Wednesday, December 24, 2014

WoW #25: A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab


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A Darker Shade of Magic coverA Darker Shade of Magic
(A Darker Shade of Magic #1)
by V.E. Schwab
February 24, 2015
400 pages

 
Goodreads Summary:
From V.E. Schwab, the critically acclaimed author of Vicious, comes a new universe of daring adventure, thrilling power, and parallel Londons, beginning with A Darker Shade of Magic.

Kell is one of the last Travelers—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes—as such, he can choose where he lands.

There’s Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, ruled by a mad King George. Then there’s Red London, where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne—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, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, 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—a dangerous hobby, and one that has set him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations, who first robs him, then saves him from a dangerous enemy, and then forces him to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive—and that is proving trickier than they hoped.
  
Did you read that synopsis? Then you know why I'm waiting for it ;)

What are you guys waiting on this week?

22 comments:

  1. I read the 150 page preview for this AND I AM IN LOVE AND I NEED THIS OHMYGOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 NEED!

    2015... soo... far away..... *tries to read but doesn't succeed. The struggle is real*

    *deep breath* I NEED THIS!!!

    Great post!
    ~Fari @ My Little Corner For Books 0:)

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    1. I resisted the urge cause I know I'd just be in even more pain from the wait haha. Glad you love it though!! Now let's all be patient, two months isn't that bad, right? ;)

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  2. I haven't read anything by this author, yet. But I hope I do it soon.
    This book sounds amazing!!
    Merry Christmas Eve! Hope you have an awesome day!

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    1. I really loved her The Archived series, you should definitely try them! You too Lis!!

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  3. I NEED this book! I was debating whether or not I wanted to read the preview because I know I'd be frustrated because it's not the whole book. Maybe I'll read it closer to the release date. Great pick! Here's mine

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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    1. Great decision Michelle! I'm going to wait until the whole book comes out too :D

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  4. Nice! Seeing a lot of this around! Hope you enjoy it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Thank Jess! Are you going to try it? ;)

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  5. i've never read any of schwab's books but i do have vicious on my bookshelf as well as her victoria schwab books. awesome pick--i'm very excited for this one too :)

    hope you can stop by my WoW Post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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    1. You must read The Archived series immediately! I loved them and I'm praying for a third book! I just got my copy of Vicious and can't wait to start~

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  6. I've seen this one around, The Archived sounds really good, but haven't read it yet. Great pick!
    Check out my WOW

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    1. It's really good! Victoria Schwab has really unique writing that I love :)

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  7. I haven't read any of Schwab's books before (though I have The Archived), but this will be my first. I hope you love it when you read it, Eileen!

    Happy holidays :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. How did you like The Archived? I hope you love this one!

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  8. This does look like a great one!

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    1. I've heard really great things about it too!

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  9. Ack. Yes! I want this so so sooooo much.

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  10. I read the sampler and oh dear goodness I NEED IT NOOOOOW!!! So excited for this one too!!
    Great pick Eileen!!

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    1. Now sounds good cause the sampler simply will not do. We NEED the book!! Hehehe~

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  11. I love Victoria Schwab's writing. This one sounds so very good. I hope you love it.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. I definitely agree! Thanks Grace :D

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