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Revenge by Dani Hoots

About the Book- Revenge

A swashbuckling upper YA/NA LGBTQ+ sci-fi western you don’t want to miss!

It has been three years since Elvira “Ellie” Ryder was betrayed by her ex-boyfriend Cor, which caused the destruction of her people by invaders from a different Zone. Now she will do anything to find him and make him pay.

Ellie has found someone who knows where Cor is. The price—assassinate a half-human, half-Sirian who is trying to join the Society, a high-class club only for the rich. Ellie takes the job, as it wouldn’t be the first assassination job she has taken, and heads to the Human Zone. However, when she learns more about her target, the more she realizes what is going on behind the curtain, and how her people were really destroyed.

Will Ellie be able to forgive Cor after learning the truth? Or will she forever hold on to that hatred?

*Rep: Bisexual, asexual, & gay

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A book with multi-characters and all of them standing so strongly without merging was the most amazing thing about this book. 

Read on for our review of Revenge

Our Review of Revenge

The cover. That was the only reason why I picked the book. I am so obsessed with the cover. I had no idea what the book was all about. What genre it was. I am so glad that it turned out to be such a good decision as the book was amazing.

A book with multi-characters and all of them standing so strongly without merging was the most amazing thing about this book. The book is a switchback narration between four characters. I have seen books with two-person narration failing so badly but this one had four different characters narrating the plot. I don’t know if you can’t vouch for this as the writer’s talent then what will 

Each character has a distinctive trait and it shines through every page, every dialogue. It stays strong till the end of the book. There are some amazing features about this book that I adored. One. The portal of the LGBTQ community. I can’t exactly explain it but the way the book treats it is so beautiful that it brings tears of joy. I think this is the first and the only book where I have seen a book that has an Asexual character which was brilliant. Why it is beautiful is because of the normalcy with which all the characters are portrayed. There is no emphasis on the LGBTQ part. Like it is not educating or preaching on the community goals but without doing so it teaches a lot.

Coming back to the book, the book doesn’t deviate. Trust me it has a lot of things in which it can deviate but it doesn’t. It opens with a core plot, sticks with it and the direction of the book is crystal clear. It doesn’t experiment and halt in its journey but keeps its track pretty focused and that is why you know where exactly the book is headed and in turn, helps you enjoy the ride.


There are a lot of things in the book that will help you fall in love with it. The characters, the language, narration, pace and brilliant humour that peeks in between. Moreover, the book has the smoothest plot direction I have seen. The book is clear with its goal so it doesn’t unnecessarily hoard on sub-characters and plots.

Squirrel Rating

Squirrel Rating- 4 Stars

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