Vicious by V.E. Schwab –
This book can easily be summed up by the quotation which proceeds the tale: “Life—the way it really is—is a battle not between good and bad, but between bad and worse”. It's a twisted tale of morality and heroism, riddled with complex characters and telling backstories. To start with, the structure is flawless. Fast-paced and laced with small snippets of the character's past – it's simply exhilarating. My only problem? Sometimes everything moved a bit too fast. But, aside from this, the characterisation is fantastic – I adored Sydney and felt, somewhat oddly, attached to Victor. All in all, Vicious is a dynamic comic book-esque tale brought to life by addictive prose, ultimately challenging our black-and-white perception of good and bad. ★★★★
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