Author: V E Schwab
This is my 68th read for the year
This is the story of Victor and Eli. Two friends who met in college ad quickly hit it off. They were both incredibly intelligent as well as arrogant, and they liked to challenge each other. When Eli picks to do his final college thesis on how someone could develop Extraordinary (EO) abilities Victor becomes wary. However when the experiment moves from the classroom to real life, things take a turn that neither saw coming.
10 years later, Victor is on the search for Eli. While Victor has been in prison for a crime, Eli has been on the search for EOs to erradicate them all for the abominations he believes them to be. With the help of an unlikely sidekick, both Victor and Eli come head to head once and for all.
This was a pretty good story. A clever idea of people who get abilities after they die and are brought back to life by resucitation and the abilities they develop due to that resucitation. Victor and Eli are on opposite sides when it comes to EOs abilities and if they should be allowed to exist. Both of the main characters are extremely arrogant, and honestly - I didn't love either that much. Victor is probably the better of the two as far as likability, but he still wanted these abilities for himself, so he isn't much better than Eli in the end.
I am anxious to read the second book in this series to see where it is going. It was well written, and entertaining, and the first book did end on a cliff hanger. If you are interested in the supernatural, this book is for you.