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Book Review: Vengeful (Villains #2) – V.E. Schwab

Rating: 2/5 Stars🌟🌟

Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction


This time around, I wisely went in with zero expectations. I’d already gotten an overview of what Victor and Eli were like and the havoc they wrought in their wake. I enjoyed the new characters and their powers and the consequences that followed Victor and Eli from the first book.

However I was quite annoyed by Victor and his actions. Both he and Eli were so obsessed with each other, both so sure they were right. This war between Vic and Eli was senseless.

The entire story revolved around the two of them trying to kill each other. I get that they were the main villains of the story but it feels like the other characters were thrown in just to add a dash of variety.

There was a certain depth lacking that made the writing feel flat and tiresome. I really wanted Vengeful to be a great book but it just didn’t take with me.

Synopsis: The sequel to VICIOUS, V.E. Schwab’s first adult novel. 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.


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