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Vicious | V. E. Schwab
A masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, desire, and superpowers.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? In Vicious, V. E. Schwab brings to life a gritty comic-book-style world in vivid prose: a world where gaining superpowers doesn't automatically lead to heroism, and a time when allegiances are called into question."A dynamic and original twist on what it means to be a hero and a villain. A killer from page one...highly recommended!" --Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Marvel Universe vs The Avengers and Patient ZeroOne of Publishers Weekly's Best Fantasy Books of 2013
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KimmyM
Vicious | V E Schwab
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I am so far ahead on my Goodreads goal for the year that I think I'm going to be wild in December and #reread some favourites, starting with this book! (I hardly ever reread. Too distracted by the excitement of new-to-me books!)
#goodreadsgoal #currentlyreading

sprainedbrain This is a great book. Go crazy! 🤪😂 6d
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BookwormAHN
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Thank you so much @OriginalCyn620 I love everything. I've been wanting to read Vicious, especially since I finished The Darker Shade of Magic trilogy. I love the Gandalf bookmark & since the #FellowshipofTolkien has planned a buddy read of The Hobbit & LOTR it will be getting a lot of use. The Selenite tower is gorgeous. I'll definitely enjoy the twix & the stocking is a cute touch 💖
#LitsyLove #WinterSwap
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie

OriginalCyn620 Yay! Glad you like everything! 🤗 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎊💗❤️📚 1w
wordslinger42 How perfect for The Hobbit readalong! 😊 1w
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e.c.vitoria
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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DramaMuse
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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How i do football games. In my defence, my kid is in the marching band not the football team.

wanderinglynn Yay for marching band kids! 🎉 (I‘m a marching band alumnae.) 😉 1mo
wanderinglynn And welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 1mo
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DramaMuse
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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My book for the day
#Vicious #VESchwab

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Merethebookgal
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Who are some of your favorite villains? The Red Rising and An Ember in the Ashes series have some great ones, and of course this villains series by Schwab is so good!

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onceupona_paper
Vicious | V E Schwab
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I read half of this book in less than one day, almost all in one sitting. I‘m totally in love with Victor, but also with Sidney and Mitch. The book is fast paced and easy to read and I love the mixture between magic and actual science.
P.S. I‘m not saying that I did it, but I might have added to my Amazon‘s shopping cart the Collector‘s Edition of this book…
P.P.S. Thanks to the Illuminae Files‘ naked covers for posing as Victor‘s blacked pages.

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Loric
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Pickpick

From the first few lines you realize the kind of dark and deranged story you are in store for with Vicious. Amazingly written and well structured, I was immediately thrown off the deep end. Mundane moments gave a perversive sense that something deeper was buried underneath. Ambition, power And jealousy set the stage for this tale about control, destruction and vengeance. There are no hero‘s but you will still find your self rooting for someone.

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TheSpineView
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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OriginalCyn620 I loved this one! ❤️ 2mo
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e.c.vitoria
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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ReadingOverSleeping
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Pickpick

This did NOT end the way I expected it to. The only reason I didn't finish this in one sitting is only because there aren't enough hours in the day. The plot is well thought out, characters are complex, the book is cleverly written and it's definitely unpredictable. I'm so satisfied with the ending. #teamnosleep for #vicious ... AND JUST LEARNED THERE'S A #SEQUEL ... Ordering #vengeful now 😁

Nebklvr I just finished Darker shade of magic series 2mo
ReadingOverSleeping @Nebklvr Is this another series? I'm interested lol 2mo
Nebklvr @ReadingOverSleeping Yes. She also has a young adult novel under Victoria Schwab that was good. Sequel out now. 2mo
ReadingOverSleeping @Nebklvr you're the real MVP! Thank you! Love the way she writes! 2mo
Nebklvr @ReadingOverSleeping Just discovered her! She is great! 2mo
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manononosa
Vicious | V. E. Schwab

Genre: Fantasy
Date Started: Oct. 3, 2019
Date Completed:
How did I choose this book: This book has been mentioned in many book recommendation lists, so I decided to buy it.
Summary: Victor and Eliot start out as roommates in college, but after finding out that they shared interests in certain topics, their experiments on these topics turn deadly. 10 years later, Victor is out of jail and ready to reunite with his former friend.

