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Victor Vale will always be my fave
Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2018
Ah, Vengeful. The long-awaited sequel to Vicious. In some ways, I'm satisfied. In others, disappointed. Though it did not blow my mind, it was worth the wait. The last hundred pages or so is where the story really kicks into high gear, but it's over before you know it.
I loved all of the characters (old and new) and Schwab really expands on the concept of EOs in this book. I felt like I was watching a slow-burn Marvel movie the entire time. I did find the frequent time jumps between past and present jarring, and it took a while to settle into the strange rhythm. Also, I'm not a fan of the repetitive writing style. I don't need to know that Syd slowed, stopped, halted. It was annoying, irritating, irksome. The pacing was on the lagging end for my taste, but Schwab really did meticulously work her way up to tying everything together for the grand finale.