V.E. Schwab is the No.1 New York Times bestselling author of Vicious, The Near Witch and the Shades of Magic series, which 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. She lives between Nashville, France and Edinbugh.