Monday, October 8, 2018

Review: Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Vicious (Villains, #1)Vicious by V.E. Schwab
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It's impossible for me to recommend Victoria Schwab's latest novel, VENGEFUL, without reminding you to read Book One first.

"There are no good men in this game."

College roommates Victor and Eli share many similarities. Intelligence. Ambition. A hidden edge of cruelty. When their research leads to a wicked discovery, they turn their new powers against each other. Ten years later, Victor escapes from prison to hunt Eli down.

I loved everything about this delightfully evil story. There are no heroes, only villains pitted against each other in an epic battle to the death. The story is told non-linearly in short chapters. The structure and pacing work well, and Schwab expertly weaves the backstory with the present moment. Every page drips with dark revenge.

While written for the adult audience, VICIOUS is also a perfect book for older YA readers.

VICIOUS is a fiendish read. After you finish it, race out to pick up a copy of VENGEFUL which hit bookshelves on September 25th.

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