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VICTORIA “V. E.” SCHWAB is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including the acclaimed Shades of Magic series, the Villains series, the Cassidy Blake series and the international bestseller The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. Her work has received critical acclaim, translated into over two dozen languages, and optioned for television and film. First Kill – a YA vampire series based on Schwab’s short story of the same name – is currently in the works at Netflix with Emma Roberts’ Belletrist Productions producing. When she's not haunting Paris streets or trudging up English hillsides, she lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is usually tucked in the corner of a coffee shop, dreaming up monsters.
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#1 Library Reads Pick—October 2020
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In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s genre-defying tour de force.
A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.
France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever—and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.
Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.
But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.
Also by V. E. Schwab
Shades of Magic
A Darker Shade of Magic
A Gathering of Shadows
A Conjuring of Light
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Brand new edition of Victoria Schwab's long out-of-print, stunning debut.
All-new deluxe edition of an out-of-print gem, containing in-universe short story "The Ash-Born Boy" and a never-before-seen introduction from V.E. Schwab.
The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children.
If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company.
There are no strangers in the town of Near.
These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life.
But when an actual stranger, a boy who seems to fade like smoke, appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true.
The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion.
As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi's need to know about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.
Part fairy tale, part love story, Victoria Schwab's debut novel is entirely original yet achingly familiar: a song you heard long ago, a whisper carried by the wind, and a dream you won't soon forget.
AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A USA TODAY BESTSELLER
A NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER
“A bone-chilling standalone . . . which fuses Shirley Jackson’s gothic horror sensibilities with the warmth and dark whimsy of Neil Gaiman.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Gripping worldbuilding, well-rounded characters, and fantastic horror.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Unsettling and intriguing.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
Everything casts a shadow. Even the world we live in. And as with every shadow, there is a place where it must touch. A seam, where the shadow meets its source.
#1 New York Times–bestselling author V. E. Schwab weaves a dark and original tale about the place where the world meets its shadow, and the young woman beckoned by both sides. The Secret Garden meets Crimson Peak in this stand-alone novel perfect for readers of Holly Black and Neil Gaiman.
Olivia Prior has grown up in Merilance School for Girls, and all she has of her past is her mother’s journal—which seems to unravel into madness. Then, a letter invites Olivia to come home to Gallant. Yet when Olivia arrives, no one is expecting her. But Olivia is not about to leave the first place that feels like home; it doesn’t matter if her cousin Matthew is hostile, or if she sees half-formed ghouls haunting the hallways.
Olivia knows that Gallant is hiding secrets, and she is determined to uncover them. When she crosses a ruined wall at just the right moment, Olivia finds herself in a place that is Gallant—but not. The manor is crumbling, the ghouls are solid, and a mysterious figure rules over all. Now Olivia sees what has unraveled generations of her family, and where her father may have come from.
Olivia has always wanted to belong somewhere, but will she take her place as a Prior, protecting our world against the Master of the House? Or will she take her place beside him?
New York Times–bestselling author V. E. Schwab crafts a vivid and lush novel that grapples with the demons that are often locked behind closed doors. An eerie, stand-alone saga about life, death, and the young woman beckoned by both. Readers of Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Melissa Albert, and Garth Nix will quickly lose themselves in this novel with crossover appeal for all ages.
*NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*
*2018 GOOD READS CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR BEST SCIENCE FICTION CATEGORY*
A super-powered collision of extraordinary minds and vengeful intentions—#1 New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab returns with the thrilling follow-up to Vicious.
Magneto and Professor X. Superman and Lex Luthor. Victor Vale and Eli Ever. Sydney and Serena Clarke. Great partnerships, now soured on the vine.
But Marcella Riggins needs no one. Flush from her brush with death, she’s finally gained the control she’s always sought—and will use her new-found power to bring the city of Merit to its knees. She’ll do whatever it takes, collecting her own sidekicks, and leveraging the two most infamous EOs, Victor Vale and Eli Ever, against each other.
With Marcella's rise, new enmities create opportunity--and the stage of Merit City will once again be set for a final, terrible reckoning.
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“Readers won't be able to put down this dark and riveting tale of power and revenge.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred
Praise for Vicious
“Schwab's characters feel vital and real, never reduced to simple archetypes...In a genre that tends toward the flippant or pretentious, this is a rare superhero novel as epic and gripping as any classic comic. Schwab's tale of betrayal, self-hatred, and survival will resonate with superhero fans as well as readers who have never heard of Charles Xavier or Victor von Doom.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"V. E. Schwab's Vicious is the superhero novel I've been waiting for: fresh, merciless, and yes, vicious. Wow."—Mira Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Blackout
"Warm Up" (short story)
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• Una de las novelas más esperadas de 2020.
• Un libro autoconclusivo perfecto para los lectores de “La mujer del viajero en el tiempo”.
Una vida que nadie recuerda.
Una historia que nunca olvidarás.
En un momento de desesperación, una joven hace un pacto faustiano para conseguir una vida infinita. ¿Cuál es el precio que deberá pagar para vivir eternamente?
Todas y cada una de las personas que conoce la terminarán olvidando.
Así es cómo comienza la extraordinaria vida de Addie LaRue; una vida que atraviesa siglos y continentes, una vida que atraviesa la historia y el arte, en la que ella intenta comprender hasta dónde será capaz de llegar con tal de dejar su marca en el mundo.
Sin embargo, todo cambia cuando, después de 300 años, Addie conoce a un hombre en una librería. Pero hay algo más… él es la única persona que recuerda su nombre.
V.E. (Victoria) Schwab, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, takes readers on three sweeping, evocative adventures in three different haunted cities.
