Book Review: A Villain for Christmas by Alice Winters

 
 
Landon is a telekinetic supervillain from a (mostly harmless) villain family, but he'd rather play with his cat and read books than be villainous. When a meeting with his childhood crush (and local superhero) occurs, the two fall for each other, but Landon's secret and some real villains will still have to be dealt with.

Book Cover - A Villain for Christmas by Alice Winters
Title: A Villain for Christmas
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Pages: 271
My Rating: 4 Stars
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Review:

This was so fun! It had that kind of humor where the characters are just a touch ridiculous and silly sometimes, but not too extreme, in a sometimes inappropriate, sometimes playfully snarky, sometimes oblivious way, always entertaining way.

The romance felt genuine and sweet, and I really enjoyed it. I felt like they really were getting to know each other and coming to feel happy and safe with each other the more time they spent together. They also had childhood crushes, and that added a fun element because we got to hear about the ridiculous things they did to try and impress each other back then, but that wasn’t the basis of the romance, nor was sex. It really was the two of them getting to know each other and being there for each other. I also loved how much August loved Landon’s constant inappropriate responses and playful snark at people (who usually deserved it). He never tried to rein him in. They really were perfect for each other.

The story continued past the initial romance with a non-romance plot involving supervillains and superheroes, which added some action and family conflict/growth while also allowing us to see the two characters be together in their relationship more.

There was also an adorably ugly hairless cat! And fun villain stuff! Fun because Landon’s family and the other villains they hung out with were mostly just ridiculous and harmless and more like pranksters than actual villains (aside from the stealing).

Despite the title, I don’t know that I would really consider this a Christmas book. (I categorized it as such on my blog anyway though because *shrug*.) Not that that makes the story less enjoyable, just setting expectations for other readers. There was basically no mention of Christmas until it was Christmas Day, and then there was maybe a few pages about them celebrating. But it does take place around November/December.

Overall, this was a fun and funny book with a bit of superhero action, a pampered hairless villain cat, likeable characters, and a sweet, genuine romance.

*Rating: 4 Stars // Read Date: 2021 // Format: Ebook via TTS*

 

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