Wow. This book had so many twists and turns and the characters were so complex! Though Colleen Oaks wrote The Black Coats before the #metoo movement began, her book is all about a girl who, because of her cousin’s unsolved murder, joins a secret society of women who pride themselves in turning the tables on men who have hurt women. Things get hairy when this society’s hunger for vengeance make her wonder if her pursuit of justice at all costs is worth it.
This is one thrilling YA book with twists and turns that kept me glued to the pages, wanting to see where the plot would lead. The characters are well-developed, and the pace of the book was right for me. This book had me thinking about the pain that so many women have experienced and the lack of justice that makes vengeance look like a better alternative.
My favourite character was Bea because she had a perfect blend of gracefulness and craftiness. She showed how a person can be both good and evil, and use their gifts and talents for both good and evil purposes. My favourite scene was when Bea used her gift to finally do good. She’s totally unassuming and that’s what makes her so badass!
So yeah! I give this book five stars! Hell, any book that keeps me hooked will probably get five stars.
You can purchase The Black Coats here.
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