The first FW post for March, yay! In this week’s post we have some new discoveries of mine. I’ve recently found them and I must say that I find them all quite interesting one-day-in-the-future reads. Some are quite well-known in the book world currently but I don’t mind because it’s thanks to other book bloggers that I’ve discovered these gems!
Before we get started, I’m currently reading The Hunter by Tom Wood and it’s actually, oddly enough, taken me quite a while to actually get somewhere with the book. At first I wasn’t feeling it for the first hundred pages or so but now I’m in the thick of it! Review up of it sometime during the week (depending how long I can get through it). I’ll keep updating with progress shots on instagram (link is in the sidebar) if people want to know how I’m getting on with it.
A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E Schwab
PUBLISHED: FEBRUARY 2015
Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit.
Grey London is dirty, boring, lacks magic, ruled by mad King George. Red London is where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London is ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. People fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. Once there was Black London – but no one speaks of that now.
Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell smuggles for those willing to pay for even a glimpse of a world they’ll never see. This dangerous hobby sets him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a dangerous enemy, then forces him to another world for her ‘proper adventure’.
But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive — trickier than they hoped.
I’m not usually that big of a fan of books about magic (barring Harry Potter when I was younger of course) but there’s something about the sound of this book that draws me in. Plus, Red London sounds so FREAKING PANCAKEY AWESOME! Red is awesome. Pancakes are awesome (hence the mention of pancakes as an adjective).