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Vicious by Victoria Schwab

Victor Vale and Eli Cardale started out as best friends and roommates in the prestigious Lockland University. They're both brilliant, ambitious, and ruthless. On their senior year, Eli decided to research about the existence of ExtraOrdinary people or EOs - people who have super human powers. People thought of it as a joke but this only instilled jealousy in Victor, who thought that it was an challenging research compared to his research on adrenal inducers.

The connection of their researches led to experiments with themselves as the test subjects. Victor and Eli succeeded and they are now armed with dangerous power in their hands.

Ten years later, Victor has escaped from prison with only one thing in his mind: Revenge.

"Someone would 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."

I can't believe I let this sit out in my to-read pile for ages, because this is a brilliant book. It's been awhile since I've read this kind of story and I'm glad that I finally picked this up and finished it.

We meet Victor and Eli who were best friends. Together, they acquired a great power. And this power became the very thing that drove them apart.

The characters are so messed up which I really liked. *insert evil laugh* Eli is viewed as a hero, killing off EOs because he thinks it's the will of God. Victor is out to stop him - yet it is not for a good reason like saving the lives of EOs, but rather for his own personal agenda. This makes our two leads interesting - neither is a hero. It's villain vs villain.

The writing style was addicting. It was ruthless and mature and I definitely enjoyed each page. The story was told alternatively different time stamps all leading to the present and from what happened ten years ago. It might seem distracting at first, but later on I got used to it and it helped in building the excitement.

The ending was awesome. No cliffhanger, the story was complete. I am happy and satisfied. No losing sleep over a cliffhanger!

Overall it was a dark and mindblowing story about friendship and betrayal. I would definitely recommend this highly entertaining read (not for those who wants fluffy and happy stories though). Two thumbs up!

Title: Vicious
Author: Victoria Schwab
Genre: Adult fiction, thriller
Published: 2013
Publisher: Tor
Rating: ♨♨♨♨♨


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