Hey guys! Today I am SO excited to be on the blog tour for A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. If you've been around here at all, you know how much I love this book. I haven't been this excited for a book in a really long time, actually. You can read my gushing review of the book here. Today, we're in Red London. I got to ask Victoria a question, but before we get there, let's check out the (amazing) book and author.
Author: V.E Schwab
Series: A Darker Shade of Magic #1
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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.
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V. E. SCHWAB's first adult novel, Vicious, debuted to critical praise and reader accolades. Schwab is the author of YA novels The Near Witch, The Archived, and The Unbound, and the Everyday Angel series for middle grade readers.
Sounds amazing, right. Well, IT IS. Anyway, let's get to the question, shall we?
Q. What would you consider your world-hopping essentials?
A. Well, ideally, a coat with many sides (and thus many pockets ;) ) but the essentials would be a bar of dark chocolate, some breakfast tea, a pen and a blank journal. Everything else I could do without, but I’m quite particular about my tea and chocolate, and I ALWAYS take something to write on, no matter where I go.
Still can't get enough of ADSOM? Check out the official site. Or take this quiz to see which London you would be in (I got Black London... still not sure how to feel about that). And check out this awesome book trailer for the book!
Tor has been awesome enough to provide a giveaway! One winner will win a copy of A Darker Shade of Magic as well as a signed double-sided poster! (If you haven't seen these posters, look here.) And this giveaway in INTL! Enter below and Good luck!
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