Vengeful by V. E. Schwab

Vengeful by V. E. SchwabVengeful by V. E. Schwab
Series: Villains #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 25th September 2018
Publisher: Tor
Source: Bought
Add it: Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

Sydney once had Serena—beloved sister, betrayed enemy, powerful ally. But now she is alone, except for her thrice-dead dog, Dol, and then there's Victor, who thinks Sydney doesn't know about his most recent act of vengeance.

Victor himself is under the radar these days—being buried and re-animated can strike concern even if one has superhuman powers. But despite his own worries, his anger remains. And Eli Ever still has yet to pay for the evil he has done.

I’ve been waiting years for Vengeful along with everyone else and I am so happy to say that it was a hit for me. I love books about people with powers, and books about horrible people (who are supposed to be horrible, anyway) so Vicious was one of my favourite books back in the day. I’d been cautiously anticipating Vengeful because I wasn’t sure if it would be as good as the first book (it wasn’t) but it was actually pretty freakin’ good.

Now, I’m sure you all have some important and pressing questions about this highly anticipated sequel, so I’m here to answer them.

Are Victor and Eli still into each other?

Most definitely. The two don’t share much page-time, but Eli thinks about Victor constantly. In fact, there are some Edward/Bella-esque hallucinations in there that you won’t want to miss. Victor thinks about Eli a lot less, but he’s got a lot of crap going on so that’s understandable.

Are there more female characters than there were in Vicious?

Yes! One of them is a stone cold killer who’s hoping to become the next mob boss, and the other is a hit woman who can shape shift. The latter is my favourite, of course, because Mystique. Sydney is also back, and while she’s not quite as interesting as she was in the first book, she’s still super cute and Victor and Mitch looking after her might be my favourite parts of the book.

What new superpowers do we get to see?

See above. Shape shifting, various kinds of regenerative powers, instant erosion (it’s cooler than it sounds)… and so many more.

Are the stakes in this one higher?

Definitely. Instead of going after each other, Eli and Victor have EON (the government) coming after them. As well as a badass mob leader and a hit woman. It’s pretty full on.

Was the ending satisfying?

Yes… and no. The big action sequence at the end was incredibly done, although, again, my two favourites didn’t share much page-time. I did love the action and the dramatics though. Especially when two characters whose powers were pretty equal went up against each other. The very end, however, was a bit unsatisfying, to be honest. I was kind of like, is that it? After everything? But maybe that was the point. I might have to do a discussion post or video about that part.

Was it worth the wait?


2 comments on “Vengeful by V. E. Schwab

  1. Daniella 05/11/2018 9:02 pm

    I think I’m going to have to pick up Vicious now, I have to see what all the fuss is about 🙂 glad to see that this was worth the wait for you!

    Daniella x

  2. Faith 29/12/2018 12:30 pm

    I really enjoyed Vicious though I haven’t yet picked up a copy of Vengeful. Great, honest review that lets me know what I should and shouldn’t get my hopes up over, definitely feeling more motivated to grab a copy sooner rather than later.

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