Discover the literary life of author Victoria “V.E.” Schwab with an onstage conversation moderated by superfan and library representative Megan C. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7 PM. When she’s not haunting Paris streets or trudging up English hillsides, V.E. Schwab is usually tucked in the corner of a coffee shop, dreaming up monsters. The product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing, she currently lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
ABOUT THE BOOK
About Vicious (Book 1 in The VILLIANS series) — Victor and Eli started out as college roommates―brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. But when they discover a connection between near-death experiences and supernatural abilities, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find―aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, and driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge―but who will be left alive at the end?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Victoria “V.E.” Schwab is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including the acclaimed Shades of Magic series, This Savage Song, Our Dark Duet, Vicious, City of Ghosts and Vengeful. Her work has received critical acclaim, been featured by in The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post, translated into more than a dozen languages, and has been optioned for television and film. The Independent calls her the “natural successor to Diana Wynne Jones” and touts her “enviable, almost Gaimanesque ability to switch between styles, genres, and tones.” Her latest book, Vengeful, was the Goodreads choice winner for best Sci-Fi novel in 2018.
For more information about V.E. Schwab, visit her website.
ABOUT THE SERIES
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