“Waiting” On Wednesday: A Darker Shade of Magic

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

A Darker Shade final for IreneA Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Hardcover: 400 pages
Publication date: April 24 2015
Publisher: Tor Books
Add on: Goodreads

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

Okay, so I’m a tad late to the party, buuuuuuuuut Victoria Schwab has a new book for 2015!!!!1 (But damn, 2015 is far away ): ) I’m under the assumption that since it’s “V.E” rather than “Victoria” is another adult novel like her Vicious (which is awesome b.t.w.) Anyway, how awesome is this cover? So preeeeettty. I want it know please!

PS. If that’s not enough to convince you; here’s a list of things from Victoria that’s in ADSOM:

–Cross-dressing thieves
–(Aspiring) pirates
–Londons (plural)
–Sadistic kings (and queens)
–A royal who is equal parts Prince Harry and Jack Harkness
–More magic (blood magic, elemental magic, bad magic, etc. etc.)
–Epic magicky fights scenes
–And coats with more than two sides


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Author: Cyn

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0 Replies to ““Waiting” On Wednesday: A Darker Shade of Magic”

  1. Sold as soon as I saw travels between parallel universes! I’m all about parallel universes! LOL Thanks for sharing and for stopping by!

  2. Oh my god..oh my god…oh my god…(I’m hyperventilating from all the awesomeness of the book).

  3. I’m now looking forward to this one as well. And yes, that is some gorgeous cover! Great pick!

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  4. I love the setting and I love magic in books. I can’t wait to read this.one now too. I added it to my TBR. 🙂
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  5. Wow (ironic lol) I have heard really fantastic thing about this author’s series but haven’t actually read any of them yet! THis sounds terrific and imaginative, different the traveler’s thing sounds interesting!

  6. I still haven’t read anything by V.E. Schwab, but I’ve been wanting to for a long time.
    This one sounds super good and I love the cover!
    Thanks for sharing this one 🙂

  7. Victoria Schwab’s awesome! AND THAT COVER. How can I possibly resist? 😛

  8. THAT COVER. So much love. And I just love Victoria’s YA books, so I have to check out her adult ones as well. 😉

  9. Got this marked down on my waiting list as well. Great pick!
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  10. This cover is so pretty! I’m actually quite excited about this book as well. The concept sounds really intriguing! 🙂

    Nick – My WoW

  11. Oh, YES! I absolutely loved Vicious and The Archived/The Unbound so I can’t wait for this one! Plus, the fact that it went by the moniker “Pirates, Thieves and Sadist Kings” for a while makes it even more appealing. 🙂

  12. Oooh, this does sound amazing, Cyn! I knew there was parallel London’s (cool) but I didn’t realize all the magic and other fun elements in it. Yep, I’m hooked-sign me up 🙂

  13. I haven’t read anything by this author before, but I hope you enjoy this one.
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  14. I can’t wait for this one either!! I’ve heard really great things about Victoria Schwab’s other novels though I haven’t read any of them yet, but I will definitely be picking this one up when it’s finally released. The cover is so amazing!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  15. Thanks for sharing. Here’s my Waiting on Wednesday

  16. You know, despite the sheer number of books that Schwab has published or to be published, I still have not read a single one. Ah well. I hope you enjoy this one when you read it!!

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    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  17. Ooo Cyn, I love the sound of this, and your bullet points are all darn good reasons to read this!

  18. Haven’t seen this one before but I will definitely be picking it up, after all it’s Victoria Schwab 🙂

  19. Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace says: Reply

    I love the sound of this one too! Nice pick!

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    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  20. I haven’t read any of hers yet (don’t hit me), the covers pretty awesome though, and does sound really good (so might be my first one hers) who knows 😉

  21. Ah I had my suspicions when I saw the last name was Schwab 😉
    Have no doubt this will be another winner!

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  22. I loved Vicious and this one looks so good! Great pick!
    -Scott Reads It!

  23. I haven’t read Vicious yet, but I hear nothing but good things! I read The Near Witch and really enjoyed it, though. This sounds so good!!! Great pick! 😀

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