V.E. Schwab is the No.1 New York Times bestselling author of ten books, including This Savage Song and the Darker Shade of Magic series, whose first book was described as a classic work of fantasy by Deborah Harkness. It was one of Waterstones' Best Fantasy Books of 2015, The Guardian's Best Science Fiction novels, and a Telegraph choice. The Independent has called her The natural successor to Diana Wynne Jones.
gorgeous new release - Entertainment Weekly we're ready for it to come roaring back - B&N SFF Blog If you missed Schwab's debut novel when it first appeared, now's your chance to get on board. - Kirkus Reviews we're ready for it to come roaring back - Barnes & Noble Bookseller Picks for March Situated in the sweet spot of the supernatural and the melancholy alongside works like The Ocean at the End of the Lane, [The Near Witch] boasts the dark and inviting sensibilities of fairy tales - Barnes & Noble SFF Blog a delicate, yet powerful novel that succeeds equally as either a journey back to the beginning or as a first tumble down the rabbit hole and into your next author obsession - Barnes & Noble SFF Blog an absolutely beautiful story...you can truly see her future works twinkling in the background 4.5* - mall3tg1rl [has] that timeless allure, like a fairy tale or legend you can pick up five, ten, or twenty years from now and still have its setting and mood resonate with readers - The Bibliosanctum an entirely unique and original story with an exquisitely painted world and for a debut novel, it's so well written and well done - Travel the Shelves The prose is beautifully written, and the characters will take residence in your heart 5* - Her Campus The prose is beautifully written, and the characters will take residence in your heart 5* - Books in the Skye the most gorgeous kind of fairytale, yet it feels like the kind of thing that's just odd enough to be real, and I mean it when I tell you that this was easily one of the best books I've read all year, and will undoubtedly go down as one of my favorite books, period 5* - Howling Libraries a modern classic that will undoubtedly be regarded as a masterpiece within its own genre by future generations - Risingshadow I loved getting to see themes in The Near Witch that I know become staples of her books...If you've read and loved other books by Schwab, I highly recommend sitting down with her debut. - Bookish Staff Picks