Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This book blew my mind, in all the best ways possible, and I haven’t even read the first book. That’s how good it is.
You’re probably wondering why, in my right mind, did I get an ARC of the second book in a series and, honestly, it was kind of a misunderstanding on my part. In all my stupidity, I thought that it was a stand-alone set in the same world as the first book, and I have no idea where that idea came from.
But it’s probably the best mistake I’ve ever made in my life. Not only have I already ordered Vicious, I’m also seriously considering binge reading all of V. E. Schwab’s books because I really don’t think I appreciated them enough.
And goddamn this book is brutal – definitely not for the faint of heart. But despite most of the characters being trigger-happy, I genuinely liked all of them at one point or another (minus the sadistic doctor who, honestly, was just a fucking creep).
My favourite, though? Marcella. Marcella made me want to weep tears of joy because she is the best anti heroine I’ve ever read about. She’s a complete maniac, and while at first she was focused on getting revenge on her cheating husband, she pretty quickly just about wiped everyone out who got in her way.
She’s fabulous. Hell truly hath no fury like a woman scorned.
Honestly though, this book is mental. It’s so gripping and bloodthirsty, and it totally surprised me because I’ve read V. E. Schwab’s other books and I definitely didn’t love them as much as I love this book. I absolutely can’t wait to be able to read Vicious (Amazon, get your shit together and GIVE ME MY BOOK).
*Thank you to the publisher, who sent me a free copy in exchange for an honest review*
(I would also like to thank bookseriesrecaps.com who is genuinely my hero)