Blurb: A man once told me there are infinite places love will take you, but revenge is the business of hate and there is only one place hate will take you, the end. The end of you and the end of everything you once stood for. His words still echo in my mind, next to the images of the millions of places I might have gone.
Amillia Morgenstein wants nothing but freedom. Freedom to choose the man she marries and the life she lives. She wants nothing but the boy she can never have, Maddox.
Her world is turned upside down when her brother betrays their whole family, in a deal to trade Amillia to a Duke name Herrick and overthrow their father.
Broken hearted and fleeing her burning village, she rides away on the back of her closest friend, Artan.
In a neighboring city, rumors of a red-cloaked assassin flood the streets. An assassin who targets only the rich and the wicked. The trail of blood left behind leads back to the burned out doors of a once flourishing kingdom, now ruled by a tyrant.
Broken hearted and bound by vengeance, Amillia finds herself falling for something, she never thought she would have again. Grayson’s blue eyes and sarcastic smile have her fighting the feelings she has, just as someone from her past reappears. She fights for her heart and the hope no one discovers her biggest secret.
How far would you go for the ones you love, the ones you lost?
Okay, I’m a HUGE fan of Tara Brown a/k/a AE Watson a/k/a TL Brown a/k/a Erin Leigh a/k/a Sophie Starr. Whew! I thinks that it. Yeah, she has loads of pen names, I know. But I love them all. The Reborn Series is an top ten ultimate favorite.
This one didn’t disappoint either. Although I must say that Millia’s mindset of ‘all or nothing’ got a bit old throughout the story. She wanted it all and if she couldn’t have it then it was like she couldn’t have anything. I have a hard time dealing in absolutes so it was very difficult not to want to slap her. Also, I found her a bit self centered. But that is to be expected considering she has always been allowed to do whatever she wanted growing up and the fact that she’s only 18.
This story was great. It was packed with lots of violence, and magic was at play around every corner. Everyone had some kind of magic that affected their role, and it kept surprising me what those roles were. AE has a tendency to alter the way my mind thinks about what is expected of a protagonist in a story. Usually leaving me meloncholy at the end of the story. This one was no exception.
This story made me so angry. I was upset at Grayson’s behavior towards the end. I was angry at Maddox for leading her on then pushing her away. I was upset that her love life was dictated by her role and not by personal preference. Why does love have to be so complicated?
As per usual, this wasn’t just some average love story, it had a slew of twists and turns throughout along with a dash on intrigue as well. Millia is a proficient killer and never hesitates to extract vengeance when needed. Thats one of the things I loved most about her was her unwavering confidence that what she was doing was just. She left a trail of broken hearts in her wake. Although her blind acceptance of help from stangers was, at times, irritating, she was able to get out of most scrapes with little to no help, making her strong in substance but weak when it came to matters of the heart. It was an interesting contrast.
Go forth and read ALL her books.
2 thoughts on “Vengeance by AE Watson”
I heard from someone that she’s Canadian too! I wish I’d known she was a fave of yours, I would have made a point of reading something before this past weekend. What’s your number one rec for her and all her pen names?
Thats a tough one. Born was the first one I read that I loved. (dystopian and dark) But Imaginations (another dystopian-ish) really warped my mind. Both are a buck.
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