Review: A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab

Oh wow! I thought the 1st book was good but this was fabulous! I questioned myself why over taken so long to read this but I just hurriedly moved on to book 3!!!

You can see my review for A Darker Shade of Magic here


Title: A Gathering of Shadows

Author: VE Schwab

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 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.


‘What do you see, when you look at me?’

Lila is basically on a quest to find out just who she is but now 4 months after she left, London is calling….and of course, she gets herself into more trouble!

I can’t tell you how much I love Kell and I also can’t even tell you how much I wanted Lila with Kell. It ate at me…actually ate at me, the angsty feeling I had, tight stomach, wishing the story along!

Another contender for my heart is Alucard…..I loved him!!!

I love Lila. She is brave, full of life and head strong. The latter made me want to strangle her sometimes!

I couldn’t help thinking about Holland, what was he thinking?

This book draws us further into the world the author created and I just love everything about it!

And oh my lord, that ending! I need the last book asap!!!!

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