Review: Vicious

My Review of Vicious by V.E. Scwab

My summary: Two college students discover how ExtraOrdinaries, people with special abilities, are created. And then they try it for themselves.

Why I picked up this book: I liked her first series, plus I heard it was really good.

What I knew going in: I knew it was about people with special powers.

My response: The cover certainly portrays the correct feeling. I found myself intrigued by how she draws the reader through the book using time skipping to introduce questions to get you around the fact that the main character really isn’t all that likable, especially to begin with.
I enjoyed this book, and the characters in it, but it didn’t really hook me in any meaningful way. But then darker, grittier series tend to really have to grab me with characters, and this one just didn’t do that. I’m not sure whether I’ll pick up the next book or not.

Do I recommend this book?: It was well written, just not my cup of tea. I have a few friends I’d recommend it to because I know their reading habits, but I won’t go out of my way to talk it up.

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