Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: A Darker Shade of Magic

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where we highlight one book that we're eagerly anticipating."

This weeks Waiting on Wednesday is... *drum roll*

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab!!
Expected Publication: February 24, 2015
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages: 400


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.

Why I'm Waiting:
I have heard so many good things about this book! *cough* Nikki from There Were Books Involved... This book sounds so good and I can't wait for my copy to arrive! Let me just quote Victoria Schwab, 
"here's a list of things 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

So you should go grab a copy!

What are you waiting on this wednesday? Post a link in the comments and I'll go check it out!



  1. I just read Vicious and I like her writing style. I have to ad this one to my growing TBR list as well. I love this cover!!!

    1. Yes! I want to read Vicious too. Thanks for visiting!

  2. This book has magic on it! This sounds like such a good book!! Thanks for sharing :)
    My WoW
    Naomi @The Perks Of Being Bookworm

    1. I've heard very good things about this book and I can't wait for it! Thanks for visiting!

  3. Sounds interesting, I'll have to check it out! :)

    1. You should! It looks so amazing! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Yeah! I have been wanting to read something of this author's since I read like 5 years worth of her blog in one night.

    Leeanna @ WoW

    1. Oh my! Hahaha! Yeah, I want to read Vicious but I'm gonn read this one first! Thanks for stopping by!