ALL OF US VILLAINS
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES/INDIE BESTSELLER
BLOOD BEFORE ALL.
The blockbuster co-writing debut of Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman,
All of Us Villains begins a dark tale of ambition and magick...
You Fell In Love With The Victors of The Hunger Games.
Now Prepare To Meet The Villains of The Blood Veil.
After the publication of a salacious tell-all book, the remote city of Ilvernath is thrust into worldwide spotlight. Tourists, protesters, and reporters flock to its spellshops and ruins to witness an ancient curse unfold: every generation, seven families name a champion among them to compete in a tournament to the death. The winner awards their family exclusive control over the city’s high magick supply, the most powerful resource in the world.
In the past, the villainous Lowes have won nearly every tournament, and their champion is prepared to continue his family’s reign. But this year, thanks to the influence of their newfound notoriety, each of the champions has a means to win. Or better yet--a chance to rewrite their story.
But this is a story that must be penned in blood.
cover design: Will Staehle and Lesley Worrell
content warnings for AOUV available here.
PRAISE FOR ALL OF US VILLAINS
An Instant New York Times Bestseller
A National Indie Bestseller
Amazon's Best YA Book of 2021
A Kids' Indie Next Pick for November/December 2021
An Amazon Editors' Pick of the Month for SFF & YA
A Bookshop.Org Best YA Book of 2021
"So bespelling that the cliffhanger ending will feel like a painful curse.” ―Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
“Nuanced, exceptionally well-drawn characters and a carefully considered mythology.” ―Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“Positively wicked in all the right ways. This series is my new obsession, and I cannot wait to devour the next one. With its innovative magic system, a twisted cast of characters you somehow can’t help but love, and a plot that will leave you on the edge of your seat, All of Us Villains is addicting from start to finish. I’m obsessed.” ―Adalyn Grace, New York Times bestselling author of All the Stars and Teeth
“Dark, luscious, and brutally smart, All of Us Villains is a fresh but unforgiving look at the legacy of abusive families and community-sanctioned violence. Foody and Herman have created a thrilling story that is impossible to put down; I stayed up all night to finish this book.” ―Victoria Lee, author of A Lesson in Vengeance and The Fever King
“Magical, clever and cutthroat, All of Us Villains sets out to make it impossible to know who to root for.... A fun, twisty ride through a world full of spells and family secrets.” ―Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series
“A blood-soaked modern fairytale brimming with magic, spectacle, and unforgettable characters.” ―Katy Rose Pool, author of There Will Come A Darkness
“Both glittering with magic and drenched in blood, All of Us Villains kept me up at night with its heart-pounding pace and layered mysteries. I'll be waiting for Book Two with bated breath and bitten nails.” ―Sara Holland, New York Times bestselling author of Everless
“Foody and Herman’s collaboration offers a fun yet brutal tale of sacrifice, betrayal, and ever-shifting loyalties. From twists that’ll make you gasp to believably flawed characters you can’t help but cheer for and curse in the same breath, this one will keep readers on the edge of their seats.” ―Tara Sim, author of Scavenge the Stars