VICIOUS IS HERE. (And I have so many feelings.)

It’s a surreal thing, the day when a book ceases to belong to YOU, and instead belongs to EVERYONE.

It’s a happy, sad, strange, wonderful, surreal thing.

And today, I experienced that mix of emotions for the third time, when VICIOUS officially hit shelves.

I’m supposed to let go now, to give my morbid little book up to the world and step away, and tug my skin–everything I pulled away to write and rewrite–back together, nice and tight around me.

I have never been so ready, and so not ready at the same time.

I am ready to share, of course. But not to let go. And I don’t think I ever will be, not with this book.

I miss my characters. I miss my world. And I’m so excited that other people can now discover it, and in a way I will be able rediscover it through them. Rediscover what it feels like, meeting Victor and Eli, Syd and Serena. The rush, the thrill, the shock, the surprise.

VICIOUS is the only book I re-visit, not as an author, but as a reader. Like saying hello to friends. For nearly three years, they were my friends. Still are, somewhere in my head.

Confession: on bad days, I write new scenes. Ones that take place after VICIOUS, little fragments of a story I hope one day I get to share. For now, it’s mine. But then again, so was VICIOUS 😉

Anyway, VICIOUS is out there now. I hope you’ll go and find it. Give a read. Say hello to my old friends. Maybe they’ll become yours, too.

All my love.




Photo on 2013-09-05 at 10.30



14 thoughts on “VICIOUS IS HERE. (And I have so many feelings.)

  1. Tammy Sparks says:

    Yay for VICIOUS!! Enjoy your release day:)

  2. Eek! Congratulations 😀
    I definitely want to get my hands on a copy of this book, because I think it looks amazing.
    Although I haven’t published a book (maybe one day – here’s to hoping), I can understand what you mean about the characters. They were yours, and now they can be everyone’s! Exciting, but kind of sad, too.
    Anyway, I wish you and Vicious all the luck in the world! ^.^

  3. sarah says:

    Congratulations! Any day with a new VE Schwab book in it is a good day! 🙂

  4. Squee! Guess that means it’s time to hit up my B&N for a copy of this beauty. And how convenient? I get to go there first thing tomorrow morning.

  5. Michelle says:

    Congratulations! I do hope one day you can share more from the world of Vicious 🙂

  6. Michael Lacasse says:

    I’m reading it RIGHT NAO. Well, not exactly ‘right now’ since I’m typing this but the comment still stands. I’m very much enjoying it and trying my best to not devour the entirety within the next day or so, to savour it slowly rather than force it down my literary gullet. Alas, I’m afraid that may not be possible.

  7. WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is all….

  8. Leigh Caroline says:

    Congrats! I might have glomped my copy when I got ahold of it this afternoon. Just maybe. ❤ Loving it so far!

  9. pingwingsbookshelf says:

    Congratulations! It’s an amazing book!

  10. Lucy says:

    Congrats! My pre-order arrived today. So excited to check it out!

  11. Lynn K. says:

    Congratulations! 🙂

  12. Lisa says:

    Congrats. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

  13. ginnygutsell says:

    Is this just for US reviewers, or for us in the UK too?

  14. ginnygutsell says:

    Whoops, commented on the wrong post! (Curse you confusing technology, lol) This was meant to be about the trading cards if you review Vicious.

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