Waiting on Wednesday
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!
Written by: Victoria Schwab
Published by: Tor
Release date: February 23rd 2016
Genres: Adult, Fantasy
Buy: B&N, Amazon
Add on: Goodreads
* * SPOILERS FOR BOOK 1 BELOW!!!!! * *
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—meaning that another London must fall.
I’m sorry, guys. I’m so sorry.
…Actually, no, what am I saying? I’m totally not sorry. ;)
I know I go on about V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic — but honestly, it’s just that it’s the most ‘me’ book I’ve come across in YEARS AND YEARS (I don’t want to say “ever”, but… yeah). The cover(s — US and UK) and title and synopsis were revealed today and I’m pretty much incapable of choosing another book to feature in today’s WoW.
I mean, do you see that cover, above?! And look at this:
Delilah freaking Bard, ladies and gentlemen. *_*
Yes, A Gathering of Shadows comes out 10 months from now (omg, it hurt to type that). No, I do not regret featuring it today. Yes, you now have 10 months to read book 1 if you haven’t already, or I’ll… I don’t know, I’ll follow you around reading it to you, or something. Do I really need to do the whole “Londons! Magical boy in a magical coat! LADY THIEF AND ASPIRING PIRATE!!!” spiel again?
What book are YOU anxiously awaiting today?
Link me to your WoW post, I’d love to stop by! :)