Vicious (Vicious, Book 1) by V. E. Schwab
By V. E. Schwab
Victor and Eli began as university roommates—brilliant, conceited, lonely boys who well-known an identical ambition in one another. A shared curiosity in adrenaline, near-death stories, and possible supernatural occasions finds an exciting hazard: that lower than the ideal stipulations, a person may strengthen amazing skills. but if their thesis strikes from the tutorial to the experimental, issues move horribly incorrect. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of legal, made up our minds to capture as much as his outdated good friend (now foe), aided by way of a tender woman with a beautiful skill. in the meantime, Eli is on a challenge to remove some other super-powered person who he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic lady with an unbreakable will. Armed with negative strength on each side, pushed through the reminiscence of betrayal and loss, the arch-nemeses have set a path for revenge—but who may be left alive on the finish?
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C. for a concert. " Linnet heard herself giggling and swallowed the sound. Am I getting drunk? She decided she should have consumed more dinner or less wine. "Tell that to Robin. She thought I spoiled Dee anyway, but that's what aunts are for, right? " "She didn't like the idea very much, but it was either that or keep up the daily screaming matches with a rebellious teenager. Deanna behaved for me—usually. " "Mom agreed with that. " "He'd died the year before. " She picked up the bottle and found it empty.
The blue-haired girl had vanished. Chapter 6 «^» Aware that she had little hope of finding one person who'd faded into the crowd in the terminal, Linnet hurried back to the car-rental counter. She debated whether to tell Max about the futile chase. She decided not to mention the incident, at least for now. After all, she wasn't sure of the girl's identity. The panicked flight didn't mean much. Who wouldn't run if a strange woman started chasing her? Linnet irritably squelched a voice in the back of her mind that hinted she was withholding information from Max only because his own secretiveness annoyed her.
She had to suck air into her lungs before she could speak. " "I won't," came the muffled reply. " She obeyed. When she turned toward the bed again, Max flung off the sheet and sat up. Linnet didn't look away quickly enough. She wasn't sure whether to be disappointed or relieved when she saw the navy blue running shorts he'd slept in. They revealed more than enough—lean hips, muscular legs that went on forever, and a discreet bulge under the cloth. Her nipples tingled. Painfully aware of her reaction, she blushed hotly and fled from the room.