Sunday, September 11, 2016
Review:A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Kell is one of the last Antari, a rare magician who can travel between parallel worlds: hopping from Grey London — dirty, boring, lacking magic, and ruled by mad King George — to Red London — where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire — to White London — ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne, where people fight to control magic, and the magic fights back — and back, but never Black London, because traveling to Black London is forbidden and no one speaks of it now.
Officially, Kell is the personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell smuggles for those willing to pay for even a glimpse of a world they’ll never see, and it is this dangerous hobby that sets him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a dangerous enemy, then forces him to take her with him for her proper adventure.
But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save both his London and the others, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive — a feat trickier than they hoped.
I am in the super duper minority, This book is a DNF, I am done with it.
08/29 page 85
21.0% "I'm so confused right now with the 4 Londons. How the hell does that work? It makes it sound like they are all neighbor cities but they aren't.Are they all in a different dimension? Different period of time?.... to be continued..."
08/29 page 85
21.0% "I'm so confused right now with the 4 Londons. How the hell does that work? It makes it sound like they are all neighbor cities but they aren't. Are they all in a different dimension? Different period of time?.... to be continued..."
08/29 page 85
21.0% "I do not understand how they can be affected by one another when they aren't in the same world.
So right now I just set my mind that all the Londons are neighbor countries and the only ones that can cross the border are Holland and Kell."
08/30 page 109
27.0% "I do not know how to feel about this book. The writing is really good, is like I like it because of that but at the same time is boring me. I do not like Rhy, he is annoying. Kell ... there is nothing great yet about him. I believe I will like Holland."
09/03 page 141
35.0% "OK , now it is getting interesting."
09/08 page 190
47.0% I quit.
The writing was really good, but the story was boring. I thought that it was getting interesting, but I was wrong. Almost 50% into the book and nothing great happened. All the characters were boring, no personality at all.
I think this book is overrated .
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