Mini Review: Vicious by V. E. Schwab

“A twisted tale of ambition,

desire and superpowers..”

I don’t even know where to begin with Vicious I just loved it. Just like with her Darker Shades series VE has created something so addictive. I have had Vicious on my kindle for a while now but I wanted to wait until we got closer to Vengeful’s release before getting stuck in. I’m so glad I did because I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Vengeful and oh man I can’t wait to get lost in that tomb. If Vicious is anything to go by I know it will be awesome.

“Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. 

Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?”

Vicious is for fans of X-men as it has a kind of anti-hero vibe about it. The characters aren’t hero’s or villains but in a way they think they are but it’s so much more complicated than that. I love the way near death experiences are used throughout it’s a very clever way of looking at them. Argh it’s just a really good book!

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