Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London.
In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games—an extravagant international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries—a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.
But while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning, and so it seems Black London has risen again—meaning that another London must fall.
(This post may contain spoilers for A Darker Shade of Magic)
A Gathering of Shadows is the second book that I’ve read by V.E. Schwab and it certainly won’t be the last.
Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit. Grey London is dirty, boring, lacks magic, ruled by mad King George. Red London is where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London is ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. People fight to control magic, and the … Continue reading [Review] A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
WWW Wednesday is a book meme run by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. The Three Ws are: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? So let’s get to it! What are you currently reading? A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson What did … Continue reading WWW: March 16, 2016
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Who doesn’t love a good list?
This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR List
WWW Wednesday is a book meme run by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. The Three Ws are: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? So let’s get to it! What are you currently reading? A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab It seems like everyone and their mom is talking … Continue reading WWW: March 9, 2016
Hello there lovelies! Welcome to my first ever Flashback Friday Feature. As I said in my introduction post yesterday, this feature will be where I bring back book reviews that I wrote on an old blog of mine back in 2010-2011. The intent is to hopefully bring some older books back to light and maybe introduce them to some new readers who may have forgotten … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen
I went a little crazy at the book store the other day while looking for some contemporary novels to help me break up the tons of fantasy that has been stacking up on my shelves lately. Sometimes you just need to cleanse your palate, you know? So, from top to bottom in order of the picture, here we go! Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth … Continue reading January Book Haul!
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Who doesn’t love a good list? This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added to My TBR. Ohhh this is a good one! I’m constantly adding books all the time but here are some I’m pretty excited to get to. There are many more on my … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Recently Added to My TBR
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re (im)patiently awaiting. A book that I can’t wait for is: Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning This is the 8th installment of KMM’s Fever series. It’s one of the only adult series that I actively follow, and it’s quite adult, so if that’s not your thing then … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: Feverborn