Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Book Review: Vicious
AUTHOR: V.E. Schwab
GENRE: Urban Fantasy/Superheros
PREMISE: Victor and Eli were best friends who started experimenting with powers. One became a villain, the other became a hero hell bent on destroying everyone with powers.
MY REVIEW: So I've been a fan of Victoria Schwab's for awhile now. Turns out V.E. Schwab is in fact the same person, she just uses her initials for when she does adult fiction. Her adult fiction seems to do better then her YA fiction, which makes me wonder if there is some credit about the idea that people will only look at your fiction if they don't know right off you're a woman. If so...that's sad.
But onto the book. I loved it just as much as the Archived series. It has complicated characters. It does great meta commentary on superheros and good vs evil and you all know how much I dig meta commentary in books.
Personally, I feel the ending left room wide open for a sequel but it seems Schwab has moved on to another series that has finally been getting the buzz she deserves. I can't wait to read it.
WHO SHOULD READ: Darker Shade of Magic fans, Archived fans, comic book fans
MY RATING: Four and a half out of Five masks