Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (7)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine
for sharing upcoming releases we're highly anticipating.

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A Darker Shade of Magic
By Victoria Schwab
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Magic, Parallel Universes
Release Date: February 24, 2015
Publisher: Tor Books

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.
 
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The ability to go to a parallel universe of your choice? Yes, please. 
There's also MAGIC, cross-dressing thieves, pirates, royalty and epic magicky fights. 
I have not read a book by Victoria Schwab yet but A Darker Shade of Magic sounds stellar!

8 comments:

  1. Yes yes, this book sounds SO good. I want it! I haven't read a book by Victoria Schwab yet either, but I hear great things. Hopefully we will both enjoy it. Great pick :)

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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    1. I hope so as well :) Thanks for stopping by, Shannon!

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  2. I absolutely loved her The Archived series so how can I miss this one! Everything about this book just sounds so awesome! Great pick and your blog is so cute :)

    Eileen @ BookCatPin

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  3. I want to read Vicious by this author and I even have a signed copy, just need to make time in my schedule. Great choice, Jae! :)

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    1. Oooh. The only other book I've heard of hers is The Archived but Vicious looks really good too! I hope you enjoy it :)

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  4. I love Victoria's books (The Archived was wonderful) so I'm super excited about this!!

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    1. Ahhhh The Archived is on my tbr! I've only heard good things about her books.

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