Bookish Item | Ranking V.E. Schwab books

In honor of Gallant’s release last week I decided to rank all the V.E. Schwab books I read! While I haven’t read all of her work yet, I did read a lot of it. And I though it would be fun to see which book I would put as my favorite. So let’s jump in!

12.Shades of Magic vol. 1: The Steel Prince

This one was the easiest, while I enjoyed this graphic novel it wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be. I didn’t love the art work and that is an important part of a graphic novel. It was fun being back in this world though!

11.This Savage Song

I feel bad for putting this one second to last but I just loved the other books more. So I’m going to look at it from that perspective and not feel as bad! This cover is also gorgeous and I really enjoyed this world.

10.Bridge of Souls

I really liked Bridge of Souls! But I also wanted a bit more and was disappointed it was the last book of the series haha. I was convinced there would be more than 3 books so I didn’t love the ending. The setting was amazing though!

9.City of Ghosts

Another great setting! This had a great atmosphere and was really spooky. Especially for a MG read. I enjoyed the book a lot and would definitely read more MG books by V.E., let’s hope more are coming!


This is probably the oldest V.E. Schwab book on here. I really liked it, but I decided I liked the sequel better because it has amazing female characters in it. And they are top tier so they deserve that spot haha.

7.A Darker Shade of Magic

I love the universe V.E. build in these books! It was hard deciding what the order was going to be for them as they all have something I love. In this one it was definitely Kell and his coat haha.

6.A Gathering of Shadows

This one got a little bit ahead of A Darker Shade of Magic because one of my favorite things in books are magical tournaments so I was really happy with this one. That was definitely my favourite part of the book!


As I said before, I loved the female characters in this one. The opening and introduction of one of them was one of my favorite chapters ever! I think V.E. did an amazing job with this book and I can’t wait for the third book in the series.

4.Tunnel of Bones

My favorite book in this series was the second one. I liked the setting in all of them but this one was the best. Paris is an amazing city and I loved reading about it in this book. The ghost situation was very creepy and I just really really liked this book.

3.Our Dark Duet

To be honest, I didn’t expect this one to end up this high haha. But when I looked back at my rating I remembered loving it a lot. The ending was also heartbreaking and August is simply an amazing character.

2.A Conjuring of Light

The last book in the Shades of Magic series! I loved this big book so much. There are amazing characters and while I was reading it, I was hoping for a spin off series or more books in the series. And I’m happy to say that we are getting more books <3.

1.The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

This was the other easy one. I adore this book so much! It’s definitely my favorite V.E. Schwab book and I want to reread it soonish. I loved reading about Addie’s life and the ending was just HGI@&*#@%YJKSDF!! It’s amazing and if you haven’t read it yet, please do so soon!!

This was so much harder than I expected it to be! Until I was finished, I had absolutely no idea where this was going and I can honestly say I never expected that top 3 haha. The only books I was certain about were Addie and The Steel Prince but everything in between was a horror to rank. However, it was also a lot of fun thinking about these books and I want to read her other books soon! What do you think of my ranking? Would love to hear from you!

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