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Official Review: The Futility of Vengeance by Adam Guest

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[Following is an official review of "The Futility of Vengeance" by Adam Guest.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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After the unjust incarceration of Gary Jackson for the murder of Michelle, Gary vowed to seek justice for Michelle. He felt the real perpetrator of the murder needed to atone for his sin. The Futility of Vengeance by Adam Guest, a melodramatic sequel to Worldlines, engages the readers in the life of Gary after his trial, how he has been coping with paying for a crime he didn’t commit. How would he be able to get justice for Michelle while he’s still in prison?

Everyone but Gary and Sinead has come to terms with accepting that Michelle was murdered in cold blood by Gary at Sinead’s birthday party. Maybe it’s because they are yet to fully understand the possibility of one to be possessed by his doppelganger from another timeline through lucid dreaming. Gary’s prison experience didn’t seem to make his condition favourable. It’s either he was avoiding petty attacks from other prisoners, or he was mulling over the banters that he received for denying killing his girlfriend. Since the ‘Many Worlds’ postulate supports every outcome to every scenario, most other Garys were living their normal lives without experiencing either the death of Michelle or the jail term that he was serving. After numerous attempts at lucid dreaming, Gary finally gets hold of whom he believed to be the murderer and attempts a spiteful act on him.

Reading this book was worth the time spent. I appreciated the introduction of more timelines than there were in the prequel to this book. For a book that traverses through different timelines, it had just the right number of characters to reduce ambiguity on the side of the reader. Considering that the possibility of having a multiverse can’t be ruled out, I can say that Adam Guest observed this in his story. He ensured that there weren’t substantial changes in the lives of the characters in the multiverse. The friendship between Gary, Sinead and Michelle was maintained in all the available timelines. It shows the high level of preference for coherence over a convoluted plotline.

Not that it’s so grave, the only downside of this book is that it got to become repetitive at some point. Some of the events occurred multiple times than I expected. I felt Sinead’s pain each time she received the news that her mom was dead. This scene played out over three times in the book. I don’t think much could be done on the author’s side, so I do not blame him.

I can say that the book was professionally edited as I found only two grammatical errors. Another round of proofreading would clear it off. I rate The Futility of Vengeance 4 out of 4 stars. There’s nothing that I disliked about this book that could have made me deny it a perfect rating. This narrative is not only suitable for adults but also recommended to teens as there isn’t any sexual activity beyond kissing.

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Post by Nelson Lyric »

I must say this is Quiet an Amazing thriller, I can imagine being in Prison when you are actually innocent (I really feel for Gary). I can't wait to read this one. Thanks for this wonderful review.
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Post by Ellylion »

Thanks for this insightful review. The first book was a raw material so to say, and I disliked it to be honest. The characters were just flat. Hopefully this one is better :)
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Post by Yvonne Monique »

Great to read that Worldlines has a sequel! I'll definitely would like to check this one out.
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Post by Sushan »

A nice and well balanced review. I would like to try this one after trying the prequel of it. Thanks for the insightful review 👍👍
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Post by kandscreeley »

I didn't know that Worldlines had a sequel. I haven't read the first book, but they both sound interesting. Thanks for the review.
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Post by Sou Hi »

Thanks for your interesting review. Just as I thought, Blue Line's Gary is really seeking for revenge. I wonder if he will succeed in paying back, or will they make peace?
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Post by lavenderbooks20 »

I’m glad to know that Worldlines has a sequel. I liked the first book, and based on your review, I feel like I might like this sequel as well. Great review!
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Post by anua24060 »

I am waiting for this book for a long time since reading Worldlines. From your review, I think it is up to my expectations. Great review!
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Post by Nqobile771 »

I thought vengeance was sweet :eusa-think: The book sounds like a well-written thriller. Good job with the review.
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Post by MsH2k »

Worldlines is on my list to read. One Many-Worlds Interpretation novel may be enough for me, but it’s good to know there is a sequel if I am interested. Thanks for your great review!
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Post by Prisallen »

The idea of different worldlines is an interesting concept, but I have difficulty seeing how it could possibly work because if something happened in one worldline, such as a death, it would change the entire future of that worldline as compared to the others. Anyway, it does make one think. Thanks for your well-written and interesting review!
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Post by Saint Bruno »

Books with just the right amount of characters are easier to follow. Thank goodnss this one comes correct in that aspect. Thanks for the detailed review and recommendation.
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Post by unamilagra »

I haven't gotten around to the first book yet, but this certainly sounds like an exciting series! Great review!
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Post by kdstrack »

Gary's situation just gets more and more complicated. It is fascinating that he is still lucid dreaming. Are all the Gary's dreaming? Your review has me intrigued about what happened to Michelle. Great writing!
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