Witness the fate of beloved heroes and enemiesE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPEDThe precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise.WHO WILL CRUMBLE Kell once assumed to be the last surviving AntariWitness the fate of beloved heroes and enemiesE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPEDThe precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise.WHO WILL CRUMBLE Kell once assumed to be the last surviving Antari begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties And in the wake of tragedy, can Arnes survive WHO WILL RISE Lila Bard, once a commonplace but never common thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.WHO WILL TAKE CONTROL And an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown while a fallen hero tries to save a world in decay.
A Conjuring of Light Witness the fate of beloved heroes and enemiesE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPEDThe precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point Once brimming with the red vivacity of m
With ACOL hitting shelves this month, I guess it s time to finally mark it as readI don t know what else to say, except I ve never been prouder of a book, and I really hope my readers enjoy the end of this journey.
No major spoilers I AM SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW Oh my goodness I adore these characters and that ending was everything I wanted The final books in trilogies are usually my least favorite because they can t possibly live up to all of my expectations but this was perfect I ve got a bad feeling, he whispered A piece of magic is parading as a god, a poisoned fog is destroying London, and three Antari are sparring aboard our ship I d be worried if you didn t The plot hit the ground running and the first 10 [...]
NO FAULTSAZING.I LOVED IT CRYINGoshe ANNNNOOOOOOOOSHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEi hope she does a spin off
I don t know what to do with myself I am so completely overwhelmed with emotions and so far past blown away and now I m trying to write a review for one of the greatest stories ever told Love and loss, he said, are like a ship and the sea They rise together The we love, the we have to lose But the only way to avoid loss is to avoid love And what a sad world that would be You guys if you haven t picked up this series start it now As an aspiring author I pray to get even a sliver of Schwab or Ba [...]
In case you had any doubtsTHIS BOOK WAS SHEER FRIKKIN PERFECTION AND I M A DAMAGED MESS HI I mean, how do I even review this I don t think I really will I don t want to give spoilers I just want to say a VE Schwab is a writing queen and wonder, b this is exactly what a series conclusion should be like, c i hurt man i hurt so bad in the best possible way, and d it was perfeccccccccccccccttttttttALL LIST OF THINGS I LOVE Kell s coat I m not saying this lightly, it is literally my favourite charact [...]
As of now, this is the number one most overrated and worst trilogy that I ve ever read so far Anoshe brought solace And hope And the strength to let go No need for Anoshe, I don t need any additional strength to let go of this series Let it be known here that I won t be reading any books written by VE Schwab This is where I must part way with her works Trust me it s better for me to do this For her fans, I m happy that you love her series but you don t want to see me rant and rated her books wi [...]
The reason I am giving this book a 2 stars is because I expected so much from both this book this series overall and I am not very satisfied with the development or the ending Schwab had so much potential going into this series, but ultimately I find myself very let down.I honestly don t know how to review this book without spoilers and so from this point on there will be unmarked spoilers for the entire series SPOILER ALERT TURN BACK NOW I feel as though this final installment was very disjoin [...]
Myths do not happen all at once You would not be wrong in thinking of me as a girl of few certainties They do not spring forth whole into the world The usual ones the love of my family, my love for them, and one big dream we all have one of those, even when we don t know we do that keeps me going They form slowly, rolled between the hands of time until their edges smooth There are also one or two things peculiar to me alone, of course Unfortunately, they have a tendency to be dull things But one [...]
A myth without a voice is like a dandelion without a breath of wind.No way to spread the seeds Victoria Schwab is my favourite I ve read every one of her books, from The Archived to The Near Witch, This Savage Song and Vicious Alright, not the middle grade childrens books, but I feel like I m a little too old for that.I love her She is one amazing, badass author She has such a beautiful mind, she writes the most fantastic, dark and thrilling stories She is truly unique and I m so excited what th [...]
yes i m going through this again no idk whyPatient Name Pragya Maresh BardStatus DEADCause of death Unknown possible sources V.E SchwabSymptoms Screaming thrashing crying profusely repeatedly muttering lila bard Diagnosis WHAT THE FUCK I AM DEAD HOLY SHITSANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT SANCT [...]
LORD HAVE MERCY THIS BOOK I was so afraid to go into it because I just knew everyone was going to die and that would be it, THEN END Yes, people died Yes, I let out some tears at parts Yes, it was amaze balls Yes, there was a lot of blood and violence Yes, there was evil and magic and good YES YES YES I love Rhy, Kell, Lila and Alucard so much I even started to love ole Holland There are other side people too There is so much stuff going on It starts right out of the gate and just doesn t really [...]
Updated 9 11 17 I will be crying for the next 75 years This was perfection It was such a good conclusion UMMMMM so I finished A Gathering of Shadows and placed an order for this book within 10 minutes It only took so long because I had to find my credit card GIMME.
DNF 39%Disclaimer It s not the book, it might just be me Here is the thing, i thoroughly enjoyed Darker Shades of Magic and Gathering of Shadows However, having to wait an entire year has ruined this series for me I no longer care about the plot or give any shits about what happens to these characters I ve simply moved on, it seems This is precisely why i loath starting unfinished series I am sure it s not a bad book but since i didn t like however much i read, i can t rate it any higher based o [...]
Ehhhhhh.I finished this one a while back, but I just couldn t decide how I felt about it.I mean, it was ok Nothing was horribly wrong, and I certainly didn t feel pissed off when I closed the book It just left me with this vaguely meh feeling.Likewhy did I read all of this This was, at 624 pages, a HUGE book for me I know some of you read massive tomes every night before bed, but I usually snack on comic books or fluffy romance novels, so when these bigguns don t deliver I feel a tad disappointe [...]
