Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #19 - A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2) by V.E. Schwab #waitingonwednesday

Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday!  Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly featured hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight the not yet released books that I wish were in my hot little hands right now.

This week I am waiting on A Gathering of Shadows  (Shades of Magic #2) by V.E. Schwab . This is the second book in the Shades of Magic series.  I only discovered this series recently when I read book 1 for goodreads group read-a-long.  However I enjoyed it enough that I pre-ordered my copy of book 2 and cannot wait to receive it.
Book 1 kind of took me by surprise as I enjoyed it more than I expected to.  I had owned a copy for a while but never quite gotten around to reading it and probably only picked it up to read earlier this year as it was part of a reading challenge I was participating in in on of my goodreads group.  And looking at the blurb for book 2, I think this might even be better than book 1.  I am really hoping we will get to find out more about Delilah Bard in this book.  I am also looking forward to learning more about Black London.

Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London.

In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games—an extravagant international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries—a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.

But while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning, and so it seems Black London has risen again—meaning that another London must fall.

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Publication Date: 23 February 2016
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What book are you 'waiting on' this week?

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