Author: V. E. Schwab
Genre: New Adult, Sci-fi
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Thanks to my daily Kindle deals email, I was able to grab my first ever V.E. Schwab book! I was so excited to finally get the chance to read one of her famous books so I dove quickly into this novel.
We start off slow with the introductions. This story follows two characters, each with their own set of beliefs. The first is Victor, he is out main fellow who finds himself in last place with nothing to lose. Our next character is Eli, Victor’s soon to be nemesis for all the wrong (or right) reasons. This is a book about what exactly is the difference between good and bad.
The story jumped around way too much. I felt like someone was telling me what order to watch the Avengers in. There are multiple points in time just randomly thrown in. But I do thank her for at least putting some description in the chapter titles.
Victor lost his character halfway through the book. I feel that he turns into a totally different person just devoid of all emotion. And this might have been intentional but I wish he had a little more humanity left in him. But perhaps this is supposed to be more deeper than that.
I loved the premise of the book and will definitely be reading the next in the series (trilogy?). Following these two down their different paths was so fascinating. I wish it would have been written a little less confusingly but this was okay. Also the whole backstory to how they get their unique abilities is so simple and easy to understand I really recommend this book.
Sydney was adorable! When I was reading I had just one thing to say: “She better be in the second book or I am rioting.” Now I won’t reveal the outcome but it was definitely really good. Her character was so just cute and I lvoed how she came to terms with herself and also how she bonded with Victor and Mitch– who was also a great character. Actually, I kind of liked the side characters more than our two main ones.
This was actually a really great read and it was also very quick. The beginning isn’t even really that slow so you can easily just dive in and binge read this boy.
My similar recommendation for this novel would be The Supervillain and Me.
“Serena was very good at telling tales. She had always been convincing (that was the word her sister liked to use for lying).”
35% (I wish Kindle would fix this)