Vengeful (Villains, #2) by V.E. Schwab

Vengeful (Villains, #2)

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 even if one has superhuman powers. But despite his own worries, his anger ...

Details Vengeful (Villains, #2)

TitleVengeful (Villains, #2)
Release DateSep 25th, 2018
GenreFantasy, Science Fiction, Adult, Fiction

Reviews Vengeful (Villains, #2)

  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    Me, having absolutely no concept of liking things in moderation:I WOULD DIE A THOUSAND FIERY DEATHS FOR THIS BOOK.I feel like I need to dress up for reviewing this book, to take it in gratitude for a night out in someplace fancy, to offer it drinks. I’m so full of an unnamed wanting that I can’t bear it—like whatever I will allow to crawl out of my heart and down my arm and out my fingers is not enough because I just [clenches fist] love th...
  • Emily May
    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'v...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    I could not put this book down!!Probably my favorite book by V E Schwab. Loved the story, loved the superpowers, loved the strong messed up female characters, loved that the story was told backward, loved the flashbacks. Book 2 was even better than the first one. Can't recommend this enough!Only thing is... gold nail polish? Really?
  • Kai
    “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...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    “Men look at anyone with power and see only a threat, an obstacle in their path. They never have the sense to see power for what it really is. Potential.” Vengeful was my second most anticipated book of this year, and it did not disappoint at all. It was absolutely a wild ride and I read it in, literally, two sittings within the same day. S0 let’s scream! G O D, T H A T ’ S G O O D I think Schwab’s writing style for Vicious is the be...
  • Lia
    Okay. I'm gonna be a big brave girl and say it. This wasn't that great. There, I said it. 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 ...
  • Warda
    I'm currently debating between a 4 or 5 stars, but needless to say that I had the best time reading this book.I didn't get bored once. It was thrilling, the character analysis was stunning and the pacing was beautifully set. The world of EO's got bigger and better, more fascinating and ludicrous. More morally grey characters were introduced, Victor and Eli got more despicable and lovable with each page. Mitch, Doll and Sydney constantly turned my...
  • jessica
    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...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    Guys, get ready...
  • Silvia
    I know Victor Vale is real because this book made me feel all kinds of pain
  • myra
    You thought Vicious was good? Well jokes on you.
  • Faith M ✨
    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...
  • ❄️Nani❄️
    One of top 5 worst reads of 2018. This was a fiasco. An absolute clusterfuck. What a joke.
  • C.G. Drews
    And that was entirely INTENSE. Also long so I feel like I was just flung down 57 flights of stairs and am now gasping at the end with my leGS brOKEn. Although I will admit I liked Vicious better and I'm a teeny bit disappointed because I expected a 5star read and (for me) it wasn't. But like it was still excellent.I'm absolutely reeling with the cleverness of the timelines. I understand why Schwab was dying on twitter while writing this. I've wri...
  • emi
    OHMYGODTHIS F*CKING BOOKSomeone pls kill me as this book is making me suffer inside And then bring me back to life bc I want superpowers Anyways RTC.
  • Hamad
    Full review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book PrescriptionActual Rating: 4.5 starsVictoria Schwab liked my tweetMy life is complete!!
  • Samantha
    3.75. I might bump this up to 4 because that’s what I thought I’d give it up until the very end. But this was very anti climactic for me and definitely did not compare to how perfect Vicious was for me.
  • may ❀
    i just have one question, what in the hell just happened?that is allIm simultaneously destroyed and yet so fulfilled and content at this endingI cant believe this story is over for the time being, I genuinely felt like I was living with them GOSH DAMMIT- I cant even begin to describe what this book did to me- Victor vale: a madman, book defiler, a soft dad, just wants to feel alive again and honestly relatable- Mitch: a marshmallow that got stuck...
  • amy ☂︎
    this.......................... was everything i wanted, truly.i don't know how schwab does it but somehow she just manages to wrap her series up so perfectly. i loved every single word in this book, i lived and breathed victor, syd, mitch and even eli, i clutched my heart so many times i lost count. I LOVE THIS BOOK WITH EVERY PART OF MY SOUL I JUST WANT TO SCREAM IT INTO THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i'm so filled with love and pain, i don't even kno...
  • ☆ Mira ✷
    #hide yo kids hide yo wife schwab came for us all^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, which 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 ...
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    Ms Victoria Schwab really sat down, opened her laptop, and wrote THIS? Knowing full well people like ME would have to read it and cry and suffer?? 911 I’d like to report an attempted murder. Sometimes a family is: your angst emo super power dad who’s doing his best, your sweet hot chocolate making uncle whos job is to tell the family not to do bad things and you, the adopted child who loves undead dogs and thinks it’s kinda cool ur dad kill...
  • ✨ A ✨
    I finished this book over a week ago and have procrastinated this review because I AM STILL completely S H O O K. It took a while to put my thoughts together. And I will now attempt to express my love for this book and all these kick-ass characters, who are all so dear to me. SPOILERS BELOW The five year time jump came as a surprise, though not an unwelcome one. Throughout the book there was plenty time jumping and changing of POV, but I managed...
  • Ashley Nuckles
    All I can say is there better be a Villains #3 after this because I just want to know who the hell June is. C’monnnnnnnn
  • 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 boo...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    *Sigh* This was great. Such a satisfying end to a wholly enjoyable duology. Or is it? JK, but I'm always hopeful that authors will return to my favorite worlds to continue stories on, even if it be through supporting character's stories. Marcella and June were exciting additions to the cast, and my mind is blown by how intricately the timelines were weaved together to keep our attention grasped. Highly recommend these books to folks who enjoy dee...
  • Hafsah (on hiatus)
    (The idea is to read the crossings out too)Oh my goshhhhhh!!Vicious was amazing, but THIS BOOK ? This book DESERVES a standing ovation from the whole Goodreads community because it was was even better. It's MORE intense(the last 100 pages were nail-biting). More everything. There was more backstory (Eli's childhood simultaneously creeps me out and breaks my heart), more action, more fantaaastic characters, more twists. And that's why im giving it...
  • Bibi