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Greenwillow Books
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5.9 X 7.7 X 1.2 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author
VICTORIA "V. E." SCHWAB is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including the acclaimed Shades universe, the Villains series, the City of Ghosts series, Gallant and the international bestseller The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. Her work has received critical acclaim, been translated into over two dozen languages, and optioned for television and film. First Kill - a YA vampire series based on Schwab's short story of the same name - is now a Netflix series. When not haunting Paris streets or trudging up English hillsides, she lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is usually tucked in the corner of a coffee shop, dreaming up monsters.

"A haunting and beautifully tilled garden of darkness, V. E. Schwab's Gallant unearths the shadows--webs of family history, the price of deadly bargains, and the secrets we guard--plunging readers into a triumphant tale that can't be missed." -- Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times-bestselling author

"Seeking a place to call home, Olivia uncovers long-buried secrets after arriving at Gallant. . . . Olivia unravels the ominous secrets of both her family and the house, where ghouls lurk around every corner and the dilapidated garden gate calls to her. The evolving relationships between Olivia and her found family shine, and themes of freedom, the self, and belonging are well depicted. . . . The gripping writing and effective incorporation of horror elements, including haunting, inky artwork, are satisfyingly spine-tingling." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Olivia is elated to receive a letter from her uncle Arthur, inviting her to come live at Gallant, the Priors' estate. Upon arriving, however, Olivia learns that Arthur is dead, and neither her ill-tempered cousin, Matthew, nor the manor's kindly caretakers are expecting her. . . . [But] she's determined to uncover the truth regarding her family's past in this place. Evocative prose, eerie [black and white] artwork by Sumberac, and superbly rendered characters . . . elevate this affective, bone-chilling standalone from Schwab, which fuses Shirley Jackson's gothic horror sensibilities with the warmth and dark whimsy of Neil Gaiman." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Fourteen-year-old Olivia is grateful, if a little shocked, when she receives a letter from a previously unknown uncle inviting her to his manor estate, Gallant. . . . This story strikes just the right balance between menace and melancholy, and the undercurrent of grief running beneath the suspense and horror brings emotional nuance and deep sympathy for each character . . . Schwab's exquisite prose is rich . . . A surefire hit . . . [for] any reader looking for a dark read on a stormy night." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)

"Schwab uses a blend of Gothic, fantasy, and horror to create an unsettling story that reads like a cautionary folktale to beware the shadows. . . . There is so much grief in this story: over losing family, home, and the way things were. . . . A must-buy for . . . [fans of] Holly Black, Neil Gaiman, Emily Lloyd-Jones, and other authors of creepy and unnerving tales." -- School Library Journal

"When a letter arrives at Merilance inviting Olivia to come to Gallant, a mysterious old home, she may finally have found the family she's always wanted. . . . Schwab nestles this story of heritage and hope into rich, evenly paced prose. Readers of character-driven literary fiction will be mesmerized by this darkly magical tale. . . . [Gallant] will appeal to all her audiences." -- Booklist

"[When] a letter arrives from a hitherto-unknown uncle, welcoming Olivia back home to the family estate . . . she discovers a mirrored world where a Death-like demon reigns, making knights of his shadows and sucking the life out of every living thing. . . . Olivia is a stalwart and sympathetic heroine, whose actions occasionally defy the rules of the house but never those of the heart. Bittersweet, gripping, and with atmosphere to spare, Schwab's latest gothic tale is exactly the right mix of dark and delightful." -- Horn Book Magazine