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  • Paperback
  • 420 pages
  • A Darker Shade of Magic
  • V.E. Schwab
  • Portuguese
  • 19 August 2017
  • 9788501106667

10 thoughts on “A Darker Shade of Magic

  1. says:

    Every night of the year, the market lived and breathed and thrived The stalls were always changing, but the energy remained, as much a part of the city as the river it fed on Kell traced the edge of the bank, weaving through the evening fair, savoring the taste and smell of the air, the sound of laughter and music, the thrum of magic I m already a Victoria Schwab fan after reading her good vs evil superhero urban fantasy novel Vicious so I couldn t wait to get reacquainted with her addictive writing style, complex characters and wonderfully conceived fantasy worlds As it turns out, A Darker Shade of Magic was even than I d expected.This book feels like traditional fantasy than Vicious with the style, the invention of a new language, the large cast of characters, the magic, and the focus on royal political dynamics And yet, to use the word traditional anywhere near this novel is an injustice because it s unlike anything I ve ever read before.The characters are weird and colorful We have a protagonist Kell wh...


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    I d rather die on an adventure than live standing still Isn t it astonishing how upon our second readings of our favourite books, we discover so much about our beloved characters and the world building itself than the first time around And so in consequence to my rereading of A Darker Shade of Magic in order to be fully prepared memory wise for A Gathering of Shadows, I started seeing redeemable qualities in Delilah Bard, the fierce, courageous yet reckless thief.When she and Kell the gorgeous Kell, my sweetheart, Kell had gotten closer on my first reading of this book, I damn straight wanted to chop her head off.But now, my wish is only to smother her a little bit in her sleep just a little bit.Progress, right Saves me a death sentence.A Darker Shade of Magic is such a colourful book I say that because there is not one dull character or moment in the story Even Holland yes, the poker faced Holland released a feeling inside of me curiosity.It s a dangerous world forgive me, worlds Kell lives in In Red London is by far the most agreeable place to live in,...


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    YA adult Fantasy There isn t just one London There are, in fact, four cities sharing that name and geographic location, each in a very different plane of existence The novel takes place in the early 1800s, when magical travel between the different Londons has been severely restricted Long ago, the place called Black London underwent a massive magical accident a sort of implosion during which the forces of magic consumed the humans who tried to wield it Since then, the doors between the worlds have been sealed The only ones who can travel from world to world are the blood magicians known as Travellers When we first meet the traveler Kell, he has arrived in Grey London in our own un magical world to deliver a message from his own sovereigns of Red London to King George III and the Prince Regent The existence of other Londons, we learn, is a closely guarded secret that only the rulers know We follow Kell s travels from Grey London to his home, the magical Red London, to the sinister world of White London, ruled by a pair of despot siblings who make Vlad the Impaler look like a nice guy At the same time, we meet a young thief of Gr...


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    I wrote this book, so I m probably biased Since it s early, and the full jacket copy isn t out, here s a list of things in ADSOM Magic Cross dressing thieves Aspiring pirates Londons plural Sadistic king...


  5. says:

    I m so glad I decided to re read this before carrying on with the trilogy There were SO many things I had forgotten Can t wait to get to book two V.E Schwab does it again It amazes me how she continues to get better and better with each book she puts out into the world I need the sequel ASAP.


  6. says:

    4.5 solid


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    As Travars, he said Travel And oh boy, I did travel I was covered in smoke, I tasted metal, I smelled roses, I wore a bizarre coat and I dreamed under a pale sky But unfortunately, I did not feel.A Darker Shade of Magic had great potential The world V.E Schwab created is fascinating, full of magic and blood There is Kell, an Antari, a blood magician who can travel between parallel universes, and Lila, a street thief who wants to become a pirate and experience great adventures, and when their fates interwine, they are the only ones who can save all three Londons from the tainted magic that destroyed the forth I mean, it sounds pretty amazing, doesn t it I d rather die on an adventure than live standing still I can t say that the execution failed me, because I was all too eager to read Kell and Lila s story, to turn the pages and fight and travel and discover the mysteries of the powerful obsidian stone and uncover conspiracies and secrets But in the end I was unsatisfied I expected something and my expectations were not met because I couldn t connect with the characters They were superficial and I was detached I didn t ca...


