Jul 17, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday #125: Vicious by V.E. Schwab!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

V.E. Schwab

Publication date:
September 24th, 2013

I adore Victoria Schwab's writing style & imagination, so I can't wait to read this one, too :) I loved her previous 2 books & novella!
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?

What are you waiting for this week?
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  1. Ooohh they made people have super powers! And he will try to get rid of them later. Sounds exciting!

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  2. I haven't read anything by V.E. Schwab before. This sounds like it will be action-packed read. I like UK cover more it suits the book better.
    Nice pick, thanks for sharing. :)
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  3. I also haven't read anything by this author before but this book sounds really interesting. I hope you'll read it soon. Great pick :)

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  4. This sounds good! I haven't read this author before, but I shall definitely try to pick this one up on release. :-) Cool pick.

  5. Well I loved loved loved The Archived so I will read anything else Schwab writes and I've seen some good early reviews on this one! Great pick!

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert
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    1. Me, too :) I love her books! You must read The Near Witch, too :)

  6. Sounds interesting - and the blurb from F. Paul Wilson doesn't hurt either.

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  7. Great pick. Can't wait to read this one either. Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. Great pick. Vicious looks really good.
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  9. Holy cow! I haven't seen this book anywhere but it looks FANTASTIC! Totally putting it on my wish list! I really want to read Archived (that's Victoria Schwab right?) Thanks for sharing this one - I'm excited about it now!

    1. Yeah, that's her :) The Archived was great, really imaginative, and her first book was The Near Witch, which was almost fairy-tale-like, and its prequel novella The Ash-born Boy was amazing, so that's why I'm dying to read this one & you must try her books :)