Today is my stop for the Vagabond book tour! So, first of all, a massive thank you to Love Books Tours and to Mary A.J. for including me in this tour and for providing me with a copy for review. (If you want to learn more, you can find Mary on both Twitter and Instagram.)
Anyway, when I was first invited to be part of this tour, the premise of this book really intrigued me. I mean, come on; what isn’t intriguing about the idea of Lucifer’s daughter being on the run? Now, having read Vagabond, I’m happy to say that this book did not disappoint me. But keep reading to find more detail in my review, and be sure to scroll to the end to find links to where you can pre-order this book! (And the blurb, of course!)
I immediately liked this book because it gave me some seriously nostalgic vibes. The first chapter just reminded me a lot of Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush Hush books but if they’d been told from Patch’s perspective. And since I enjoyed those books when I read them however long ago, I had a feeling I’d enjoy Vagabond, too.
And I did!
The plot had plenty of action, and it kept me turning the pages. The pacing was a little weird at points, but overall, the story was interesting and entertaining. I especially enjoyed the twist at the end; I genuinely didn’t see it coming, and I look forward to seeing how it plays out in the sequel. (At least, I’m assuming there will be a sequel, based on the ending.)
Additionally, I liked most of the characters. Some of them definitely could’ve used a little more development, but for the most part, they had interesting personalities and were fun to read about.
I mentioned before that Vagabond reminded me of Hush Hush but from Patch’s perspective, so obviously Cecilia, the main character, had an interesting storyline and history that I enjoyed reading about. But, I have to say, Nathaniel was my favorite; I wish he’d played a bigger role in the story, but oh well.
Now, I do have to say that this book involves a love triangle, and it wasn’t my favorite. It didn’t make the most sense; Cecilia’s inability to pick between the two love interests just didn’t add up, in my opinion. There wasn’t much reasoning behind it, and it felt like a love triangle just for the sake of having a love triangle.
But, as I said before, a big part of why I enjoyed Vagabond was the nostalgia it gave me. And let’s be honest; love triangles like the one featured in this book are very, very nostalgic. (Seriously, sometimes I feel like every book published between the years of 2005 and 2012 had one.)
So, in the end, if you’re a fan of books like Hush Hush or Twilight, I’d recommend reading Vagabond. It might not have been my favorite book, but I enjoyed it regardless of whatever flaws it had. There’s a good chance you will, too, if this sounds like your kind of story.
All hope abandon ye who reads this book.
After ruling Hell for centuries, Satan’s daughter, Cecilia Harrow, escapes the confines of the underworld in search of safety and a normal life. She finds anything but when she enrolls in Cornelia High School, only to discover a hunt for an ancient artifact, a charming demon, and an enigmatic human.
–from the back cover of Vagabond
When her new human life is threatened, she will discover how far she’ll go to save the person she loves, and keep her freedom. Loyalties, blood, and faith will be tested. Cecilia must make a choice: preserve her humanity or unleash the merciless Princess of Hell.
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