Friday, September 11, 2020

Review: These Vengeful Hearts by Katherine Laurin

These Vengeful Hearts
by Katherine Laurin 

Publisher: Inkyard Press
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Anyone can ask the Red Court for a favor...but every request comes at a cost. And once the deed is done, you're forever in their debt.

Whenever something scandalous happens at Heller High, the Red Court is the name on everyone's lips. Its members--the most elite female students in the school--deal out social ruin and favors in equal measure, their true identities a secret known only to their ruthless leader: the Queen of Hearts.

Sixteen-year-old Ember Williams has seen firsthand the damage the Red Court can do. Two years ago, they caused the accident that left her older sister paralyzed. Now, Ember is determined to hold them taking the Red Court down from the inside.

But crossing enemy lines will mean crossing moral boundaries, too--ones Ember may never be able to come back from. She always knew taking on the Red Court would come at a price, but will the cost of revenge be more than she's willing to sacrifice?

Kritters Thoughts:  A clear YA novel that takes place in a high school that has a not so secret, secret society that rules the school.  Ember Williams has been working hard to create a resume that would be appealing for her to be asked to join the Red Court in her high school.  With a vendetta to take them down due to a life altering injury that happened to her sister, Ember is thankful when she is asked to join and is ready to take them down in anyway.  

I can appreciate a good YA book, even though they aren't my typical read anymore.  I love that this book had a great plot with great characters that I liked following through the ups and downs.  I was glad that the teenage drama was kept to a minimum, so I wasn't rolling my eyes at unnecessary drama.  

Ember was great.  She wasn't a goodie two shoes, but definitely not the mean girl.  I liked that she was a middle of the road girl, but had a moral code where she could see the faults of some of the things she was surrounded by.  I appreciated that she had some learning moments and made some faults, but definitely grew from the beginning to the end of the book.  

All in all, I would recommend this book, especially to readers who are a fan of the young adult genre.  

Rating: great YA read

Ebook 2020 Challenge: 92 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from HarperCollins.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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