Recommendation Friday

Recommendation Friday: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

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Hey guys it’s Stephanie with another week of Recommendation Friday! So here it is!

A Darker Shade final for Irene

So, I’m recommending A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. 

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.

Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell smuggles for those willing to pay for even a glimpse of a world they’ll never see. This dangerous hobby 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 another world for her ‘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—trickier than they hoped.

If you guys like fantasy, I HIGHLY recommend this book! I couldn’t put this one down. And I highly suggest reading V.E. Schwab’s other books. As well as the sequel to this book. This book was written so flawlessly it’s insane. I loved her writing and everything was just gorgeous. The world building was pretty damn cool. The villains were great. The protagonists were AWESOME. Gah I can not explain how amazing this book is. Please go pick it up!




  • kuebra102

    I’ve read this book last month and I honestly didn’t enjoy it as much as I would’ve liked to but I agree on everything you say, everything was amazing, but I just didn’t feel it. I think I’ll reread it, maybe I just burned myself out with all the fantasy books I’ve been reading lately. Love your post!

  • Claire | Art and Soul

    I agree with everything you say! I read Vicious quickly after ADSOM and loved that too. Now looking forward to A Gathering of Shadows next year :-)

  • Amy Couttas

    This is an awesome book – definitely a good recommendation!

  • Josephine

    This book has been on my TBR for longer than I can remember! I need to read it immediately. I love the idea of parallel Londons. It’s so intriguing! And I love myself some good villains. 😉
    Great post! I love these recommendations. 💋

  • Stephanie

    Yeah I was just getting back into reading Fantasy,so I think it was really well done. So that could be it, and thanks!

  • Stephanie

    I need to read Vicious. I don’t have it but I need to get it.

  • ravenblake99

    Great Recommendation! I’ve recently added it to my TBR and I hope I’ll get to it sooner. :D

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