Wednesday 15 May 2019

Vicious (Villains #1) by V. E. Schwab - A Review

Today's review is about Vicious, the first book in the Villains duology by the amazing V. E Schwab

It is about Victor and Eli who 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? 

I loved this book, especially as the plot was moving on and the story of Eli and Victor developed. It is a very original story, where we do not follow the classic hero but on the contrary the "anti-hero" or the villain of the story. The villain is our protagonist and that is very fascinating, as you can see how the characters develop through the story. 

It is a dark story and it's very different from anything else from V. E. Schwab that I have read before. It is also a fast paced book with a lot of action. The way it is written makes it more thrilling to read. 

I can't wait to read Vengeful, the sequel to the story, and of course you should definitely read this one.  

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