I thought I didn’t had space for more amazing books and characters. A Darker Shade Of Magic is joining my favorite books list.
I jumped into this book by friends and authors recommendations. I read it without knowing what it was about. Reading A Darker Shade Of Magic felt like reading something I’ve never read before but I was familiar with. One of the things I loved was the blood magic. I never read a book where the character had magical blood but it was already an idea I had for a novel I’m writing. Reading about it was fascinating! Of course the idea is this book is much bigger than mine but I was happy to read about it.
The characters!! One of the things that draws me to a story is the characters. The main characters in this book are Kell and Lila. Lila is the one who stole my whole heart. She’s my new favorite female character ( I have so many! I know.) Well, Lila is a role model and not for the reason that she steals a bit too much. Lila is determinate, she know what she wants and goes for it. She’s looking for adventures and is willing to risk everything for the sake of her dreams.
“Aren’t you afraid of dying?” he asked Lila now.
She looked at him as if it were a strange question. And then she shook her head. “Death comes for everyone,” she said simply. “I’m not afraid of dying. But I am afraid of dying here.” She swept her hand over the room, the tavern, the city. “I’d rather die on an adventure than live standing still.”
The first half of the book might be a bit slow but interesting enough to keep you reading. V. E. Schwab put us in a story where you’ll always want to learn more and more. The rest of the book, specially the last 100 pages, is non-stop action and heart stopping moments.
The ending is not a cliffhanger but the whole story will leave you wanting more.