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3.97  ·  Rating details ·  1,278 ratings  ·  111 reviews
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. Fre
ebook, 1st, 300 pages
Published December 31st 2012 by Tara brown Publishing (first published November 12th 2012)
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Sláinte Wanderlust
"I had always believed he was lying to himself; he loved me but refused to admit it. But seeing him tonight, I knew it had been me that was always lying to myself. He, on the other hand had been honest every day he had rejected me."

Danielle Frappier
May 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
God damit it Tara Brown, I'm so mad at you! I'm mad at you for 2 reasons. 1. If I knew this book had vampires and werewolves I probably never would have read it. I'm just not that kind of girl. But I did and I freaking LOVED it. Great, now you turned me into that girl! And reason 2. What the hell, holy cliffhanger and when is the second book coming out!?

This book blew me away. I just love reading books with strong female main characters. I really dug Amillia's feisty, dangerous and slightly sex
Jun 11, 2013 rated it it was ok
When I first read the summary and saw the 4 & 5 star reviews for "Vengeance" I couldn't wait to read it. Unfortunately, this book just was not for me. "Vengeance" is a nonstop convoluted mess with scene after scene hinting at or bordering on violence and the rape of women.

The story centers on a princess, Millia, who is a tomboy and refuses to marry the men her oldest brother lines up for her. Then, one day, Millia is forced to leave the castle via her pet dragon after her brother sells out h
Feb 23, 2013 rated it liked it
I would have rated this a four star if the author had ommitted the detailed sex scene and the detailed quick make out with Max. I hate that books do not have ratings!!! I really want there to be more left to imagine in this case.

That aside...from the beginning I felt so into the book and the characters Amillia and Max. Such a dramatic start, I loved it! I always love a strong female lead who does non traditional things (like fight with swords and fight in the underground). I actually enjoy love
Curly Carla Celebrity Readers

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 anythi
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: YA Paranormal/Fantasy Romace
Recommended to Janie by: Young Adult and Teen Readers
Shelves: favorites
What a fantastic read! This book was a page turner for me I couldn’t put it down, finished it in a day. The story pulls you right in from the very beginning…I was hooked! I couldn’t put it down. I won’t give too much away.
This story gives you dragons; fantasy, 3 love interests, action, sexual content, betrayal and you have Vengeance. I liked how the female lead Amillia Morgenstein aside from being a princess is strong, dependent and a fighter, she can kick some arse.
After her brother’s betra
Feb 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I just want to devour everything this author writes! So after finishing 'The Lonely' I needed more...yes, that's the type of author Tara Brown is! You NEED more! So I searched my kindle and lucky me I had 'Vengeance' sitting there waiting for who knows how long just waiting to be discovered! I got myself really comfy for it and made sure I was to have no distractions. This author demands attention when her pen hits the paper. It steals you away to another time and place and I had to make time fo ...more
Michelle Monroe
Mar 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow!! Thrilling, Enchanting and Vengeance!

*I haven't read the original, only the revised version, so my review is based solely on the new version. Although I believe the plot is all the same, just edited to be more YA friendly.

I am a huge fan of Tara's! She has the capibility to draw you into her madness and keeps you there until you devour her every word. And I got nothing less of greatness with this story of Revenge. Suspense, secrets, love, betrayal, a pet Dragon, witches, wolves, and especi
Jan 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Tara Brown has done it!

She has left me bewildered and speechless.

Vengeance, perfect title, perfect word. I must say though once I thought I figured it out, she threw me for a loop and made me second guess myself time and time again.

It starts off so gently, soothing... Leaving you with a feeling of tranquility. But Whoa! Hold on!

Meet Amillia, a princess who loves one man with her heart and soul, but he won't have her, yet he loves her to her amazement. Then to confuse matters in comes the
Jun 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
My good friend recommended this book as we usually have similar tastes, but I'm afraid we differed in opinion.

The book started off very promising with an interesting main character, a pet dragon, and a family betrayal. However, it went downhill from there. The plot had so many odd twists and turns that did not make any sense and three different love interests that I couldn't keep track of who she liked best. There was simply too much going on that it started not making any sense. The main charac
It's Super Mushroom!
A good storyline. Swoon worthy guys. The problem? I'm not sure I like the female protaganist. Like Max remarked, her love is fickle. -.-
I read the first version of Vengeance what seemed like forever ago, and I could not put it down. My "just one chapter" turned in to me heading in for a twelve hour night shift on maybe an hour of sleep. I was ecstatic when I saw that Tara Brown was releasing a sequel and thanks to Facebook I discovered that before reading the second book I should read the revamped, young adult rewrite of this book first. I was a little concerned that I would be disappointed by any changes made, since I was such ...more
Apr 15, 2014 rated it it was ok
May I ask what the heck happened? What type of author is this that she freaking has a mediocre beginning but a horribly written end?

Rant.. Rant..

