A masterful, twisted tale of ambition, jealousy, betrayal, and
superpowers, set in a near-future world.
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?
Victoria Schwab is awesome and I know I will love any book she writes no matter what. I can't wait to get my hands on this one and it is a little less than 5 months away. This book totally had me at jealousy, betrayal and superpowers. It sounds so exciting and action packed. This is Schwab's first adult novel and it looks like she brought her writing to a whole other level. I am reading this one as soon as it comes out.
P.S. You can read the first two chapters on Tor.com by clicking this link. =]