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Charmed Vengeance

(The Aether Chronicles #2)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  239 ratings  ·  52 reviews
In the Faerie realm, Noli Braddock's relationship with her best friend V has grown into something more. But V's mother, Faerie Queen Tiana, has ruled that they are forbidden to see each other. Returning to the mortal realm, Noli joins the crew of her brother's air-pirate ship, the Vixen's Revenge. There she discovers that her brother has hired the scallywag Faerie ...more
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Published August 8th 2013 by Flux (first published August 1st 2013)
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Sarah
(Source: I own a copy of this book.)

After really enjoying Innocent Darkness, I was looking forward to reading Charmed Vengeance. Unfortunately though, this book did not live up to its predecessor at all.
I didnt really like any of the characters in this book, other than the one person who died in the prologue; most unfortunate. Noli whined a lot in this book, she moaned and winged about things, and then just ran off and did her own thing as usual, while V was mostly absent.

The storyline in this
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Abbie
May 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
I really liked the first one in this series, but this one was was boring.

Noli was an okay character in the last book, but in this one, i didn't like her.
She whined a lot, and had loads of annoying moments.
I didn't really like any of the other characters either. The one i liked the most in the last book wasn't in this one for very long!

I spent the majority of the book bored. The story just didn't interest me at all.
There was only one bit that i found slightly interesting, which is really bad
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Heather
Oct 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
This is the second book in the Aether Chronicles Series and is definitely not a book that can be read as a stand alone. Just to let you know, there will be spoilers if you haven't read the first book.

Noli is having a hard time in this second book. The sprite inside her is taking over for periods of time and she can't remember anything while the sprite is in possession of her body. To make matters worse, V. is forced to break the sigil she wears that gives her the protection of his house,
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Isis
When her true love, Steven, is forced to break their magical bond, Noli Braddock decides to join her brother on the crew of the Vixen's Revenge.

With its gleaming brass, dark wood, and spotless clockwork gears, the Vixen's Revenge is a beautiful airship. But Noli discovers a dangerous secret beneath its polished exterior--the crew has been hired to steal dozens of priceless Otherworld artifacts. Desperate to keep her past Otherworld experiences hidden from the airship crew, Noli fears that if she
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Gretchen Hohmeyer
May 31, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Ill be the first person to admit that I wasnt entirely thrilled by the first installment of this series, but I was interested enough to request the second book. Sadly, as many middle novels have been showing me these days, I sometimes think that some series should not be trilogies. Or people at least need some new conventions for middles of series.


Thanks to Vs intervention, Noli had not become the braindead sprite Queen Tiana was hoping for. Instead, Noli shares her mind with the consciousness
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Justine Winans
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
(Originally posted on http://www.theyalitchick.blogspot.com)

Fans of Innocent Darkness will definitely not be disappointed by Charmed Vengeance, which - in my opinion - is actually better than the first. Lazear is just continuing to improve the Aether Chronicles, and I am excited to follow the rest of the series.

Charmed Vengeance still explores all of the characters of the debut novel, while diving deeper into their stories and testing them in new situations. New characters - like Jeff and the
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Pam
Dec 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2013
Noli loves V but do to the Faerie Queen Tiana they can't be together or even see each other. While Noli's mom would like to see her become a proper lady that just isn't in the cards. She goes aboard an air ship with her brother and discovers a new danger. Kevighn Silver is aboard and looking for an artifact. Her brother has been hired to find it not knowing it can cause horrible destruction.

I loved the first book in this series and I have to say I think I liked this one a little more. I would
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Sarah
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved the first book in this series for the faerie aspect of it, but I fell in love with Charmed Vengeance for the Steampunk aspect. This book is packed with airships, air pirates, shootouts, murder, a life-or-death quest, and broken hearts. I dare say that Suzanne's stepped up her game in this book, driving it full-force from start to finish.
While Charmed Vengeance brings back characters from Innocent Darkness that I knew and loved, it also introduced new characters that are as endearing as
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Stacee
Jun 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
I liked this one a lot more than the first one. It was fast paced and I loved following the various characters.

Noli's "battle" was interesting to watch unfold, I can't wait to see what happens with that whole situation. And the dynamic between her and her brother was fun to read.

The ending was fantastic and makes me really eager for the next book.

