Other Books in Series
This is book number 2 in the Villains series.
- #1: Vicious (Villains #1) (Paperback): $17.99
*NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*
*2018 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR BEST SCIENCE FICTION CATEGORY*
*Entertainment Weekly's 27 Female Authors Who Rule Sci-Fi and Fantasy Right Now*
A super-powered collision of extraordinary minds and vengeful intentionsV. E. Schwab returns with the thrilling follow-up to Vicious.
Magneto and Professor X. Superman and Lex Luthor. Sydney and Serena Clarke. Victor Vale and Eli Ever.
Great partnershipsnow soured on the vine.
But Marcella Riggins needs no one.
Flush from her brush with death, shes gained the control she always soughtand will use her newfound power to bring the city of Merit to its knees. Shell do whatever it takes, from taking over the mob to collecting her own sidekicks, and even leveraging the two most infamous EOs, Victor Vale and Eli Ever, in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.
With Marcella's rise, new enmities create surprising opportunityand the stage of Merit will once again be set for a final, terrible reckoning.
In Vengeful, V.E. Schwab is at the top of her game, with twisty action, oddball family pairings and unexpected antiheroes you cant help but root for. Washington Post
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
About the Author
VICTORIA V.E. SCHWAB is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including the acclaimed Shades of Magic series, Villains series, This Savage Song, and Our Dark Duet. Her work has received critical acclaim, been featured in the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post and more, translated into more than a dozen languages, and has been optioned for television and film. When shes not haunting Paris streets or trudging up English hillsides, she lives in Edinburgh, Scotland and is usually tucked in the corner of a coffee shop, dreaming up monsters.
Readers won't be able to put down this dark and riveting tale of power and revenge.Kirkus Reviews, starred
With all the knife-sharp thrill of its cinematic predecessor, 2013s Vicious, bestseller Schwabs second Villains series plunges readers back into the world of extraordinary humans.Publishers Weekly, starred
Vengeful picks up five years after the insane events of book one, ratcheting up the stakes and introducing two kickass women with extraordinary powers.Paste Magazine
Schwab does a masterful job in these two books, capturing all of the questions superheroes would raise in our reality and with nuance not often found in the genre at large.BookRiot
If Vicious is a blast to the chest, then Vengeful is a cold knife between the ribs, sharp and something thatll sit with you long after you reach the last page.Culturess
[Schwab is] a highly skilled writer...With each page, the story grows faster, denser, and more inescapable, like all good books should. Vengeful, like Vicious before it, is one of those books.Den of Geek
The long-anticipated sequel to V.S. Schwab's super-villain novel, Vicious, is finally here, and it's worth the wait.Bustle
V.E. Schwab showcases her prolific writing prowess in Vengefulan adrenaline rush.Hypable