A Gathering of Shadows

A Gathering of Shadows It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell s possession Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard Four months since Prince Rhy was wounded and since the nefar

  • Title: A Gathering of Shadows
  • Author: V.E. Schwab Victoria Schwab Michael Kramer Kate Reading
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Audible Audio
  • It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell s possession Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard Four months since Prince Rhy was wounded, and since the nefarious Dane twins of White London fell, and four months since the stone was cast with Holland s dying body through the rift back into Black London.Now, restless after havingIt has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell s possession Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard Four months since Prince Rhy was wounded, and since the nefarious Dane twins of White London fell, and four months since the stone was cast with Holland s dying body through the rift back into Black London.Now, restless after having given up his smuggling habit, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks as 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.And while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life After all, a shadow that was gone in the night will reappear in the morning But the balance of magic is ever perilous, and for one city to flourish, another London must fall.

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    1. Delilah Bard had a way of finding trouble.I just love everything about this world. Read it in a single day and I cannot wait for the next book.I think I'm a bit of an unintentionally picky reader when it comes to fantasy. A lot of YA fantasy is heavy on the romance and low on the substance, which irks me, but I don't take much pleasure in overlong, dense, wordy adult fantasy series either. I want exciting world-building, strong characters and good pacing that doesn't sacrifice depth. And I feel [...]

    2. “I know where you sleep, Bard.”She smirked. “Then you know I sleep with knives.”*It's hard to believe that A GATHERING OF SHADOWS comes out in less than three months!!!

    3. love the writing, love the world, LOVE THESE CHARACTERS. the ending hurt my soul but fortunately i have book 3 to jump into immediately.

    4. It’s unbelievable how I started this book with the lowest possible expectation and it still managed to disappoint me. I know this is a beloved book in the YA community, you might wanna stay away from reading this review if you’re easily offended. Seriously stay away.I think it’s better for me to start off with the parts I like about the book first, there’s only a few anyway. First, Holland, every single appearance from him made the plot and the book so much better, despite his appearance [...]

    5. I'd like to propose a contender for the worst feeling in the world: going into a book with 100% certainty you’ll like it, and then that confidence slowlyyyyy - almost imperceptibly - fading into hatred. Especially when the average rating of said book is a four-point-f*cking-three-five.emmareadstoomuch.wordpressBut I can’t not hate this book. So much of this is nightmare scenario after nightmare scenario wrapped into one misleading synopsis. I was, quite frankly, SHOCKED by how quickly univer [...]

    6. Reviewed by: Rabid Reads4.5 starsAuthors of series like to do this thing where they give you a first installment that while, of course, leaving unanswered questions, still manages to conclude nice and neatly.You can't wait to get your hands on the next book, but only b/c you love the story and are desperate to see what happens next. You feel safe when you finally get the next chapter. The tension that plagued you while reading the prior installment, coming ever closer as you neared the end, like [...]


    8. The prince shrugged. “Who needs magic when you look this good?”This book set fire to my feelings and shattered my mind. Tore my heart into pieces and stole my soul.I am officially and utterly dead.Victoria Schwab worked her magic like a genius. This book was flawless, from start to finish. From cover to characters, from plot to setting, from language to imagination. And while I thought A Darker Shade of Magic was amazing, it was only the tip of the iceberg. Nothing can compare to A Gathering [...]

    9. My spoiler discussion is now up on my channel!: youtu/jTE6aTbosjUTHAT ENDING DESTROYED ME SOMEONE GIVE ME THE NEXT BOOK RIGHT NOW

    10. *laughs hysterically* *choking sound*Why, thank you, Victoria Schwab. Please don't mind my heart. No, really. Feel free to crush it. I don't do holding grudges. Much.4.5 stars. Truth is, when I started A Gathering of Shadows, one of my best friend asked me if I thought she would like, and strangely, I wasn't able to answer straight away. Color me surprised. How comes this series holds such a strong grip on me and still I am hesitating when recommending it? I understood, then. These books? They s [...]

    11. congratulations! semifinalist in ' best fantasy category 2016!Lila shrugged. "Everyone's immortal until they're not."this is one of those crossover dealies that isn't marketed (or priced, unfortunately) as YA, but there's no reason for it not to be in the YA section, from a reader perspective. from the publisher's perspective, obviously it's always better when you can set your cover price in the ten bucks higher adult-market range, but since this is such a pretty book, i'm okay with that THIS TI [...]

    12. I SALUTE ANYONE THAT HAD TO LIVE MORE THAN AN ENTIRE YEAR DANGLING OFF THAT BRUTAL CLIFFHANGER OH MY HOLY FUCKRemember when I called A Darker Shade of Magic a slow-burner? HA. Well. This one just burns you alive and makes you enjoy every fiery second of it. WHAT A RIDE.I'm far too impatient to get on with the next book, so here's a random assortment of my thoughts and feelings on this glorious work of new adult literature(((kindasorta spoilers incoming)))Things I thought I wouldn't like:• Lila [...]

    13. Reread July 2017:Ohhhh good book is GOOD the second time round too. Who'd have though, right?!? I'm so glad I'm rereading this series as it's basically my FAVOURITE and I am trash for anything Schwab writes. Also can she please chill on hurting the precious magical children. I love them. And it's raining on my face.Smol List Of Loves In The Reread:• basically Kell x Lila refusing to acknowledge they have FEELINGS• so adorable. ship it• also Older Protective Brother Kell™ is my favourite [...]

    14. Wowowowow. If you have not picked up this series yet, pick it up now. Right now. I feel I can't even put into words how I feel about this book - but I'm going to try anyway.To start, I liked "A Darker Shade of Magic" (book #1 in this series) a lot - but I wasn't out of my mind in love. I liked the characters and the world building was so unique and engaging. The story was good- but it left me wanting more to happen to the characters (which was perfect, because I knew there was a sequel coming ou [...]

