A Conjuring of Light by VE Schwab *Light Spoilers*

July 2, 2017     erinthebooknut     Book review

A Conjuring of Light by VE Schwab *Light Spoilers*A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3) by V.E. Schwab
Published by Tor Books on February 21st 2017
Pages: 624
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Witness the fate of beloved heroes - and enemies.


THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPED...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.

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.

5 Nuts

SPOILERS!

“I don’t want it to over!”

“Please tell me it’s not over!”

These were my first thoughts after my audiobook of A CONJURING OF LIGHT was finished. I shut down Overdrive and sat on my bed thinking about what I had just experienced.

I loved this book. When I said I thought this book would go dark I had no idea it would go this dark. I mean who expects the baddy to ACTUALLY take over the world mind, body, and soul? Yeah, not me. It was creepy and epic, I loved every second of it.

I ship Rhy/Luc so freaking hard after this book. I already love both characters but their relationship and the effort Alucard puts into winning him just made me grin like a loon. Rhy seems to be Schwab’s favorite whipping boy for some reason and I almost wish he got to be a bit more of a badass but hey, that’s nitpicking. He was already pretty brave as it is.

Delilah and Kell are also perfect and I’m so happy that worked out the way it did. She only danced around that sexual tension ALL THREE BOOKS! Seriously, that was some well deserved pay off.

Even Holland got a good ending, which I much appreciated. And I finally got to see some more of hWhite London through his eyes. I was very happy to find that she was going to explore that world a bit more. Now if only I got more of Black London…

The complaint I’ve heard most about this book is that the middle is a bit boring. Really, I don’t agree. The difference in pacing I think has to do with it being classified as adult rather than YA. YA readers, many of whom love reading Schwab’s books, are used to a much faster paced narrative.

HIGHLY recommended for all fantasy fans, fans of heavy sexual tension, and people who love to have their hearts ripped out of their chests.

Which was your favorite book? Leave your answer in the comments.

From my shelf to yours,

Erin

 

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