A darker shade of magic *V.E. Schwab*

Hello my lovely bookfellows!
So it took me ages to finally get to write something here again (I know..). I had a lot  of things going on that I had to deal with but now I got some time to finally review a book that I read a few wekks ago!

A Darker Shade final for Irene

Author      : V.E. Schwab/ Victoria Schwab
Publisher : Tor/TitanPages         : 400
ISBN          : 0765376458
Genre        : YA, Fantasy

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.

I genuinly enjoyed this book! It was fast paced and super interesting! ❤
I don’t want to say to much but what I can say is that the protagonists are all very autenthic and everything but fluffy.
Everyone is super interesting but sadly I felt like there was no major character developement. I hope that this is a bigger topic in bok two.Also the enemies were kind of onesided which bothered me a lot since their intentions got really predictable and uninteresting.

The plot is thrilling and loving arranged and so is the world building.
You can really tell that V.E. Schwab put a lot of effort into her books and I love it!
The plot is so fast paced! In one moment you think you know where all this is going and in the other you are totally mind-blown!

Victoria Schwab is a very talented writer and I totally get why everyone is raving about her writing style! The writing is just marvellous and figurative.




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