Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wishlist Thursday[96]: A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic, #1) by V.E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic, #1) by V.E. Schwab

Genre: YA Paranormal

Publisher: Tor Books

Release Date: February 24, 2015

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.


I don’t know if this is really in my typical genre, as I do tend to read more contemporary, and I haven’t read anything of hers before. But this book isn’t even out yet, and I’ve already heard a lot of really good things. A lot of people are excited about this book, and the people who’ve read it have a lot of good things to say. I’m intrigued enough to add this to my list.

What are you looking forward to?

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