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Review: A Gathering Of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

Book 57/60
Title: A Gathering Of Shadows
Author: V.E. Schwab
Released: February 23, 2016
Genre(s): Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction
Page Count: 509
Purchase: AmazonKindleAudiobook
Synopsis: 
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-and so to keep magic’s balance, another London must fall.

My Review
What is it with these books? I find them boring most of the time but I cannot seem to put them down. I don’t understand how I get so hooked on them. They have the slowest starts to books. I just like to read them. 

I still really love the banter in this book. We get another character who has amazing banter. Alucard. I’m totally loving his character and can’t wait to see more of him.

I really loved The Essen Tasch. I loved the idea of a type of magician Olympics. I just really wish there was more of it. I feel like it ended so quickly. I wasn’t ready to let go of the games.

Also, The Grey London seems to be getting a makeover and I’m loving that. It really means that the next book could possibly destroy me. Who knows?

I have a hard time writing these reviews for these books. I don’t really even know how I feel about them. All I know is, I don’t love them as much as others. I know that I like them enough to keep reading them. I just really wished I loved them like others.

I am rating the books relatively high even though I don’t know if I like them or not. I guess I might like them.

3.75/5 Stars

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