Saturday, April 2, 2016

Review Blast- Vengeance Be Mine by Louisa Lo!

Vengeance Be Mine (Cosmic Balance #1)


Vengeance Be Mine by Louisa Lo 
(Cosmic Balance #1) 
Publication date: April 30th 2015 
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy


Megan is a typical university student trying to figure out her place in the world, except instead of hoping to pass the bar or get into med school, she’s studying to become a licensed vengeance demon.

Nineteen-year-old Megan Aequitas is the only vengeance demon and trickster hybrid ever born. In a world where vengeance demons are respectable, rule-obsessed guardians of the Cosmic Balance, and tricksters are playful, happy-go-lucky perpetrators of chaos, being half and half is, well, tricky.

Determined to prove herself worthy of her vengeance blood, Megan enrolls in University of Demonic Studies’ prestigious co-op program. Wreaking karmic revenge on wrongdoers from cheaters to crooks sounds fun and simple, if it weren’t for the unsuspecting human roommate, Megan’s flamboyant trickster half-brothers, a changeling-raised fellow outcast, and a trio of evil wannabes. Then one assignment turns deadly when Megan discovers a plot to unleash an ancient force so authoritarian, most creatures would be deemed too unworthy to exist.

After a lifetime of being embarrassed by her trickster tendencies and striving to fit in vengeance society, Megan now has to learn to embrace both of her worlds if she wants to save them.

“Louisa Lo has an exciting new voice to bring to urban fantasy and a fun and breezy writing style that kept the pages quickly turning well into the night! I need more!”- National bestselling author, Michelle Rowan


My Review

What a fascinating story!! I loved this book, and I liked it so much more when I found out this is a debut from the author. It was so fun. So, I keep thinking about when I was 19, I was in college working like a fool and studying like crazy. This chick however, she is busting her butt to become more than just a name. She's a half breed and everyone gives her hell for it. And she just wants to do a good job and help keep the balance in the world. You see, she's half vengeance demon and half trickster. They are literal polar opposites of each other. So she has some serious work cut out for her, especially when everyone wants her to fail, and will do whatever they can to make that happen. 

I totally loved Megan, not just because we share the same name, even if it's spelled different. She is half vengeance demon on her dad's side and half trickster on her mom's side. The vengeance demon side helps literally give vengeance to those humans who need some justice served to them. Now the trickster side, it's hilarious. It's all about chaos and fun and mischief. But when everyone thinks she's crazy or stupid to go to school to become a full licensed vengeance demon. She wants order and justice. And she wants to be more than a dirty half breed. She has a great immediate family but a really crappy extended family. She's got some interesting friends, and a new roommate who cracks me up. And a lot of enemies and bullies and just all around meanies.  

The whole idea is to get Megan into employment of demon vengeance. Well, her first trial run assignment almost kills her. He's a stupid old human and yet he has power no one should. AND no one wants to help and she doesn't want to ask just anyone, she really wants to do things the right way. Plus she knows if she asks for help someone from the bad guys will find out. And yes, there's the great lessons of karma and how to treat others. But there's some great mystery and a wonderful fun adventure. 

I loved the side characters. Her sister Esme, her roommate Rosemary, her crazy hilarious brothers, they are over the top, and her parents. As well as the friend she makes who was bullied even more than her. I loved them all. The mean girl, the bad guy, and the professor who had me rooting at the end. :) The characters are second best, to the world building. Seriously, the who concept of Megan and her genetics and character are awesome, and so are everyone else in this story. I am so glad this is a series. I absolutely cannot wait for more! 5 PAWS! 

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About this author

"Louisa Lo has an exciting new voice to bring to urban fantasy and a fun and breezy writing style that kept the pages quickly turning well into the night! I need more!" --Michelle Rowen, National Bestselling Author

Louisa Lo lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband, an aristocratic cat, and more cardboard boxes than she cares to unpack. She decided to write about vigilantes, because it seems like a better life choice than trying to become one and landing herself in jail. She just has that kind of luck.