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 by V.E. Schwab || 5/5
- It was a page-turner. I couldn’t stop reading, and my homework definitely suffered.
- It wasn’t in chronological order, but it wasn’t hard to keep track of what was going on.
- I fell in love with the characters.
- It was interesting to read a story where everyone is morally gray. There’s no clear hero, and there’s no clear villain.
- So who should you root for?
- What if someone’s doing the right thing for the wrong reasons? Or the wrong thing for the right reasons?
- I loved getting into the heads of the villains. And finding them relatable. Usually, you’re supposed to despise the villain. You’re supposed to gasp and go “How could they do something so atrocious?” But what if you know how and why? Do things change?
- The writing style is beautiful, the characters are believable.
- I was constantly asking questions and I was fully sucked into the world of Vicious.
- Overall, I HIGHLY recommend this book. Go read it. Right now. You’ll thank me later.
Read 9/23/2018 to 9/26/2018
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