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Victoria Schwab

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Victoria is the product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing. Because of this, she has been known to say "tom-ah-toes," "like," and "y'all."

She also tells stories.

She loves fairy tales, and folklore, and stories that make her wonder if the world is really as it seems.

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A couple of weeks ago I got the wonderful news that THIS SAVAGE SONG, which comes out in just 6 weeks, made the Summer Indie Next List, a pretty hard-to-land-on list of new and upcoming titles that will be featured in independent bookstores across the country. And as someone for whom indies have been absolutely vital, I couldn’t be happier.



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“Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human.”
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“When no one understands, that's usually a good sign that you're wrong.”
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“What if I mess up?"

"Oh, you will. You'll mess up, you'll make mistakes, you'll break things. Some you'll be able to piece together, and others you'll lose. That's all a given. But there's only one thing you have to do for me."

"What's that?"

"Stay alive long enough to mess up again.”
Victoria Schwab, The Archived

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message 27: by Sana

Sana Thank you so much for your friendship!!! I absolutely loved The Archived and The Unbound. I'm looking forward to reading The Returned and your new series The Savage Song! I love you!!!


Vishakha Tyagi Its really strange that you suddenly start feeling so connected to a person who has written a book you adored. Or its not strange at all. I am a fan Miss schwab! And you are a Genius. :)


message 25: by Luke

Luke Taylor Thank you very much for your friendship, Victoria! I am reaaaally looking forward to ADSoM and AGoS! Love the covers and concepts and I've seen only the fiercest 5 star ratings! :D


message 24: by Kate

Kate Thanks so much for adding me! Love your stories and characters.


Katerina Kondrenko So good to be your friend) Can't wait for new stories of yours and can't stop to savor those are already written.


message 22: by Kellie

Kellie Hi! Thank you for accepting my friend request!! I love your books!!! "A Darker Shade of Magic" is so amazing.


message 21: by Perco

Perco Hi Victoria! I've read "The Archived", "The Unbound", and also "The Near Witch". Your books are so awesome. By the way thanks for accepting :)


message 20: by Julia

Julia I really enjoyed your series "The Archived", it was very well written. I love Wes and Cash, and you make all the characters in the book very lovable. Nice job, hoping for a next book :)


message 19: by Mechele

Mechele Hey Victoria, Thanks for the add :)


Stella  ☢FAYZ☢ Chen Thank you for writing VICIOUS; it'll be on my mind for quite some time!
(Wanted: Cure for Book Hangover.)


sha. {"go book yourself"}  thanks for adding me back. It's such a pleasure (just like reading The Archived book. Oh my, I wish I can read it reallyreallyreally s l o w so it won't end too soon!)


message 16: by Lucinda

Lucinda Dear Victoria,
Thank you so much for being my friend here on GoodReads. I shall definately be adding 'The Archived' to my to-read list!
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Thanks for friending :) I can't wait to read your book!


Parvathy Thanks for the add. I was waiting to read Near Witch ever since I read about it in good reads. Got the chance only recently. Loved the book, Loved the characters, the wait was worth it.


message 13: by Sydney

Sydney I saw The Near Witch on shelves at Books-A-Million the other day! At first, I was so happy, but then I remembered that I didn't have enough money to buy it. :/ But I will soon - I want to read it so badly! :D


message 12: by Sangria

Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Victoria! :D


Jaime (Two Chicks on Books) Yay V!!! I'm writing a blog post right now I'll link it to you on twitter :D


message 10: by William

William O'Brien Hi Victoria - Thank you for your friendship on Goodreads!
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view book snippets. Expected release end of March.
Best wishes, William


Victoria Schwab Jamie wrote: "Merry christmas i am looking forward to near witch and i am tempted to read it just by looking at the cover. August 2011 wow can't wait !!! So how is your holiday?"

Jamie, I can't wait until you can read it!!! And hope you had a lovely holiday :)


Victoria Schwab Alexis wrote: "Hey Victoria! I cannot wait to read The Near Witch, I is sooo excited lol! Btw, love your vlogs! :)"

Thanks, Alexis!! I can't wait until it's out. And so glad you like the videos :))


message 7: by Jamie

Jamie Merry christmas i am looking forward to near witch and i am tempted to read it just by looking at the cover. August 2011 wow can't wait !!! So how is your holiday?


Victoria Schwab Jamie wrote: "hey long time no chat i watched wild child yesterday it was funny so did you watch it? i think alex pettfyer makes a great jace :d"

I didn't see it! But oh man he would make a lovely Jace.


Victoria Schwab Ashley wrote: "Thank you for adding me"

My pleasure!


Victoria Schwab Stephanie wrote: "Hey Victoria! Thanks for finding me here! Can't wait to find out more about your book! How exciting!"

Gah, I didn't even see these comments down here! Bad Goodreads author, BAD.

Thanks, Stephanie!! I can't wait to be able to share it!

~V


Ashley S. Thank you for adding me


message 2: by Jamie

Jamie hey long time no chat i watched wild child yesterday it was funny so did you watch it? i think alex pettfyer makes a great jace :d


Stephanie Hey Victoria! Thanks for finding me here! Can't wait to find out more about your book! How exciting!


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