Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Synopsis: "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?"
Review: This book will make you feel something. This is not the first book I've read by V.E. Schwab and this book has made sure it will never be the last. Vicious may seem like some typical YA fantasy novel BUT IT IS NOT. (it's hiding all the secret gooey good stuff inside don't fall for it!).
My favorite part of this novel was it's incredibly full (as in they have so much background and personality) characters. The characters are not good or bad and l love that because unlike so many other YA characters there is uncertainity instead of that blind love for a character. They aren't pure. Here's why I love them and the "good" I would rate them as. (5 being an angel):
This book's format was also intriguing. The time line wasn't set straight. We catch glimpses of the past and the present and this really helped make the book such a mysterious read! (though when I tried to explain this book it was a bit harder). The writing was also FANTABULOUS. V.E. Schwab is one heck of an author and she deserves all the praise and more!
This book may be a YA fiction novel, but it brought with it some amazing life advice (while forcing me to question my morals). I can't word the advice as well as V.E. Schwab can so scroll done for some beautifully written quotes!
Favorite Quote(s): "All Eli had to do was smile. All Victor had to do was lie. Both proved frighteningly effective."
" 'You're the hero...,' she said, find his eyes, '... of your own story, anyway.' "
"He's not a bad man,' she said. 'There are no good men in this game,' said Mitch "
"Plenty of humans were monstruous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human."
"A good friend, Mr. Turner, is very hard to find."
"When no one understands, that's usually a good sign that you're wrong."
A fan of anything fiction, furry, & fun.