Better Than Revenge (Sweet Secrets Series Book 1)

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Better Than Revenge Sweet Secrets Series Book am Book This is the first solo written book by Taylor Henderson I ve read and I must say I really enjoyed it This book had me laughing so h

Better Than Revenge (Sweet Secrets Series Book 1) am Book This is the first solo-written book by Taylor Henderson I've read, and I must say...I really enjoyed it! This book had me laughing so hard at some points, and the characterization was brilliant. I loved Violet - she's this awesome mixture of funny, witty, tough, vulnerable, mature, and innocent all at once. Her character was really genuine, like someone I'd be friends with in real life. I enjoyed Lena too. She was the ultimate sidekick with some secrets of her very own, and at times she had me laughing as hard as Violet's character. I would love to see a book just about Lena! Even Brianna had her funny moments, but all in all, she drove me crazy and I was glad when Violet plotted her revenge. This is such an enjoyable read and I recommend it for teens and adults. The writing is good and the story flows so well. Henderson has mastered the art of showing instead of telling, and her storytelling abilities are fantastic! Most of all, her characters are the best part. They are all so well rounded and because of that, I was totally hooked to the story! Great read! I can't wait to read book 2 of the Sweet Secrets series! . Ever since Violet Forrester first moved next door to Brianna, she has been tortured relentlessly It seems like Brianna has everything, and yet she still doesn t have the one thing she really wants the one thing that Violet cares about the most Blake Edwards After years of letting Brianna walk all over her, Violet s finally had enough She s tired of sitting back and watEver since Violet Forrester first moved next door to Brianna, she has been tortured relentlessly It seems like Brianna has everything, and yet she still doesn t have the one thing she really wants the one thing that Violet cares about the most Blake Edwards After years of letting Brianna walk all over her, Violet s finally had enough She s tired of sitting back and watching Brianna flirt with her boyfriend, steal her friends, and push her around She s finally ready to stand up for herself To do this, Violet and her new friend, Lena, devise a plan to make Brianna realize that not everything is hers for the taking, and Violet knows the perfect way to do it After all, nothing is better than revenge That is, until someone gets hurt.. The best Books Better Than Revenge (Sweet Secrets Series Book 1) Better than Revenge is full of high school drama at its best. Violet was unfortunate enough to live next door to her number one bully and drama queen Brianna. For years Brianna has done things to make Vi’s life miserable and through it all Vi just kept getting stronger and more independent in her life. The final straw was when Blake, Vi’s sexy boyfriend and Lena, her newly found best friend, was drawn into a scandal of lies and blackmail. It was time for revenge because drama queen and her little trolls that follow her around have done enough damage to deserve some payback. Now the plan was brilliant and I have to give kudos to the author for thinking this up, but in the midst of all the revenge, Violet’s heart was still breaking over what she had discovered. There is also a lot of angst among the characters families that draw these teens together against their will, so the side action is interesting as well. Violets mother was a riot, she is so crazy that sometimes I found I laughed out loud at her silliness but some of the choices her mother made, caused me to feel an over protective anger for Violet. The ending gave me mixed feelings. I can see the realistic value of how it ended and I was glad to see Violet was able to see the other side of the situation but I felt like they moved on while I was still feeling a rush of emotions over what happen. In a nutshell, if you can read this through the eyes of a 17 year old girl you are going to LOVE this story. I read it through the eyes of a mother and trust me things don’t calm down so quickly inside my mind when kids and bullying is involved. I struggled with the number rating for this book only because I am not a huge fan of books about teenage angst and high school drama, let’s be honest I live with two teenage girls, I get enough of that at home. This story fits that genre to a T, BUT I couldn’t ignore the fact that this was a very well written book. The characters were developed so well they almost became real to me and it would be a five star book to those who love this type of plot. So in all fairness and because I do deeply love the message that the author has in this book and her style of writing was wonderful and easy to read and follow, I went with a four stars and feel solid with my choice.

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    Taylor Henderson is a twenty year old college student who was born and raised in Northern Virginia She has been an adamant reader and writer since she was young, and has always found solace in the worlds and characters that other authors have brought to life in their works Taylor plans to continue writing, and hopes to expand to different genres in the future We would be lonely if we didn t use words We are dependent on them We re just dependent on them in a certain way Mark Strand

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  • This is the first solo written book by Taylor Henderson I ve read, and I must sayI really enjoyed it This book had me laughing so hard at some points, and the characterization was brilliant I loved Violet she s this awesome mixture of funny, witty, tough, vulnerable, mature, and innocent all at once Her character was really genuine, like someone I d be friends with in real life I enjoyed Lena too She was the ultimate sidekick with some secrets of her very own, and at times she had me laughing as [...]


  • Better than Revenge is full of high school drama at its best Violet was unfortunate enough to live next door to her number one bully and drama queen Brianna For years Brianna has done things to make Vi s life miserable and through it all Vi just kept getting stronger and independent in her life The final straw was when Blake, Vi s sexy boyfriend and Lena, her newly found best friend, was drawn into a scandal of lies and blackmail It was time for revenge because drama queen and her little trolls [...]


  • Good ReadingI enjoyed this book I got sucked in, and finished it early the next day Blake, and Violet feel like a real couple, Lena is awesome, and the plot is fast paced and intense If you like drama, there s definitely lots of that in here as well I look forward to the next book in the series.Four out of five stars


  • Better Than Revenge Sweet Secrets Book 1 Taylor Henderson Ever since Violet Forrester first moved next door to Brianna, she has been tortured relentlessly It seems like Brianna has everything, and yet she still doesn t have the one thing she really wants the one thing that Violet cares about the most Blake Edwards After years of letting Brianna walk all over her, Violet s finally had enough She s tired of sitting back and watching Brianna flirt with her boyfriend, steal her friends, and push her [...]



