Saturday, October 10, 2015

"Vicious" by V.E. Schwab

"If Eli really was a hero, and Victor meant to stop him, did that make him a villain?"

We all know the typical story of good versus evil, superhero pitted against villain, good guy defeats bad guy. But what if there wasn't a superhero in our story? What if they were both the villains, and you didn't know if you should even be rooting for one of them?

"Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human."

That's what you will find within this book. A story filled with hate filled characters, full of disturbing emotional and empathy disconnection.

We focus mainly on our two male characters, Eli and Victor. College roommates and friends, later destined to be foes. This book is shown through their two points of views, and split between the present and ten years prior to now. It all begins with Eli's thesis on EO's (extraordinary) and whether or not they actually exist, and how they were able to obtain those supernatural abilities. But when this thesis moves from academic to experimental, things quickly escalate and get out of control.

I loved the uniqueness that Schwab brought to this book. How supernatural abilities are gained, and what determines the powers that are obtained.

My Rating: 5 Stars

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