Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
18,529 (19,132)1,011940 (4.04)230
A Darker Shade of Magic 4,262 copies, 221 reviews
Vicious 2,062 copies, 116 reviews
A Gathering of Shadows 2,024 copies, 110 reviews
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue 1,680 copies, 80 reviews
A Conjuring of Light 1,551 copies, 73 reviews
This Savage Song 1,390 copies, 81 reviews
The Archived 1,060 copies, 81 reviews
The Near Witch 764 copies, 63 reviews
Vengeful 716 copies, 27 reviews
City of Ghosts 674 copies, 38 reviews
Our Dark Duet 637 copies, 33 reviews
The Unbound 350 copies, 14 reviews
Tunnel of Bones 230 copies, 17 reviews
New Beginnings 167 copies, 4 reviews
Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince 123 copies, 7 reviews
Warm Up 114 copies, 12 reviews
Broken Ground 92 copies
The Shades of Magic: Books 1-3 87 copies, 1 review
Bridge of Souls 62 copies, 3 reviews
Last Wishes 50 copies, 1 review
Second Chances 47 copies, 2 reviews
The Returned 39 copies
The Ash-Born Boy 21 copies, 3 reviews
Leave the Window Open 16 copies, 2 reviews
Untitled 14 copies, 1 review
The Archived [sneak peek] 7 copies, 3 reviews
Black Tabs 6 copies
Legend 5 copies
Gallant 4 copies
Black Tabs 1 copy
Vilão 1 copy
Evil 1 copy
Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy (Contributor) 334 copies, 5 reviews
(Don't) Call Me Crazy (Contributor) 153 copies, 1 review
Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite (Contributor) 61 copies, 1 review
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 56 • January 2015 (Contributor) 7 copies, 1 review

Victoria Schwab has 11 past events. (show)

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
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.
Disambiguation notice

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

Member ratings

Average: (4.04)
0.5 1
1 26
1.5 5
2 148
2.5 26
3 644
3.5 230
4 1633
4.5 185
5 1281

Author pictures (3)


(see all 3 author pictures)

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Victoria Schwab is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Victoria Schwab is composed of 6 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 157,331,264 books! | Top bar: Always visible