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sprainedbrain
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Pickpick

I loved this book... at times it put me in mind of Flatliners, other times of Heroes, but it was always fun and interesting. Solid writing, with themes of what it means to be a hero or a villain. Really loved Victor, Sydney, and Mitch... excellent character development with the multiple timelines. The first part of the book was strong, and the end a bit weaker, but I‘ve already got the next book on hold. 🙌🏻

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Eyelit I‘ve had this one in my tbr for a while - I think I need to bump it up. 😃 That‘s a pretty great cover, too! 2mo
sprainedbrain @Eyelit It is a great cover! Vengeful also looks nice. 😃 2mo
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ReadingOverSleeping
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Any time I feel like I can predict this story, the author throws us through a loop and I LOVE it! This is such a good read! #vicious #eo #extraordinary

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Shakespearience
Vicious | V E Schwab
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Look at all these Halloween goodies! Oh my gosh it just kept coming! Thank you so much @Mynameisacolour I feel like you really outdid yourself! Thanks for hosting @4thhouseontheleft #screamathon #litsyswap

Mynameisacolour Happy swap day!! I'm glad that you like it! 🖤🎃🖤 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Is that a Halloween unicorn? 😍 2mo
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ReadingOverSleeping
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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It 👏 just 👏 got 👏 interesting! #vicious #eo #extraordinary

OriginalCyn620 I loved this book! 🖤 2mo
BillBlume This book is a blast! Hope you enjoy it. 2mo
ReadingOverSleeping @OriginalCyn620 @BillBlume Angie just DIED. I'm trying to slow down reading this book because I'm absolutely loving it but I WANNA KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT 2mo
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ReadingOverSleeping
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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I'm definitely intrigued and looking forward to a few days of debauchery with this one after giving up a couple of times. Does anyone else ever binge read fantasy or dystopian novels for too long where books on normies feels odd at first? 😅🤣 #vicious

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e.c.vitoria
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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ValerieAndBooks
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Not sure if you can see it, but the library copy is water damaged throughout — at least I hope it‘s just water 🤢. Library E-book hold won‘t be available for a while, but I‘ll read the sample here. I also can switch over to the other VE Schwab I borrowed. #authoramonth

Megabooks 🤢 3mo
ValerieAndBooks @Megabooks right?! This was a pick-up reserve so I didn‘t notice the damage until I got home — probably would have if I had taken it off the shelf 😒. 3mo
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Mynameisacolour
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Pickpick

"Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human."
For me this is between a so-so and a pick. It felt much like reading the novel version of a comic book. The powers of the characters were interesting and it was well written. If they ever get around to making the movie I would say that it would probably be better than the book. Undecided if I'll read book two.
#authoramonth
@Soubhiville

Soubhiville I felt pretty much the same way about it. 3mo
BooknerdsLife I feel the same! Love her other series & this book but not sure if I want to read the next one! 3mo
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Soubhiville
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Join us this month in reading VE Schwab! Just use the hashtag and tag me so I can log your reviews. Have fun!

#AuthorAMonth

Kimberlone Yay! I love her series about Red/Grey/white London. I have the Vicious series on my Kindle which I am super excited to read this month! 3mo
Bookzombie I have this one to start this month. 3mo
BookwormAHN I plan to finish A Darker Shade of Magic trilogy 💙 3mo
mhillis My plan is to read 3mo
CareBear Is included for free in prime reading! 3mo
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Carolyn11215
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Another good reading month. Vicious was the most fun, The Stationery Shop the most moving and Rosewater the most engrossing.

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crystalizedbooks
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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As always, highly impressed with V.E. Schwab! I loved how she wrote the book to cover the aspects of the past and present. It added to the story and made it better then having all the details jammed in. Keeps you on the seat wanting more. I adored Mitch and Victor, and the care they had for Sydney.

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Mynameisacolour
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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" The moments that define lives aren't always obvious. They don't always scream LEDGE, and nine times out of ten there's no rope to duck under, no line to cross, no blood pact, no official letter on fancy paper."
Getting an early start on Septembers #authoramonth
@Soubhiville

Shakespearience Ooh this sounds really interesting 3mo
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ReadingOverSleeping
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Decided on this one instead! Looking forward to this read ... Anyone read the series? #vicious #bookone

Naj I love, love this book! Really hope you enjoy this. The second one is great as well but this can also be read as a stand-alone. 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Loved this book! The second one is also good but I love this one more! ❤️ 3mo
DGRachel Loved both this one and Vengeful so much! 3mo
LauraWeasley Oh, I really love this series! Hope you'll enjoy it, too! 3mo
ReadingOverSleeping I keep getting distracted while reading this one but I'm going to push through after rave reviews! Lol 3mo
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Carolyn11215
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Pickpick

Such a fun book. 2 college buddies become arch enemies after engaging in near death experiments that make them EOs...Extraordinaries...people with unusual powers.

