Welcome!!! Thanks for checking out my blog.  I am very excited to start this adventure.  I debated long and hard what book should be my first book review and I decided on the fabulous book below.

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1)

byV.E. Schwab(Pseudonym), Victoria Schwab(Goodreads Author)

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. 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.  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’.



This was a great read. I love books that have rich characters and places. Ms. Schwab has created a whole world of magic and intrigue. The character development is superb and the pacing of the book is fast paced and action packed. This author is a talented writer because the descriptions and prose is fantastic!  I love the concept that there are 4 different Londons that Kell can travel between.  This book was very suspenseful and I look forward to reading the other two books in this trilogy.

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