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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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Victoria Schwab When I was fourteen, I tried to write this short story about two brothers, one the angel of life and the other the angel of death, and there was a lot…moreWhen I was fourteen, I tried to write this short story about two brothers, one the angel of life and the other the angel of death, and there was a lot of family angst and sacrifice and in the end I'm pretty sure everyone died. (less)
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You guys, the time has finally arrived.


A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC–my 8th novel, and the first in a brand new fantasy series with Tor–hits shelves this week.


I vividly remember pacing my front yard in the snow more than two years ago, telling my beta reader about this idea I had. It wasn’t even an idea. It was just a moment, a collision between two characters in an alley. That moment would go on...

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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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“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”
Neil Gaiman

“That's how you get deathless, volchitsa. Walk the same tale over and over, until you wear a groove in the world, until even if you vanished, the tale would keep turning, keep playing, like a phonograph, and you'd have to get up again, even with a bullet through your eye, to play your part and say your lines.”
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“All I ask is one thing, and I’m asking this particularly of young people: please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism, for the record, it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”
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“I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing.”
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message 22: 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 21: 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 20: 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.)


message 18: by Bre

Bre Thanks for adding me, I'm going to be reading The Archieved soon, I bought it from the store and loved the blurb :-).

Bre


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 Sangr1a

Sangr1a 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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