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Vicious (Villains, 1) by V E Schwab
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Vicious (Villains, 1) (edition 2018)

by V E Schwab (Author)

Series: Villains (1)

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V. E. Schwab's New York Times bestseller Vicious is a masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, desire, and superpowers.
Victor and Eli started out as college roommatesâ??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 findâ??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 revengeâ??but who will be left alive at the end?
In Vicious, V. E. Schwab brings to life a gritty comic-book-style world in vivid prose: a world where gaining superpowers doesn't automatically lead to heroism, and a time when allegiances are called into question.
"A dynamic and original twist on what it means to be a hero and a villain. A killer from page one...highly recommended!" â??Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Marvel Universe vs The Avengers and Patient Zero
One of Publishers Weekly's Best Fantasy Books of 2013
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) a
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Title:Vicious (Villains, 1)
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Info:Tor (2018), Edition: 2, 400 pages
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Great book and interesting story. ( )
  vickiv | Apr 2, 2024 |
So so thought provoking. I love this book but not sure I can read it too often. Such an interesting concept, and a great investigation of the human psyche, of ego and hubris, the types of friendships people form, the relationship of rivals, and good versus evil - or at least, perceived good versus perceived evil. So well written, such a great piece of fiction with a great message, I loved it so much. Definitely one of my favorites. ( )
  ZL10 | Feb 29, 2024 |
This book was an experience!

Oh my god! I have not read anything so good in so long. I was completely engrossed. I didn't want it to end, but I couldn't wait to finish it. Victor Vale is the best morally-black anti-hero there ever was. Five magnificent stars. ( )
  mishmashed | Dec 31, 2023 |
I enjoyed this book very much. I like how it moved back and forth in time to reveal both the story and the characters. The narration was also very good. ( )
  Bebe_Ryalls | Oct 20, 2023 |
It was alright but nothing special. I feel Ike the author had some trouble with the viewpoints of some of the characters. not bad. ( )
  levlazarev | Oct 18, 2023 |
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Life — the way it really is — is a battle not between Bad and Good, but between Bad and Worse.

—Joseph Brodsky
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To Miriam and Holly, for proving time and again that they are ExtraOrdinary.
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Victor readjusted the shovels on his shoulder and stepped gingerly over an old, half-sunken grave.
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Someone could call themselves a hero and still walk around killing dozens. Someone else could be labeled a villain for trying to stop them. Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human. (p. 271)
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Fantasy. Fiction. HTML:

V. E. Schwab's New York Times bestseller Vicious is a masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, desire, and superpowers.
Victor and Eli started out as college roommatesâ??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 findâ??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 revengeâ??but who will be left alive at the end?
In Vicious, V. E. Schwab brings to life a gritty comic-book-style world in vivid prose: a world where gaining superpowers doesn't automatically lead to heroism, and a time when allegiances are called into question.
"A dynamic and original twist on what it means to be a hero and a villain. A killer from page one...highly recommended!" â??Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Marvel Universe vs The Avengers and Patient Zero
One of Publishers Weekly's Best Fantasy Books of 2013
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) a

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