[Review] A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

A Gathering of Shadows Final

AGOS review

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.

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[Review] A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

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: March 16, 2016

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

WWW: March 9, 2016

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