September 24, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (140): A Darker Shade of Magic

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The book I´m waiting this week is

A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab
Release date: February 24th 2015
From V.E. Schwab, the critically acclaimed author of Vicious, comes a new universe of daring adventure, thrilling power, and parallel Londons, beginning with A Darker Shade of Magic.

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.

Why I'm Waiting?
The story sounds really really good and although I haven´t read any book by this author I´ve read some great reviews about her books.

What book are you waiting this week?
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  1. This is another book I'm looking forward to! I haven't read anything by her yet either, but I hear great things about her writing style!

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  2. OOoh nice! Haven't read this series but hope you enjoy this installment!

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  3. This sounds interesting. Maybe when my tbr won't be so huge I'll check it out.

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  4. I loved her archived series and the the cover on this book is SO intriguing!


  5. OMG. YES. I LOVE, LOVE THIS AUTHOR. (Yes, caps required)

  6. I haven't read any of hers yet, though I've been meaning to read her YA for a while. :)

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  7. Oooh Great Pick! I haven't heard of this one yet. I love finding new books on people's posts.

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  8. Oooh! This sounds very interesting! I haven't read any of her other books either but i have heard a lot of possitive things about them! This book just went into my tbr pile! Great Pick :D

  9. I haven't read anything by the author either, but like you I've heard great things about her, so I think I'm probably making this one my first book by her!

  10. I'm definitely drawn in by the premise, I'll be excited to see how it turns out! Thanks for sharing!!
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  11. I've never read anything by this author before either. I hope you enjoy this one.
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  12. Oh yeah.... this sounds absolutely fantastic! And the cover is gorgeous!

  13. Oh, I hadn't heard of this one. But it sounds like a very promising book. Adding it to my TBR right now.

    Dreams @ Once Upon A Dream Books

  14. Never heard of this but it sounds really nice! I'll go check this out.

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