They say what goes around, comes around and while many are willing to wait and let fate dole out just deserts, these characters are more than willing to take matters into their own hands.
The Spite Game by Anna Snoekstra
Ava was bullied in high school, and can’t move on until her tormenters get whats coming to them. Now adults, her former bullies watch their lives crumble around them, but only Mel is both aware of what Ava is doing and is willing to play her games…
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
This classic read is definitely a must-have on any list of revenge books. The wrongfully imprisoned Edmond Dantès is determined to unearth a hidden treasure on the Isle of Monte Cristo and use it the exact revenge on those responsible for his capture.
Carrie by Stephen King
The ending of Carrie has definitely become the iconic image of revenge in the horror genre, both on the page and on screen. The image of young Carrie covered in blood and using her telekinetic powers on the classmates who finally pushed her too far is a striking one, making it a story that definitely belongs on this list.
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
The second book in the Villains series just hit shelves in September, so now is the perfect time to dive into this series featuring superpowers, friends turned enemies and revenge. Victor and Eli start out as friends in college, but a series of near-death experiences not only give them superpowers, but put a wedge between the two that lands Victor in prison. Ten years later, Victor has broken out and is determined to pay back Eli for his betrayal.
A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer
Danny Cartwright was wrongfully charged with the murder of his best friend, and with the four prosecutions witnesses being well known members of society, there was no hope for anything other than imprisonment. Not only is Danny determined to make it out and have his revenge against the people who locked him away, but his girlfriend Beth is also relentlessly pursuing justice leading to an unforgettable final showdown.
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