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Caffeinated_Reader
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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#85 of my year 🥳 I have been meaning to read this for a long time now and I‘m so happy to finally be! I love her books so much. Can‘t wait for Tunnel of Bones to come out this year eeeee 🥰🥰🥰

brit91 I love your cup!😍 4mo
Caffeinated_Reader @brit91 thank you so much! I got it from Dutch Brothers coffee co in Fresno ca 🥰🥰🥰 4mo
Caffeinated_Reader 🤯 damn. Her books are so brilliant I can‘t even think of a better way to say it. She just has a way of making the book be everything you want it to be and then much more than even that. I can‘t wait to read the next book. Holy fuck this one was masterful. 4mo
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IndyHannaJones
Vicious | V E Schwab
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Loved it. Cured my Umbrella Academy cravings.

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IndyHannaJones
Vicious | V. E. Schwab

This book is so addicting.

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hannahx
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Great view while reading my book!

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BookishRedhead
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Pickpick

Really enjoyed it.
Nice and likable characters.
Think I prefer Darker Shade of Magic.

ShyBookOwl Nice! The podcast Overdue just reviewed this one so I've pushed it up my TBR list -- I want to read it before I listen to the podcast episode 🤓 6mo
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JenFowler
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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#Goodreads reading challenge goal check...I think I should of moved my goal up a little. Things are looking good for me to hit 125 by December 31st! 😁

MrBook Wow!!! 😳😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
wanderinglynn w00t! You‘re crushing it! 🙌🏻 6mo
InBooksILive Wow! You are definitely smashing that reading goal! My goal is only 75, I would so love to be able to read over 100! Amazing job! 6mo
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Reggie Wow good job!!! 6mo
ephemeralwaltz Crazy!! Good job! 6mo
scowler1 I don't think I'll catch up with you! 6mo
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TiffanyMichele
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Panpan

Vicious. Well. I liked the first 2/3 s of this book but once we got to the last 1/3... ugh. I almost DNFd this one many, many times.
I think the biggy for me was there was little life in this one. Sydney and Victors father daughter relationship is what saved it. (Mitch was cool too) But I did end up skimming the last bit. Liked the ending tho! ⭐️⭐️

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Basement_Bookcase
Vicious | V E Schwab
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THESE. BOOKS. I will never get over how much I love these books. I would gladly let Victor or Marcella kill me and Eli just needs a hug. I‘ve never read books like these before and I‘m so glad V wrote them and her publisher published them. Plus we‘re going to get a third book! Ugh I can‘t wait but V has so many projects going it‘ll probably be 4-5 years before we get it. But it‘ll be worth the wait! Seriously—go read these right now!

#vicious

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bg_reads
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Book haul. ♡

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Daria.Adrianna21
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Pickpick

This is easily one if my favorite books of all time! And it is perfect for a 14 hour car ride!
#vicious #victorvale #veschwab #victoriaschwab #vengeful #goodreads #newadult

OriginalCyn620 I LOVE this book! 🖤🖤🖤 6mo
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Bookworm-Bobbie
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Pickpick

Another great read from V.E. Schwab. Turning the idea of superhero‘s and villains on its head, this story is gripping from the get go. Powers are gained in an interesting way, making this a unique story. I loved the characters too!

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imyril
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Vicious is the sort of fast, fun read I expect from Ms Schwab, giving super villains the back story and the spotlight they probably don‘t deserve. And they ARE villains: it‘s hard to objectively root for either (altho of course I picked a side). Entertaining enough that I‘ll read the sequel but my (not very) dark secret is that I find the supporting cast way more interesting than the protagonists. Oops.

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julesG
Vicious | V E Schwab
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My #BFC #audiobook companion this week was the tagged book.

It was good, not 5 stars, but solid 4 stars.

