Gallant charmed me from the first page to the last. It is no secret that I adore V.E. Schwab’s books – just check out my review for The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue here. But it feels like Schwab is entering a phase in her career where her books are based on vibes and atmosphere, something that was true of Addie LaRue but is even more the case with her latest release, Gallant. Her books have always had a strong emphasis on character and setting over a fast-moving plot and I think that’s where her writing really shines. A book that is compelling enough to make me forget about plot and manages to keep tension throughout without much action? That’s a fantastic book for me.