Review of A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1)  by V.E. Schwab

A Darker Shade final for Irene

Review: Although it took me a little while to start and finish this book because college sucks butts. I really enjoyed reading it, like super enjoyed it a whole bunch!!

Yeah I know, I’m a dork. Anyway this book’s fantasy world is one of which I have never in my whole life had the pleasure of reading. It felt really good to get so immersed within this world, to feel as if I was walking next to the characters the whole time. It was amazing.

Kell and Lila are some of the coolest characters I have ever read about. I mean that Schwab writes them in such a way that I felt everything they felt and fought when they fought. Ad I shipped them so hard I thought I might explode.

Man its just so hard to find the right words to use in this review, because this was a super cool book to have read and right now I’m blowing this review guys. You just have to read  it to find out the really cool stuff that happens that will leave you breathless. Trust me, okay?

5 out of 5 stars.

400 pages. Hardcover.

Adult Fiction. Young Adult. Romance. Adventure. Fantasy. Fiction.

Published by Tor Books.

Summary: 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.

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