My second book by V.E. Schwab, I loved The Invisible Life of Addie LeRue a couple of years ago. And this week’s haunting novel has a similar feel, with Schwab’s talent for the gothic story unfolding beautifully. Here is my book review Gallant by V.E. Schwab.
Olivia Prior never knew her father and still hopes her mother will return for her at the Merilance School for Girls where she has spent most of her life. Olivia is a loaner at the school, has a gift for seeing the dead walking about, and understands she is “unusual”. But all she wants is a home and a family.
When a letter arrives inviting her “home” to Gallant Olivia is stunned. But when she arrives no one in this strange mansion is expecting her. But Olivia immediately feels a pull to this house.
But strange things are lurking, two shadows are battling, and Olivia knows she must unravel the mystery of the mansion, and its twin just beyond the crumbling walls. Who or what inhabits it? Has she been called to make amends?
A haunting novel that does not feel like a violent horror story, this book is in the vein of Neil Gaiman, one of my favorite authors. Excellent and compelling characters carry the novel forward and keep you turning the pages. Thanks for reading my book review Gallant by V.E. Schwab.
Read last week’s book review The Night Ship by Jess Kidd
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