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.

A Gathering of Shadows FinalThis week I am waiting on
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

Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

A Darker Shade final for IreneA Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
Published
: February 24th 2015 by Tor Books
Rating: 5 Stars
Genre: Fantasy, Magic, Adventure, Adult, Young Adult
Source: Purchased from Book Depository
Find: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository
Goodreads Summary
Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit.

Grey London is dirty, boring, lacks magic, ruled by mad King George. Red London is where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London is ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. People fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. Once there was Black London—but no one speaks of that now. Continue reading