Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a blog meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming books.

This week's WoW selection is:

Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Publisher: Tor
Date: September 24, 2013
Pages: 368

A masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, desire, and superpowers.

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?

This sounds so good! Very Superman and Lex Luthor. 


Andrea King said...

Very interesting. :) Thanks for sharing!

Andrea K. @ Books and Bindings
Waiting on Wednesdays
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Liss L said...

Sounds good. Nice pick!
My WoW

Sandy said...

Wow! I seen this book about, but I never read the summary before. This sounds like an awesome book! Nice choice! :)

Bob Milne said...

This does sound familiar, but interesting all the same. Nice pick.

Here's my WOW

Olena P said...

Awesome pick! This sounds so good :)

My WOW: http://www.bookythoughtsandme.com/waiting-on-wednesday-5/

Krystianna said...

Awesome choice! I have been seeing this one around a lot lately, so it must be pretty good.
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds like an exciting read.


Leeanna said...

I haven't read a lot of superhero books (or that's what this reminds me of, anyways), but it sounds good!

Leeanna @ Leeanna.me