This week I am deciding to spotlight:
A GATHERING OF SHADOWS BY V.E.SCHWAB
Publication date: February 23rd 2016
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.
Ahh I just had to choose this book, especially with the title, cover and the blurb being revealed yesterday. You can read the full article and see both the US and UK covers here. The first book in the series left me in a puddle of feels and left me eagerly anticipating more from this world and the characters and Victoria's writing is just so beautiful. I could not put ADSOM down so when AGOS is released in February, you bet I'm going to jump on it and devour it in a single sitting!
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