Review of A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2) by V.E. Schwab

A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2)  by V.E. Schwab

A Gathering of Shadows Final

Review: Ok, I’m going to try to do a better job on this review then for the first one.

Alright, first I would like to say-GRAND MAGIC TOURNAMENT!!!!

Yes you did read that right. Red London is hosing something called the Element Games, which is magical. And our favorite characters are back again, Kell, Lila,  and Prince Rhy, along with some news one too. Everything in this book was so beautiful, I mean I could just picture it all so clearly while I was reading. And I do have to say Lila sure knows how to dress.

I just have to say if this series ever became a movie or TV show in the future, they would have a heck of a time trying to match/ make the outfits for these characters.

Along with reading this book till I was breathless and sleep deprived, I had managed to get my hands on the cards the author was giving out at her signings. Which were of Kell, Lila, and two other competitors in the element games. They are all very beautiful and I recommend getting your hands on some, so you might want to follow the author on Instagram and twitter because she talks about them and the artist behind them a lot. They will hopefully be sending out the Prince Rhy ones soon, they look really nice!

The end of this book is not at all like the first, because you will want to cry and rip out your hair and roll around on the ground. Mostly because the next book is still being written and will not be out for at least another year, which is oh so sad.

5 out of 5 stars.

512 pages. Hardcover.

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

Published by Tor Books.

SummaryIt has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Prince Rhy was wounded, and since the nefarious Dane twins of White London fell, and four months since the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift – back into Black London.

Now, restless after having given up his smuggling habit, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks as she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games – an extravagant international competition of magic meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries – a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.

And while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night will reappear in the morning. But the balance of magic is ever perilous, and for one city to flourish, another London must fall.

-Summary from


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