The Black Coats

  • Title: The Black Coats
  • Author: Colleen Oakes
  • ISBN: The Black Coats
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  • Page: 315
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  • The Black Coats ROSES ARE RED VIOLETS ARE BLUE IF YOU HURT US WE RE COMING FOR YOU Moxie meets Female of the Species in this powerful thrilling and deeply resonant novel about a secret society of girls who plot r
    ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE IF YOU HURT US, WE RE COMING FOR YOU Moxie meets Female of the Species in this powerful, thrilling, and deeply resonant novel about a secret society of girls who plot revenge on the men who hurt them.The enigmatic Black Coats have been exacting vengeance on men who have hurt girls and women for years The killer of Thea s cousin went free ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE IF YOU HURT US, WE RE COMING FOR YOU Moxie meets Female of the Species in this powerful, thrilling, and deeply resonant novel about a secret society of girls who plot revenge on the men who hurt them.The enigmatic Black Coats have been exacting vengeance on men who have hurt girls and women for years The killer of Thea s cousin went free, and Thea has just received an invitation to join the Black Coats balancings acts of revenge meant to teach a lesson Justice for Natalie has never felt so close.But as the balancings escalate in brutality, Thea s clear cut mission begins to unravel and she must decide just how far she is willing to go for justice.Because when the line between justice and revenge is paper thin, it s hard not to get cut Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 400 pages Expected publication February 12th 2019 by HarperTeen More Details Original Title The Black Coats ISBN 0062679627 ISBN13 9780062679628 Edition Language English Other Editions 6 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Black Coats, please sign up Popular Answered Questions I was wondering if this is set in a contemporary, historical or fantasy setting like 5 months ago Add your answer Colleen Oakes It is a contemporary setting modern day Austin with a Gothic twist flag See 2 questions about The Black Coats Lists with This Book Most Anticipated Books of 2019 414 books 390 voters Most Anticipated Speculative Fiction of 2019 213 books 181 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jun 21, 2018 Colleen Oakes rated it it was amazing Review from the author review of another edition Shelves action, fiction, thriller, ya, young adult 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 long time It s a story about revenge, about women saying enough with both their fists and their words, and a secretive matriarchal society that loves both mason jars and brass knuckles flag 21 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 07, 2018 rachel marked it as 2019 tbr review of another edition Shelves mystery horror thriller this is one of the most horrific covers i ve ever seen who approved that colour scheme flag 7 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Oct 07, 2018 Jennifer rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves edelweiss 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 called The Black Coats They go after men who have hurt women.Thea is a high school student She experienced a tragedy and now she has been invited to join this secret group.This book features some romance The story was interesting and different.I really enjoyed the group dynamics in Thea s Black 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 called The Black Coats They go after men who have hurt women.Thea is a high school student She experienced a tragedy and now she has been invited to join this secret group.This book features some romance The story was interesting and different.I really enjoyed the group dynamics in Thea s Black Coat group Thea is put with a female leader Nixon and a group of girls And I liked seeing them work together.The last half of this book was the strongest for me There were some really unexpected developments that made this story so much better for me I enjoyed the romance aspect And really liked Thea s family.It was interesting to see a secret society at work And the idea of women getting justice against the men who have hurt them was also intriguing I didn t connect what the prologue was about until the end But once I did it really made sense The epilogue was really good and tied everything together Overall, this was an enjoyable YA story.Thanks to edelweiss and HarperTeen for allowing me to read this book flag 5 likesLike see review Sep 21, 2018 Heidi Goehmann rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves ya 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 adventurous read for teens It asks hard questions about the morally grey of life with lovably imperfect characters, hard ass characters, and characters I would not want to meet up withever The imagery and imagination crafted in each scene of this book made me want to jump on a plane to Austin, as we 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 adventurous read for teens It asks hard questions about the morally grey of life with lovably imperfect characters, hard ass characters, and characters I would not want to meet up withever The imagery and imagination crafted in each scene of this book made me want to jump on a plane to Austin, as well as stand up and speak out for justice today, instead of wasting a moment waffling flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 29, 2018 Cindy Savage Queen marked it as to read review of another edition Roses are read, violets are blue, if you hurt us, we re coming for you Well I m sold lol flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 14, 2019 Kales rated it it was amazing Shelves 5 star, arc, racial diversity, romance, ya general 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 THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES by Mindy McGinnis This is a web of a book with multiple layers that I couldn t see coming It had a plot that weaved and bobbed Because one minute you think you are reading a book about grief and then a secret vigilante society gets thrown in and then there is an adorable 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 THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES by Mindy McGinnis This is a web of a book with multiple layers that I couldn t see coming It had a plot that weaved and bobbed Because one minute you think you are reading a book about grief and then a secret vigilante society gets thrown in and then there is an adorable romance and then there is murder and a hostage situation and powerful female friendships and lessons you didn t think could be added, but they re there And weirdly, it s not too much It s right amount of each so that the intensity remains, but confusion doesn t I found myself having to put the book down three times because I was shaking over the moral dilemmas I was experiencing It s a good that makes you think and I enjoyed that You find yourself torn with the characters because not all of these women are likable or immediately justified in their actions or at least, I didn t think so It s a pretty brilliant way to take on the subject of justice without boring people to tears.Thea s grief and pain was another factor I enjoyed not that I enjoy people s grief and pain but the way Oakes portrayed it, and wove it continuously throughout the novel, you like Thea, never lost sight of what the real story was About a young girl battling with a raw, intense pain And yes, there is a secret society of badass women and a very cute romantic interest, but ultimately, this is Thea s story of recovery.Finally, I love how timely it is I know that Colleen Oakes says in the author s note that she wrote this before the MeToo movement but this book is blessed with timing It s a story that cover a lot of ground, on a topic that is timely and filled with brave women I think this is one to watch in 2019 It s powerful and good I can t wait for it to come out so I can write a staff recommends for it.Conclusion Buy the hardcover flag 3 likesLike see review Oct 02, 2018 Anna Eklund rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2018, bloody violent, contemporary is a thing now, feminism, outrage, ya Holy hell Review to come when I can word again I need to go hold this close for a bit flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 19, 2019 Ricky rated it really liked it Shelves crime thrillers, thrillers, young adult, why isn t this a bloody movie yet Trigger warnings for this book rape, sexual assault and allusions accusations thereof, racism, death of a loved one.Picking up this next book from Colleen Oakes in ARC form at work, I expected it to be a rewrite of her Peter Pan themed fantasy retelling just like Queen of Hearts and sequels were rewrites of a previous self published project But no, instead she gives us a pretty high stakes and pretty accidentally relevant, since it was written several years ago before MeToo became so promin Trigger warnings for this book rape, sexual assault and allusions accusations thereof, racism, death of a loved one.Picking up this next book from Colleen Oakes in ARC form at work, I expected it to be a rewrite of her Peter Pan themed fantasy retelling just like Queen of Hearts and sequels were rewrites of a previous self published project But no, instead she gives us a pretty high stakes and pretty accidentally relevant, since it was written several years ago before MeToo became so prominent and topical contemporary thriller Well, at the start it doesn t look so contemporary because it begins with a prologue in the 70s, but that s highlighting the catalyzing incident for the eventual start of the Black Coats vigilante group Their job justice for women who ve been wronged by men, carried out in the form of acts called Balancings usually involving seduction, and then turning the men s own crimes against them For instance, a guy tries to spike a woman s drink to date rape her The Black Coats will roofie him and leave him stripped naked in the middle of a field to properly punish him.Sound cathartic I d think so.But that s until, of course, the fine line between justice and vengeance gets crossed as it does way too often in this world One of the major themes of this book, it is how maybe the answers shouldn t be so easy, so cut and driedand if you ve got a secret society within your secret society doing the wet work, maybe you need to reevaluate your goals and methods both Or maybe not Maybe you want that vengeance because that s just how cruel the world s been to you.Or maybe you re Thea, our main character, in the Black Coats because she s been promised the chance to effect a Balancing that s particularly personal to her, and all the other assignments are stepping stones along the way Stepping stones to follow while coping with the recent unsolved death of someone she loves and always being on high alert for racism no less than one woman makes it a point of touching her cocoa skin in a most uncomfortable way and calling it such too, and when she, as a Black girl, starts dating a white boy, she fears that others, including the boy s father, will violently disapprove but no, Thea and Drew s relationship obstacles throughout the book have little to nothing to do with race The blurb promises that this book will appeal to fans of