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(Villains #2)

4.51  ·  Rating details ·  3,268 Ratings  ·  1,022 Reviews
The sequel to VICIOUS, V.E. Schwab's first adult novel.

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 eve
Kindle Edition, 480 pages
Published September 25th 2018 by Tor
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    Shelby Suderman She's said on Twitter that she ended up combining the plot threads of what were originally two books to make this story stronger, (hence the rewrite…moreShe's said on Twitter that she ended up combining the plot threads of what were originally two books to make this story stronger, (hence the rewrite earlier this year) so this concludes the story, but she's open to revisiting someday for a third book.(less)

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    Emily May
    Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: sci-fi, 2018, favourites
    His eyes met Victor’s, and for a second neither man moved.
    Run, thought Victor, and he could see the response in Eli’s coiled frame.
    Chase me.

    Oh, how I loved this book! I've waited five long years for the sequel to Vicious and I was starting to think it would never happen... but Vengeful was so so good. Definitely worth the wait.

    This duology (series??) is called "Villains" and yet the characters are so much more interesting than that. While I've enjoyed a number of Schwab's books, I feel like her
    Em (RunawayWithDreamthieves)
    things I should have been doing: work on my 300 words essay assignment.
    things I've done instead: write a 1600+ words review about how much I fucking love this series.

    Victoria Schwab
    Apr 16, 2017 marked it as to-read
    One day I will be finished writing/rewriting this book.

    Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    “I don't want to survive. I want to thrive.”

    Am I Victor Vale yet cause I can assure you that I died several times during the course of this book.

    After wiping cold sweat off my forehead and 5 minutes of deep and thorough breathing exercises I am relieved and happy to tell you that I loved Vengeful. I had high hopes, but my fears were taller. Ever since Victoria had announced that she would write a sequel to Vicious, I wondered whether this was a good idea. Don't get me wrong, I loved the first bo
    Korrina  (OwlCrate)
    May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Guys, get ready...
    Lia  (a paper pigeon)
    Okay. I'm gonna be a big brave girl and say it.
    This wasn't that great.
    There, I said it.
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    Phew. That was a hard one to admit.

    I mean
    -yes, I liked it.
    -yes, Victoria Schwab could write assembly instructions and I'd still read every word like it was prose.
    -yes, it was great to be back into the Villains universe.
    -yes, it was entertaining and made me lose my mind.
    -and yes, I still think Mitch should adopt us all.

    But I can't say I loved Vengeful as much as I loved Vicious because it'd be a lie.
    Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    theres nothing quite like reading about a bunch of sociopaths to make you feel good about your life. additionally, theres nothing like enjoying a book about sociopaths to make you feel the need to re-evaluate your life. lol.

    this had everything i loved about vicious, and so much more! i dont even know where to begin. how lucky we are to even get a sequel? how much more world building was present in this? the fact that mitch was still so wholesome? the brilliance of schwabs storytelling? how much
    Nov 11, 2015 marked it as to-read
    Update: Verily, that the sequel to Vicious is titled Vengeful is a beautiful case of both alliteration and sinister phrasing. Then again, it is Victor Vale, so perhaps poetry and peril were par for the course.

    Alliteration awesomeness
    Elise (TheBookishActress)
    you know how I’ve been talking all week about the #fivestarathon, and there were five challenges, one of which was to read five books during the one-week readathon, and I had a full TBR and I’d picked five books, and I didn’t think I’d actually get it done because I haven’t really been reading recently? I fucking did it I read seven books this week, five of which were for this readathon, and this was the last one and I finished at 12:30 a.m. and in case you were wondering, it was absolutely fuck ...more
    Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
    Full review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription

    Actual Rating: 4.5 stars

    Victoria Schwab liked my tweet
    My life is complete!!





    Someone pls kill me as this book is making me suffer inside

    And then bring me back to life bc I want superpowers

    Anyways RTC.
    Mar 01, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    So, I read the prologue whilst waiting for a friend and my. Mind. Was. Blown.

    Need to chop chop-it and reread Vicious already!


    I can't breathe...

    This calls for a moment of silence.
    Chantal  (Every Word A Doorway)
    AM I DREAMING?? One of my all-time favourite books gets a sequel?!

    This is too good to be true.

    What I want to know is when? WHEN?
    ☆ Mira ✷

    ^me meeting Victoria Schwab the day after I finished Vengeful and trying not to be freakishly starstruck. (she said she loved my "Victor Vale is my hero" shirt and that is peak fangirl try and top me. Also, I always thought that she must be the Devil & Co due to how her books screw me over, but she's so sweet and funny, she definitely has no Satanic origins.)

