[Waiting on Wednesday] #O5 A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Title: A Darker Shade of Magic

Author: V.E. Schwab

Series: A Darker Shade of Magic #1

Publisher: Tor

Release Date: February 24th 2015 (May be subject to change)

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From V.E. Schwab, the critically acclaimed author of Vicious, comes a new universe of daring adventure, thrilling power, and parallel Londons, beginning with A Darker Shade of Magic.

Kell is one of the last Travelers—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes—as such, he can choose where he lands.

There’s Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, ruled by a mad King George. Then there’s Red London, where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne—a place where people fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. And once upon a time, 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 the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see—a dangerous hobby, and one that has set him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations, who first robs him, then saves him from a dangerous enemy, and then forces him to spirit her to another world for a 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—and that is proving trickier than they hoped.
I freaking love V.E. Schwab books. I adored Vicious and I read her YA novels too: The Archived and its sequel The Unbound. This sounds soooo good and I really can't wait for another V.E. Schwab book. And also, isn't the cover so gorgeous? It's so beautiful!

Happy Reading, y'all!
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  1. This one could be interesting! Hope you enjoy!
    Here's my WoW!

    1. Yes! It sounds so good! And will check out!

  2. Oh yes, I'm waiting for that one as well! I read the Unbound series and have yet to read Vicious, and I really like Victoria Schwab's writing style.

    1. Vicious is so so so good! I love it a lot more than the Archived series even though I love Guyliner a lot. Hahaha!

  3. I haven't read any of hers yet- I know, I really should. I'll get on that soon, haha. :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

    1. You should!~ Add it to the neverending TBR. Hahaha! And will check out.

  4. I haven't had a chance to read any of her books, but this sounds AMAZING!!! This is the second book today that I see that mentions 'parallel universes'! I am definitely adding this to my list! Thanks :)

    1. Doesn't it? It also helps that the cover is absolutely gorgeous!

  5. I haven't heard of this before, but it sounds so good! Great choice! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :)

    1. It does, doesn't it? The author said something about a prince that's part Jack Harkness from Doctor Who and part Prince Harry. ;D
      Thank you and no problem! :)


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