Anyways, can't say it isn't my own fault. I went and read this as an eBook off no recommendation, basically going into it blind. At least I didn't get it in tangible form. So, basically this is a story about a princess who of course has a dragon. She is 4th in line to the throne but of course she is the rightful prophesised about heir to it, according
This was a fantastical tale that had a lot going on - I'm giving it 3.5 stars. Amillia is a princess who pretty much runs wild as a child - she has a secret dragon as a pet and a brother she hates. When she is almost 18, her brother tries to make her marry Herrick, a neighboring prince, which Millia is fighting. She loves Maddox, the stable boy! Next thing you know, her family and village are attacked, her father is killed, her other brothers, mother and grandmother taken hostage, and her hated ...more
Kyra Dunst
Apr 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love Tara Brown's stories, some more than others, and with this one I was more than frustrated with Amillia. She has relationship issues galore. Let's see, she has the childhood sweetheart with commitment issues, the bad boy rebound lover who is all wrong for her, and then the betrothed. I can't say more without giving it away, but the constant semi- floozy behavior of this so called princess drove me crazy. I stuck with the story because for a princess, she has so e serious testicular fortitu ...more
Tea Danielle
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The only thing I hated about this book, is the fact book 2 is not out !!!! Talk about cliff hanger! I actually yelled Nooooooo ! I am devouring every book you write, with enthusiasm. Hurry up with book 2 already, lol.

To address some other reviews: (spoiler alert, so don't read if you haven't read the book.)

While the book touch touch on the sensitive subject of rape, it is a common happening in the era the book is written in. To omit it would be like removing a key background from the story, ta
Apr 16, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I had so many problems with this book. First, I will always notice inconsistent verb tenses and sloppy punctuation. Edit, edit, edit, and edit again. My biggest complaints with this book, however, were the believability of the characters and the flawed storyline. Repeatedly, I wondered if the author had ever bothered to engage members of a critique group after writing the first draft. This read just like a first draft, without the benefit of helpful peer reviews and feedback.

Because I've alread
Jodee Clark
this book had the potential to be really good. it started out ok and i had hoped it would stay good however this was was a failure for me. too much swearing, particularly the most dreadful F word... an explicit sex scene and after Millia grew up she became extremely annoying and I had a hard time liking her or even wanting her to succeed in her mission of revenge. I felt there were a lot of holes in the story that needed to be filled in and at times I had to read parts twice as the story also fe ...more
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was an interesting read. I was excited going into it, once read I can say it was enjoyable. Imagine being a young girl and you life was not what you imagined. You have a destiny to fulfill and everyone around you knows the answers but you. There was are so many things I say in this book. I like and dislike the characters, but that's normal. I like the good and bad roles they play. I'm intrigued by the h being the one who saves and not being saved all the time.
Tara-Jayne (♥ I Read, I Love ♥)  Bell
This book was good. It had so many positive things about it. There is one character in this book that everyone will agree to say, was RUBBISH and horrid and ergh. But the main Character was so strong and independent and was always keeping real and being human. I like when characters feel real.

This was my second attempt at reading it, but I am so glad I gave it another go.
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
AS Watson spins a great tale

Seeking revenge for the murder of your people by your brother and the wretched man who thinks that you will marry him is bad enough but finding out your destiny and the man you love is so different from the way you envision ed is mind blowing.
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
Please kill me,i read half the book before giving up,and seriously best decision ever.the editing is probably the worst part,the love story go in circle,i really do want to tear my eyes of for a moment,and so much repetitive sentence.

I really do want to give it a chance,but i just cant.
Emma Smith
Aug 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Was a really good book until the weird love triangle walked in and ruined it
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So damn good! This is the Tara Brown I fell in love with in the BORN Triology. I can't wait to read the next book.
Feb 14, 2017 rated it liked it
3 1/2
Aug 06, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
This review was originally posted to Jen in Bookland

1.5 stars

First can I say how beautiful this cover is? I absolutely love it. It is one of those covers that I don't even care what the book is about I want to read it. Beautiful.

Unfortunately Vengeance started off well, but quickly devolved into kind of a mess for me. It did straighten itself out somewhat by the end, enough that I was considering getting the next book to see what happens, but I just don't know that I can read another one in thi
Dec 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: supernatural, werewolf, ya
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Dec 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-home-library
A story of love, the harsh truth of betrayal, and the rocky road to vengeance. Amillia, your not so typical Princess is strong willed, spicy and can kick some major butt. Couple that with the poor decisions she makes and her raging hormones and we have ourselves a loose cannon. I loved her character because of those things, she was real and anything but the typical heroine that sits up on a pedestal brushing her hair waiting to be rescued, she was relatable. Driven from her home by the worse kin ...more
Heather andrews
Jan 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Lots to take in, in this book the first is how Maddox pulls at my heart strings. "He laughed and took long strides toward me. I stepped back into a tree. His face was above mine menacingly. "I told you we need to stop meeting." His eyes were desperate. I ignored them. Instead I lifted my lips to meet his as I often did." First thought about this scene was YAY there's only one love interest wholly shit was I wrong! Poor Millia when she gets rejected and finds someone else Maddox gets all ornery a ...more
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