Ever since Cassidy Blake almost drowned (okay, she did drown, but she doesn't like to think about it), she can pull back the Veil that separates the living from the dead... and enter the world of spirits. Even her best friend, Jacob, is a ghost.
But Cass's life is about to get much stranger.
When her parents are tapped to host a show about the world's most haunted places, the family heads off to film around the world. Book One takes them to Edinburgh, Scotland, where graveyards and castles teem with restless phantoms, one of whom has their sights set on capturing Cass. Can Cass, together with Jacob and a new friend who seems to share her gift, outsmart the Raven in Red?
In Book Two, Cass comes to Paris, where she discovers that the City of Light hides scary poltergeists in its dark underbelly. And Book Three brings Cass to New Orleans, where Cass and her friends will have to face off with a servant of Death itself.
Three books. Three cities. One fearless heroine. And a host of ghosts you won't soon forget.
"Spine tingling and page-turning, perfectly blending humor, heart, and adventure . . . I loved it!" -- Jennifer A. Nielsen, New York Times bestselling author of The False Prince
"A thrilling and chilling mystery that will have you counting the days until Cass's next adventure." -- Zoraida Córdova, author of the Brooklyn Brujas series
* "This atmospheric ghost story chills and charms while challenging readers to face their fears. Courageous, quick-witted Cassidy inspires, her relationship with Jacob is tender, and the thrilling conclusion is sure to gratify." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Begs to be read in the dark of night." -- Kirkus Reviews
Close your eyes, make a wish, and step into a world where…
A princess has no need for a prince.
Memories vanish with the cast of a spell.
Dazzling ballgowns hide dark secrets.
The fight continues to create a realm where everyone can belong.
And the universe is yours for the taking.
In collaboration with We Need Diverse Books, fifteen award-winning, diverse authors created this powerful anthology of young adult stories about forbidden love, broken promises, and monsters long misunderstood.
This stunning collection includes writing from Samira Ahmed, Jenni Balch, Libba Bray, Dhonielle Clayton, Zoraida Córdova, Tessa Gratton, Kwame Mbalia, Anna-Marie McLemore, Tochi Onyebuchi, Mark Oshiro, Natalie C. Parker, Rebecca Roanhorse, V. E. Schwab, Tara Sim, and Nic Stone whose voices ring out in the wish for a braver and more beautiful universe.
This collection also features, for the first time ever in print, Schwab's original 2013 text short story Warm Up, which is set in the Vicious universe.
Taking place in the years between VICIOUS and VENGEFUL, ExtraOrdinary follows the tale of a teenage girl named Charlotte Tills who following a fatal bus crash, seemingly dies only to wake up to discover she has become an EO — a person with ExtraOrdinary abilities. In Charlotte's case, it's the ability to see people's deaths, but when she looks into her own future, sees her own murder at the hands of the self-proclaimed hero and notorious EO killer Eli Ever, who is currently in prison for the murder of Victor Vale. Refusing to accept her fate, Charlotte sets off to find--and change--her future--before it comes for her.
This graphic novel introduces Eli Ever, the antagonist at the heart of the Villains series.
Also includes for the first time ever in print, V.E. Schwab's original text short story, Warm Up. Set in the Vicious universe and follows the story of a family man called David, who after surviving a deadly avalanche wakes up as an EO with the terrifying ability to create fire with his mind.
Drawn by sensational Mexican artist Enid Balam,ExtraOrdinary introduces a whole new take on the genre of super-powered humans!
Collects V. E. Schwab's ExtraOrdinary #0-4.
Once just a single ship, now the pirate fleet of the Rebel Army numbers in its thousands. Made up of traitors from each of the three empires, the fleet, who once made the open waters of the Blood Coast their home, have set their sights on establishing their own land based empire with London as their capital.
The Rebel Army is a battalion made up of traitors to each of the three empires, who’ve claimed the open waters of the Blood Coast as their territory. Led by a Faroan, a Veskan, and an Arnesian (Rowan, the Antari from the Night of Knives), the Rebel Army started as a rag-tag gang, a single ship, but in the last few months, they’ve gained momentum. Once content to claim the open water as their empire, they’ve grown in ambition and scope, and now they’re claiming ports, creeping toward a full-on land assault. Their goal? London. But first, they’ll have to cross Versoe, where Maxim, Isra, and the royal guard are waiting.
After surviving a deadly crash, Charlotte Tills becomes “ExtraOrdinary”, gaining the ability to foresee a person’s death. But when she looks into her own future, only the face of notorious EO killer Eli Ever stares back!
The young and arrogant prince Maxim Maresh, having faced the terror of the Pirate Queen, now aims to capture the respect of the combative port town of Verose – by taking the impossible challenges of the Night of Knives… and surviving, where none has survived before.
These are the hidden, secret adventures of Maxim, from long before he became the king of Red London and adoptive father to Kell, the lead of A Darker Shade of Magic!
Collects Shades of Magic #2.1 – 2.4
Addie LaRue ist die Frau, an die sich niemand erinnert. Die unbekannte Muse auf den Bildern Alter Meister. Die namenlose Schönheit in den Sonetten der Dichter. Dreihundert Jahre lang reist sie durch die europäische Kulturgeschichte – und bleibt dabei doch stets allein.
Seit sie im Jahre 1714 einen Pakt mit dem Teufel geschlossen hat, ist sie dazu verdammt, ein ruheloses Leben ohne Freunde oder Familie zu führen und als anonyme Frau die Großstädte zu durchstreifen. Bis sie dreihundert Jahre später in einem alten, versteckten Antiquariat in New York einen jungen Mann trifft, der sie wiedererkennt. Und sich in sie verliebt.
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