Review: A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

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Publication: February 21st 2017
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages:  624 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Adventure
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

“Love and loss are like a ship and the sea. They rise together. The more we love, the more we have to lose. But the only way to avoid loss is to avoid love. And what a sad world that would be” (Schwab 371).

There’s so much I want to say about this book. So much I can’t say because it’s new and I don’t want to spoil the magic for anyone. Continue reading

Review: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

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Publication: February 23th 2016
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages:  512 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Adult
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

I’m in love with the Shades of Magic series.

I love Kell, I love Lila, I love Rhy, I love Alucard, I LOVE HOLLAND (please stop hurting him V.E. Schwab, please!), I love the world(s), I love how the book actually makes me laugh out loud (which is very rare). I love everything about this series.

What have you done to me V.E. Schwab?! Continue reading

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

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Publication: February 24th 2015
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages:  398 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Adult
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

Magic, thieves, and three different London’s (well, four, but we don’t talk about that last one). These are all aspects of the world V.E. Schwab’s Shades of Magic series, but there’s also so much more.

A Darker Shade of Magic follows Kell, one of only two people part of a dying race of magicians, the Antari, magicians who can travel to parallel universes. There’s Grey London, with little to no magic, White London, a world where magic is taken and controlled  by any violent means possible, Red London, Kell’s London, which thrives with magic, and Black London, a myth, a nightmare, a world consumed and lost to magic. Continue reading

Library Loot

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Hello again!

So I’ve been very bad at keeping up with memes on my blog. I always plan on setting up a queue of them so I don’t have to think about what I’m posting, but then I forget by the time the first queue is over.

Maybe I’m just not doing memes that interest me.

So I’m going to experiment with some new memes on the site and we’ll see how it goes (fingers crossed it goes well).

The first new meme I wanted to try is called Library Loot, where you write about what books you’ve gotten from the library each week!

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. Continue reading

Review: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

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Publication: July 5th 2016
Publisher:  Greenwillow Books
Pages:  464pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal,
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤.5

This book has been buzzing around my bookstagram for so long I knew I had to read it. I’ve heard so many good things about Victoria/V.E. Schwab’s Shades of Magic series, so I thought it might be good to start with her newest book. It was getting rave reviews, so it must be a good place to start, right?

Yes, it was. I really really enjoyed This Savage Song, but I’m really torn about how to rate it. I felt one way when reading the book, another when it was finished, and another way again when I found out it was a part of an upcoming series. So I’m going to keep my 3.5 rating for now, because it seems the best middle ground to sort out my feelings for the book. Continue reading