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Posted October 2, 2013
I bought Vicious just for the simple fact that people were ravin
I bought Vicious just for the simple fact that people were raving about it. Before I got it in the mail, I wanted to have a taste of Victoria’s writing, so I read her YA book The Archived, and I felt in love with her writing style. Victoria’s writing is borderline overwhelming, but it never gets to that point. It keeps you on your toes. It makes you think and feel. I expected to get lost at some point in Vicious, and it never happened. It was beautifully written. One word that comes to my mind when I think about Vicious is organized. The book jumps timelines, and I usually don’t do well with these kinds of books, but wow, I’m so impressed that she pulled it off. Like, I’m blown away. Seriously.
The characters in Vicious are so complicated and dark. Some of them are neither good nor bad, well, they are mostly bad with some good in them I guess. But with all their flaws you can’t help but to love them. My heart broke for them. I see where they went wrong, and because of those mistakes they are what they are in the present. Even though they are not real, Victoria gave them quirks that made them human like. Just little things here and there that made a difference. Little things that were big enough to make me feel a connection towards them.
Sometimes when I’m reading a book, I think about ways to make them, in a way, better. I know I’m not an author, but sometimes I can’t help but nitpick books (I know that's a bad habit and I'm not proud of it). But Vicious was meant to be written by Victoria just they way she wrote it. That’s it. I totally enjoyed this book. I lost sleep because I could not pry myself away from its pages. I know this review doesn't do Vicious any justice but trust me you need this book in your life.
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Posted March 4, 2014
I hugged this book after I finished it, this is how good it was.
I hugged this book after I finished it, this is how good it was. Victoria Schwab is one of the best writers I have ever read. I can not wait for more from her. The story is about near death experiences, super powers, friendship, rivals and overall awesomeness. You need to read this book if you even remotely like the synopsis or have read Schwab's other books in the past. Schwab's writing just gets better and better. I really loved how the story takes place both in the present and the past and switches back and forth seamlessly. It was really well done. I loved all 5 of the main characters. You really get invested in there lives and everything that they have to go through. Schwab really questions the concepts of morality, mortality, and faith in a new eye opening way. This is Schwab's first adult book and if this is her first attempt at an adult audience, she did a superb job. It is like she honed her craft and nailed every sentence into perfection. I love, love, loved this novel. It has made it into my all time top favorites. I can not say enough about this novel. It gave me so many feels. Go out and buy it to see for yourself. :)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 30, 2014
I loved Vicious from practically the first two chapters. It re
I loved Vicious from practically the first two chapters. It reminded me a lot of the movie Flatliners, but a WHOLE LOT BETTER! As the book goes on however, it blends elements from movies like Chronicle to more comic book inspired fair. I was also very much impressed by the way the author handled the great amount of backstory for each character to really show how their motivations drove them to the point they were at in the story. While the story isn’t some kind of crazy original thing, it is incredible by making a super hero story so much more believable than anything out there right now. I have to admit this book made me gush. It was so compelling from beginning to end that I read the entire thing quite quickly every time I picked the book and finished it in only two sittings. Every time I thought about putting the book down, I thought I would read just more chapter. Then another, and so on. Until I was done. Not that it would be necessary or even a good idea but I would love another story with some of these same characters in this world. Everything about Vicious is addicting and you would do well to pick up a copy today. This is definitely one of my favorite books of the year.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 22, 2013
I loved this book! It had a unique structure and distinct charac
I loved this book! It had a unique structure and distinct characters (my favorite was Sydney!). I highly recommend it if you like a dark and twisted tale.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 5, 2014
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Posted October 21, 2013
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