Moxie, and I d agree on the grounds that both books are feminist and set in Texas Moxie, though, doesn t get nearly this dark and hell, I ve seen a few complaints since Moxie came out that the book was too simplistic and even white feminist to be as effective as it wanted to be Oakes, though, takes care that the cast of this book isn t so overwhelmingly white, and delves into the moral shades of gray that also helped define the Queen of Hearts trilogy so well.Having a real life Black Coat group hell, I can almost imagine the result if they cross over with the similarly styled Black Iris organization in Elliot Wake s books, which would add a pretty strong queer angle as well could solve a lot of problems As long as there s no extra vengeful types looking to rot the whole apple bushel flag 2 likesLike see review Sep 02, 2018 Elise TheBookishActress marked it as arcs physical review of another edition Arc received from the publisher via Keplers for an honest review. releases February 26 2019 flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 10, 2019 Caro Herrera rated it it was amazing review of another edition If this book is not yet on your radar or on your TBR, it needs to be Hands down 5 5 stars for The Black Coats by Colleen Oakes because ZOMG This book comes out next month and if you appreciate vigilante justice and feminist kickassedness, then you need to preorder immediately Brutal, rich, angry, necessary A reminder that no matter who we are, where we come from, what our social status is as women we are likely to have trauma in common So joining together and holding each other up INSTEA If this book is not yet on your radar or on your TBR, it needs to be Hands down 5 5 stars for The Black Coats by Colleen Oakes because ZOMG This book comes out next month and if you appreciate vigilante justice and feminist kickassedness, then you need to preorder immediately Brutal, rich, angry, necessary A reminder that no matter who we are, where we come from, what our social status is as women we are likely to have trauma in common So joining together and holding each other up INSTEAD of tearing each other down is important now than ever flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 31, 2019 ReadingwithAmy added it review of another edition Shelves read 2019 TW Rape, Assault, Abuse, Murder, Grieving, child abuse the first scene in this book is a rape scene, so just a heads up if that is even a slight TW for you then maybe not the book for you Arc was kindly provided by Harper Collins Canada in an exchange for a review Okay so this review pains me to write because I did not enjoy this book and I am so sad about that For the Black Coats by Colleen Oaks I am not going to be giving it a star rating This was just not the book for me but I honestly TW Rape, Assault, Abuse, Murder, Grieving, child abuse the first scene in this book is a rape scene, so just a heads up if that is even a slight TW for you then maybe not the book for you Arc was kindly provided by Harper Collins Canada in an exchange for a review Okay so this review pains me to write because I did not enjoy this book and I am so sad about that For the Black Coats by Colleen Oaks I am not going to be giving it a star rating This was just not the book for me but I honestly think it will be a very popular book for others and already is by the looks of it s rating Which I am truly happy about I think this book is a step in the right direction, it is all about how terribly women have been treated and about this group of ladies getting revenge for the men who wronged them One of the focuses of this book is revenge and that is just not something I like to read about, I don t mind it in fantasy books but I just don t like it in contemporary, that is 100% a me thing and this book is clearly all about revenge so once again I would not feel right rating it because of that For the majority of this book I had a super hard time with connecting to it and any of the characters, now at the end I still feel the same The secondary characters in this book I just couldn t seem to remember who was who and had a really tough time connecting to any of them sadly The Black Coats is a story about Thea who just lost her cousin best friend is a truly horrific way We see Thea a few months after her cousins death and we see just how much pain she still is in The story really starts off at the beginning with Thea going on a hunt to find out the clues for some secret organization that she doesn t have any idea what it is I have to say the idea of this secret southern organization was a very interesting concept and I wish we got into the society and its history Going off this as well I did have a really hard time believing that a bunch of high school students would go alone and go on this dangerous hunt to find black cards not even knowing what for Maybe I have just seen too many episodes of criminal minds but if I personally had to go to the middle of the forest alone to hunt down a mysterious envelope I would run the other way That being said I have never been in a state where Thea was in Once again this book has really amazing representation and female empowerment and I m so sad I wasn t a fan of this book, I truly tried to kind aspects of it that I liked but I just couldn t sadly I had a really tough time with the writing style so I had this consent disconnect with the story I must say the only character I really did enjoy was Drew and I only really enjoyed those scenes Although that being said I wish there wasn t romance in this book, it just didn t feel needed and almost felt misplaced I felt too ping ponged back and forth with going from revenge to sweet romance Sadly this just wasn t the book for me, but