Waiting on Wednesday (23): Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week:

V.E. Schwab
Release Date:  September 24, 2013
by Tor

A masterful, twisted tale of ambition, jealousy, betrayal, and superpowers, set in a near-future world.

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? (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads)

I haven’t yet read any of Victoria Schwab’s other books, but I want to read all of them and I love following her on Twitter–she has some fantastic things to say!  I also just LOVE this cover and the synopsis sounds so cool.  This is one of the books I’m hoping to snag at BEA.

What book are you waiting on?  Let me know, or leave a link to your WoW post in the comments, and I’ll stop by your blog! 


  1. Jessie Marie

    May 1, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Yes this looks positively awesome. And I'm with you – haven't read anything by her yet, but she's fantastic on twitter. And I have The Archived on my "shelf". Just need to squeeze it in somewhere on my reading schedule. : )

    Great pick, love.

  2. Brandi Kosiner

    May 1, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Looks good. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  3. Nikki R

    May 1, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    I am SUPER excited for this one, too. I loved The Archived, and I'm sure this one is completely different – but also totally awesome. :D

    My WoW

  4. Natalie Bell

    May 1, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    I love this cover! I'm really excited for this one, too. I haven't read the Archived, but I've heard good things and this one sounds amazing. Great pick!
    My WoW

  5. Sharon ObsessionwithBooks

    May 2, 2013 at 3:09 am

    I can't wait to read this one as well! it sounds pretty amazing.

    My WoW

  6. Richa Parande

    May 2, 2013 at 11:32 am

    I haven't read The Archived by V Schwab yet, but both her books are definitely on my TBR. I'm really looking forward to reading Vicious too! Great pick :D

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  7. fakesteph

    May 2, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    YES I am sooooo excited for this one!

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