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V. E. Schwab

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Broken Ground (2015) 167 exemplar
Last Wishes (2014) 92 exemplar
Second Chances (2014) 84 exemplar
The Returned 54 exemplar
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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Schwab, Victoria Elizabeth
Andra namn
Schwab, V.E.
Washington University
Holly Root (Waxman Literary)
Kort biografi
Victoria (V. E.) Schwab (born July 7, 1987) is an American fantasy author best known for her 2013 novel Vicious, the Shades of Magic series, and for her children's and young adult fiction published under the name Victoria Schwab.

The Guardian called Vicious "a brilliant exploration of the superhero mythos and a riveting revenge thriller". It received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, which also named the novel one of its best books of 2013 for SF/Fantasy/Horror. The American Library Association's Reference and User Services Association likewise awarded it the top fantasy book in their 2014 Reading List. In late 2013 the rights for a film adaptation of Vicious were bought jointly by Story Mining & Supply Co and Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions.

In 2014 Schwab signed a two-book deal with Tor Books. Her next novel, A Darker Shade of Magic, was published in February 2015 and also received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. "Vicious" and the Shades of Magic series are published by Tor Books. In 2017, she signed another book deal with Tor for the sequel to Vicious, Vengeful; a new trilogy set called “Threads of Power” in the same world as the Shades of Magic series; and a Blade-Runner inspired book called "Black Tabs."

In May 2018, Schwab gave the sixth annual Tolkien Lecture at Pembroke College, Oxford.




This book was amazing. A perfect ending to a spectacular trilogy. An amazing magic system. A fun set of characters. And a wonderful story to round it all out. I literally can’t wait until I read this series again. Kell, Lila, Rhy, Alucard, Holland, all my friends now. I wish it didn’t have to end.

fedjbomb | 108 andra recensioner | Feb 27, 2024 |

This was my first V.E. Schwab book and I am thoroughly impressed. For a fantasy book, the world building was not extreme in length, but through clever storytelling and a fun (not-fully explained yet) magic system, the world filled out nicely. I loved the world hopping and descriptive imagery used to talk about three distinct, and yet very different places.

Beyond that, Kell and Lila are so fun. Lila is such a spitfire that I would totally want to adventure with just for the stories.

I can’t wait to read the next in the series!
… (mer)
fedjbomb | 318 andra recensioner | Feb 27, 2024 |

The second part of the Darker Shades series delivered. An absolutely incredible story to take us into the final part of the trilogy. Leaving us on a cliffhanger that will only lead to me starting the next book the same day I finished this one.

I’m here for it. Go Lila. Go Kell. Can’t wait for part 3.
fedjbomb | 155 andra recensioner | Feb 27, 2024 |
{stand alone; fantasy, urban fantasy}

I'm reviewing this book now, months after having read it. This one stays with you, in a good way.

Adeline LaRue was born at the end of the 17th century to a peasant couple in rural France. Curious and clever, she was given a little more freedom than most girls of her station and so she was allowed to drive in to the nearby town with her father when he went to trade and she spent time with Estelle, an old, independent woman who might be considered a witch. And so in 1714 at the age of 23, long after girls in her position should have been married, when Addie is promised (just because she's the only female available) to a man she cannot imagine spending the rest of her life with - thereby committing to a circumscribed life - in desperation she makes a deal with the darkness (an old god who claims he is not God or the devil) trading her soul for a chance to belong to no one but herself and explore the world.

They say never ask for what you want because you might just get it.

And so Addie lives indefinitely but is remembered by no-one, once she leaves their sight.

I found this an intriguing concept and wrestled with the issues that being out of sight and literally out of mind brings. No one remembers Addie - not her parents or her friends; not any employers or landlords or boyfriends. Until Henry in 2014.

I liked the interesting twist to the end. I thought it was amusing the way Schwab denotes her protagonists (and Addie's lovers) 'girl' and 'boy' even though Addie (at 300+ years) is frozen at 23 years old and Henry is about 30 years old.

Sweeping; the narrative is set over more than 300 years and across the world. There is an impending sense of doom because the book starts in 1714 and follows Addie's long life but is interspersed with chapters from 2014 so you know there must be an ending soon. And you know that Addie must surrender her soul once she is tired of living ...

I like the way Addie never gives up fighting even though she loses almost everything. But the darkness is always waiting for her.

(April 2023)
4 stars
… (mer)
humouress | 276 andra recensioner | Feb 25, 2024 |



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Viviana Spinelli Color assists
Will Staehle Cover artist
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Julia Whelan Narrator
Kate Reading Narrator
Jenna Stempel Cover designer & hand letterer
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