I was incredibly excited to read the last book in this series and wow was it action packed Almost too much if that s possible I definitely enjoyed it and recommend it but it wasn t as good as the two other ones in my opinion I overall liked how things were wrapped up at the end but I felt like Lila s character was a bit one dimensional.More in my wrap up at the end of the month
the only reason i haven t skewered and started roasting myself like a kabob for not finishing A Conjuring of Light the first time around is because i finished it the second time and appreciated it for all that it is worth, dEAR LORd.you know that feeling when you ve just walked out of the theater after watching a bomb ass movie that has literally changed your entire being because you ve, like, dementored the shit out of it and feel like you re 73% what you ve just watched that s how i feel after [...]
If A Gathering of Shadows deserved 100 stars, A Conjuring of Light deserves 10x that many I have no words This series is honestly my favorite out of everything I ve ever read and I just want to reread the first one now that it s all over My heart is so happy Anoshe ADSOM.
Anoshe was a word for strangers in the street, and lovers between meetings, for parents and children, friends and family It softened the blow of leaving Eased the strain of parting A careful nod to the certainty of today, the mystery of tomorrow When a friend left, with little chance of seeing home, they said anoshe When a loved one was dying, they said anoshe When corpses were burned, bodies given back to the earth and souls to the stream, those left grieving said anoshe Anoshe brought solace A [...]
4.25 StarsOverview Anoshe was a word for strangers in the street, and lovers between meetings, for parents and children, friends and family It softened the blow of leaving Okay, I know my rating is picky and oddly specific, but it s true I enjoyed this than AGOS making it my favorite of the series but it s still just shy of 5 stars In fact, that s what I rated it in a blind emotional fury immediately after I finished Because there was a lot I loved But also some stuff I didn t Another BR with S [...]
A myth without a voice is like a dandelion without a breath of wind No way to spread the seeds Too Much Feels hElp.This is hands down my FAVORITE book from the Shades of Magic trilogy It s rare for me to be satisfied with a conclusion to a series as a lot of the times the spark gets lost along the way but not in ACOL s case It has everything I want in a conclusion and We get to see a different and a in depth side of some of our characters ehem, my bby Holland _ However, I would have liked to k [...]
A truly beautiful ending to an incredible series Schwab never disappoints and this book, as well as the first two, were phenomenal.
Okay, I m a mess inside Nope This series is not over Never the less this book was such a perfect wrap to this series It was beautiful and heartbreaking Definitely deserves all the stars Anoshe until another day.
MAJOR spoilers ahead THEY WILL NOT BE MARKED like, seriously they are all over the place, you ve been warned lol so, fuck this book for not giving me the ending i wanted who am i kidding though, the day i started reading this book, Schwab decided it was a good day to HIGHLIGHT THE FUCKING ENDING for this damn book and spread that shit all over my feed people commented the ending and my fucking traitorous eyes saw that damn spoiler so, _ _ like, even though i knew that poor bby Holland was going [...]
In myths, the hero survives.The evil is vanquished.The world is set right.Sometimes there are celebrations, and sometimes there are funerals.The dead are buried The living move on.Nothing changes.Everything changes.This is a myth.This is not a myth.It feels like the whole era just ended with this book I am so sad I can t deny that through out the years Shades of Magic became one of my favorite series as it is for many other people, I am sure Moreover, knowing how many people actually love these [...]
February 2018 I don t know why I thought I would be able to give a coherent review when I binged the series because that might have made it worse I stand by everything I said in last year s review I ll only add that I want to start reading them all over again because I never want to not be reading them February 2017 I don t even know what to put here This book was filled with laughs and swoons and badassery and heartbreak It was a roller coaster of feels and I m not sure it could have been done [...]
Kell isn t the only one you fail to understand My bond with him didn t start with this curse You wanted him to kill for me, die for me, protect me at all costs Well, Mother, you got your wish You simple failed to realize that that kind of love, that bond, it goes both ways I would kill for him, and I would die for him, and I will protect him however I am able, from Faro and Vesk, from White London, and Black London, and from you listen no one is surprised then me by the fact I gave this a FOUR [...]
I spent so long today crying and thinking about this book that it completely slipped my mind to mark it as completed on I was beginning to lose faith in this series because book two was a very weak sequel in my opinion and the first half of this book took me quite a while to finish I will admit that I did skim read quite a few chapters in here I found the addition of POVs other than lila rhy alucard holland s quite slow , but it finally gained speed in the last half A lot of the reason I didn t [...]
A queen could leave her throne.But a mother never leaves her son The ending of A Conjuring of Light left me where Fast and Furious 7 did two years ago And Paul Walker, sadly, I ll never get the chance to see him again Then I listened to the song See You Again and tears came streaming down my face after that What a beautiful life when you meet someone and know that they can t stay with you forever, though they re becoming a part of yours or your family, separation is unavoidable Meeting assures p [...]
The third definitely has a very good and satisfying end It s pretty much an epic ride and destruction of Kell s homeland, with the demon of chaos and magic running rampant and generally being smarter than the rest of the characters as well as being a lot powerful I was sitting on the edge of my seat to see just how our heroes would pull off a fix or even if there could be a fix.It is definitely hard to pull off a good end with a series like this, but I m happy to say that the author does it, wr [...]