The Black Coats

The Black Coats Review

Roses are read, violets are blue, if you hurt us, we’re coming for you.

The deeply secretive Black Coats have been exacting vengeance on men who hurt girls and women for years. And Thea has just received an invitation to join them. This is the opportunity she’s been waiting for to finally get justice for her cousin Natalie, whose killer went free.

Thea dives head first into the group, training every day with other girls whose stories rival hers. Together they carry out Balancings—acts of revenge guaranteed to teach a lesson. With every predator threatened, every blackmailer exposed, and every date rapist punished, Thea can feel herself getting closer to avenging Natalie’s death.

But then the Balancings begin to escalate in brutality, and Thea discovers that the Black Coats are not all they seem to be. Thea must confront just how far she’s willing to go for justice—and what kind of justice Natalie, and Thea herself, deserve. Because when the line between justice and revenge is razor thin, it’s hard not to get cut.

Title:The Black Coats
Edition Language:English

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  • Colleen Oakes

    Inspired by a black coat sitting on the road in Nebraska, grief at the death of a beloved friend and a fascination with vigilante justice, The Black Coats is a story that I've wanted to tell for a lon...

  • Tam_ the_ med_bookie

    ***RANT ALERT!!!****Not as fast paced as it ought to be*Not gripping as it should be*The characters are not convincing enough *The plot is somehow flat as it should have been grippingThe only highligh...

  • Janani(????)

    "A secret society of girls who plot revenge on the men who hurt them."me, aggressively clicking want to read button: SAY NO MORE ...

  • The Nerd Daily

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Teralyn MitchellThe line between justice and vengeance is thin and it’s easy to cross it. That is what Colleen Oakes explored in her new novel, The...

  • Kales

    If you are looking for an intense YA read with some realistic but badass heroines, this is the novel you should pick up in February. It's a cross between the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter and ...

  • Jennifer

    3.5/5 starsThe Black Coats is a Young Adult contemporary novel set in Austin, Texas.The book is divided into two parts. The narrator is Thea (3rd person POV).The story is about a secret group of women...

  • rachel

    this is one of the most horrific covers i've ever seen. who approved that colour scheme??...

  • Amanda

    HOLY SHIT. I finished almost in one sitting*I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for honest review. Review to come*...

  • Heidi Goehmann

    The question that comes to mind as I read this book is: What if women got tired of perpetually asking themselves, “Is this safe?” or What is we wanted better for our daughters? This is a fun and a...

  • Shelley

    *Source* Publisher via Edelweiss*Genre* Young Adult, Contemporary*Rating* 3.5*Thoughts*The Black Coats, by author Colleen Oakes, is inspired by a black coat sitting on the road in Nebraska, grief at t...