on February 1, 2021
Series: How To Be A Badass Vigilante #1
Source: Finished Copy from Publisher
Virtutis gloria merces
Translation: Glory is the reward of valor
When given power, what would you be willing to sacrifice for the greater good?
Fed up with playing the normal game, recent university graduate, ex-cum laude, ex-soccer star, ex-popular and mostly broke Kera MacDonagh changed her life when she read ‘How to be a Badass Witch’ and shockingly, the spells worked.
She barely made it out of the first few weeks of on-the-job training before her powers got her in trouble.
Hunted as a magical vigilante, the Kims sacrificed to keep her safe.
Kera hunts criminals in the darkness of LA, but will she be able to hide the signature of her powers, too?
Having made the decision to come clean with a boyfriend, she must now live with the results.
With everything happening, Kera is balancing her sanity as well. Will magic be enough to help her come out on top?
Of course, she hopes. Because the other way lies madness.
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How to be a Badass Vigilante is the first book in the How to be a Badass Vigilante series by Michael Anderle. This series is a young adult supernatural story and it was a ton of fun! I will say that as I was reading, it felt like there was another series that might have come before this one. I’m not totally sure but there were times where I felt like I was missing just a little bit of foundational information. Nothing so bad that it detracted from my enjoyment of the story, but enough that I wanted to mention it. Overall I thought this book was a lot of fun, and I am interested in continuing on with the series. I think fans of stories featuring witchy magic and butt kicking will enjoy this book.
In How to be a Badass Vigilante we met our main character Kera who has recently gained some witchy powers of her own. If you are a fan of books featuring an ensemble of characters then I think you will enjoy the How to be a Badass Vigilante series because there are plenty of secondary characters that either work with Kera or that she encounters along the way, and not all of them are people that she should trust. Figuring out who to trust was actually my favorite aspect of the story. I also quite enjoyed Kera’s powers and how much of a kick butt fighter she was. She is one tough cookie and she is not afraid to back down from a fight or a challenge.
Overall, I did enjoy How to be a Badass Vigilante. I liked the writing and the world and the magic system, but I felt a little confused and disconnected at times while reading the story, which was odd to me because this is marked as the first book in the series, and there was no mention of having top read another series first before being able to get full enjoyment out of this one. But it did feel like I was coming into the middle of Kera’s story, which is not my preferred reading method. I enjoyed the book well enough and I was never so lost that I couldn’t figure out what was going on, but I did feel like I was missing something that allowed me to become fully immersed into the story and really connect with Kera and the rest of the gang. Overall it was a good book.
P.S. After checking out some of the reviews on goodreads, it looks like this book follows Kera from her first set of adventure in a previous series. I would recommend reading How to be a Badass Witch before reading this series. I did not read that series first and I think that is the root of many of my issues with this story.
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