A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic #3)

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Original Title: A Conjuring of Light

Year Published: 2017

Published by:  Titan Books Ltd

Number of Pages: 666

First Sentence: Delilah Bard – always a thief, recently a magician, and one day, hopefully, a pirate – was running as fast as she could.

Goodreads Rating: 5/5

Plot:

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.

My thoughts:

I could hardly wait for this book to come out! (Yeah, this review is mega late, I did read the book as soon as it was released). It was absolutely worth the wait though! It was so absolutely good and this trilogy is my favorite trilogy ever. Schwab is an amazing writer and I absolutely adore this world and these characters. It was bittersweet to finish this trilogy but it was so amazing at the same time.

To be fair, it is kind of difficult to review it. Not because it was bad, but because I don’t know what to say without completely spoiling it for you. There are so many amazing moments for many of the characters and all the ones I loved before I now love even more. The character developments are awesome and feel really natural. I loved what Schwab did with the characters and how she had their stories unfolding and then finally ending.

The plot was just absolutely fantastic. This time we get to travel away from Red London, not just to different Londons, but out to sea. It is an almighty adventure and I loved every single moment of it. Sometimes when so many plots are taking place and so many characters are involved there is usually one or more that I can’t be arsed with. With this book that didn’t happen. All characters that had their own plotlines were fascinating and I found the whole book utterly entertaining and captivating.

Oh and Holland… Sigh. I just… He is my favourite is all I will say.

Do I recommend it? 

Yes, I do!!!!!

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