Wednesday, December 5, 2018

TLC Book Tours Book Review: The Spite Game


About The Spite Game

Paperback: 336 Pages
Publisher: MIRA; Original edition (November 1, 2018)
Everyone does bad things when no one is watching
Mercilessly bullied in high school, Ava knows she needs to put the past behind her and move on, but she can’t—not until she’s exacted precise, catastrophic revenge on the people who hurt her the most.
First, she watches Saanvi. Flawlessly chic and working hard at a top architectural firm, Saanvi has it all together on the surface. But everyone does bad things when they think no one is watching and Ava only wants what’s fair—to destroy Saanvi’s life the way her own was destroyed.
Next, she watches Cass. She’s there as Cass tries on wedding dresses, she’s there when Cass picks out a cake, she’s there when Cass betrays her fiancé. She’s the reason Cass’s entire future comes crashing down.
Finally, Ava watches Mel. Mel was always the ringleader and if anyone has to pay, it’s her. But one tiny slipup and Ava realizes the truth: Mel knows she’s being watched, and she’s ready to play Ava’s games to the bitter end.

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Review:  The Spite Game is my kind of revenge book. Ava was a girl who wanted to be friends with three girls that she probably shouldn't have wanted to be friends with. They treat her like crap and she lets them, which is beyond me. She also keeps going back for more. Again, I shake my head at that, though there is some sort of spark between her and Mel, the Queen B as I liked to call her, and the B stands for something not so nice.

Its years later and Ava is ready to seek revenge on the "mean girls" from her past. Truth be told as you see her past through flashbacks its hard not to say that these girls deserve it. They are nasty and that's really being kind. All the bad stuff being brought about my Mel.

Ava though, is off her nut, as the case may be. She's just as bad as the mean girls that bullied her and she hurts other people along the way.

The ending was not what I expected at all but it did tie an event from the past with the present in a really neat way. It also left you wondering if she'll do something to her sister at some later point. (I'll keep quiet about what Bea knows, because..well... SPOILERS)

I see this as a sort of new adult thriller, which is unique. I don't find many thrillers with younger characters in the lead parts, and as I said, Ava is in her early twenties.

This book was absolutely fabulous and I mean that in a Patsy and Edwina kind of way. This is one that you won't be able to put down.

Rating: 5 flowers

About Anna Snoekstra

Anna Snoekstra was born in Canberra, Australia to two civil servants. At the age of seventeen she decided to avoid a full time job and a steady wage to move to Melbourne and become a writer. She studied Creative Writing and Cinema at The University of Melbourne, followed by Screenwriting at RMIT University.
After finishing university, Anna wrote for independent films and fringe theatre, and directed music videos. During this time, she worked as a christmas elf, cheesemonger, a waitress, a barista, a nanny, a receptionist, a cinema attendant and a film reviewer.

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Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being on the tour!

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