Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab & BOOK HAUL Y'ALL

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme, 
hosted by Breaking the Spine,
that showcase upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating. 

Today's Book:

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.

I didn't have that much luck with V.E. (Victoria) Schwab's The Archived but I really enjoyed her action packed, super-natural world in Vicious.

A Darker Shade of Magic seems to have a lot of elements that I LOVE to read about. Magic, royalty, adventure and danger. I'm so ready!!

...OMG! and look at that cover! Frame it and hang it up. I dig it!

The only thing that sucks..... THE WAITING!!! Release date is not til February of 2015...UGGGHHH!

Anticipation is such an aggravation 

Hopefully A Darker Shade of Magic will make your "TBR" list.
Can't wait to see what y'all are waiting for

**Before I go I just wanted to share with y'all my BOOK HAUL**
Short list this weekend:

The Art of Neil Gaiman by Hayley Campbell~ Neil Gaiman is one of my top three favorite authors, so when I saw this, YEA! I had to have it.

Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson~ I already own a copy but when I because they came out with this one and it's new cover I just had to have it. Got it, currently reading it and enjoying it, immensely! i brandon sanderson

Thanks for stopping by y'all!

 BIG HUGS and Lots of Love 


  1. OMG! Not only did we pick the same book, we referred to the same movie lol That's awesome!

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

    1. Right!!! Weird huh! When I saw your blog, I about pee'd myself, so funny!!!
      Thanks for stopping by Shane ♥

  2. Ohhh I will definitely keep an eye out for A Darker Shade of Magic. I really am starting to love Victoria Schwab! Vicious is near the top of my BR. ill add this bad boy too. All is well hope the same for u and the fam!!
    ♥Brittany @ Please Feed the Bookworm
    PS i ♥ brandon sanderson too!!

  3. Thanks for the button update too. I promise i wont change it again... for alittle bit anyway. I would love for you to try to get to BEA next year. Im gonna try to as well and would love to hang out!!

  4. This has such a beautiful cover, I absolutely agree! I could definitely hang that up as a piece of art! I haven't actually heard of this book before, though, so I might have to check it out more throughly.

  5. AH! I'm really excited about this book! Even though the wait for it is soooooo freaking long. I didn't have much luck with The Archived either. I mean, I thought it was okay, but it wasn't one of my faves. I really want to read Vicious though, because so many people love it!! Thanks for sharing, Michelle!!! :)

    <3 Becca @ Pivot Book Reviews

  6. I've been eyeing up Vicious recently, sounds pretty cool and if you give it the thumbs up it's got to worth a go right?

    Thea @ Gizzimomo's Book Shelf


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