**Thanks to NetGalley for providing the arc in exchange for an honest review**
Aubrey
Aug 23, 2013 rated it it was ok
I read this right after re-reading the first one, why, I do not know. I think just because I had already checked the book out from the library. Though I will say this one was slightly better than the first, though I did skip through most everything that was Stephen and James, because I did not care about that part of the story. I just wanted to get through it as best as I could.
Maria
I started this book with a little trepidation because the first book in this series, Innocent Darkness, felt too derivative of other books in the YA/Fantasy genre. I had just finished reading Holly Blacks The Modern Faerys Tales trilogy, which deals with the same mortal/faerie world dichotomy. Both Blacks published trilogy (Black published hers 2004-2007) and Lazears deal with the same question of a magical plane that must be fed on the blood of a young female sacrifice every seven years, and ...more
Yuiko
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it can't wait to read the ending
Angela
This review and more reviews can be found at: http://framed-in-words.blogspot.co.nz/

Final rating: 3.5 stars

Firstly, I would like to thank author Suzanne Lazear, Flux Books and Net Galley for providing me with an ARC of Charmed Vengeance (Innocent Darkness #2) for an honest review. I really enjoyed my time while reading it and appreciate the offer.

Charmed Vengeance picks up pretty much straight after the events of Innocent Darkness and after Charlotte's sacrifice, the reader sees Noli back at
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Shelley
*Genre* YA Steampunk
*Rating* 3.0

*My Thoughts*

Thanks to an ill-worded bargain with Faery Queen Tiana by Steven V Darrow, Noli isn't a human any longer. Tiana basically turned her into an adult Sprite. The only thing V did right is to join his brother James in preventing Noli from fully transforming into a Sprite forever. What makes things worse for Noli is when V is forced into breaking her protection bond by Tiana that sends her over the emotional cliff.

The Sprite has made it hard for Noli to
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Stéphanie
What can I say. I was charmed by CHARMED VENGEANCE. From the first few chapters, I was hooked and could not let go. Its definitely not a book to read as a stand-alone. It should be read as a series, and while book one might not have been a favorite of mine, its worth pushing through since this sequel is definitely better on so many different levels. Its more steampunk, more adventure and more torturous romance.

So many things are going on in this book, yet Lazear is able to keep track of things
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Aparajitabasu
Original Link to the review at my blog Le' Grande Codex - here


This is an early review...... Innocent Darkness was just the beginning ..... and I will try to keep this spoiler free too if I can. Presenting The Aether Chronicles #2 Charmed Vengeance by Suzanne Lazear.

Here is the summary of the book:

In the Faerie realm, Noli Braddock's relationship with her best friend V has grown into something more. But V's mother, Faerie Queen Tiana, has ruled that they are forbidden to see each other.
...more
Dark Faerie Tales
Sep 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: Noli struggles with her sprite self and Stevens break up, while Steven and James go questing for the queen.

Opening Sentence: Welcome everyone to this special day.

The Review:

Noli has finally become a lady (according to her mother) but from no help from the school Noli was sent to in the previous book. Nope, Noli has the sprite in her head to thank for all of the dainty sewing and mindless curtsies she has perfected in the past two months.
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Kathy Martin
Jul 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
CHARMED VENGEANCE is the middle book of a trilogy. As a consequence, we don't get to meet the characters or achieve resolution of the larger story. This book is essentially a journey book.

Noli is still trying to come to terms with the sprite that evil Queen Tiana put in her head. She is battling for possession of her mind and body. Sprites aren't very smart and are very attracted to the shiny and pretty things. Noli wants to be an engineer. This creates quite a conflict for her. She is also
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Lindsay
When V is forced to break their bond, Noli's only option is to join the crew of the air pirate ship piloted by her brother, Jeff. With its gleaming brass, dark wood, and spotless clockwork gears, the Vixen's Revenge is no orsinary air pirate ship. Beneath its polished exterior lies a dangerous secret. Off and away from the girl whose heart he was forced to break, V and his brother James are off on a quest demanded of them by their mother, Faerie Queen Tiana, wandering and searching the country ...more
Lizzy Lessard
Jul 06, 2013 rated it liked it
My first impression of CHARMED VENGEANCE was poor. As the book progressed, I liked it more an more. Another 50 or 100 pages at this rate and you might have read a 4 star review.

The opening was horrible. When Nolis grandfather shows up unexpectedly and demands that Noli and her mother move back to Boston with him, Noli through a temper-tantrum and acted like a four-year-old instead of a teenager. Thank God her brother shows up out of the blue after years of being separated from the familyyeah,
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Haley ~ YA-Aholic
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I love this series. Oh how I freakin love this series! Innocent Darkness was an easy 5 star read for me...but Charmed Vengeance was even BETTER than Innocent Darkness..so I guess this one gets 5+ stars! Suzanne takes you back into the amazing world she has created and takes you on an even more crazy adventure than before!

