Book Review: VICIOUS (Villains #1) by V.E. Schwab

Two students kill themselves because of university.

Relatable. Also, my favourite book of all time.



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?



Title: Vicious

Series: Villains #1

Author: V.E. Schwab

Publication: September 24, 2013 by Tor Books

Genre: Science Fiction

Target audience: Adult

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Rating: 🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵

I’m not good with words – unlike Victoria Schwab – so I usually don’t review books. But this book just deserves acknowledgement.
Vicious is one of the best books I’ve ever read. I know that doesn’t say much, considering my short life, but still.
V.E. Schwab once again proved that she just knows how to capture the reader’s attention and woah, guys, her characters. What fascinated me the most were her characters.

Vicious is like a comic book without pictures. Even if you don’t like comics, give it a try. You are really missing something should you decide against reading it.

And let’s be honest. Who doesn’t love a bunch of twisted villains?







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