  • Firstly I would like to thank Taylor Henderson for sending me a copy of her YA novel Better Than Revenge in exchange for a review.Ever since Violet Forrester first moved next door to Brianna, she has been tortured relentlessly It seems like Brianna has everything, and yet she still doesn t have the one thing she really wants the one thing that Violet cares about the most Blake Edwards After years of letting Brianna walk all over her, Violet s finally had enough She s tired of sitting back and wa [...]


  • Better Than Revenge is YA and I loved it Taylor Henderson captures what some teenage girls go through at this time of their lives very well Unfortunate for Violet, she lives right next door to her bully and princess wanna be Brianna You know I really do admire, you, Bri Bri I smiled sweetly, leaning forward as I placed my hand on her shoulder The fact that you ve had so many f k buddies this summer and still have not managed to contract some kind of STI or gotten pregnant really does inspire me [...]


  • I was given a copy of this book as a gift from Stephanie s Book Reports in exchange for an honest review.3 stars for Better than Revenge by Taylor Henderson.For as long as she can remember, Violet has been teased and tortured by her next door neighbor, Brianna Brianna is beautiful, and Violet just can t understand why she hates her so much.Now that they are both in high school, Violet hopes that things between them will change Violet is happy She has a great boyfriend named Blake whom she is cra [...]


  • I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for Stephanie s Book Reports.Violet And Brianna are neighbors Ever since Violet moved in next door Brianna has been horrible to her She teases and tortures her With them both being in high school Violet has hopes of things changing She s eve got a boyfriend now name Blake But don t mess with the Queen Bee or you ll get stung, and Brianna is pretty much the it girl at their high school She s horrible to everyone But, when Blake gets [...]


  • I bet we all can remember the most popular girl in school She always gets what she wants, even if it don t belong to her In this story her name is Brianna She has lived next door to Violet She has taken her friends, boyfriends and likes to bully her Brianna wants the man Violet loves the most Blake Violet has had enough of her crap She wants to give Brianna a taste of her own medicine Violet and her new friend Lena devise a plan to to get back at Brianna What are they gonna do Are they gonna pul [...]


  • I really, REALLY enjoyed this book The style in which it was written made me feel like I was right back in high school watching all of the catty drama take place and I LOVED it Violet has a unique voice which I always enjoy in a narrator and I loved, loved that as a secondary character Lena was such a fireball I smell a series of her own Perhaps some healing for her family Lol I really dislike Blakes lying behind and I don t think Vi should have forgiven him giving the duplicitious nature of his [...]


  • Comments from Wattpad I really love this book Read it in a day and my eyes were burning SO FREAKING HARD I wanted to stop but but i couldn t sobs uncontrollably Well Done ReRe I love the way you write Morgan Foster I really love the prologue I have no constructive criticism, it s awesome I think fighting with another bi h happens to almost every girl at some point in their life, and you capture the emotions really well I totally relate to your characters Nicole Jackson That was beautifully writt [...]


  • DifferentI enjoyed this story Different is the word that most comes to mind The main character violet was real not fabulous beautiful or whatever she is a normal girl I like that I like that this story is about regular high school life I have never read a book even similar to this one So this author truly gets two thumbs up and five stars Enjoyed getting lost in something real and different Not perfect, which made it a really great story Highly recommend.


  • This is my first Taylor Henderson read, the story flows nicely and the characters are interesting Honestly, I thought of Mean Girls when I was reading this just a little immature It was funny and packed full of teenage drama At times the story seemed a little slow and I was a little confused on the ages of everyone but overall I enjoyed reading 3.5 starsReview by Raychel


  • I loved this book It was amazingly wrote The cover was pretty I liked violet She s a strong girl who gets tired of being bullied She forms a plan to show The bully that she s not gonna take it any I can t wait to read by this author I received a copy of the book for my honest review


  • Henderson does a nice job of crafting a tale of teen drama The characters are well painted she does a good job giving you just enough info to get you curious about the plot while keeping you guessing on how it will all pan out.



  • Hard to stop readingThis is a must read for teens and tweens.I can really relate to the characters and their drama The book is charming, funny, and loveable.




  • I don t know how to feel about this one It was good but nothing special and I didn t like the main character At the beginning I didn t like her at allwards the end it got better but still


  • For me, Taylor Henderson s book, Better Than Revenge has a lot of potential It is about a high school girl named Brianna who has a neighbor named Violet Violet is one of those popular girls that are at every school bottled blonde, pretty, and mean to those who she feels are beneath her at least that s how Brianna sees her That s where the title Better Than Revenge comes in with Brianna wanting to get revenge on Brianna for being mean to her for all these years.However, the actual revenge doesn t [...]


  • One word describes this book charming The characters are amazing, very well rounded and likable Violet Forrester and her boyfriend Blake are easy to relate to and you can t help but root for them from the very beginning I enjoyed seeing the friendship between Violet and Lena develop as well Lena Snotty was my favorite character in the book, even though she was a secondary character.The only thing I had trouble with was the pacing of the book It seemed like it took too long to get to the meat of [...]


  • This book is about a high school girl named Brianna who has a neighbor named Violet Violet is one of those popular girls pretty, and mean to those who she feels are beneath her, at least Brianna sees her that way That s where the title Better Than Revenge comes in with Brianna wanting to get revenge on Violet for being mean to her for all these years But this dosen t happen till the end of the book The book was ok, same old high school drama.


  • I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.I wanted to like this book, but it really left me wanting It was very typical teenager wants revenge story This is only my opinion, and I know lots have enjoyed this book.


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