I had wanted to read ADSOM for soooooo long and I actually got the hardcover from my amazing #otspsecretsister… but there it sat on my shelf waiting for me to crack it open.
Once I started, I honestly couldn’t stop reading. If you want to read all about my flails you can find my review HERE. I honestly wish someone had straight up told me to just sit down and read it… so that’s what I’m doing today. If you haven’t read started this series you definitely need to right away, and we’re providing you with the perfect opportunity…. a read along!
WHAT: Read assigned chapters of ADSOM each week and we’ll meet up on twitter with the hashtag #ADSOMReadalong to discuss what happened, what we think might happen and just generally flail before the release of A Gathering of Shadows, book 2!
WHEN: Each Monday in February at 9pm EST – Starting February 1st!
WHERE: On Twitter – follow the #ADSOMreadalong Hashtag to comment and participate!
WHY: Because we LOVE this series and we know you will too, and you definitely need to be prepared for book 2 when it arrives on February 23rd!!
Here’s a bit about A Darker Shade of Magic:A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
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Published by Macmillan on February 24th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, General, Historical
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, 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.
This was truly a five-star read for me and having read book 2 I can absolutely tell you that you’re in for an amazing ride and you absolutely need to be reading or rereading this now! Let me know in the comments if you’ll be joining us!