Saturday 21 May 2022

Gallant by V. E. Schwab - A Review


"Home is a choice"

Everything casts a shadow. Even the world we live in. And as with every shadow, there is a place where it must touch. A seam, where the shadow meets its source.

Gallant by V. E. Schwab is a YA Fantasy book and it is a standalone. It was published in March 2022 by Titan Books.

We follow Olivia Prior who has grown up in Merilance School for girls, and all she has of her past is her mother’s journal—which seems to unravel into madness. Then, a letter invites Olivia to come home—to Gallant. Yet when Olivia arrives, no one is expecting her. But Olivia is not about to leave the first place that feels like home, it doesn’t matter if her cousin Matthew is hostile or if she sees half-formed ghouls haunting the hallways.

Olivia knows that Gallant is hiding secrets, and she is determined to uncover them. When she crosses a ruined wall at just the right moment, Olivia finds herself in a place that is Gallant—but not. The manor is crumbling, the ghouls are solid, and a mysterious figure rules over all. Now Olivia sees what has unraveled generations of her family, and where her father may have come from. 
Olivia has always wanted to belong somewhere, but will she take her place as a Prior, protecting our world against the Master of the House? Or will she take her place beside him?

The last book of my favourite author is a standalone fantasy book that I loved. I really loved the story and the atmosphere that was created through the setting. Olivia, the main character, became very quickly my favourite and I really liked discovering the secrets of Gallant with her. 
The story was very gripping and I couldn't resist turning the pages. I was just swept away in this magical world. 
As we the other works of Schwab I loved her writing and how creative and imaginative she is. 

Rating: 5 Stars

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