Vicious (Villains Book 1)

ISBN9781250183507
PublisherMPS (formerly Von Holtzbrinck Publishing)
PublishedMay 29, 2018
Pages400
AuthorV.E. Schwab
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.2 in.
Width5.7 in.
Depth1.1 in.

Vicious (Villains Book 1)

V.E. Schwab

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May 29, 2018

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.

Buy Vicious (Villains Book 1) by V.E. Schwab at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Vicious (Villains Book 1)

V.E. Schwab

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ISBN9781250183507
PublisherMPS (formerly Von Holtzbrinck Publishing)
PublishedMay 29, 2018
Pages400
AuthorV.E. Schwab
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.2 in.
Width5.7 in.
Depth1.1 in.

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?

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.

Buy Vicious (Villains Book 1) by V.E. Schwab at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

“A noirish cross between the X-Men and 'The Count of Monte Cristo.' You won't be able to stop turning the pages.

– Alex Bledsoe, author of The Hum and the Shiver

"Fresh, merciless, and, yes, vicious. Wow."

– Mira Grant, New York Times bestselling author of the Newsflesh Trilogy

“Schwab's characters feel vital and real, never reduced to simple archetypes... In a genre that tends toward the flippant or pretentious, this is a rare superhero novel as epic and gripping as any classic comic. Schwab's tale of betrayal, self-hatred, and survival will resonate with superhero fans as well as readers who have never heard of Charles Xavier or Victor von Doom.”

– Publishers Weekly