if you want a kick ass female empowerment book with a super secret society then pick this book up This book is getting amazing early reviews so if you interested pick this up I will be giving this book to a friend that I truly hope enjoys this book Thank you again to the amazing team to Harper for providing me with a copy of this book flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 01, 2018 NerdyBookishBeauty rated it liked it review of another edition RTC flag 1 likeLike see review Feb 01, 2019 Amy novelteahappyme rated it it was amazing review of another edition Powerful Personal Necessary These three words keep coming to mind when I think of my experience reading Colleen Oakes latest novel The Black Coats and how I intend to describe it in passionate pleas for everyone I know to read it A contemporary YA novel with beautifully dark gothic touches, The Black Coats introduces us to Thea Soloman Mourning the recent horrific and unsolved murder of her best friend and cousin Natalie, Thea is deep in grief and struggling to get through the senseless Powerful Personal Necessary These three words keep coming to mind when I think of my experience reading Colleen Oakes latest novel The Black Coats and how I intend to describe it in passionate pleas for everyone I know to read it A contemporary YA novel with beautifully dark gothic touches, The Black Coats introduces us to Thea Soloman Mourning the recent horrific and unsolved murder of her best friend and cousin Natalie, Thea is deep in grief and struggling to get through the senseless days at her Austin, Texas high school That is until a mysterious black envelope with Thea s name on it appears and leads her to a secretive organization known as The Black Coats exacting revenge on men who have caused harm to women and girls in the Austin community and gotten away with it.Thea begins training with a team of seemingly mismatched young women known as Team Banner as they prepare for missions, known as Balancings, that blur the murky line between justice and revenge Oakes has also done a wonderful job creating a menagerie of memorable characters that surround Thea in her Black Coats endeavours, each with their own tragic backstory and special skill valued by the leaders of the organization The standout here is the supporting character of Bea Without spoiling any major story points, I ll just say that Bea has an unique skill that ends up playing a very important role in the story One that is sure to leave readers begging for a novel that tells Bea s story and offers her own narrative The Black Coats offers readers, both teen and adult, many things It s a poignant and necessary tale in the MeToo era It s a heart thumping thriller It s a personal story of grief and loss It s a novel showing the powerful but sometimes complex nature of female friendship And it s absolute perfection With a release date of 02 12 19, this YA novel is certain to make it s mark as one of the early best reads of 2019 Add this one to your TBR list right now flag 1 likeLike see review Feb 01, 2019 Kelli Fischer rated it liked it review of another edition I gave this book 3 stars I really enjoyed the idea behind the premise, and the strength of the girls in this story as they worked to right some awful wrongs and ended up healing in their own unique ways Content and trigger warnings for rape, rape culture, sexual assault, physical abuse, emotional abuse and grief.The friendships between Thea and her Black Coats team made this book I loved the way in which Colleen wove their stories together and showed how strong friendships can blossom betwee I gave this book 3 stars I really enjoyed the idea behind the premise, and the strength of the girls in this story as they worked to right some awful wrongs and ended up healing in their own unique ways Content and trigger warnings for rape, rape culture, sexual assault, physical abuse, emotional abuse and grief.The friendships between Thea and her Black Coats team made this book I loved the way in which Colleen wove their stories together and showed how strong friendships can blossom between the unlikeliest of people This story really reminded me that we are always alike than we think The romance was fun, but I liked that it didn t take away from Thea s main purpose or her friendships It was a refreshing example in YA to have a relationship that didn t become all consuming for the female MC.I also really enjoyed the big moral questions at play in this book Does vigilante justice even the playing field Does getting revenge help heal old wounds Can people who have done awful things change The plot was inherently entertaining with a secret society running the show, but I found myself taking a while to really get into the story It picked up a lot towards the end when things were coming to a climax with events and twists that I didn t see coming My biggest critique is that a bit of the writing flirted the line of being too clique for me While the premise was unique, aspects of the story felt familiar and overly done in YA obviously overstated emotions from the MC, clique phrases or descriptors, and a bit of unrealistic stretches for a contemporary novel Overall, I enjoyed this read and I appreciate that it is a very relevant story right now hello metoo movement It was an important story to tell and it showed a different take on approaching both grief and healing Thank you to HarperCollins for providing an ARC in exchange for my honest review Read YA reviews here flag Like see review Jan 13, 2019 Gillian rated it really liked it review of another edition I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review First and foremost, I just want to say how necessary this book is at this time