A masterful story of ambition, jealousy, wish, and superpowers.
Victor and Eli began as university roommates―brilliant, conceited, lonely boys who well-known an identical sharpness and ambition in one another. of their senior 12 months, a shared study curiosity in adrenaline, near-death studies, and doubtless supernatural occasions finds an exciting threat: that less than the best stipulations, anyone may improve outstanding talents. but if their thesis strikes from the educational to the experimental, issues move horribly wrong.
Ten years later, Victor breaks out of felony, made up our minds to capture as much as his previous buddy (now foe), aided by means of a tender woman whose reserved nature obscures a beautiful skill. in the meantime, Eli is on a undertaking to eliminate another super-powered person who he can find―aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic girl with an unbreakable will. Armed with bad energy on each side, pushed via the reminiscence of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a direction for revenge―but who may be left alive on the finish?
In Vicious, V. E. Schwab brings to existence a gritty comic-book-style global in vibrant prose: a global the place gaining superpowers does not instantly result in heroism, and a time whilst allegiances are known as into question.
"A dynamic and unique twist on what it potential to be a hero and a villain. A killer from web page one…highly recommended!" ―Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling writer of Marvel Universe vs The Avengers and Patient Zero
One of Publishers Weekly's most sensible myth Books of 2013