Friday 21 August 2015
Quick Review: Warm Up - V. E. Schwab
He may have survived the avalanche, but the aftermath has been far worse. His wife moved out, taking his son with her, and a devastated David hasn’t left his house since, terrified of the mysterious new power that followed him home from the ill-fated expedition.
After months in seclusion, David’s ready for a fresh start, and ventures out, determined to keep his power in check. But David’s power isn’t the one he needs to worry about.
Warm Up (free prequel short story can be read online here)
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It's been 297 days since David died and came back to life, 294 days since his wife left him and 293 days since he left his house thanks to the scary new ability his near death experience seems to have given him.
Warm Up is a short story set in the same world as V.E. Schwab's that can be read for free on the Tor website. It's a great little intro to a dark world where some people have superhero type powers and have to learn how to control them. One of the main characters from Vicious makes an appearance towards the end of the story and it definitely left me looking forward to reading the full length novel.
If you're undecided on whether you want to read Vicious or if you just want to try out V.E. Schwab's writing style then this is a great place to start. It's very well written and I was totally invested in David's story from the beginning, my only complaint was that I wanted the story to be longer!
Source: Read for free on the Tor website here.
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