Books V. E. Schwab Books by V. E. Schwab V. E. Schwab has written books about: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about V. E. Schwab Review Book Reviews Plenty Of Shadows Loom In 'Gathering' February 25, 2016 V.E. Schwab's follow-up to A Darker Shade of Magic picks up with heroes Kell and Delilah adventuring (and sometimes agonizing) in a magical alternate London while danger lurks in the titular shadows. Review Book Reviews 'Darker Shade' Paints A Fantasy World Rich In Depth And Color February 25, 2015 V.E. Schwab devotes a chunk of her new novel to developing a compelling vision of an alternate, magical London. But reviewer Tasha Robinson says it's the multilayered characters that make the book.