Vicious / V.E. Schwab.

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  • Additional Information
    • Edition:
      First trade paperback edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Ten years after an experiment designed to tap a human's supernatural abilities goes terribly wrong, Victor breaks out of prison and resolves to track down his former roommate, Eli, who is on a mission to eliminate the world's superpowered people.
    • Notes:
      "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
    • ISBN:
      9780765335357
      0765335352
    • OCLC:
      ocn928756054
      928756054
    • Accession Number:
      fay.548995

Reviews

PW Reviews 2013 July #2

Victor Vale and Eliot Cardale, both brilliant and driven, were friends and college roommates who figured out how to give themselves superpowers. Victor went to jail and Eli began working with the cops. But "villain" Victor is innocent of the charges against him, while "hero" Eli has been killing people whose powers he considers more "unnatural" than his own. When he targets Sydney, a 12-year-old girl who can raise the dead, he gets more trouble than he bargained for. Schwab's characters feel vital and real, never reduced to simple archetypes; for example, Victor isn't a particularly nice man, but he has enough conscience left to know that Eli needs to stopped. In a genre that tends toward the flippant or pretentious, this is a rare superhero novel as epic and gripping as any classic comic. Schwab's tale of betrayal, self-hatred, and survival will resonate with superhero fans as well as readers who have never heard of Charles Xavier or Victor von Doom. Agent: Holly Root, Waxman Leavell Literary Agency. (Sept.)

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