will reunite at some point Their story isn t over yet and I m convinced they ll meet each other again 3He could read the question in her face It was the same one crashing through his own head.What have I done There s something I have to do Sydney was already shaking her head, but Victor reached out and put a hand on her cheek, the gesture so strange, so gentle, it stopped her cold Syd, he said, look at me Victor EliIt frightened and thrilled Eli, to be seen, and to see himself reflected Not all of himself they were still so different but there was something vital, a core of the same precious metal glinting through the rock How come those two men barely had any page time together, but their chemistry was still off the charts It s so damn obvious that in some twisted sort of way they are in love with each other Their obsession and the fact they can t let go is indication enough I mean Eli thinks Victor is dead but still talks to his ghost You usually only do that with loved ones And I swear, I could feel Eli s relief when he found out that Victor isn t dead He wants to kill him once again That s just an excuse to see him They both need each other, they give each other purpose and I wonder what s going to happen with Victor now that Eli is truly dead Or is he I m still not all too convinced that he s really gone I mean what if Dr Haverty s drug didn t take Or its effect weakened Is it possible for Eli to heal even if he s dead Would he be able to come back ADFKASDKFADAKLMN Talk about things that boggle the mind I guess I ll only get answers once I read book 3 _ whenever it will come out Ahhhhh T_TVictor wondered if that was why EON hadn t gotten closer Not because their pet had failed to see Victor s hand in the killings, but because he had Victor stared at the wall as if it were still a window He doesn t know how patient you are, he said Doesn t know you like I do Eli cleaned the blood from his hands No, he said softly No one ever has Run, thought Victor, and he could see the response in Eli s coiled frame Chase me Victor A pause You were supposed to stay dead It didn t take Sydney JuneJune could think of a dozen reasons to make sure Victor was dead, and only one to stay her hand Sydney So what exactly has been going on between those two I have a lot of theories about June s motives but I don t know if any of them hits close to home My first theory is that she s in love with Sydney and a lot of the things she thought seemed to confirm that suspicion I mean she referred to Syd as her girl and she didn t only want to protect her but also wanted her to choose her over Victor A person she knows Syd loves Mhmm but then again with the little we know about her past she could also be related to Syd I don t know how exactly but it could be possible ARGH I have no idea, seriously for all I know June could be her grandma and I m not even kidding here lol June is the most opaque character I ever encountered because we got NOTHING about her background Well, at least nothing tangible I get the feeling Schwab made her like that on purpose and I m sure we ll see a lot of her in book three Considering Syd deleted her number from her phone it might take some while until they meet again though _Conclusion This sequel was everything I hoped for and even3 I loved to read about all the new players that came into the game, I was happy to read about the old ones and I still can t get enough of their morally ambiguous stance on certain things The world needsbooks like this and I m so ready to read them all And yes, I m going to admit it I m Victor Vale trash and I ll never be sorry for it lol Can we have book three now, Victoria XD


  9. Warda Warda says:

    I m currently debating between a 4 or 5 stars, but needless to say that I had the best time reading this book.I didn t get bored once It was thrilling, the character analysis was stunning and the pacing was beautifully set The world of EO s got bigger and better,fascinating and ludicrous More morally grey characters were introduced, Victor and Eli gotdespicable and lovable with each page Mitch, Doll and Sydney constantly turned my heart into mush And don t even get me started on I m currently debating between a 4 or 5 stars, but needless to say that I had the best time reading this book.I didn t get bored once It was thrilling, the character analysis was stunning and the pacing was beautifully set The world of EO s got bigger and better,fascinating and ludicrous More morally grey characters were introduced, Victor and Eli gotdespicable and lovable with each page Mitch, Doll and Sydney constantly turned my heart into mush And don t even get me started on Marcella I loved her Desperately needI can read about these psychopaths and Sydney and Mitch forever Time to get lost in Merit City


  10. jessica jessica says:

    theres nothing quite like reading about a bunch of sociopaths to make you feel good about your life additionally, theres nothing like enjoying a book about sociopaths to make you feel the need to re evaluate your life lol this had everything i loved about vicious, and so muchi dont even know where to begin how lucky we are to even get a sequel how muchworld building was present in this the fact that mitch was still so wholesome the brilliance of schwabs storytelling how much theres nothing quite like reading about a bunch of sociopaths to make you feel good about your life additionally, theres nothing like enjoying a book about sociopaths to make you feel the need to re evaluate your life lol this had everything i loved about vicious, and so muchi dont even know where to begin how lucky we are to even get a sequel how muchworld building was present in this the fact that mitch was still so wholesome the brilliance of schwabs storytelling how much this made me wish i could shapeshift or quite possibly the fact that i HAVE A CRUSH ON ELI what is even wrong with me i am just going to take my falling for a mass killer as proof that story was exceptionally well written, the character development was on point, and everything about this got me so invested if i could have made one teeny tiny little change, i would have preferred less side plots minor characters eli and victor definitely deserved to be the focus of this book at all times i think these additional characters were added to set up for another book maybe possibly fingers crossed , but i felt like they diverted too much attention away from the people who really mattered.overall, when all is said and done, this book definitely made me feel like i need therapy because it was almost the death of me that ending though, seriously so i will be forwarding you my treatment bill, ms schwab be sure to check your junk mail P 4.5 stars


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