When Jade is raped at a party by the St. Andrew’s lacrosse team. Jade and her best friends aka her coven vow to get revenge. This a young adult retelling of Macbeth. Sadly I haven’t read Macbeth yet so I can’t vouch for how faithful this book is to the original story.
Jade the main character is strong, vicious, cruel when needed, and willing to go to any length to get what is hers. I have always loved characters like Jade and she worked her way into my dark heart within the first few chapters. I have always been drawn to characters that are loyal and the coven is loyal as you get. I love how every member of the group is so different but willing to do anything for each other.
My favorite relationship in the book is between Jade and Mads her best friend. There is so much understanding and love between them. Jade’s revenge plan is brilliant and bloody. The book is written from Jade’s PoV and the scenes of her dealing with the trauma and flashbacks of the attack are heartbreaking. The writing is brutal, sharp, and powerful. It was like I could feel Jade’s thirst for revenge bleeding off the pages. I am going to miss Jade and her coven but am very happy with how it ended. I can’t wait for Hannah Capin’s next book.
Trigger Warnings: Sexual assault(not depicted but there are some flashbacks), rape culture, violence, an abusive relationship, suicide, and a brief scene of transphobic bullying
*I was given this book for an honest review by Wednesday Books through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.*
Rating: 5 stars