Book Review: Vicious by V. E. Schwab

MY RATING: ★★★★★

“Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human.”
― Victoria Schwab, Vicious

I’M BACK Y’ALL AHHA It’s been a month since my last review ..ouff ! I was quite busy sorry 🙂 But I’ve read this book a few months ago and I. FELL.IN.LOVE.


Imagine you’re in university and you have to chose a topic for your thesis and you can choose anything. ANYTHING.

Victor and Eli are two longstanding friends, college roomates and best friends who are passionate about science and especially in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and eventually linking them to supernatural events. Eli thinks that under the right conditions, a human can develop extraordinary abilities. It started as a friendly interest into a deadly competition. tumblr_mxtxvwwigt1qkxw76o1_500

I love the plot so much, it sparkles the research interest in me and I can imagine myself thinking about those possibilities, a new form of life. If you can have superpowers but only in near-death experiences, would you risk it ? The story is about jealousy, revenge, misfits, all the flaws in humanity that no one wants to talk about.

One of the main themes of this novel was the good vs evil concept. For once, there’s no good vs evil. Victor and Eli are both villain who think they’re doing good for the right purposes. I really don’t think there’s any flaw to this story. You’ll discover amazing powers and very authentic too.


Victor is a sociopath, crazy disturbed by the thirst of revenge and somehow his lack of empathy makes his monologues even more interesting. The characters’s development is more than perfect.  The author succeeds to give us a satisfying background story on every character without being redundant. They are all very interesting and even if I hate one of the characters on the novel, I had to admit that I ended up loving the character in question in the end.

P.S: Victor’s power is the coolest thing I’ve ever read in the history of mutants and powers. I’ll let you discover it on your own 😉 writing

THE WRITING IS GOLDEN. I wouldn’t even put this book as Young Adult since the characters are in their 30s, very mature dialogues and monologues. The writing style is VERY eloquent and addicting. 

Overall, I always think that an excellent story should have an excellent villain, and guess what.. WE HAVE MORE THAN ONE EXCELLENT VILLAIN HERE.

I think the book was writing for me.


I’m going to cry in my pillows now because there’s no sequel.

It’s a single treasure discovery.

And there’s no more of it… I think I’ll just re-read it.

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