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Thursday, March 19, 2015

[Blog tour] A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab + Giveaway!

Hello lovely readers! As you may have guessed, I am way late in this tour, but I am posting and hey! I still have exclusive content just for this blog tour. But first...

Guess which London I'm in? Yup.


It's Grey London.

I had a chance to ask Victoria a question, which was: What's the weirdest thing you have done while trying to get ideas for your writing?

Victoria answered: As strange as my ideas are, my process is fairly ordinary. The only thing is, my mind is too cluttered when my body is still, so I have this habit of walking. I walk when I need to parse ideas, I walk when I need to sort out plot, I walk when I need to write and can’t get out of my head enough to do so. I’ve thought through stories in half a dozen countries, trodding up soggy hills in the Lake District, wandering through a small church in Prague, one day I clocked 14 miles just wandering NYC. While trying to sort through ADSOM with my beta reader, I paced my front yard in the middle of January for two hours. I would say that very few of my ideas sort themselves when I’m sitting still.

A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC

V. E. Schwab

Step into a universe of daring adventure, thrilling power, and multiple Londons.

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Kell is one of the last Travelers—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes, connected by one magical city.

There’s Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, and with one mad king—George III. Red London, where life and magic are revered—and where Kell was raised alongside Rhy Maresh, the roguish heir to a flourishing empire. White London—a please where people fight to control magic and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. And once upon a time, there was Black London. But no one speaks of that now.

Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, ambassador of the Maresh empire, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which seeing firsthand.

Kell is now Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs into Delilah Bard, a cutpurse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

Now perilous magic afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.



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V. E. SCHWAB's first adult novel, Vicious, debuted to critical praise and reader accolades. Schwab is the author of YA novels The Near Witch, The Archived, and The Unbound, and the Everyday Angel series for middle grade readers.

Follow her on: veschwab.wordpress.com. @VESchwab. Facebook. Goodreads.


If you'd like to know more about A Darker Shade of Magic, check out the links below:

Explore Darker-Shade.com - a special website for A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC that is full of information and materials for readers.

Take this fun Buzzfeed Quiz you and your readers can take that will sort you into a magical London.

GIVEAWAY TIME!
WIN A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC PRIZE PACK!

Thanks to our amazing friends over at Tor, I'm giving away a limited edition signed by the author, double sided poster which features BOTH the US and the UK covers. I'm also giving away a FINISHED COPY of A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC. If you've been checking my Instagram, I posted the prettiness of the finished copy there as well, if you wanna check it out!

Rules:

- Open Internationally
- Ends March 30th
- Must be at least 13 years old to enter



Good luck! My review will be posted this weekend and I hope you'll read it as well!

30 comments:

  1. No, I haven't read any V. E. Schwab's work yet but I've seen so many good reviews of A Darker Shade of Magic that's why I'm pretty pumped up to read this book. Honestly, it had me at "magic". I took the Buzzfeed and I'm from Black London. I have listened to a sample audio of the book here and it's awesooomee: http://www.tantorlibrary.com/mp3/F1075_DarkerShade.mp3

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  2. Better late than never. ;) I can't wait to read this book! I loved Vicious! Great question! I guess walking while writing is a good way to stay fit. I talk to myself when I write.

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  4. did see good reviews from good reads plus your review. i am so thrilled by this book. I want a copy so pleaseeeeeeee :D

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  5. I haven't read any book from V. E. Schwab but I've seen good reviews and feedback about her book. Hope to get a copy and read it myself. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  6. Hmm, it seems this comment box doesn't work for me? I'll just write my answer again, just in case. I haven't read any of her books, yet but I'm excited to read this one as I've heard good reviews and the parallel London's seems like such a cool concept! :)

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  7. I've never read any of her books but I can't wait to do it! People say so many amazing things about her writing, I can't wait to see what I think. Plus - parallel universes and magic! Who wouldn't want to read that!?

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  8. I'm new to Victoria's books. Loving the sound of this though.

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  9. I haven't read anything from V.E Schwab yet, but this one has an interesting synopsis, so I hope to read this one.

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  10. I have read Vicious and it was AWESOME! It was my fave book of 2014. I think you know why I want this book, ate Kai :)

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  11. I haven't read any of her books yet, but this one looks so good!!!! It's definitely going to be my first one by her!

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  12. I haven't read any V.E. Schwab's books, but I'm planning to! I've been waiting to read this book since last year! Thanks for the giveaway :D

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  13. I haven´t read any V.E. Schwab´s books yet, but I want to. I can´t wait to read ADSOM - love the idea of parallel universes and travelling between them. Plus, London is my most favorite city on this whole world and I love to read books set in this city :)

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  14. I haven't read any of her books, but I've bought The Archived, The Near Witch, and Vicious, so they will get read very, very soon!

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  15. I haven't read any of her books, but I keep hearing how wonderful they are, so I am anxious to! This book seems like it was made for me. I'm a sucker for Victorian London, alternate universes, and magic! I can't wait to get a copy!

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  16. I haven't actually tried reading her books, and I am very delighted to start that with this book. Gods, just mentioning LONDON already captured me :D

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  17. I haven't read her books yet and I am looking forward on ADSOM to be my first read from Victoria's! Thank you so much! :)

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  18. I really want to read each one of Victoria's works and I'm really looking forward to reading ADSOM!

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  19. I haven't but I have her books. *looks guiltily at the TBR pile*

    I've heard so much about ADSOM and well, that cover!

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  20. I already read the Archived and it was good. I want to read ADSOM because it's magic and multiverse!!
    Thanks for the giveaway Ate Kai :)

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  21. I have not read her books but I want to read ADSOM because parallel Londons sound really cool!

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  22. I'm currently reading The Archived and I can't wait to read more from Victoria Schwab! I definitely want to read ADSOM after having heard so many amazing things about it! Thank you for the giveaway. :D

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  23. I haven't read any of Victoria's books but based on your review, I have to read one of her books. I'm excited to read this book because the synopsis looks promising and interesting. :)

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  24. Hãy thư giãn cùng tien len mien bac hay thả ga với Tien len mien nam và trở thành vua bài với Binh xap xam.

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  25. I love reading books but I havent read any Victoria's book but I can't wait to read this book! looks good to read and the story looks awesome

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  26. I've read The Archived and The Unbound, and I loved them! I want to read ADSOM because I think that it sounds amazing and I took the quiz, I'm Black London :D

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  27. I've read her Archived series, but the cover on ADSOM is gorgeous and the plot sounds fantastic!

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  28. This book has a lot of hype! I am looking forward to reading it. Haven't read anything by this author though.

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