Book Review | Vicious by V.E. Schwab

26 November 2017

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For some reason I always get in the mood for superhero stories this time of year, and when it comes to reading books about superheroes, Vicious by V.E. Schwab is my automatic go to.
I read this book for the first time a couple years ago, and ever since I finished it I have been dying to have the time to give it a reread. It has wowed me both times I've picked it up and I can't rave about it enough!

V.E. Schwab is able to put together some of the most unique plots I have ever read. They're not predictable or boring, and you could be stuck reading for hours and hours just to find out what will happen. That's a tricky thing to do.

The world of EOs and the city of Merit takes what everyone knows and loves about the classic superhero stories, but gives it a new twist that makes it so much more. The characters are also some of the best I've ever read. They're flawed and believable and their motives are clear. You root for them, you cry for them, and you want to smack them all at the same time.

The action is very well paced, and I was able to keep up with everything that was going on very easily, which can be somewhat difficult for me sometimes. There is a bit of swearing though, which pushes this book toward a more adult audience.

I think this is a book that is best to go into blindly. In order to fully immerse yourself, you shouldn't have any expectations. I do, however, believe that this is a story that most anyone can get something out of and enjoy. And it has great messages of friendship, jealousy, and evil woven into the whole plot.

If you find yourself in the need for superheroes, villains, and action this time of year like I do, I would highly recommend giving this one a go!
“Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human.” 
― Victoria SchwabVicious


  1. I have heard about this book! I believe it's on my TBR. I've actually never read a V.E. Schwab book so I hope to change that by next year.

    Can't wait to read this!

    1. So glad you're planning to pick this one up! Can't wait to hear what you think about it :)