Violence and harassment against women has been finally coming to light and people are speaking out about it This book takes a difficult subject and makes it real I was blown away by how, not only well written, but how relatable Colleen Oakes made her characters Thea starts out heartbroken over the murder of her best friend and cousin, Natalie When s I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review First and foremost, I just want to say how necessary this book is at this time Violence and harassment against women has been finally coming to light and people are speaking out about it This book takes a difficult subject and makes it real I was blown away by how, not only well written, but how relatable Colleen Oakes made her characters Thea starts out heartbroken over the murder of her best friend and cousin, Natalie When she is invited to join the Black Coats, a vigilante group whose goal is to enact justice for victims, she jumps at the chance to get vengeance for Natalie I loved Thea s character arc and how she grows and changes as she learns about the Black Coats and herself I also loved the friendships The female empowerment in this book was amazing I loved this dark and twisty story and want of Thea and Team Banner flag Like see review Jan 16, 2019 USOM rated it really liked it Disclaimer I received this free book from Edelweiss This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest TW Rape, violenceThe Black Coats is a story about friendship, revenge, and forgiveness It s a story born from trauma, from injustice, and from needing to stand up against the constant onslaught But it s also a story about recognizing the difference between vigilantism and justice, about seeing through what we have been taught, and about realizing who we really are The Black Co Disclaimer I received this free book from Edelweiss This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest TW Rape, violenceThe Black Coats is a story about friendship, revenge, and forgiveness It s a story born from trauma, from injustice, and from needing to stand up against the constant onslaught But it s also a story about recognizing the difference between vigilantism and justice, about seeing through what we have been taught, and about realizing who we really are The Black Coats exposes this raw part of ourselves When we question if justice has been served, and when we feel cheated of fairness And it asks us, truly and honestly, what we might do if we were confronted with a way to right the wrong flag Like see review Dec 27, 2018 Brittany rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves teen This was thrilling and full of adventure and unlike anything I ve ever read before Thea and the Black Coats were fierce and willing to do just about anything to achieve justice I loved the way this group of girls with little in common besides their scarred backgrounds banded together and became something I thought the action and willingness to stop at just about nothing went a bit far sometimes to the point where I had to remind myself this wasn t fantasy but I still appreciated the This was thrilling and full of adventure and unlike anything I ve ever read before Thea and the Black Coats were fierce and willing to do just about anything to achieve justice I loved the way this group of girls with little in common besides their scarred backgrounds banded together and became something I thought the action and willingness to stop at just about nothing went a bit far sometimes to the point where I had to remind myself this wasn t fantasy but I still appreciated the ass kicking that took place and the swiftness of the plot flag Like see review Dec 25, 2018 Edgar Anna Poe rated it it was amazing review of another edition I laughed, I cried, I shivered and felt every loss closer Holy cow, I can t express how good this book was I ve read 6 now 7 books from Colleen and it amazes me how each one is SO good in its own way This is amazing Thanks Colleen, for everything flag Like see review Oct 08, 2018 Lydia rated it really liked it review of another edition This book is very relevant to the reality of the world we live in Or maybe it s just in America where certain men of power seem to be overstepping their boundaries Thea is a very strong female character and I really enjoyed the idea of the Black Coats flag Like see review Sep 16, 2018 Julie rated it liked it review of another edition Interesting story about grief and love and friendship I enjoyed the girls relationship than the romance I would like to know about Nixon and Robin Great story about revenge to those that have done something wrong flag Like see review Jan 25, 2019 Sam rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves edelweiss, arc, review to come 3.5 starsReview to come flag Like see review Oct 23, 2018 Trisha rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves ya, arc edelweiss, thriller Nice portrayal of female friendships Interesting idea flag Like see review Klaudyna Szarafinski rated it did not like it Oct 23, 2018 Amelia Potter the bookish dolphin rated it it was amazing Jan 31, 2019 Ruben rated it it was amazing Nov 23, 2018 Chelsea rated it it was ok Jan 29, 2019 VictoriaMermaidCaveBooks rated it it was amazing Aug 04, 2018 Stephanie Spagnuolo rated it it was amazing Sep 09, 2018 Jul 11, 2018 Fer Ba uelos myownlittlebookshelf marked it as to read review of another edition Shelves 2019 releases Colleen freaking Oakes tiene un nuevo libro que sale el a o que viene.Esta de m s decir que ya est preordenado flag Like see review Noito rated it really liked it Nov 09, 2018 previous 1 2 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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