Author: V.E. Schwab
This is my 69th read for the year
The second book in Villans Duology opens basically where we left off. Victor is still struggling to keep his heart beating after Sydney brought him back from dying a second time. As he searches for answers, and searches for Eli, new EOs come onto the scene. Marcella Riggins' husband tried to murder her, but instead, turned her into one of the most powerful EOs in existence. When she meets June, she thinks as a team they can be unstoppable. Eli - now behind bars - and being tortured for science - is brought in to try and find Marcella and stop her. However, his handlers are reluctant to let him out. They want him to help them from prison. Eventually Victor, Eli, and Marcella will face off and it is anyone's guess who will be left standing.
This was a good book. I didn't like it as much as the first one - I was kind of hoping they would focus just on Victor and Eli and their own hunts. But most of the story is about Marcella and June. Marcella was not likable at all - although I am beginning to think that is the idea with this author. A lot of time jumps. I didn't find myself jumping to finish this one like I did Vicious. It wraps up nicely - I don't think there will be a third. But who knows. And if there is - we shall see if I pick it up.