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Vengeful by V. E. Schwab

Vengeful by V. E. SchwabVengeful by V. E. Schwab
Series: Villains #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 25th September 2018
Publisher: Tor
Source: Bought
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Rating: four-stars

Sydney 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 vengeance.

Victor 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.

I’ve been waiting years for Vengeful along with everyone else and I am so happy to say that it was a hit for me. I love books about people with powers, and books about horrible people (who are supposed to be horrible, anyway) so Vicious was one of my favourite books back in the day. I’d been cautiously anticipating Vengeful because I wasn’t sure if it would be as good as the first book (it wasn’t) but it was actually pretty freakin’ good.

Now, I’m sure you all have some important and pressing questions about this highly anticipated sequel, so I’m here to answer them.

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Oath Bound by Rachel Vincent

Oath Bound by Rachel VincentOath Bound by Rachel Vincent
Series: Unbound #3
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 30 April 2013
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Source: Bought
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Rating: three-stars

The Tower Syndicate will fall...

The secret daughter of the head of an infamous Skilled crime family, Sera Brandt has hidden her past, her potential and especially her powers. But when a tragedy strikes her other family, Sera needs justice. And the only way to get it is to reveal her heritage–including a rare Skill–and take the reins of the Tower Syndicate from her cunning and malicious aunt.

If he can figure out how...

Kristopher Daniels might have the answer. He's fought the syndicate to protect his sisters, but he'd never realized just how close to the new heir he needed to get....

And if they can survive

Neither is used to trusting. But there's something between them that can't be ignored. And so Sera is on the run with a man she can't figure out, a target on her back and the new knowledge of just how powerful she really is...

Series enders are always difficult to take in, especially when they’re the end of my favourite series or trilogies. The Unbound trilogy is one of my favourites, and the reason it took me so long to read the final book is that I didn’t want to be disappointed. The first and second books are so amazing, and I wanted the trilogy to end on a high note. Sadly, everything must come to an end (and all that) and I eventually picked this one up. And even more sadly, it didn’t live up to my expectations.

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Mini Review: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Mini Review: Steelheart by Brandon SandersonSteelheart by Brandon Sanderson
Series: Reckoners #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: September 26, 2013
Publisher: Orion
Source: Bought
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Rating: two-stars

This is going to be a mini mini review because I don’t have much to say about Steelheart, and to be honest I’m just sad about not liking it.

Steelheart didn’t feel like a Sanderson book to me at all. I’m not entirely sure why. Possibly the real world setting? Maybe because Sanderson’s writing style seems to have adapted somewhat to a different audience. The Mistborn books and The Stormlight Archive are very much adult fantasy, whereas Steelheart is 100% YA.

I didn’t care for any of the characters. The main guy, whose name escapes me, was awful. I wasn’t sure if Sanderson was going down the austism route or not with this character, but if he was then he did an awful job of it. And then there’s an awful romance filled with instalove and just awful and awkward scenes. I hated it.

Stolen by Kelley Armstrong

Stolen by Kelley ArmstrongStolen by Kelley Armstrong
Series: Women of the Otherworld #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: May 1, 2010
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Source: Bought
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Rating: four-stars

Elena Michaels is a wanted woman. Ten years ago she was transformed into a werewolf by her lover. Her transformation makes her powerful. But in the wrong hands, it also makes her deadly.

And now, just as she's coming to terms with it all, a group of scientists learns of her existence. They're hunting her down, and Elena is about to run straight into their trap. But they haven't reckoned on Elena's adoptive family, her Pack, who will stop at nothing to get her back.

They haven't reckoned on Elena, either. And that's a very big mistake ...

You might remember that I was forced into reading this series. Tatum bought me Bitten for my birthday because she loved it after Lauren made her read it last year. I was hesitant about it, and I had a few issues with the book after reading, but I really enjoyed Bitten. So, obviously, I had to read Stolen so I could get more Elena.

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