Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite 2016 Releases

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

I was originally going to follow this week’s topic word for word and list my favourite 2016 releases so far. However, when it came to writing the list, I realised I had only actually read 6 2016 titles. Looking at the titles I had read I noticed that one book stood out as the all time favourite. So instead I am going to turn this topic into the top ten reasons you should read A Gathering of Shadows. 

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Review: A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab

25400972A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2) by V. E. Schwab
Publication Date: 
February 23rd 2016 by Titan Books
Rating: 5 Stars
Genre: Adult, Young Adult, Magic, Fantasy, Adventure.
Find: 
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Goodreads Summary
Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London.

In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like 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.
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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Wishes Granted by the Genie

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

I have kidnapped the genie for the day and I have so many wishes for him to grant me. From bringing my favourite characters to life and my everyday bookish needs, this is my genie wishlist. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: A Gathering of Shadows

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab

Publication Date: February 23rd 2016

Goodreads Summary
Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London.

In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like 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. Continue reading