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I Am Her Revenge

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  1,334 ratings  ·  186 reviews
She can be anyone you want her to be.
Vivian was raised with one purpose in life: to exact revenge on behalf of her mother. Manipulative and cruel, Mother has deprived Vivian not only of a childhood, but of an original identity. With an endless arsenal of enticing personalities at her disposal, Vivian is a veritable weapon of deception.
And she can destroy anyone.
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published April 7th 2015 by Razorbill
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Rory The book is contemporary! It has a futuristic element with the dolls the students use, but is basically modern-day.
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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
This entire book is a gigantic hysterical farce.

A good basis for revenge:

This...? Not so much.

There was a show on TV, called Revenge. It's about a woman who dedicates her life to getting, well, revenge on someone who wronged her father. More specifically, they framed her father for murder, which led to him dying in prison. That, my friends, is a noble purpose to which to devote a life's mission. This book's "noble purpose" is anything but. The main character has been trained, ninja-like, her ent
L A i N E Y ~back in a bit~
I sincerely mean this when I tell you that nothing made sense.

• The mother was such an awesome tutor on how to be 'captivating' but she herself lost a man to another woman. And in the process, lost her own mind.

Our main girl was oh-super-alluring (according to her & her psycho mother), she was convinced she got the boy because she 'seduced' him and he looked interested.

I got news for you lovely, if you 'seduced' him and walked away and he never seeked you out once in the two weeks that follo
3.5 out of 5 stars

I have significantly different thoughts reading this a few years later than I did when this book first came out, so a revised review is in order!! Coming soon!!!

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3.5/5 Stars!

Spoilers will be included.

This was my first book that I've read for #spookathon, and it became a great first read for October because I was looking for something that included mystery, thriller, haunting, adventures and things to uncover.
Some time ago last year a good friend of mine gave this book to me knowing that I would like this, and at that time I had never even heard of it before, so this year I remembered that I had this book and it's indeed very suitable for October and in t
Nasty Lady MJ
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Disclaimer: Obviously, I do not own Ms. Havisham that would belong to Charles Dickens (well, technically the public domain now since he’s been dead for a very, very, long time). I merely used her to illustrate my hatred for this book. Too bad for her, I’m not a huge fan of hers. I probably can’t write her correctly either since I’m not from the 19th century and try to steer clear of Dickens except at Christmas when I’m forced to see Tiny Tim survive Christmas fi
May 16, 2015 rated it did not like it
*This review contains spoilers*

I am irresistible.
And everyone notices it.

Oh boy, this book is such a disappointment. I was hoping I am her revenge will break the line of disappointing reads for me, but this book only made me more bitter.

The story revolves around a young girl Vivian, who's on a mission to revenge her mother for something terrible that was done to her. And so, she prepared her whole life for the sole purpose of revenge. Intriguing? It was till the moment I l

Nov 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
What if you were raised for the sole purpose of being a weapon of revenge?

(Yall know I had to whip out the Emily Thorne memes for this!)

I think I was hoping to really love this book, but then I got worried I wouldnt like it at all, but fortunately it fell closer to love. More like I strongly like it. I love a good revenge story. I was really excited about this! Everything about Vivian was so calculated, as she had been taught. I kept wondering how or when she would break. I mean, she had too, ri
Marci Curtis
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fast, explosive read, and I loved every moment of it! Five glorious stars!
Dec 08, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gimme-2015-k
Here's my 2014 review posted in 2019. Enjoy.

What they don’t tell you is this is a essentially a homage to Wuthering Heights and Great Expectations, except don’t set great expectations because reality will never reach such heights.

To put this softly, I Am Her Revenge was an underwhelming read. With a title as such, and a synopsis equally as tantalising, you tend to expect a lot. Throw in the fact that we’re playing with two tropes that leave a whole lot of room to freestyle—revenge and iso
Michelle Wrona
This review can also be found on A Thousand Lives Lived, check it out for more reviews!

For having Vivian, our main kick-ass lead, actually talk about Romeo and Juliet, I now can comprehend that this was the author's point—a retelling in which readers will craze, rave and relate to 100%, even if we're not chosen to get revenge for our own mothers. *_* It's about Vivian's actuality and how she can be copied as an ordinary teenage girl who is stuck in the wrong situation at the wrong moment and tim
Jaime Arkin
3.5 stars

Vivian was raised by her mother to become whoever she wants her to be. She’s a tool, she’s a weapon. And when her time comes to do the task that she was raised to do, she’ll do it because she owes her mother.

I’m not entirely sure what I think of this book if I’m being totally honest with you all.

Here’s the thing.

I spent most of this book thinking WTF … how is she this mad about this. Okay… I can’t do this spoiler free, I just can’t. So beware.

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Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
When I read this book's synopsis, I really liked it. I was excited to read it.
However this book was a complete disappointment. Perhaps I had alot of expectations from it? I waited for its release then hunted for its epub in so many sites but I couldn't find it. Finally when I did....oh, this book was so upsetting :/

The story is about a girl named Vivian, who has arrived at Madigan University in England on a mission to take her mother's revenge. She has been trained all her life to be prepared fo
This book is amazing. It's a lot like Carrie Ryan's Daughter of Deep Silence, in terms of theme and character, but this one (view spoiler)! I love how atmospheric this book is. The Yorkshire moors are haunting and beautiful and a character all their own. The characters themselves are also really interested. I LOVED Vivian; she's the kind of narrator I really enjoy reading about. Also, poor Ben. I think it's easy for us as readers to not connect ...more
Sara Grochowski
Vivian has trained her entire life for one mission: exacting revenge on the man who ruined her mother's life. Her mark? The man's son, an unsuspecting boarding school golden boy. The game? Make him fall in love with her, then ruin his life. The problem? The real world is nothing like the cold, calculating environment in which she was raised, and when boy from her past, her one weakness, reappears, complications arise. Emotions and reality are much messier than Vivian anticipated, but disappointi ...more
I made it about 1/2 way through when I realized that I wanted this heroine out of this book, and in a better one. Don't get me wrong- the writing was gorgeous. BUT the heroine was just too well-written to be placed in this book. The setting was non-existent, secondary characters poorly-developed, and storyline misplaced.

