Reviews for The Perfect Revenge: The Dragonfly Rises

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This is the most amazing story I have read all year! It is inspiring and has made me think of things that happened recently where I should have been stronger and said no instead of responding as was expected. Zoey was so lucky to have found Leah and become strong enough to let go of some of the guilt. The story made me mad too, because of Uncle Max who is truly evil and how he convinced Zoey that she was the cause of her parent’s death. I cannot wait to read more of this series! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

—Carol D., NetGalley

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An incredible thriller with so many stunning surprises. I really liked the female empowerment message as well as the gritty determination portrayed in this novel. I am WILD about WilD and hope to read more from this incredible author.

—Hannah S., NetGalley

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Fantastic tale of coming up and reclaiming strength through adversity. I loved the flow of this novel, it was a quick and fun read from start to finish.

—Industry reviewer

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This was a terrific book. My attention was captured immediately and after that I could barely put the story down. There were several plot twists I didn’t see coming, but the groundwork for them was expertly laid, and in hindsight they made perfect sense. The intricacies of the plot and the twist and turns of the characters held my interest from start to finish. I highly recommended this book to anyone looking for an engaging and compelling mystery story.

—Reviewer 968180, NetGalley

The Perfect Revenge: The Dragonfly Rises is a great story of a girl by the name of Zoey who is overcoming a traumatic childhood and unfortunate life curves. Well written story that you can get into and feel as you read. Zoey has had more tragedy than any child should endure but it doesn't get much better as she grows up, then she decides to change everything and get the revenge she deserves. It isn't a fast read but it's a good read. The story’s end ties up most lose ends but not every one of them; this gives you the desire to get into the series that is coming but doesn't leave you frustrated. I will definitely be watching for the next book. I do recommend this read; you will enjoy the will, strength, and perseverance to get the best revenge ever. Thank you NetGalley and publisher Wild Dragonfly Press for this eARC for my honest review.

—Lori W., NetGalley

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The Perfect Revenge is one of those rare novels that has all the required ingredients to make the reader finish it one sitting—interesting characters, a plot full of unexpected twists and turns, clever dialogue, and well-crafted descriptions. It’s empowering, entertaining, and inspiring. Highly recommended.

—Self-Publishing M, Media

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This is one of the books I stepped outside my comfort zone for. I knew I would love it or hate it. Thankfully it was the former. I haven't read much about female fighters and I love that there a reason for her transformation and I loved being taken along the journey.

—Tammy C., NetGalley

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Having survived a painful childhood myself, I really related to Zoey’s suffering. And while her early journey is filled with trauma, the book as a whole is powerful and uplifting. Zoey is an inspiring character you’ll instantly love, while Max is a creepy, twisted villain you’ll hate with passion but fascination. You are drawn into finding out how she will overcome his evil machinations, and admire her more and more with each transformative step she takes. The ending did leave me wanting more, but in a good way! I can’t wait for the second book!

—Industry reviewer

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The Perfect Revenge: The Dragonfly Rises by WilD is certainly a wild ride! It delivers in so many ways. It is the story of a woman discovering her power and rising above the horrible situation she was forced to be in while growing up. There are elements of adventure, romance, mystery, suspense and of course, the promise of a perfect revenge which lures you in. I can't wait for more books in this tantalizing series. What I especially liked about this book is the main character Zoey and her journey. She is blamed for the deaths of her parents, which is a heavy burden to carry. She is further betrayed by a relative who is supposed to take care of her, who she is supposed to be able to trust. With the help of another woman who shows Zoey where her power comes from, she is able to rise up in both body and mind. Inspirational, empowering, and brutal, The Perfect Revenge: The Dragonfly Rises is a book you won't be able to put down. I highly recommend it.

—Hope S.

This series is a tribute to the power women have within and what they can accomplish once it’s unleashed.

—A. V.

Ultimately sends a message of hope. Evil can be overcome.

—T. M.

Get comfortable and enjoy the wild ride.

—K. F.

Once you start, you can’t put it down.

—S. C.

A page-turner you want to never end. I can’t wait for the sequel!

—J. L.

This is a wonderful mix of so many different genres/aspects. They all meld together quite well to bring you a well rounded story. A story full of suspense, but more than that, it is the characters which keep you riveted…Zoey is a fabulous Lead—far from perfect, clever, curious, frustratingly not always in control of herself; and yet very engaging, I’d like her as one of my girl friends! The plot is nicely complex—Power. Lust. Betrayal. Murder. No wonder I couldn’t put it down.

—Gina Stamper

This was a terrific book. My attention was captured immediately and after that I could barely put the story down. There were several plot twists I didn’t see coming, but the groundwork for them was expertly laid, and in hindsight they made perfect sense. The intricacies of the plot and the twist and turns of the characters held my interest from start to finish. I highly recommended this book to anyone looking for an engaging and compelling mystery story.

—On a Reading Bender (blog)

The Perfect Revenge captures you and doesn’t let go. With accounts of both the past and present, the reader develops a deep connection with Zoey’s character, empathising with her. For me, the 1st section of The Perfect Revenge affected me the most as Zoey has to grow up to see her mother deteriorate. Then, she had to have the strength to overcome the brutality of her domineering Uncle and been ignored by her aunt. I love how when she was ready she was willing to learn to love herself again and with help sought to improve herself. I would recommend this to everyone as it tells a truly inspirational story of empowerment.

—Quirky Book Reads (blog)

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A young woman, who was taught as a child that her worth was dependent on her acceptance of the abuse she received from her uncle, will learn to rise above and overcome her miserable childhood. Blamed for her parents' death, she will eventually learn what truly happened and plot to revenge her mistreatment. ...[The] story is sound and interesting.

—Denice L.

When I first picked this up I figured it would be a solid read. It had a catchy blurb and that cover spoke to me. This started as I was expecting, I was still easily able to adult and read. Then suddenly a little after the first chapter, all chaos broke loose and I was submersed in the drama. The author flies through the plot in a great way in which it keeps the pacing up. The characters are well developed and just complex enough. There are underlying themes throughout, but overall it was just a great read.

—R.K. Emery

I finished the book in one day and really enjoyed the read! I love Zoey and think she is so strong. She makes me want to be a stronger person and to kick some butt if necessary. I think a lot of women will feel the same way. I can’t wait for the next book to see what she does next!

—Ella