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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases I'm eagerly anticipating. 


Vicious by Victoria Schwab

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?

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.



I really loved Victoria Schwab's novel The Archived, and this premise has the potential to be amazing. I'm looking forward to it. 

8 comments:

Caroline said...

Such a cool cover, and the synopsis sounds cool as well. I'll definitely try and check this one out!

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Jaime said...

Great! Thank you for stopping by Caroline.

Martina Koleva said...

I feel like I'm commenting on the same post for a fourth time but I guess it's the book that keeps popping up. Not a book I'd pick but I hope you enjoy reading it when it comes out.
Come check out my WOW post.

Jaime said...

I guess it generated a lot of buzz for a lot people. Thank you for stopping bye and commenting :)

Daisel Tamayo said...

I see this one again! I love her "The Near Witch", cant wait to read it!

Check out My WoW

Xoxo. Daisel @ Owl Always Be Reading

Jessica @ Books: A true story said...

I love the cover for this one - it really goes with the comic-book vibe. Vicious looks so cool!

Jaime said...

Hahaha from comments it appears to be this Wednesday's most common book.
I want to read "The Near Witch" as well.

Thank you for stopping by!

Jaime said...

I whole-heartedly agree.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Waiting on Vicious

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases I'm eagerly anticipating. 


Vicious by Victoria Schwab

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?

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.



I really loved Victoria Schwab's novel The Archived, and this premise has the potential to be amazing. I'm looking forward to it. 

8 comments:

  1. Such a cool cover, and the synopsis sounds cool as well. I'll definitely try and check this one out!

    Here's our WoW!

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    1. Great! Thank you for stopping by Caroline.

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  2. I feel like I'm commenting on the same post for a fourth time but I guess it's the book that keeps popping up. Not a book I'd pick but I hope you enjoy reading it when it comes out.
    Come check out my WOW post.

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    1. I guess it generated a lot of buzz for a lot people. Thank you for stopping bye and commenting :)

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  3. I see this one again! I love her "The Near Witch", cant wait to read it!

    Check out My WoW

    Xoxo. Daisel @ Owl Always Be Reading

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    1. Hahaha from comments it appears to be this Wednesday's most common book.
      I want to read "The Near Witch" as well.

      Thank you for stopping by!

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  4. I love the cover for this one - it really goes with the comic-book vibe. Vicious looks so cool!

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    1. I whole-heartedly agree.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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Thank you, comments are appreciated :)