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VIcious - Victoria Schwab, Victoria Schwab
VIcious
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A masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, desire, and superpowers. 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,... show more
A masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, desire, and superpowers.

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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780765335340 (765335344)
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Category:
Science Fiction
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Lindsay's Book Log
Lindsay's Book Log rated it
5.0 Vicious
Victor and Eli were college roommates when they figure out how to become “ExtraOrdinary”. Their superpowers, however, left them in very different places in life. This book switches between present day and the time they gained their powers. This book has complex characters and while being story abou...
theguywhoreads
theguywhoreads rated it
5.0 A Vicious Addictive Read of Jealousy, Betrayal and Revenge
There are no good men in this game There is some thing about Vicious that is seriously a good vicious read. Sorry, maybe saying that does not sound right. Here's what I really want to say:What a rush of adrenaline read! There is some thing that works in Vicious that really sets the standard of wr...
Lydia's Page
Lydia's Page rated it
4.0
Thank god for book clubs that push you out of your norms. I don't typically seek out sci-fi/fantasy, so I probably wouldn't have come across this on my own. I'm so glad I picked it up, though. It's a great adventure, with memorable, morally complex characters living out a believable superhero stor...
LindaLeest
LindaLeest rated it
5.0 Vicious
Fast paced, compelling, unique , I absolutely loved this!I heard this book was about good vs evil, but this was evil vs even more evil .I was intrugued from the very first page.The story is written in different times, the present day (even two days ago, two hours ago) and ten years ago, when our ma...
NerdyBirdie
NerdyBirdie rated it
5.0 Vicious (Vicious #1) by V.E. Schwab
Around last year, I read A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab, and I LOVED it! It was an amazing concept, and it was exactly what I was looking for. I was kind of scared to start Vicious because it didn’t seem anything like A Darker Shade of Magic so I wasn’t sure whether or not I wanted to read ...
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