Great review by Clockwork Bibliophile on A Darker Shade of Magic. Spoiler: contains spoiler.
Title: A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1)
Author: V.E. Schwab
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published: February 24th 2015
Publisher: Tor Books
My Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit.
Grey London is dirty, boring, lacks magic, ruled by mad King George. Red London is where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London is ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. People fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. Once 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 royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell smuggles for those willing to pay…
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