Book Review: Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Title: Vicious 
By: V.E. Schwab
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 366
Release Date: September 24th, 2013
Publisher: Tor Books
Rating: ★★★★★

Summary from Goodreads: 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?

Review: A twisting world that isn't what it seams. I chose to read this book to fulfill a reading challenge where I need to read a book about a villain or anti hero. This book fit that slot perfectly. I found myself thrown into a world where people with special abilities are being hunted because they are considered an abomination. The twist is that the person hunting them, is also someone with abilities... Surprise... It is a battle of life and death, and it is epic. 

I loved the characters. They each had their own back stories and personalities. The world was familiar and it was easy to picture these characters in it. 

I'm ready to read the next book in this series and find out what happens next.