V. E. Schwab

Victoria Elizabeth (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.

V. E. Schwab by Gage Skidmore 2
Schwab at the 2018 Phoenix Comic Fest


The Guardian called Vicious "a brilliant exploration of the superhero mythos and a riveting revenge thriller."[1] It received a starred review from Publishers Weekly,[2] which also named the novel one of its best books of 2013 for SF/Fantasy/Horror.[3] The American Library Association's Reference and User Services Association likewise awarded it the top fantasy book in their 2014 Reading List.[4] 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.[5][6]

In 2014 Schwab signed a two-book deal with Tor Books.[3] Her next novel, A Darker Shade of Magic, was published in February 2015 and also received a starred review from Publishers Weekly.[7] 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.[8]


As Victoria Schwab

The Archived series

  1. The Archived (2013)
  2. The Unbound (2014)
  3. Leave the Window Open (2015) (short story)

Everyday Angel series

  1. New Beginnings (2014)
  2. Second Chances (2014)
  3. Last Wishes (2014)

Monsters of Verity duology

  1. This Savage Song (2016)
  2. Our Dark Duet (2017)

Cassidy Blake

  1. City of Ghosts (2018)
  2. Tunnel of Bone (2019)

Standalone works

  • The Near Witch (2011)
  • The Ash-Born Boy (2012) (short story)
  • Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts - Broken Ground (2015)
  • Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy (2017) (contributing writer)
  • (Don't) Call Me Crazy (2018) (contributing writer)

As V. E. Schwab

Villains series

  1. Warm Up (2013) (short story)
  2. Vicious (2013)
  3. Vengeful (2018)

Shades of Magic series

  1. A Darker Shade of Magic (2015)
  2. A Gathering of Shadows (2016)
  3. A Conjuring of Light (2017)[9]


  1. ^ Brown, Eric (January 9, 2014). "Science fiction roundup - reviews". The Guardian. Retrieved January 18, 2015.
  2. ^ "Fiction Review: Vicious by V. E. Schwab". Publishers Weekly. 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Deahl, Rachel (February 10, 2014). "Book Deals: Week of February 10, 2014". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  4. ^ "RUSA's 2014 Reading List winners revealed: Librarians' top picks in genre fiction". American Library Association. January 26, 2014. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  5. ^ Fleming, Mike, Jr. (December 17, 2013). "Ridley Scott's Scott Free Teams With Story Mining & Supply On Vicious Deal". Deadline Hollywood.
  6. ^ Barnes, Madison (May 20, 2014). "Hit List Scribe Alexander Felix To Adapt Vicious For Scott Free And Story Mining & Supply Co". The Tracking Board. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  7. ^ "Fiction Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab". Publishers Weekly. 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  8. ^ Tor.com. "V.E. Schwab Writing New Trilogy Set in the Shades of Magic Universe". August 28, 2017
  9. ^ "A Conjuring of Light is the Third Book in V.E. Schwab's Darker Shade of Magic Series". Tor.com.

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