I Am Her Revenge
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.
When it’ ...more
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 ...more
• 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 ...more
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!!!
(view spoiler)[”I am what you designed me to be. I am your blade. You cannot now complain if you also feel the hurt.”- Great Expectations
Setting:Yorkshire, England and London, England; 2015
Coverly Love?:I was a little hesitant at first when it came to liking this cover because it was so unusual. But after looking (aka s ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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...more
(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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
(view spoiler)[We are led to believe that f ...more
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 ...more
I will definitely be reading another book by this author- perhaps this genre just isn't for me. ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
(view spoiler)[ I wish she would've actually fallen in love with Ben because he was so sweet but Arthur does make more sense. He was her first love even though throughout the book she's complete ...more
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. ...more
In my perspective, I saw Vivian as a doll. She is controlled and manipulated to look, see, and think about the world in ...more
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 ...more
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