Victor and Eli, roommates at college, start researching EOs (extra-ordinary human beings). This research leads them to finding a way to create EOs, and -of course- both become human beings with superpowers.
Does their superpower make them heroes or villains? Are they using their power for good or evil?

Bit Flatliners meets Fantastic Four.👇

julesG Tagging @wanderinglynn - because there was no character left in my post. 😁 7mo
julesG PS: should my secret summer Santa now start tearing out their hair, because this was (maybe) on my wishlist, don't fret, I would still like a "hardcopy" of the book. 7mo
wanderinglynn Sounds like a fun book to read. 7mo
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julesG @wanderinglynn It was good to listen to it while I tried to add steps to my daily count. 😉 I'm keeping the sequel for next week. 7mo
TheSpineView Surprising how much more reading you can do while exercising! Keep it up! 7mo
AprilMae Oooooo, sounds like a good book! Keep it up!! 7mo
MistyNichole I just got the sequel to read! 7mo
BookwormAHN Sounds like a good book 🍀 7mo
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julesG
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Good Morning Littens! I'm sitting outside with tea and an #audiobook working on my physical #BFC log.

Wishing all of you a wonderful Sunday!

@wanderinglynn

BookwormAHN Nice log 🌻 7mo
RadicalReader @julesG What‘s BFC? It sounds interesting! 7mo
julesG @RadicalReader Book Fitness Challenge, @wanderinglynn is organising it. 7mo
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Wife 🌹 7mo
Kaye Very organized 😊 7mo
Bookwormjillk I love it! Great idea! 7mo
wanderinglynn Great tracker! 👍🏻 7mo
emz711 Please tell me that last column is poops 7mo
julesG @emz711 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 points!!! 7mo
julesG @emz711 My son said it looks like sweets. 7mo
emz711 @julesG that's so perfect except I'd have to add a column to track what I eat 7mo
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julesG
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Gah, what a day. Had to do soooooo many things. Among them, teaching my daughter how to crochet.

Good thing, I could do some #audiocooking with the tagged book.

Not as many steps for the #BFC as I had anticipated, but I'll catch up on Monday by the latest.

@wanderinglynn

dariazeoli Any steps move you forward, right? 😉 7mo
Kaye 💕 7mo
audraelizabeth Good job! 7mo
BethM But you made an effort! 7mo
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julesG
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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#ShadowCat decided 5.30am is a good time to wake us by smashing a bottle. Chaos taken care of we all went back to bed, me on my "bed of roses" with the tagged #audiobook.

#GhostCat just sniffed at the mat and went her way.

#catsoflitsy

Moony Mojo Rojo hat mich auch um 5:30 geweckt, obwohl ich eh um 6 Uhr austshen muss und erst nicht einschlafen konnte. Mit knapp 5 Stunden Schlaf muss ich mich nun zur Arbeit schleppen... 7mo
julesG @Moony Ich wünsche dir trotzdem einen erfolgreichen Arbeitstag. 7mo
Rachel.Rencher I have never seen one of those before. It looks...uncomfortable? What is it for? 7mo
julesG @Rachel.Rencher It's an acupunktur mat and it needs getting used to. 7mo
catsuit_mango My parents have one, it's nice once you are settled on it but one I slipped on it and use my hand to from falling... Big slash on that hand. It is pointy ;) 7mo
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BiblioLitten
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Read these for...
ESFPW: the characters
FE: the witty language
ICTC: the endearing and unassuming narrator
WDGB: quirkiness
Vicious: Superhero fantasy fix

#aprilwrapup #springintoreading

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OriginalCyn620
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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These are just some of the #onewordtitles that I‘ve read and enjoyed. #springintoreading

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Vox is on my list!! 7mo
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LeticiaToraci
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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This was interesting and original. It took me awhile to start caring about the story, but all is well when it ends well. #V for #AtoZLitsy

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Booklover2
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Wow! What a complex story with complicated characters! Looking forward to book 2.

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BiblioLitten
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I think I‘ll read one more chapter. 😺

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BooknerdsLife
Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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What a #Dark #Vicious #SciFi story about two close friends who discovered the mystery about becoming an ExtraOrdinary Human with super power and in doing so, become each other's biggest enemy. Finished it during my Easter holiday & #VESchwab has definitely become one of my favorite fantasy/sci-fi authors with her unique stories & fantastic writing. Now I need something to lighten my mood
4.5⭐️read!
#bookreview #readinglife #aussiereader #feedback

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