So this is how Charmed Vengeance basically kicks off, Noli has just been heartbroken by V, and on top of that her grandfather has shown up and wants to take Noli and her mother
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Khalia Hades
Nov 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Noli is still trying to come to terms with the sprite that evil Queen Tiana put in her head. She is battling for possession of her mind and body. Sprites aren't very smart and are very attracted to the shiny and pretty things. Noli wants to be an engineer. This creates quite a conflict for her. She is also rebelling against the societal notion that all girls of her class need to be married to achieve their proper place in society. After V is forced to break their bond by his mother, evil Queen ...more
Kayla
Jun 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
See more on DarkFaerieTales.com

Noli has finally become a lady (according to her mother) but from no help from the "school" Noli was sent to in the previous book. Nope, Noli has the sprite in her head to thank for all of the dainty sewing and mindless curtsies she has perfected in the past two months. But with her previous visit to the Otherworld still looming over her and Steven, home has not been the relief she expected. Especially when her grandfather stops by to visit and discovers her and
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Jessie Burroughs
Sep 06, 2015 rated it liked it
The first book was a bit chewy but I gave the second a chance because there was some elements I liked that piqued my morbid curiosity. The second book was passable, but nothing spectacular.

After the first book I wanted to see more maturity in the writing and the characters, more steampunk elements, and more vengeance! The second book both disappointed and delivered. The airships in this one were a lot of fun. Vix and her crew grew on me, and I definitely appreciated Noli's time with the air
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Dianne
Suzanne Lazears Charmed Vengeance is just dark enough to make this Young Adult Steampunk fantasy an exciting read for all ages, yet most definitely a perfect YA adventure! From the first page to the last, this tale will keep you on your toes as you are treated to a non-stop ride full of fairies, intrigue and adventure. Young Noli, now back in the Earth realm, joins the crew of her brothers airship in true steampunk fashion, as the engineer. But what is this new truth she discovers about her ...more
Stephanie Ward
4.5 Stars

'Charmed Vengeance' is the second book in the young adult steampunk series The Aether Chronicles. It picks up where the first book left off - with Noli and V's relationship on a whole new level, the Faerie Queen forbidding them to be together and Noli leaving the Faerie Realm. Once she's back in the mortal world, Noli joins up with her brother's air ship - where she learns that her brother isn't just an air pirate but that he has also hired on Kevighn Silver - the Faerie huntsman. Noli
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Gene
Jan 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: rt13
Um okay. Let me start by saying that the first book was better. This one was okay, but in my opinion, not a lot happens. I mean (view spoiler) ...more
Katherine Paschal
Noli is back from the Faerie realm, now an immortal sharing her body with a sprite. She is trying to be the daughter her mother always wanted even while missing her best friend/boyfriend V who is still in Faerie. Noli's brother comes for her and asks her to join him as the mechanic on his air pirate vessel. Meanwhile, V has to repay the favor he owes the queen- to stop seeing Noli. V breaks Noli's heart causing Noli to sneak away and join her brother. The young lovers try to overcome obstacles ...more
Sara I
While I had enjoyed the first book pretty well this one missed some of the mystery and excitement that made the first book so thrilling. Some of the character's reactions seemed too calm. really? Your slightly evil mum just told you to break up with your girlfriend and go on this crazy mission and leave your girl behind unprotected? And you just go with it with barely a sentence or two to convey your regret? Hmmmm. That was the most major one. Also another character seemed to be dealing with his ...more
Julia
Apr 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
As Noli fights for control of her own mind and body, she is left with a broken heart. V on the other hand has no choice but to follow orders. While James is still crushed after losing the love of his life. A lady in the making, Noli has a choice, she can either go with her mother and grandfather to Boston, becoming something she is not quite ready for or she can take up with her brother, Jeff. Choosing wisely is an understatement as one would allow her freedom... Her other option being paraded ...more
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Suzanne Lazear is the author of the Young Adult Steampunk dark fairytale series THE AETHER CHRONICLES. Book 1, INNOCENT DARKNESS and Book 2, CHARMED VENGEANCE, and Book 3, FRAGILE DESTINY, are out now from Flux. Her New Adult Elfpunk Series THE SECRET LIVES OF ROCKSTARS releases in fall of 2016 from Leap. She always plays with swords, is never described as normal, and has been known to run with ...more

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