Tuesday, October 22, 2013


V. E. Schwab

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?

V. E. Schwab (WebsiteFacebookTwitterGoodreadsYouTube)
ISBN: 978-0-7653-3534-0
$24.99 | 368 p.
On Sale September 24, 2013

  1. Tell us a little about how this book is different from Near Witch.

--Haha, VICIOUS is as different from NW as a book could possibly be while still being mine. It’s set in the near future, and it’s very staccato instead of lyrical, and follows two disturbed pre-med students on a mission to create superpowers. 

2. Heels or flats?


3. Pizza or sushi?


4. Name three things on your desk right now...

--A Loki funko pop doll, a calendar covered in stickers (I use it to gauge writing progress), and a notebook.

5. What is your favorite type of character to write about?

--The villain.  

6. Plotter or pantster?


7. Favorite ice cream flavor?

--Dark chocolate fudge brownie.  

8. What advice would you tell someone just starting out writing their first novel length work? Is there a book on writing that was particularly useful?

--I am not really onto the books on writing (I’m sure they’re great, but I don’t find prescriptions as prescriptive as practice), but I would say get to the end of a draft. Finish it. Because you can’t fix something until you have something to fix.

9. What's next on your writerly horizon?

--The sequel in my YA series about a library of the dead (THE UNBOUND), a MG series about a very strange guardian angel (EVERYDAY ANGEL), and an adult book I’m not allowed to announce yet about multiple versions of London (one you know, two you don’t) with magic and thieves and other fun things. 

10. If you had a comic superpower, what would it be?

--I would want to be able to control time, but only forward—pause, slow motion, fast forward. Going backward is where everything seems to go wrong.

Thank you Victoria for stopping by Bookgirl Knitting and giving us a glimpse into Vicious!

V. E. Schwab

V. E. Schwab is the author of The Near Witch, a YA fantasy from Disney Hyperion, as well as The Archived, the first book in a YA supernatural series, also from Disney Hyperion. The product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a Southern upbringing, Victoria has a penchant for tea and BBC shows, and a serious and well-documented case of wanderlust. This is her first adult book. Find her online at veschwab.wordpress.com

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