    15. ** 5+++ "I’M OBSESSED AND IN AWE" !! stars **It’s official, this series now has a hold on me and it won’t let go. I’m in love with the writing, the world and the characters ! This series has definitely made it to the top of my all-time favorite series with this second installment ! It’s been a while since I absolutely loved everything about a series or felt so invested, but I have to say these books gave me everything I’m looking for when I read a book ! First off, let’s be honest, [...]

    16. Simultaneously laughing and crying. Can I give this book more than five stars? Because it deserves at least forty.

    17. *small edit UNMARKED SPOILERS EVERYWHERE!!!!AND SWEARING, LOTS OF IT EVERYWHEREAND EXTREME HATE ON LILA THE GARBAGE CAN EVERYWHERE!!!!I’m not even kidding when I say this book pissed me off to the point where I physically felt the need to rip the goddamn fucking pages and fucking burn them and throw this fucking book out the goddamn window with every ounce of strength I've fucking got. I !! was !! so !! fucking !! pissed !! I !! still !! am !! when !! I !! think !! about !! this !! fucking !! [...]

    18. 2.5 - Barely anything happened in this book. There didn't need to be a full book to set up the little bit that happened at the end. 2.5 stars because it's neutral. Not horrible (I liked the new characters) but it felt like a waste mostly. Video review to come.

    19. So the 1st book, A Darker Shade of Magic, didn't blow me away. I liked it, but I just didn't quite love it.Interested, but not invested.Which means I didn't rush out to grab a copy of this one, because I just wasn't sure how excited I actually was to read it.However, my trepidation was unwarranted. A Gathering of Shadows was so much better than I expected it to be! There was this whole connection to the characters that (I felt) was missing from the 1st book, and this time around the author made [...]

    20. 1.) A Darker Shade of Magic ★★★Readalong for the BooktubeSFF Awards which is being hosted byAdriana from Perpetual Pages, Chelsea from TheReadingOutlaw, Samantha from Novels and Nonsense,Connor from Connor O'Brien, Elizabeth from Books and Pieces, Kaitlin from Kitty G, Samfrom Thoughts on Tomes, Elena from Elena Reads Books, and Thomas from SFF180!Four months have passed since the events that took place in A Darker Shade of Magic. The dust has settled in Red London, but the memories and re [...]

    21. I got to read more of the bad arsed, Lila Bard and Kell and Rhy! Yay! I loved the beginning of this book with Lila. People for me, this was the best part of the book with what all Lila did to that crew! Holy crow! I am Delilah Bard, she though as the ropes cut into her skin. I am a thief and a pirate and a traveler. I have set foot in three different worlds, and lived. I have shed the blood of royals and held magic in my hands. And a ship full of men cannot do what I can, I don't need any of you [...]

    22. Here we are again with 3 stars. I keep wanting to reason with myself that this book deserves both a higher and a lower rating I guess I am going to have to settle with 3 stars. There is a great amount of potential in this series. Schwab's writing style is delicious to read, I mean she really knows how to paint a picture for her audience. Her writing style alone accounts for at least 1.5 stars of my rating. I think my main problem is, even though I like some of the characters present here, I don' [...]

    23. “I gave him my life, but you cannot ask me to stop living.” Although A Gathering of Shadows isn't as good as A Darker Shades of Magic, it still held my interest until the last chapter. In this book, Lila takes almost 60% out of it, while 30% goes to Kell and Rhy, and the rest goes to Alucard, an attractive captain and owner the very notorious ship whose power is utterly striking. Unfortunately, I had high hopes since I went crazy because of ADSOM, this book (AGOS) couldn't catch up the score [...]

    24. *and now I wait*And then in the silence, he heard a sound: not a sob, or a scream, but a laugh.And it took him a moment to recognize the voice.It was his.2016 has by far been one of my most rewarding reading years yet, beginning with almost 90% win and so little loss. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’ve taken what I’ve learned and I have applied it to almost every book I might read, making it extremely easy to see what might work for me…and what won’t. It’s not a fool p [...]

    25. “She bent most of the rules. She broke the rest.”5 stars just don't seem enough!This is the kind of book that will give you a hangover. Full review to come maybe. I don't know how to review this, it was so magical. It's been a while since i've enjoyed a book this much.“Kell used to feel like a possession. Now he felt like a prisoner.”THAT ENDING THO!! You know how i put "unpopular opinion alert" next to my name? Well, it's because of books like this. I loved the ending!!! It made me love [...]

    26. This book. The writing. This world. The characters. Some more characters. The buildup. The tournament. Some more buildup. THAT ENDING!---I FINALLY got my hands on ACOL (after patiently waiting for more than a month) so I can now proceed with the series

    27. PRE-READING: I know I'm already currently reading two books, but we're talking about the sequel to A Darker Shade of Magic and the umpteenth buddy read with Nina. I dare you to say no to that.4.5"Crossing worlds, killing royals, saving cities. The marks of every good courtship."Have you tried to read this book aloud?Sorry, that sounds foolish, of course. I will reformulate:Have you tried to read even just one of Victoria Schwab's sentences aloud?If you have and now are reading this, that logical [...]

    28. I found the second book to be better than the first honestly, it's pacing was a lot better and the tension built all way to the end so that I felt like bursting when I finished the book and it left off where it did. Also I really liked seeing Lila soften up a little and get a less controlled version of Kell. I know there's been a lot of hype around the books so people end up not liking it as much because of their expectations but I think if you go into without expectations I think it makes it wa [...]

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