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    I m not going to die, she said Not till I ve seen it Seen what Her smile widened Everything Kell one of the last Antari is playing a dangerous game Being an Antari, he travels between worlds He knows of four worlds and all four of them have one, conveniently overlapping city London Grey London Magicless, technology driven Red London Magic is considered a gift and is practiced with careful determination White London Magic is cruel, often needs to be stolen and locked into bodies Black London Magic is hungry and all consuming, magic apocalypse happened here All magic, artifacts and people from Black London is banned from the other worlds.Kell frequently travels in and out of the Londons passing along correspondence, adventuring and smuggling artifacts that last bit is hugely illegal After a visit to the cruel king and queen of White London, Kell is given an innocuous black stone and told to bring it to Red London A bit buzzed and confused, he travels between worlds only to discover that the stone is actually a part of Black London.By smuggling the stone, Kell committed treason against the crown of Red London his adopted family but importantly, the black stone contains remnants of that world s magic seduction and hunger.Delilah Lila Bard lives in Grey London not that she knows it It s the only London without magic and she s spent her entire ...


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    RE READ UPDATE So, in a startling turn of events, this book is even insufferably perfect the second time round and I m so in love with it I frequently forget WHAT AIR IS I love Kell I love his frown I love his love for his brother I love his smol fragile beginnings of a relationship with Lila I love his bloody magic I love his dark side.I LOVE THIS BOOK AND THIS WORLD AND THESE CHARACTERS SO MUCH IT HURTS JUST A LTITLE WHICH CAN BE TRANSLATED A LOT.Wow I may need to go lie down or else faceplant into A Gathering of Shadows for the second time 3 FYI the audiobook was fantastic ORIGINAL REVIEW 2016 It took me 90001 years of procrastination to read this I DOn T EVEN KNOW WHY I over hyped to myself Despite already having read and adored Vicious So clearly I am the most pathetic of grapefruit fiends So of course I ADORED this book It was violent and magicy and bloody and incredibly writtenand I have a severe love Kell s magical multi sided coat Like seriously, I want one YOU DON T UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH I LOVE HIS FREAKING AWESOME COAT Ahem.Also this book just had this WHOLE LIST of things I loveseriously, it s like it stole the checklist of things Cait likes and just completed it all perfectly For instance Magical multi sided coat Characters who put things in pockets, like millions of things I have a poc...


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    An Overhyped Shade of MediocreBefore you jump down my throat, I didn t hate this novel as much as I felt let down by it Let me explain it s been hyped up everywhere and when that happens, expectations tend to run very high Think back to when you were a kid and wanted something for your birthday so much and were so sure that you were going to get it and even if you got plenty of nice things, the fact that you didn t get the one thing you wanted made you disappointed That s the same feeling I got from this book.Further, I felt like there was a lot of pandering going on here Currently, YA books are trying their darnedest to be inclusive, which I personally think is a great step in modern storytelling However, I don t care for having one dimensional characters just for the sake of faux representation Prince Rhy is well, a prince, but he s also bi pan omnisexual and that s about it Sure he is our MC s best friend adopted brother and serves some purpose in the story, but he s mostly a token character since there is nothing to him Our second case of pandering comes from our female MC, Lila She s a tough female protagonist with a dark past, because we ve never seen that before. eye roll Okay, I get that audiences need strong female characters and are sick of Mary Sues, but Lila reads like a stock cha...


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A Darker Shade of MagicKell Um Dos Ltimos Viajantes Magos Com Uma Habilidade Rara E Cobi Ada De Viajar Entre Universos Paralelos Conectados Por Uma Cidade M Gica Existe A Londres Cinza, Suja E Enfadonha, Sem Magia Alguma E Com Um Rei Louco George III A Londres Vermelha, Onde Vida E Magia S O Reverenciadas, E Onde Kell Foi Criado Ao Lado De Rhy Maresh, O Bo Mio Herdeiro De Um Imp Rio Pr Spero A Londres Branca Um Lugar Onde Se Luta Para Controlar A Magia, E Onde A Magia Reage, Drenando A Cidade At Os Ossos E Era Uma Vez A Londres Negra Mas Ningu M Mais Fala Sobre Ela.Oficialmente, Kell O Viajante Vermelho, Embaixador Do Imp Rio Maresh, Encarregado Das Correspond Ncias Mensais Entre A Realeza De Cada Londres Extra Oficialmente, Kell Um Contrabandista, Atendendo Pessoas Dispostas A Pagar Por M Nimos Vislumbres De Um Mundo Que Nunca Ver O Um Hobby Desafiador Com Consequ Ncias Perigosas Que Kell Agora Conhecer De Perto.Fugindo Para A Londres Cinza, Kell Esbarra Com Delilah Bard, Uma Ladra Com Grandes Aspira Es Primeiro Ela O Assalta, Depois O Salva De Um Inimigo Mortal E Finalmente Obriga Kell A Lev La Para Outro Mundo A Fim De Experimentar Uma Aventura De Verdade Magia Perigosa Est Solta E A Trai O Espreita Em Cada Esquina Para Salvar Todos Os Mundos, Kell E Lila Primeiro Precisam Permanecer Vivos.


About the Author: V.E. Schwab

V.E Schwab is a pseudonym of