Carrie Logan’s goal in life is Burning Westchester. When she was a child, her father was framed and sent to prison by the elite in Westchester. While in prison, he was murdered and her mother committed suicide. Now Carrie has returned, complete with a new identity to infiltrate her way into high society and bring them all down. Justice will be served to those who deem themselves untouchable. Carrie will have to dig deep to knock them off their high horse. She will also learn that revenge comes at a very high price.
Does this plot sound familiar? It is almost exactly the same story as the television show Revenge starring Emily VanCamp. The players were a little bit different, but the main character still had a best friend helping her with her plot, a romantic interest who made her feel conflicted, and makes friends with the people she was trying to take down for framing her father. The plot itself is an interesting one, but because it was not even close to original, I lowered the rating. At least with the TV show, it was explained how the main character came into wealth on her own, whereas in the book, it’s a complete mystery. Also, it made no sense at all how this book is supposed to be continued. There’s only one line at the end, with no reference throughout the entire book to what her work could possibly be. Carrie’s character lacked a lot of depth. For example, when a character in the book supposedly commits suicide, you would think it would affect her more deeply because of what happened to her mom.
I would really only recommend this book if you haven’t watched the show, but even then I think I would tell you to watch the show instead.
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