I will definitely be reading another book by this author- perhaps this genre just isn't for me.
Jul 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I Am Her Revenge was one of my most anticipated April reads, so you can imagine my excitement when I finally got my hands on it. To say that I was ecstatic is a bit of understatement, I may or may not have been jumping up and down. I love me a good revenge story and I couldn't wait to dive into Vivian's world.

Vivian Foster is a bit of a chameleon, she can be anything that she needs to be in order to get what she wants. Which I admit, sounds kind of awesome. I would love to be able to change my
Christina Mandelski
This novel had me hooked from the first page -- the moors of England -- what a great setting, and a unique, strong heroine -- the mysterious Vivian who has been raised to be a weapon for the awful, horrible, monstrous Mother. The plot moved along at a steady clip, suspenseful and ultimately very satisfying. I especially loved Moore's treatment of her teenage characters -- they were flawed but not one-note, even the "mean" girl had believable motivation for her meanness. The love triangle that en ...more
Kirsty-Marie Jones
I need a good revenge story. PLEASE BE GOOD. PLEASE BE GOOD. PLEASE BE GOOD.
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fabulously twisted. This has the creepiness and the effective storytelling of a Faulkner book. Pre-order this one now.
Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)
great story, but I wasn't happy at all with the ending. full review to come! ...more
Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Finished this one pretty quickly. But I absolutely loved it! For the the last 70 pages I got lifetime (channel) movie vibes.
Shadows n Secrecy
That ending. God that ending.

The ending just left me so disorientated - with no idea where I am. Not quite a cliffhanger but it left me wanting more. So much more.

Man this book was gold.

It was an easy read. I found it easy to get into - and before I knew it, I was absorbed in it. It may be contemporary, but it's not cliche to any extent the way all other contemporary books are.

It is the furthest away from cliche I could ever hope for.

It gave me an insight to the life of a girl who grew up so com
BookOwl BookOwl
DNF at 43%

Guys, just take a minute or two to imagine how the world would be if every boy or girl had a mother like this?

Bent on exacting revenge on a man who broke her heart when she was a teen.

Just imagine....

Terrible right?!

Well of course. Anyone whose anyone; that has loved, has suffered at the hands of heartbreak.

Fine, some move on, some learn lessons, some become bastards, and even cruel bitches.


For someone to spend their entire life hung up on this, even going to the extremes leng
Apr 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, mystery
I haven't -consumed- a book like I did this one, in a really long time. Once I started reading, I could not stop, much to my chagrin at 3am when I finished this book.

As the daughter of a crazy mother, I could relate a little too well to this story. The masterful manipulations and lies Vivian Foster buys into and feels obligated to obey are incredible. Her awakening to her situation is accurate and real. The fear of what to do when she doesn't want to obey is palpable. Each of these characters is
Jul 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Super fast and easy to read. I also realized the connection to Estella in Great Expectations fairly early on. I found it pretty realistic how people acted in the book for the most part. I know that Vivian is seriously emotionally damaged but I wanted her to just realize what her mother was doing earlier.

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Another stellar example of bad parenting in YA fiction. Vivian's mom is just ruthless. I think if she ever had kids with Billy Dent (from I Hunt Killers), the world would be doomed.

Vivian was just clueless. I didn't really like her. I actually rooted against her, as I didn't want her plan against Ben to succeed. The twist at the end didn't make up for the rest of the book, I'm sorry to say.
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I Am Her Revenge by Meredith Moore is a fantastical book bordering on unrealistic. It begins with the heroine Vivian making the grand entrance into a boarding school in Yorkshire. We gradually find out the sole purpose she goes to that school a month into her senior year is solely to entice another student, Ben Collingsworth. Extremely weird and creepy. Worse, it’s her mother Morgana who’s behind all the elaborate plots. Ages ago, Ben’s father broke Morgana’s heart, and she’s bent on revenge: I ...more
Apr 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hella-rad, 4-stars
I thought long and hard about this book. It was against the points that yes, I very much indeed enjoyed this. I enjoyed it a lot. I thought about the characters, the plot, the overall story, and I finally decided that logic put aside I LOVE THIS BOOK. I read for diversity, not for the same story with the same build, but for new unique reads that cross my path from time to time.

In my perspective, I saw Vivian as a doll. She is controlled and manipulated to look, see, and think about the world in
Nicole (Let's Talk Books)
*this book was sent by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Review: When I first received this book, the synopsis was truly engaging. So little was said, and that made me want to read this book right away!

One of the many things I love about reading a new book is having it be so different from anything I have read before. I tend to compare books a lot when I read, so it was nice to read this book with an open mind. I know the author, Meredith Moore was inspired by Charles Dickens's Grea
Dec 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book from a good friend who works at Penguin. I'm still trying to process it in some ways, but I will say that it was really, really good! I could easily have hated Vivian, the main character, because I really don't like manipulative people, but the author really gives her depth and a tortured soul, and she grows as a person over the course of the story. There are a couple of instances in which some of the facts don't seem to add up (such as the ages of t ...more
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Meredith Moore graduated from Harvard University with a degree in History, focusing on early modern England and France. She lives in Houston, Texas, where she loves pumpkin spice lattes, 19th century British literature, and road trips. I Am Her Revenge is her debut novel.

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