Review: Extraordinary by V.E. Schwab
ExtraOrdinary by VE Schwab is like a whole new story in the Villain’s universe, but also we get to know a bit more about Eli Ever and what happens to him after Vicious and before Vengeful! I am really hoping for another few rounds of stories like this, set in this world, or maybe even a 2.5 after Vengeful and before Victorious?
ExtraOrdinary (Villains, #1.5)by V.E. Schwab, Enid Balám
Published by: Titan Comics
on November 16, 2021
Genres: Graphic Novel, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Thriller
#1 New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, launches her incredible world of super beings with this ALL-NEW dazzlingly illustrated graphic novel set in the five years between Vicious and Vengeful. A must for all Schwab fans everywhere!
This collection also features, for the first time ever in print, Schwab's original 2013 text short story Warm Up, which is set in the Vicious universe.
Taking place in the years between VICIOUS and VENGEFUL, ExtraOrdinary follows the tale of a teenage girl named Charlotte Tills who following a fatal bus crash, seemingly dies only to wake up to discover she has become an EO -- a person with ExtraOrdinary abilities. In Charlotte's case, it's the ability to see people's deaths, but when she looks into her own future, sees her own murder at the hands of the self-proclaimed hero and notorious EO killer Eli Ever, who is currently in prison for the murder of Victor Vale. Refusing to accept her fate, Charlotte sets off to find--and change--her future--before it comes for her.
This graphic novel introduces Eli Ever, the antagonist at the heart of the Villains series.
Also includes for the first time ever in print, V.E. Schwab's original text short story, Warm Up. Set in the Vicious universe and follows the story of a family man called David, who after surviving a deadly avalanche wakes up as an EO with the terrifying ability to create fire with his mind.
Drawn by sensational Mexican artist Enid Balam, ExtraOrdinary introduces a whole new take on the genre of super-powered humans!
If you are unfamiliar with the world of the Villains by VE Schwab, you can definitely start right up with this graphic novel, which delves a little into the backstory about Eli Ever and Victor Vale and the EO’s (ExtraOrdinary) people they have become and now they either hunt down or protect their own…
I loved how this graphic novel is mostly told from a new point-of-view than the novels. Which means we get to experience what Charlotte experiences as she newly discovers herself as an EO after surviving a mostly fatal crash. We also get to see how she relates and ties into the Villains world and how she views Eli & Victor, as well as the other EO’s we are introduced to. I really hope there is more coming from this story line, as we have just met this new crew of EO’s and I really want to know a whole lot more.
The incredible art, by Enid Balam in this graphic novel is truly moving. I felt so much movement and fluidity throughout the pages and it really enhanced my experience in this world overall.
My only complaint coming from a place of knowing this world, I wanted more new content with Charlotte and the gang, sure hope we get that, and even more, like a spinoff after Vengeful and before Victorious?! So yes, my complaint, is I want more…and nothing has been announced yet!
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