Waiting on Wednesday: Vicious by Victoria Schwab

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a feature hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine to feature yet-to-be-released books.

v.e. schwab


coming september 24, 2013

A masterful, twisted tale of ambition, jealousy, betrayal, and superpowers, set in a near-future world.

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?

So much for resting in peace.

c.j.'s thoughts

What can I say?  I love Victoria Schwab.  Her writing is creepy, evocative, and exciting.  The Archived is slated to be one of my top ten books of the year for that reason.  She shows a mastery of character, language, voice, and atmosphere that's rare for any writer and too rare in young adult.  Vicious promises to carry on the characteristics I loved in Archived, while adding another level of darkness, violence, and depth that I can't stay away from.   Not to mention, the plot has a kind of superpowery element that I love (because I'm a superhero nerd) but one that's grounded in science, ish.  So even better!  Plus, every time Victoria posts about it, I just want to hug it and read it now.  

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