So, as you can see, the author we decided to feature this week is none other than the amazing Victoria Schwab. Most commonly known as V.E. Schwab is an American author, who “suffered from a wicked case of wanderlust, made worse by the fact that wandering is a good way to stir up stories.”
Victoria Schwab is well known for her numerous books from several different genres, including one of my favorite books in this whole entire world (and also, quite sadly, the only book I’ve had the chance to read by her, A Darker Shade of Magic.
(I have a review for it right here)
If you didn’t already know, which you should, A Darker Shade of Magic is an adult fantasy series about a world in which there are parallel versions of London, which only the Antari, people with magic in their blood, can travel to and between. Each of these Londons is almost completely different from each other. Each one has their different aesthetic and traditions, some have access to magic, and some do not.
It specifically follows the life of young Antari prince, Kell, as well as the life of thief, and later on pirate, Delilah Bard and how an unfortunate turn of events leads them to cross each other’s paths and discover much more than they already did about their world, and about the evil that lurks in it.
It’s incredibly action-packed and the world is so vast and complex that sometimes I feel like I could read a thousand books set in that world and I’d never get tired. If that doesn’t sound like an amazing book to you, in which case, what the hell is actually wrong with you, then I don’t know what an amazing book actually is.
The first book of this series is (obviously) already out and the second book in this series, A Gathering of Shadows, is set to come out sometime around January or February? I believe? Anyways, you have no idea how excited I am to continue on with this series.
(I’m showing you both of these versions of the same book because I can’t choose just one, bye)
(again, how can I choose just one cover?)
She’s also the author of another Adult fantasy series called Vicious, which is said to be about two brilliant and highly disturbed pre-med students who set out to generate their own superpowers and end up mortal enemies. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this book, and I’m pretty sure I heard there was a sequel coming out soon, so I might just go out and buy it sometime soon.
Then we have her YA supernatural series, The Archived, which is about a world in which the dead are shelved like books. I faintly remember hearing various booktubers that I like rave about these books and how great they are, and I’ve also heard my friend Ava, (@bookishnessandtea on Instagram, go follow her) talk about how much she loved The Archived, so by any means, they MUST be good.
There’s also her first ever YA novel, The Near Witch, and her middle grade series, Everyday Angel, which even though I hadn’t heard anything about them before now, I don’t doubt their greatness, if I am to base my judgement on the one book that I read by her, and everyone’s deep love for her books.
And, on top of all these books, I recently learned that she’s in the process of writing quite a few more books!
Apart from being such a phenomenal author, she’s a very sweet, often hilarious woman, and she’s very active on social media platforms like Twitter and Tumblr. She’s also distinguished by the decent amount of contests that she holds from time to time, with prizes that include signed books, magnetic bookmarks, bookish swag, etc.
I hope you enjoyed this little post and remember, always support and appreciate your authors. They deserve more recognition than books themselves, as if they weren’t for them we wouldn’t even have the books in the first place.
Until next time!
(he’s so cute)