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Monday, December 6, 2021

Review: All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody & Christine Lynn Herman

All of Us Villains
by Amanda Foody & Christine Lynn Herman

Thanks so much to Tor Teen for this fun gifted book!

Publisher: Tor Teen
Publish Date: November 9, 2021
400 Pages
Series: All of Us Villains #1
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

The Blood Moon rises. The Blood Veil falls. The Tournament begins.

Every generation, at the coming of the Blood Moon, seven families in the remote city of Ilvernath each name a champion to compete in a tournament to the death.

The prize? Exclusive control over a secret wellspring of high magick, the most powerful resource in the world--one thought long depleted.

This year, thanks to a salacious tell-all book, the seven champions are thrust into worldwide spotlight, granting each of them new information, new means to win, and most importantly: a choice - accept their fate or rewrite their story.

But this is a story that must be penned in blood.

My Review:

Ok y'all.  I'm a sucker for these types of books.  Oh hello kiddos with all your magick power in a battle where the last one standing wins? Sound familiar? I bet it does but this time we get ALL VILLAINS... which just means that I get to root for them all. 😉 Give me all the world building, teach me about some of these families - SOMEONE TEACH ME TO MAKE MAGICK! Did I say that I love villains?!

I love first in a series books that's high on the character and world development, but also gives us a lot of action too.  What I DO NOT like, is the enormous cliffhanger at the end.  Ok ok ok... I expected but UFF - did y'all want to make sure we'd go to book two? BECAUSE YOU WIN.  I'm in for the ride.  I do think we'll learn more about the other houses, about where these characters are going because they're growing no matter which way they decide to go.  And there's a couple of questions I have left in my head re a couple plot lines but I'm sure those will be answered in the next book.  I HOPE.  

Honestly readers, this is a fun dark(ish) fantasy of kids trying to live up to their family, their own and the world's expectations.  I love tournament action and wish we head just a *bit* more of it but I do expect great things coming.  Anyone else in love with Alistair? *swoon*


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