The Vindico

The Vindico

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X-Men meets The Breakfast Club in this darkly humorous adventure
The Vindico are a group of supervillains who have been fighting the League of Heroes for as long as anyone can remember. Realizing they're not as young as they used to be, they devise a plan to kidnap a group of teenagers to take over for them when they retire--after all, how hard can it be to teach a bunch of angsty teens to be evil?
Held captive in a remote mansion, five teens train with their mentors and receive superpowers beyond their wildest dreams. Struggling to uncover the motives of the Vindico, the teens have to trust each other to plot their escape. But they quickly learn that the differences between good and evil are not as black and white as they seem, and they are left wondering whose side they should be fighting on after all . . .
With fast-paced action, punchy dialogue, and sarcastic humor, this high-stakes adventure from a talented new YA voice pulls you in from the first page.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 297 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 25.4mm | 294.83g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142426563
  • 9780142426562
  • 997,381

About Wesley King

Wesley King lives in suburban Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, where he spends most of his time in imagined universes of superpowered children, dying stars, and dystopian fantasy realms. This is his first novel.
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Review quote

"Here's a debut that will knock...superhero fans on their butts. A fresh are going to gobble this up."--Booklist"King brilliantly combines teenage points of view and emotions with comic book excitement."-- VOYA, starred review
"[King] never loses his knack for humorous--teen-friendly--dialogue."--The Horn Book
"Where many action/adventure novels sacrifice character development for the sake of quick pacing, this is a nonissue for King: his teens are vivid, funny, and relatable, but their growth never comes at the expense of story or plot development. Add in descriptions of cool weaponry and superpowers, a healthy dose of clever one-liners and snappy dialogue, and plenty of chases and explosions, and you've got all the ingredients for a hit series that teens will love. King is definitely an author to watch."--SLJ
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Rating details

1,430 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 33% (476)
4 34% (488)
3 23% (330)
2 7% (102)
1 2% (34)
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