“Waiting” on Wednesday: Vicious

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

Vicious - Victoria SchwabVicious by Victoria Schwab

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publication date: September 24th 2013
Publisher: Tor
Add on: Goodreads

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?

Only about a week away! It just sound so interesting! Bring on the epic battle of the super archnemeses! I’m really curious to see who turns out to be the super hero and who turns out to be the super villain (though I feel like this story’s more more complex than to give me a black and white answer haha)

What are you guys waiting for? Link us up below!

Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

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  1. I’m not really sure this one is for me but what’s important is that you enjoy reading it when it comes out.
    Come check out my WOW post.

    1. This one’s a little different than what I usually read too, but the synopsis sucked me in haha.

  2. I have to admit that I would never look at this book twice because of cover, but I’ll wait for your review to see if I should red it.

    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

    1. The cover does look pretty different than the average YA novel i think. Much more cartoon. But the synopsis just sounded so interesting (:

  3. Oooh, yes! I’ve been dying to get my hands on this book! She’s coming to NC next week – but still a good 6 hours away from me so I still won’t get to see her for the signing. So bummed!

    ~Mandi Kaye | My WoW

    1. Awe that’s too bad, hopefully next time she’ll be a little closer! I still need to check out The Archived 😮

  4. I’m not a fan of the cover, but the blurb *does* sound interesting! I know her first novel was a success – hopefully this one is just as good!

    Here’s my WOW

    Bree 🙂
    Coffee Bean Bookshelf

    1. I found the cover to be really different than the typical YA novels right now. It kind of reminds me more of a comic, which I think kind of matches the synopsis haha. I still need to check out The Archived, but it’s on my list!

  5. Interesting pick. I am not crazy about the cover, but it sounds pretty good. I’ll look forward to hearing what you think.

    1. The cover is much more “cartoon-ish” than what I’m use to for YA novels I think, but I think it kinda matches the “comic book”-eque synopsis haha.

  6. This one is on my TBR…. *happy dance*

    Courtney @ Fuzzy.Coffee.Books

    1. *joins in on happy dance*!

  7. It’s not my usual read, but I think I’ll make an exception, because it does sound awesome.

    Heres my StS

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

    1. The synopsis is so vague but awesome, that I feel like I need to know what happens haha.

  8. This does sound good Cyn, and was totally new to me..I cannot wait to read your review!

  9. I saw this on a bunch of TTT lists yesterday, it looks really good. Thanks for visiting my WoW.

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