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.
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!