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Vengeance of Hope by P.J. Berman
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This is about the fight of the people of Bennvika , against the usurper, Jostan (family to the throne) who have seized the throne to place its subjects into his shackles and impose to them a religion of his own. It follows here the main characters of Silrith, princess and heir to the throne, Ezrina, the rebel from Hentani group, and Zethun, a minor noble who’d want to demolish monarchy. They were all gearing towards one aim and that is freedom. Freedom from persecution, from slavery, and injustice.

First off, I was not prepared with what welcomed me when I opened this book. I did not think that it would have this punch early on; I did not know you could feel that physical pain just by reading it. Thumbs up for the blow by blow account of this “particular scene” (don’t wanna spoil anyone here). Also, for me the characters did not come out as too strong to the point of being cliché and cringe-y. There are a lot of those where the characters are either too much of everything and too perfect. So, I found myself rooting for a one character then another throughout the story.

I love the writing style as well. I don’t like paragraphs beating around the bush, using a lot of spaces which doesn’t even contribute to the intensity and colour of the scenes. J

What aspects did I find challenging? Hmm.. Well. I would say remembering which character is which. There was a long list of people’s names I could not keep track. I suppose it’s not really imperative to memorize or remember the other characters, as long as you focus on the lead, but I love memorizing even the smaller roles and recognize them in each scene.

All in all I would give this book four stars.
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Reading Progress

February 22, 2019 – Shelved
February 23, 2019 – Started Reading
March 16, 2019 –
page 400
100% "Didn't know I would like this genre. I love how the writing's very easy to understand. The character's doesn't come out as too strong, to the point they are unbelievable. oh I hate Jostan!!!"
March 19, 2019 – Finished Reading

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