OVERALL RATING: ★★★★/5
(Goodreads summary here.)
When I started Vicious, I’ll be honest: I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I knew I was going to at least enjoy it. VE/Victoria Schwab has become one of my favorite authors ever since I cracked open A Darker Shade of Magic last summer. But with Vicious, I didn’t know what to expect. I had heard of lot of differing opinions, although most were positive. One of my close friends had read it, and although we typically have very similar opinions on books, thought it was just okay. I, on the other hand, absolutely LOVED it.
From the get-go, I knew it was going to be right up my alley. Like a lot of science-fiction/fantasy fans, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is one of my favorite classic novels. I love books that explore the debate of human-as-god, particularly the morality of actions that give a single person immense power. I don’t consider myself much of a philosopher, but anything that makes me question my beliefs on a topic has my attention.