The Vengeful Half By Jaclyn Dolamore

March 10, 2016

Olivia might look human, but she’s grown up with a heavy secret: her mother is a potion-maker who fled her home in a parallel world, the Hidden Lands.

Alfred is the blind, charismatic young heir to the illegal potions trade. When Olivia’s mother is kidnapped by the magic dealers with whom she once made a bad bargain, she has no choice but to trust Alfred’s offer of help. They travel to a strange new world of bootlegged American pop culture, lifelike doll people, and reincarnation. Alfred finds himself putting his position on the line to defend Olivia against his family’s conniving plans. Maybe he has morals…or maybe he’s just falling in love.

When Olivia escapes from an attack by a curiously familiar sorceress, she learns that potion dealers weren’t the only thing Mom was hiding from. Dark secrets lurk in Olivia’s past, and now Olivia must kill or be killed by the girl with whom she once shared everything…

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When I first started reading the book I was iffy on if I was going to like it. It didn’t take long for the some eventful things to happen though. Once things started happening I read the book straight through. I didn’t want to stop. Nor did I want the book to end.I am not sure if I particularly like the little illustrations in the book though. I feel like it would be better if there was an illustrated book made separately. Also the parts where the details of how the book came to be shouldn’t be inserted into the book at random places either. When I came upon the first one I got confused until I realized what is was. I think that should either be saved the the end of the book or at the beginning of the book. Not scattered throughout. Jacyln Dolamore is an amazing author though. All in all I loved the book. The writing was fantastic! The characters were great. I can not wait for the next book in The Hidden Lands series!

This book just got released today! BUY NOW!

 I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars! (would be more if I could)

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 I received this book free from the publisher through Netgalley. These are 100% my own opinions.

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