Sunday, January 01, 2017

A Darker Shade of Magic

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 Kell is one of the last travelers--magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes connected by one magical city.

There's Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, and with one mad King--George III. Red London, where life and magic are revered--and where Kell was raised alongside Rhy Maresh, the roguish heir to a flourishing empire. White London--a place where people fight to control magic and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. And once upon a time, there was Black London. But no one speaks of that now.

Officially, Kell is the Red traveler, ambassador of the Maresh empire, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they'll never see. It's a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.

Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they'll first need to stay alive.


UPDATED: 01/01/2017! I guess this is officially my first review of this new year! hahaha

I am glad I picked this book up again, there was something in me that kept bugging me to finish it, besides all the posts on blogs that I have seen with this book on it were making me want to finish it.
Anyway, I thought it was good, I did not think it was an epic read, I thought it was steady, and predictable. Nothing to die for. But it was not bad. I really enjoyed it. I liked it but I did not love it. I would recommend it and I will read the sequels.

The writing style is excellent!

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  1. Glad you gave this one another shot. It took me a while to get into too but I ended up really enjoying it!

    1. I am glad I did too! Now I want to read her other series, Vicious . Have you read it?