Tuesday, May 15, 2018

My Thoughts: A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

A Conjuring of Light
(Shades of Magic #3)
by V.E. Schwab
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Publication Date: February 21st 2017
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9780765387462
Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy
Source: Own

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Witness the fate of beloved heroes - and enemies.

The 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.

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?

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.

And an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown while a fallen hero tries to save a world in decay. (Goodreads)

I was super excited to get started on A Conjuring of Light by Victoria Schwab, and I dove into the story just moments after finishing up A Gathering of Shadows. I don’t normally read books back to back, but on this one, I just couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen next. A Conjuring of Light was a great conclusion to this unique series, and though I didn’t want the series to end at all, it all came together perfectly in the end.

After the events of A Gathering of Shadows, I had no idea what to expect from A Conjuring of Light. The book picks up right where the second book leaves off, and I loved jumping right back into the story. The storyline is full of action and suspense, and keeps you captivated, wondering what’s going to happen next. There is seriously never a dull moment when reading this book, and I devoured it just as quickly as I did the second book. I wish I hadn’t waited so long to finish this series. I really enjoyed it so much!

I love so many characters in this book, but the one character that I totally didn’t expect to love was Holland. We get quite a bit of his back-story throughout the book, and between that and the character growth throughout the story, it’s hard not to absolutely love him. Lila is another favorite of mine, and has been since the beginning, and her growth over the course of the story was pretty awesome to watch as well. And, of course, there’s also Kell. Sigh. I pretty much love everything about Kell, and everything about Kell with Lila. They are perfection, as are Rhys and Alucard as well. I just really love all of tehse characters, and I’m so sad to have to say goodbye to them!

Overall; A Conjuring of Light was an absolutely perfect ending to this wonderfully unique series! The storyline was completely captivating, the characters were all wonderful, and the ending was perfection. I loved everything about this book, and this series, and I can’t wait to re-read it again and again. If you’ve not yet checked out this magical series by Victoria Schwab, I do recommend you check it out! And I totally hope you enjoy it just as much as I do.

1 comment:

  1. I loved reading your review, because you highlighted so many of the things that make these books so special, and I kept going "yes, that!", "oooohh, of course!" :)
    Never a dull moment, indeed. I love that all the action doesn't detract from character-building, on the contrary, you get to know them better <3


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