It’s time for another Book Beginnings on Friday! This meme was created by Rose City Reader. The idea is to post the first sentence or so of the book you’re currently reading. After that you talk about your initial thoughts about the sentence, book or anything to do with that. I don’t know how often we will do this, but it seems like fun from time to time. Today’s book is Vengeful by V.E. Schwab.
*NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**2018 GOOD READS CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR BEST SCIENCE FICTION CATEGORY*
A super-powered collision of extraordinary minds and vengeful intentions—#1 New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab returns with the thrilling follow-up to Vicious.
Magneto and Professor X. Superman and Lex Luthor. Victor Vale and Eli Ever. Sydney and Serena Clarke. Great partnerships, now soured on the vine.
But Marcella Riggins needs no one. Flush from her brush with death, she’s finally gained the control she’s always sought—and will use her new-found power to bring the city of Merit to its knees. She’ll do whatever it takes, collecting her own sidekicks, and leveraging the two most infamous EOs, Victor Vale and Eli Ever, against each other.
With Marcella's rise, new enmities create opportunity--and the stage of Merit City will once again be set for a final, terrible reckoning.
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“Readers won't be able to put down this dark and riveting tale of power and revenge.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Praise for Vicious
“Schwab's characters feel vital and real, never reduced to simple archetypes...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.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"V. E. Schwab's Vicious is the superhero novel I've been waiting for: fresh, merciless, and yes, vicious. Wow."—Mira Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Blackout
Villians#1 Vicious#2 Vengeful"Warm Up" (short story)
Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
Published by Tor Books on 25/09/2018
The night Marcella died, she made her husband’s favorite dinner.
What an awesome first sentence! I’m part of a buddy read for the Villains series with a couple of TBR and Beyond members and I’m starting with Vengeful this week. When I first got this gorgeous Illumicrate edition I read the first five chapters but I think I will start over. This first chapter is amazing and really sets the mood for the story. I’m super excited to get back into this story and I’m predicting a 5 star read.
Vicious, the first book released in 2013 and I read it in 2017. I really enjoyed that one and I’m excited to get back to these characters. Marcella is a new character in Vengeful and I can already tell I will love her. Vengeful is getting really good rating so I can’t wait to dive in!
Have you read Vicious and Vengeful? Are you excited for these books? Tell me all about it in the comments!