    Anyway, after finishing Vengeful, I spent 10 mins searching GIF websites for variations of "death, satan, ghost, hell" to express how
    Oct 03, 2015 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: not-yet-released

    Three words. MORE VICTOR VALE

    Calling a temporary DNF at 75% (my first ever official DNF).

    This was a fiasco. An absolute clusterfuck.
    I little over 5 years ago I read a short preview of Vicious via Netgalley and immediately knew I would love this book. Forward to October 2013 and I ended up having a new favorite book, my ONE favorite book.
    Five years later, I read the sequel and I'm just a whole big mess of emotions.

    I expected Vengeful to be GOOD, how could it not be, when I get to return to my favorite character, Victor Vale, when I get to read more about my precious family of broken souls, my personal heroes, when I get to re
    Good grief I'm finally done with this.

    I'm disappointed. I'm underwhelmed. I'm frankly a little pissed off. I went into this book with the excitement of a giddy child and came out a crone hardened by sheer boredom and anger (the worst kind). I was happy with the story, so very happy, but once Marcella (a new addition AKA the lady on the cover) mutinied and became the star of the show, around the 50% mark, I found myself dreading reading this.

    I don't want this to be a long review so I'm going to b
    Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)

    “Every end is a new beginning.”

    I can’t put in words how much I adore these books. I would honestly recommend this to every single person in existence.

    I read Vicious a couple of days ago. I couldn't control myself and dived into this on the weekend. Victoria Schwab managed to give us the most complex story about Villains there is, and I loved every minute of it!

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    Sep 30, 2018 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
    someone: "what scares you?"
    me, with a horrified expression: "the last book in a v.e. schwab series"

    i've been putting this off for so long because schwab has too much power over me and i'm capital letters TERRIFIED of her, and that's the tea

    ✦ buddy read with the squad: maymay, gianna, marami
    🤯 🤯. This book, and its predecessor, is recommended for readers of Fantasy and those who love superheroes. So, basically everyone? RTC.
    Raeleen Lemay
    Not quite as good as Vicious, sadly. I figure the easiest way to sum up my thoughts is with a couple of handy dandy lists:

    What I Liked

    -BACKSTORY. This book gave us tons of backstory on Eli, back to his childhood and his early days at Lockland with Victor. LOVE LOVE LOVED THIS.
    -New characters. I grew tired of Marcella after a while, but I am head over heels obsessed with June. Her power is so insanely cool, and I would have gladly read a whole book about her. I have a couple of theories about her
    I am feeling so many emotions right now. This was AMAZING. Thank you to everyone on Goodreads for hyping VE Schwab. Her work is gold of a discovery for me. I'm so glad I read this series. Review to come

    Pre-read Rambles
    My expectations are very high. Life will be hard if this isn't all that I hope it will be. Good vibes this way pleeease XD
    🦊 Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    Hell, yeah! I’m so excited! 🎉

    may ❀
    Oct 15, 2018 is currently reading it
    i've been waiting years for this book and im stuck between screaming in fear and excitement, with schwab you can never really tell

    buddy read with the squaf💗, 🐝, 👸, & 🐀
    You do what you can. You fight, and you win, until you don’t.

    I’m so in love with Victoria Schwab.


    I just received my signed preorder copy more than one week before its release date!!! That has never happened to me before I am so excited to read it ahhh
    4 / 5

    Oh my, Vengeful was quite a ride; although not as entertaining as Vicious, it did not disappoint and was truly worth the wait.

    *This review will contain spoilers, here and there, so read at your own risk!*

    When I heard Schwab was writing a sequel to Vicious, I was enthralled (to say the least). I couldn’t wait to learn more about Victor and Eli; to read more from a favorite author... add that to Vicious being one of my favorite novels and you can hopefully picture how exited I was.

    That bei
    Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    no. fucking. way.
    P.S. I highly recommend listening to Run by AWOLNATION while reading bc it’s a PERFECT theme for this book

    UPDATE: apparently there’s a 5 years long time skip between book 1 and book 2 wHAT

    is it september yet?
    I am fucking speechless. Vicious is one of my all time favorite books and I was nervous and excited when I heard it was getting a sequel because I was desperately hoping it wouldn't disappoint me. Not only did this book not disappoint me, it blew my expectations right out of the fucking water. This book was SO GOOD. It was action-packed my heart was fucking racing for the entire 490-something pages.

    Victor Vale is my favorite anti-hero ever. He's just so bad-ass and he doesn't give a fuck, and he
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