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Waiting on Wednesday: A Darker Shade of Magic

June 11, 2014

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

I have a ridiculous number of Victoria Schwab books in my TBR pile.  A Darker Shade of Magic which isn’t out until next year sounds pretty great and is being immediately added to the list 🙂

A Darker Shade of Magic – Victoria Schwab

 A Darker Shade final for Irene
Series: A Darker Shade of Magic #1
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Published: February 24th, 2015
Links: Goodreads   Amazon

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.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 11, 2014 7:24 pm

    this cover is fantastic!

  2. June 12, 2014 12:14 am

    Ooh, I am so waiting on this one too! I’ve heard Victoria Schwab’s books are amazing!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW @ Addicted Readers! 🙂

  3. June 12, 2014 11:01 am

    I featured this one last weeks, it sounds amazing!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  4. June 12, 2014 2:26 pm

    I haven’t read any of hers yet, keep hearing so many good things about them though, and it does sound amazing, so hopefully this will be my first book of hers! 🙂

  5. June 21, 2014 6:32 am

    Ooh, yes! I’m so excited for this one! I’ve only read one of Victoria Schwab’s books, but I really enjoyed it and hear only good things about her other. 🙂 Great pick!

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