Cristina Monica’s review of A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1) > Likes and Comments

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message 1: by Mary (new)

Mary Sounds great! Schwab can either do GREAT or just average. I really enjoyed Viscous so I guess it's time to read another book of hers! I hope this turns out to be great in the end and can't wait to see what you think of it!!

Cristina Monica That might be true, because I really thought her The Archived book 1 to be just good. Thanks!!

message 3: by Mary (new)

Mary Lola wrote: "That might be true, because I really thought her The Archived book 1 to be just good. Thanks!!"

Awesome! Thanks so much, Lola!

message 4: by Mary (new)

Mary I bought this because of your status lol and OMG it is AMAZING.

Cristina Monica I'm so glad you like it!! :D

message 6: by Mary (new)

Mary Lola wrote: "I'm so glad you like it!! :D"

Thank you, and I can't wait to see your thoughts on it! :D I cannot believe we have to wait to 2016 for the next one.

message 7: by Beatrice (new)

Beatrice Masaluñga I haven't read any books by V.E. Schwab but I heard positive things about her books. Looking forward to read this one. Awesome review Lola! :)

message 8: by Aditi (new)

Aditi Lovely review, Lola:-)

Aj the Ravenous Reader Oh wow!!! I definitely read to read this.^^

message 10: by Mary (new)

Mary Definitely one of the best books so far this year.

message 11: by Bekki (new)

Bekki Friesz I can't wait for this one!

Georgina ☽ themalf0ydiaries Amazing review, Lola! I've heard a lot about V.E. Schawab but I haven't read any of her books yet. Glad you enjoyed this one ^^

message 13: by Cristina Monica (new)

Cristina Monica Thanks so much!! Just finished rereading it and it was even better the second time around :D

message 14: by Choko (new)

Choko Great review, Lola!!!

message 15: by Kari (new)

Kari Rhiannon (Moon Magister Reviews) don't worry Lola, you'll get more Rhy in book 2. A Gathering of Shadows is probably my favourite of the two, I adoooored it. There's some really great new characters and even more of the characters we already love.

message 16: by Luke (new)

Luke Taylor Can't wait to read these books! I have the hardcovers and I love the covers and the concept! I've never read Schwab before but I have a feeling I'll love her work with an unhealthy addiction!
Thank you for your review, Lo! :D

message 17: by Melanie (new)

Melanie Great review, love! I wasn't in love with this book, but this review makes me want to read the second one this summer! <3 xo

message 18: by Anali (new)

Anali I loved it! *-* Great review!

message 19: by Cristina Monica (new)

Cristina Monica I hope you all will! It's DEFINITELY worth it. Oh and I just started AGOS and yesss Rhy is more present. Ugh, I love the characters so much. Thank you :D (Also, I spoiled myself so I know there's going to be a bit of MM romance yay <3)

message 20: by Yasmin (new)

Yasmin Lovely review Lola !
People will hate me for this, but at some point in the book, I started shipping Kell and Rhy together haha xD (I still do :D)

message 21: by Cristina Monica (new)

Cristina Monica OMG ME TOO!!! Well... at the beginning... but then when I realized that he CLEARLY saw him as a brother, I found the idea a bit awkward ahah, but I shipped him with HOLLAND so, so bad!

message 22: by Cristina Monica (new)

Cristina Monica It's just b/c he and Lila are not romantic with each other at all!

message 23: by Yasmin (new)

Yasmin Oh yeah, I couldn't see Kell and Lila as a couple at all. Maybe friends, but definitely not a couple.
Kell and Holland, YES !!
Their love totally screams Angst, haha xD and the fact that one cannot bring himself to kill the other... My God, hope Holland will make an appearance in the next book.

message 24: by Cristina Monica (new)

Cristina Monica For all we know, Kell might be bisexual... right? But we just don't know! (or maybe his sexual orientation is clearer in AGOS??) Seriously though, I wish Schwab would write a spin-off, not so spin-off of Kell and Holland a couple ahah I'm gonna ask her that right now.

message 25: by Yasmin (new)

Yasmin Sign me in !!!
I'll love Schwab forever. That'd be the ultimate plot twist if Kell do end up with Holland.
Wow just wow, that'd be hugely satisfying.
Kell/Lila fans will riot though hhh

message 26: by Nikki (new)

Nikki Giving this a try! Thanks for the great review.

message 27: by sally ✿ (new)

sally ✿ Heck yes! Kell is such a sweetheart, I love him so, so much. I can't even begin to explain how much I love that boy.
And you definitely get more Rhy in the sequel :)
Great review!
(I still need to know where to buy Kell's coat :P)

message 28: by Pang (new)

Pang Oh yay glad you like this! I plan to read this series soon since I like her YA 'Vicious'. Awesome review, Lola! :)

message 29: by Cristina Monica (new)

Cristina Monica Nikki, crossed fingers for you!!
Sally, um-hum who needs a coat when they can have the boy? Who do you ship him with?? Me and Yasmin we vote for Kell and Holland :D
Pang, you definitely should!! I've heard people say that it's much better! Thank you..

message 30: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Wonderful review Lola! :)

message 31: by Cristina Monica (new)

Cristina Monica Thanks so much :D

message 32: by Rose (new)

Rose amazing review!! so glad you loved it, it's one of my favorites :) you're gonna die in the next book tho lol (it's just as good, if not better). plus more rhy <3

message 33: by Cristina Monica (new)

Cristina Monica I'm so scared!!! I've read a couple of reviews of the second book and the readers were all shocked. I feel like someone's gonna die...

Nicay (dearnicay) Lovely review, Lola!

message 35: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Oooooh, I absolutely LOVED your review, Lola. And I am soooo glad you loved it as much as I did. It's a brilliant intro to a breath-taking world. Believe it or not, but I think the sequel (A Gathering of Shadows) is even better :)

message 36: by Cristina Monica (new)

Cristina Monica Thank you!! I just started AGOS and it's so promising so far :D I'm so glad Rhy is more present!!

message 37: by Vicky (new)

Vicky I'm so glad you loved it! Great review, Lola.

Lissa {rabidreadings} I was also left with curiosity and an odd attachment to Holland when I finished A Darker Shade of Magic :P

message 39: by Cristina Monica (new)

Cristina Monica I know, right?? Holland is not BAD per se, he just turned off his emotiones after he was tortured and I fell for him! I hope he gets his HEF! Thank you, Vicky!!

message 40: by Cristina Monica (new)

Cristina Monica HEA*

message 41: by Zareen (new)

Zareen Khan Your review is so good, Lola! This book is on my TBR for so long. I am gonna read it soon!

message 42: by Candace (new)

Candace Another fantastic review, Lola! :)

message 43: by Cristina Monica (new)

Cristina Monica Aww, that's so sweet!! Thank you <3

Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin I loved this book! I have next one in my piles to read whenever! Great review hon :-) xo

Fabian {Councillor} I can only agree with all the others; fantastic review, Lola! :)

message 46: by Cristina Monica (new)

Cristina Monica Thanks so much!!

message 47: by Jamie (new)

Jamie Dacyczyn Loved this the first time around. Glad to hear it holds up the second time!

message 48: by Georgeanna (new)

Georgeanna Just wait till' the next book. This series is absolutely the best fantasy series I've read.

message 49: by Julia (new)

Julia Is this similar to Scwab's other books? I read the one with the Verity city and just wasn't a fan, but I'd be will to give this one a shot if it's different :)

message 50: by Cristina Monica (new)

Cristina Monica I only read the first book in her YA duology and it was good, but nothing like this :) What didn't you like about the Verity City book?

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