2015’s top 10 #7

  • “A darker shade of magic” by V. E. Schwab

Published February 24th

Screenshot 2015-04-01 18.19.49A Darker Shade of Magic is the first book in Victoria Schwab’s latest fantasy series. It follows Kell, who has the ability to travel between different dimensions’ Londons, and Lila, thief-girl who dreams of being a pirate. There is Red London, in which magic thrives, White London, in which magic is toxic, and Gray London, in which there is no magic. The main reason I loved this book is the beautiful, carefully crafted writing, and the way the plot developed so logically, the witty banter between the characters. At the end of the book, you get the impression that you might just have read something too perfect.


Bad magic, Kell had called it.

No, thought Lila now. Clever magic.

And clever was more dangerous than bad any day of the week.


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