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BLOG TOUR/ REVIEW: Before Vengeance by Louisa Lo

 *I’m posting this as part of the XpressoBookTours Before Vengeance Blog Tour. I received a free ebook copy of this in order to do so.

Title: Before Vengeance
Author: Louisa Lo
Series: (Cosmic Balance #0.5)
Publication date: TBA 2015
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy


What if everything you’ve ever known, down to what you are, was a lie?

Growing up in the enchanted kingdom of Dualsing, seventeen-year-old Lady Serafina has always known she’s different. Her fae power never manifested itself during puberty, and her parents treated her like a tolerated houseguest rather than family. Even her childhood sweetheart, Crown Prince Eldon, distanced himself the moment he was old enough to know the secret about Serafina that everyone in their world seems to know—except her.

Now her upcoming birthday is being treated as a national holiday by the very people who’d neglected her, Eldon is in for a political battle of his life that she’s somehow being dragged into, and Serafina is developing abilities that feel terrifyingly right, but aren’t fae power at all.

As she starts to investigate her origin, Serafina has no idea she would be setting in motion events that would have far-reaching consequences not just for herself, but for all the planes.


And Now For My Review:
Format: Ebook
Rating: 4/5
      I haven’t read Vengeance Be Mine, the book this one leads up to. However, if it’s at all like Before Vengeance then I’m sure I’ll enjoy it. This is a good start to the series, in my opinion, and I do really want to read the rest of this series now. Though I am slightly disappointed to hear that the rest of the series follows Megan and not Serafina, mainly because I really liked Serafina’s character and we only briefly met Megan.
      I like Serafina because she felt real and it was easy to fall into her world, her feelings. I like how we got to see her intelligence, confusion, and fear as her powers awakened and got her into situations she always ended up feeling guilty for. Mainly because she tends to hurt others, even if all she wishes to do is help not harm. I also like how she’s not evil or too bitter over the fact that she never felt like she fit in and was treated differently for not getting Fae powers when everyone else did. No matter what world she was in, she wasn’t accepted.

      And while we didn’t get to know too much about Eldon, he was a pretty good male lead. He knew of the deceit and secrets his parents kept, of what the others kept from Serafina, and while he himself couldn’t tell her he still made time to see her. It had to be in secret because she was basically an outcast, but he never failed to be there for her. His utter need for the crown however, it changed how things could have turned out. I like how it works out though, because it makes for more opportunities in the next books. He is also protective and loyal, but not above certain dirty deeds. Which I won’t spoil. What I loved most though would probably have to be his bond with Trust, his pet dragon. I love how they work together and have a loyal friendship. I also like that while Trust is a pet, his has a mind of his own and isn’t afraid to question Eldon. I wouldn’t mind seeing more of both of them in the next books.

Now, world building. I rather liked the details and structure of the world. It’s unique and I would love to see it be more developed in the next book.

      Overall, Before Vengeance is a great start to this series and I definitely recommend reading it!

“Louisa Lo has an exciting new voice to bring to urban fantasy and a fun and breezy writing style that kept the pages quickly turning well into the night! I need more!” –Michelle Rowen, National Bestselling Author

Louisa Lo lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband, an aristocratic cat, and more cardboard boxes than she cares to unpack. She decided to write about vigilantes, because it seems like a better life choice than trying to become one and landing herself in jail. She just has that kind of luck.

Please visit www.louisalo.com to learn more about Louisa and her books.
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