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Review of Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

I found it interesting that Schwab doesn't make you feel especially sympathetic toward either Victor or Eli.

This is the second in Schwab's first series for adults, Villains. It was published five years after the first book, but I read them without a large gap of time in between.


I loved the first book, Vicious, which was a dark, revenge-filled, twisted, supernatural tale.


But Vengeful made me feel a little disjointed and unsettled in one of the key characters' points of view.


I found it interesting that Schwab doesn't make you feel especially sympathetic toward either Victor or Eli. I split my loyalties fairly equally between them--yet the characters are diametrically opposed in their views and goals.


What did you think?

I very much enjoyed Schwab's young adult Shades of Magic series; the first title is A Darker Shade of Magic.


This one didn't hold up quite as well to my admittedly high expectations. As of August 2020, there's no publication date for a third in the Villains series.


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