Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Vicious

Monday, July 2, 2018

Book Review - Vicious

About the Book

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?

In Vicious, V. E. Schwab brings to life a gritty comic-book-style world in vivid prose: a world where gaining superpowers doesn't automatically lead to heroism, and a time when allegiances are called into question.

My Take on the Book
This is a book that is definitely a bit dark, but even though this is the case you will find that it is a page turner from page one. The characters are real and ones that you will be drawn to in many ways. The book is a tale of people who are opposites of each other in many ways. While they are opposites they are drawn together in many ways, but they fight against each other as well. You encounter jealously between these two characters and more. The book is fast paced and exciting but also full of deceit, revenge and even redemption, making this a book you will not want to miss!

After reading this I am excited for book two, Vengeful, which is coming out on September 26!

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