A Darker Shade of Magic I wasn’t sure going into this one, but I ended up liking it a lot. The opening chapter convinced me that the world we were entering into was rich and elaborate and I had a handle on the different versions of London as soon as the prologue was done in such a way that I was able to move forward in earnest. I often struggle to figure out the world of a fantasy novel soon enough to not lost interest […]
I’ve been waiting to write this review for a while, partly because I wanted to review the Shades of Magic Trilogy together and I’ve only just read the third one. (And partly because I’m better at reading than writing reviews…) This series was my introduction to V. E. Schwab, although I’d encountered mentions of the trilogy for a while now in the fantasy world. Part of the reason I finally read them was my reading challenge for the first half of the year: to read […]
Thank you, whoever my Book Exchanger is! Neither of these was on my radar, and both of them sound awesome. I have to decide which one I want to start on my plane ride home for the holidays. I can’t wait to get started on them! Thanks oodles! UPDATE! Part 2 has arrived, with a bookmark (from The Strand, ooh aah!) and a lovely card from KatSings. Thank you, Katie!
As with my last review, this was a re-read for me as well. Well, most of it was a re-read. I had actually read the first two books of this series, A Darker Shade of Magic and A Gathering of Shadows, previously and decided to re-read them before reading the final book, A Conjuring of Light. I really enjoyed these books and what I enjoyed most are the two main characters. The first character we meet is Kell. An Antari (blood magician), Kell is from […]
If there was any confusion that this series could be filed under YA, A Conjuring of Light obliterates that idea swiftly. The first book introduced the world and characters, the second made us care about them, and the third puts them through absolute hell. But in a good way, closing out the Shades of Magic trilogy and earning its place as one of the greatest fantasy works of all time. Yep, it’s that good. When we last left Kell, Lila, Rhy, and all the rest […]