I recently finished reading Vicious by V.E. Schwab. I heard all the hype surrounding the sequel Vengeful and I had to pick it up! Turns out the hype was real, this book was amazing. I would like to think I’m more cautious to give out 5 star ratings for books, but lately I’ve really been enjoying the books I’ve read. This book was a definite 5 stars, 10 stars if that were on the Goodreads scale.
Vicious is a wild ride. We follow Victor and Eli, two college students, who decided to do their thesis on EO’s or Extraordinary people. When they decide to move from writing about EO’s to experimenting with becoming one the story takes a dark and twisted turn. Jump to present day and Victor and Eli are enemies and their worlds have completely changed. Do you believe in super powers? You might after reading this book.
The way V.E. Schwab structured this book was simply amazing. From chapter to chapter we are taken back to Victor and Eli’s college days and then thrust into the present day. I loved the fast paced chapters and back and forth in this book. It kept me on my toes and always wanting more.
The characters were so real and raw throughout the story. We saw their progression or in some cases their downfall clearly. The unlikely trio in this story was lovable and completely realistic. I felt like this could be a real group of people in today’s world. I loved the way all the characters were written and immediately felt a connection with them.
The ending of this book was so perfect in so many ways. I’m anxious to pick up the second book and continue this heart pounding story. If you are looking for a fast paced action packed fantasy then this book is perfect for you. It’s also a great fall read, kind of spooky and definitely shocking.
Happy Reading Reader Friends