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A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC has officially received starred reviews from both PW and Library Journal!!
New book news!! From PW:
“Martha Mihalick at Greenwillow Books preempted a new YA fantasy novel by Victoria Schwab in a two-book deal. Monster tells the story of a teen boy and girl who never should have met, since their fathers are rival leaders of a divided city where violence breeds literal monsters. Conspiracies and betrayals send the teens on the run for their lives, but together, they could become each other’s worst nightmare. Publication is planned for 2016; Holly Root of Waxman Leavell Literary Agency brokered the deal.”
VICIOUS has its screenwriter!! The team welcomed rising star Alexander Felix to the project! Details HERE.
New book news!! Tor has signed me up for a new fantasy series! From Publisher’s Weekly:
V.E. Schwab, whose novel Vicious was named one of PW’s best books of 2013 for SF/Fantasy/Horror, closed a new two-book deal with her current publisher, Tor. Miriam Weinberg took world English rights to A Darker Shade of Magic and its sequel from agent Holly Root at Waxman Leavell Literary. Darker, Root said, is set in a “series of magically connected parallel Londons,” where “the last of a line of blood mages and a pickpocket must combine forces to save the worlds—all of them.”
VICIOUS has been named a Best Fantasy by RUSA/ALA! It has also been named a Best Book of 2013 by Booklist.
THE UNBOUND has been named a Junior Library Guild selection!
VICIOUS is headed for the big screen!!! Ridley Scott’s company, Scott Free, has teamed up with Story Mining to produce! Details HERE.
VICIOUS has been named a best book of 2013 by Amazon, PW, and Goodreads.
VICIOUS has been named an Amazon Best Book of the Month!!
VICIOUS got a starred review in PW, sold to Titan Books in the UK, and will be coming out as an audiobook with Audible!
THE ARCHIVED, THE UNBOUND, and VICIOUS have all sold to Turkey!
THE ARCHIVED has now sold to Germany, Russia, Taiwan, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Brazil!
THE ARCHIVED is on shelves now!
THE ARCHIVED has been named a spring Junior Library Guild Selection!
From Publisher’s Marketplace: Victoria Schwab’s new middle grade series about a mysterious, whimsical young guardian spirit who helps her new friends through difficult, and sometimes dangerous, situations, to Aimee Friedman at Scholastic, in a three-book deal, by Holly Root at Waxman Leavell Literary Agency (world).
TWO NEW DEALS! From PW:
Agent Holly Root, of the Waxman Agency, sold, nearly simultaneously, an adult novel as well as a YA one for her client Victoria Schwab. In the YA sale, Abby Ranger at Disney-Hyperion took world English rights to the currently untitled sequel to Schwab’s forthcoming The Archived (which Ranger also acquired); in The Archived a teenage girl tries to uncover the secrets behind a supernatural library. In the second deal, Root sold world English rights to Schwab’s adult debut, Vicious, to Miriam Weinberg at Tor. Vicious, about two best friends whose college experiments to create supernatural abilities wind up turning them against each other, is planned for fall 2013.
A NEW BOOK DEAL. From Publisher’s Marketplace: Children’s: Young Adult:
Author of THE NEAR WITCH Victoria Schwab’s THE ARCHIVED, about a teenage girl who must return the restless, ghost-like Histories of the dead to their rightful place in a labyrinthine supernatural library known as the Archive; when more Histories begin to wake and escape, she must stop the doors between the worlds of the living and dead from breaking open, all without falling victim to a beguiling History who is more human – and more disarmingly attractive – than the others, to Abby Ranger at Disney-Hyperion, by Holly Root at Waxman Literary Agency (World English).
The Near Witch is up on Amazon!
The Near Witch has a cover!! Head over to The Near Witch’s page under Writing to see it!
From Publisher’s Marketplace: Children’s: Young Adult: Victoria Schwab’s debut novel THE NEAR WITCH, a darkly romantic original fairy tale set on enchanted moors where children are disappearing from their beds at night, and a 16 year old girl must protect a mysterious boy whom the villagers accuse of kidnapping, to Abby Ranger at Disney-Hyperion, for publication in Summer 2011, by FinePrint Literary Management (world English). Jacqueline@fineprintlit.com