The Vindico by Wesley KingThe Vindico by Wesley King

The Vindico

byWesley King

Paperback | June 13, 2013

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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.
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.
Title:The VindicoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.24 × 5.57 × 0.83 inPublished:June 13, 2013Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142426563

ISBN - 13:9780142426562


Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book will keep you hooked! A great read that delves into an interesting dilemma - to be a superhero or a super villain. The choice is not as obvious as it may seem. Well written with action, thoughtful conversations, and interesting character stories.
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gripping Amazing book to read, the storyline continually captivates with each chapter. I love the different perspectives of each main character as you see how their different pasts affect their thoughts and actions. Love the sequel as well!!
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Stellar This book is truly amazing to kids and teens alike, with a gripping plot, and relatable characters, how can you go wrong? And who doesn't like to see some kids kick some butt.
Date published: 2015-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful I thought it was amazing, I could read it over and over
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent A very entertaining read I look forward to reading more in the series.
Date published: 2012-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Read! I absolutely loved this novel :) It's a story line that you can escape to for hours. Whenever I had to stop reading because I had to work; I felt a little sad and mostly annoyed - I wanted to KNOW what happens. I read the entire 30 odd chapters in one day and I fell in love with five characters that stole my heart. King's depiction of the everyday teenager torn between good and evil is fantastic & honest.
Date published: 2012-07-01

Editorial Reviews

"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