All of Us Villains (All of Us Villains, 1) - book cover
Literature & Fiction
  • Publisher : Tor Teen
  • Published : 09 Nov 2021
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 1250789257
  • ISBN-13 : 9781250789259
  • Language : English

All of Us Villains (All of Us Villains, 1)

An Indie Bestseller!
An Indie Next Pick!

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.

The Blood Moon rises. The Blood Veil falls. The Tournament begins.

Every generation, at the coming of the Blood Moon, seven families in the remote city of Ilvernath each name a champion to compete in a tournament to the death.

The prize? Exclusive control over a secret wellspring of high magick, the most powerful resource in the world―one thought long depleted.

But this year a salacious tell-all book has exposed the tournament and thrust the seven new champions into the worldwide spotlight. The book also granted them valuable information previous champions never had―insight into the other families' strategies, secrets, and weaknesses. And most important, it gave them a choice: accept their fate or rewrite their legacy.

Either way, this is a story that must be penned in blood.

Editorial Reviews

An Indie Next Pick!

"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

"Nuanced, exceptionally well-drawn characters and a carefully considered mythology." ―Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"So bespelling that the cliffhanger ending will feel like a painful curse." ―Kirkus Reviews, 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

"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

"Foody and Herman team up in this duology starter to deliver a fast-paced, morally gray story of ambition and survival. A strong choice for all YA collections." ―School Library Journal

"A blood-soaked modern fairytale brimming with magic, spectacle, and unforgettable characters." ―Katy Rose Pool, author of There Will Come A Darkness

"Foody and Herman enchant with vicious battles, a fun magic system and intricate, tenacious characters with deadly charm." ―Shelf Awareness

"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

"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

Readers Top Reviews

Marta Cox
A land under a curse, a town now infamous for its deadly families and now it's time for the games to begin ! Seven families always vying with each other to win and control the High Magick that has long been sought after in this world were everything has a price. Our journey begins as the Champions of each family are chosen to willingly enter the battlefield under the Blood Moon and quite literally take control of the magical artefacts set loose and annihilate the opposition. Yes I do mean actually kill the other Champions to release the land from the oppressive conditions but should history really repeat itself or could there be another way ? We get to know some characters much more than others so you would expect me to say it's easy to cheer for certain ones but actually I didn't find any of them particularly likeable but that's because they have been brought up under this twisted belief that what they do is as necessary as it's inevitable. It's very easy to dislike and revile even those who believe they act for the best because their actions change the narrative and it's a twisted journey as they flirt with both loyalty and change. Perhaps that is the crux of this first instalment because as a reader I changed my opinion on certain characters as they blundered through this travesty of tests . This is clearly aimed at those who enjoy YA fiction such as the Hunger Games but has its own unique setting and motivation. Easy to read but no less disturbing for all that these characters go through.
Energy RaeSusan L Mc
Do you know what I really hate? When a book is a first in a serial, and they don’t tell you it’s a book one on any retail sites. So you get invested in the book, and then it ends with no sort of reward at all. You cannot call books part of a series if the books depend on each other for resolution. That’s a serial. But not labeling it as such is a sneaky way to market books and does a disservice to the reader. Frustration aside, there is a fun story here. What reader that loved reading The Hunger Games hasn’t been chasing the high of it since? Add in that magic is involved, and it takes the story to a whole new level. Once this series is complete, I will give reading all of the books another go to find out what happens because I became very invested in the characters. Thank you, Macmillan-Tor/Forge, for sending this along.