Mini Review: Warm Up (Villains, #0.5) by V.E. Schwab

Warm Up

Author: Victoria Schwab // Publication date: August 20, 2013



It’s been 297 days since David died–and came back.

He may have survived the avalanche, but the aftermath has been far worse. His wife moved out, taking his son with her, and a devastated David hasn’t left his house since, terrified of the mysterious new power that followed him home from the ill-fated expedition.

After months in seclusion, David’s ready for a fresh start, and ventures out, determined to keep his power in check. But David’s power isn’t the one he needs to worry about.





“Some people forget, he thought. A bad thing happens to them and their mind sweeps in and buries the bad thing deep, and all that’s left is a stretch of white in their heads, like fresh snow. Looking at it—at them—you wouldn’t even know anything was trapped beneath”


I’m planning on reading Vicious and Vengeful this year (hopefully) and I though I might as well read this short story before starting. It didn’t exactly give anything away but I assume I’ll know more when I start the books. Victoria Schwab’s writing is so on point though!

You can read this short story on here!






Victoria “V.E.” Schwab is the #1 NYT, USA, and Indie bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including Vicious, the Shades of Magic series, and This Savage Song. Her work has received critical acclaim, been featured by EW and The New York Times, been translated into more than a dozen languages, and been optioned for TV and Film.



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Are Vicious and Vengeful on your TBR this year?

6 thoughts on “Mini Review: Warm Up (Villains, #0.5) by V.E. Schwab

  1. I didn’t know she’d written this short story! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. 🙂 It seems like you are really enjoying Schwab’s books, since the last couple of your posts have been about her books. Don’t you just love it when you find a great author? I just finished reading City of Ghosts by her. Have you read it? Anyways, thanks for a lovely review 🙂

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    • Thanks! I found it by mistake and just thought I’d read it before starting. Oh gosh yes! her books are so good. I wish I started them sooner! I was sent a review copy of City of Ghosts in the beginning of August. I devoured it straight away. It was a really fun read. Definitely looking forward to the next book.

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