If there are two things that I love in this fangirl world, it’s giveaways and V.E. Schwab’s Vicious. Vicious is one of the very first books that I screamed about across the Internet, so I’m excited that Tor Books is partnering with me for a particularly villainous giveaway!

We all know that V.E. Schwab is the QUEEN of fantasy. Vicious of course is no exception. One of my all-time favorite books, this adult fantasy follows college roommates Victor and Eli- two brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who have a research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events. As expected, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of a prison and is determined to track down his old friend (now foe), with a young girl who has her own supernatural abilities by his side. In anticipation of the upcoming sequel, Vengeful, today I’m going to be sharing why you NEED to be reading Vicious right now.


Villains, villains, everywhere- Not only is V.E. Schwab the QUEEN of fantasy, but she’s also the QUEEN of villainous POVs. Between Eli and Victor, Sydney and Serena, Vicious is filled with morally unjust characters that makes the story even more exciting and unpredictable.

The most glorious bookstagram coversVicious has recently received a gorgeous new cover design that would even make Eli Cardale envious of your bookshelf and bookstagram game. While the original cover has a special place in my heart- I love how it depicts one of the scenes from the book itself- I love how the new cover matches Vengeful and V.E. Schwab’s other adult books so well.


There’s a dog named Dol- We all know by now how much I love books that have dogs. Vicious earns 10+ more skulls for the cutie that is Dol, Sydney’s sidekick.

All the story themes in one fast-paced read- Romance, rivalry, college, science, sisterhood, death and more all take the stage in this absolutely addicting read.

You’ll have a good reason for your chocolate milk cravings- One of our main characters, Mitch, has a love for chocolate milk that even Victor Vale can’t explain.

There’s a sequel that you need to add to your TBR ASAP– When I read Vicious for the first time back in February 2017, I had no idea that there’d be a sequel. You better believe when I heard about Vengeful, I broke out ALL the chocolate milk. Vengeful is easily my most anticipated book of 2018, and I cannot wait to share my thoughts with you guys. Vengeful comes out on September 25, 2018.

Finally, there’s a chance you can win some especially villainous merch, including Vicious and Vengeful, courtesy of Tor Books.



One (1) winner receives a Limited-Edition VICIOUS Prize Pack including:

  • Copies of Vicious and Vengeful

  • “Hell, we could be heroes” hoodie

  • Vicious pencil set

  • Vicious tote bag

Enter Giveaway Here

Giveaway open to US addresses only.

Prizing and samples provided by Tor Books.

Follow #VillainsSeries to also enter giveaways for the Limited-Edition VENGEFUL prize pack.


About Vicious

Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.

Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?

About Vengeful

Magneto and Professor X. Superman and Lex Luthor. Victor Vale and Eli Ever. Sydney and Serena Clarke. Great partnerships, now soured on the vine.

But Marcella Riggins needs no one. Flush from her brush with death, she’s finally gained the control she’s always sought—and will use her new-found power to bring the city of Merit to its knees. She’ll do whatever it takes, collecting her own sidekicks, and leveraging the two most infamous EOs, Victor Vale and Eli Ever, against each other once more.

With Marcella’s rise, new enmities create opportunity–and the stage of Merit City will once again be set for a final, terrible reckoning.

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, This Savage Song, Our Dark Duet and Vicious. 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 she’s not haunting Paris streets or trudging up English hillsides, she splits her time between Nashville, TN and Edinburgh, Scotland and is usually tucked in the corner of a coffee shop, dreaming up monsters.

Purchase Vicious & Vengeful with the following sites:

Amazon: Vicious | Vengeful

Barnes & Noble: Vicious | Vengeful

Books-A-Million: Vicious | Vengeful

Indie Bound: Vicious | Vengeful


Have you read Vicious? Are you excited for Vengeful? Share in the comments!


  1. […] V.E. Schwab’s sequel to Vicious,Vengeful, is officially out in the world and ready to wreck havoc on our reading lives. You better believe that I already ate my most anticipated book of the year AND YES, IT WAS DELICIOUS AS I IMAGINED IT TO BE. After loving Viciousand declaring it as one of my favorite books of all-time, I sort’ve knew that I was bound to fall in love with Vengeful. Vengeful easily met my expectations and more. Today I’m going to be walking you through why you need to be reading Vengeful NOW- and if you still haven’t read Vicious, find out why you need to here. […]


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