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A masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, desire, and superpowers.

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.

"A dynamic and original twist on what it means to be a hero and a villain. A killer from page one…highly recommended!" —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) applied.

Fiction & Literature
September 24
Tom Doherty Associates

Customer Reviews

jasdec1 ,

Brilliantly creative take on the superhero genre

Spectacularly creative take on the superhero genre, with subtlety and literary talent that puts MCU and the rest to shame. Take it from someone who does not particularly enjoy X-Men, Marvel comics and their offshoots, or much of the rest of the broader genre, but loves a good fantasy story, this is really good stuff well worth your read.

doggies!!!!!!!!!! ,

It was good until..

It was a really good book until I got to the end of the book where I just stopped reading it for awhile since it kind of bored me but I finally did finish the book. Besides the beginning and middle was pretty good I would just have to say the ending wasn’t that interesting

sonseungs ,


Victor, Sydney, and Mitch are everything. There's so much story, and so much grey. I love.

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