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A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
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I wrote this book, so I'm probably biased. Since it's early, and the full jacket copy isn't out, here's a list of things in ADSOM:

–Magic

–Cross-dressing thieves

–(Aspiring) pirates

–Londons (plural)

–Sadistic kings (and queens)

–A royal who is equal parts Prince Harry and Jack Harkness

–More magic (blood magic, elemental magic, bad magic, etc. etc.)

–Epic magicky fights scenes

–Angst!

–And coats with more than two sides
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Finished Reading (Paperback Edition)
Finished Reading
February 10, 2014 – Shelved
May 10, 2017 – Shelved (Paperback Edition)

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message 1: by L. (new)

L. Jack Harkness?? Can't wait!!


Clarissa This just made my day, I'm so excited!!


message 3: by Erica Gale (new) - added it

Erica Gale I can't wait! You always blow me away. Every time.


Liz You had me at the royal who is equal parts Prince Harry and Jack Harkness, and can't forget magic either. :)


Heather you had ME at pirates and cross-dressing thieves...


message 6: by Nickey (new) - added it

Nickey you had me at "I wrote this book" :P


alicia ... Soooo excited!! I know I'm going to love it. (Well, it is by Victoria Schwab, after all...how could I NOT love it?)


message 8: by Andy (new)

Andy You got me at Jack Harkness


Emily uuhhhhhh yes please! can I have it now :)


A Body Made Of Words Need this now.


message 11: by Vox (new) - added it

Vox Tropik Nice list! Great way to promote your book to a soundbite audience :p


message 12: by Assaf (new) - added it

Assaf Tal You got my attention at magic, had my interest at Londons, and closed the deal with Jack Harkness.


message 13: by Alex (new) - rated it 5 stars

Alex Glass Call me narcissistic, but you got me at Jack Harkness.


message 14: by Ana (new) - rated it 3 stars

Ana ^ Me too, me too.


Hayley You had me at cross-dressing thieves.


message 16: by Rebecca (new) - added it

Rebecca So excited!


message 17: by Amerie (new) - added it

Amerie Give me the pretty.


message 18: by Katrina (new) - added it

Katrina There are so many interesting elements combined in this book. I'm excited to read this!!


message 19: by Isis (new) - added it

Isis Cross-dressing thieves and aspiring pirates? I need this book!


Lizzie so excited to read it, can I have it now?? =P


 Marple Cant wait to get a copy


Kagama-the Literaturevixen Tell us more about the two sided coats :)


message 23: by Orlanda (new) - added it

Orlanda Sanders you had me at " but no one talks about that"


message 24: by Ana (new) - added it

Ana Arsave JACK HARKNESS, I need this.


Cæcilie I need this book in my life.


message 26: by Marcela (new) - added it

Marcela de Oliveira Aaaaaaand now I want this book.


message 27: by Marcela (new) - added it

Marcela de Oliveira Aaaaaaand now I want this book.


Becky (Reading Rx) This book was absolute genius and I can't wait for my hard copy to arrive!


message 29: by Brittany (new) - added it

Brittany you got me at jack harkness


message 30: by Brittany (new) - added it

Brittany you got me at jack harkness


message 31: by Ashleigh (new) - added it

Ashleigh So excited! Can't take it!!! :)


Hennessy (Angel_of_Wyrd) Nothing you write is capable of being less than stunning.


Jessica (Jessabella Reads) Just finished it! I have one word....AMAZING! So glad to be a part of the blog tour for this book!


Jessica (Jessabella Reads) Just finished it! I have one word....AMAZING! So glad to be a part of the blog tour for this book!


Barbara Bryant I love Deb Harkness's All Souls Trilogy. Based on her recommendation I'm going to check this out!


message 36: by ~JustMel~ (new) - added it

~JustMel~ You had me at Jack Harkness!!


message 37: by Kate (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kate Bystrova Sold!


message 38: by Caleb (new) - added it

Caleb Edison Victoria! I want to read this book so bad!


Masha Ok so. Can I please have the second and third book now?


Viktoria Winter I cannot wait to read this book!


Cynthia Sounds good!


message 42: by Steny_1912 (new) - added it

Steny_1912 You had me at Jack Harkness.


message 43: by Steny_1912 (new) - added it

Steny_1912 You had me at Jack Harkness.


message 44: by Mark (new)

Mark I too was compelled to flash the credit card at the mention of coats with more than two sides.


Janice Picked the book up at my local library from the "Lucky Day" shelf. A random pick and like the shelf it was a lucky pick. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, loved the characters and the magic world you created! I can wait for the next book!


message 46: by Fawn (new) - rated it 5 stars

Fawn Radmore Thank you for writing this book! Fantasy is my absolute favorite genre, but sometimes the series are just way too long, or there's so many different worlds that even a glossary doesn't help.

You've managed to write a fantasy book with alternate worlds that isn't confusing. I love how you've taken the time to delve into the character's personality/past without it dragging the story out.

Awesome!


Cedate truly awesome! can't wait for the next one


Annette Jordan absolutely fantastic. loved every word


Paulami You've become my favorite author in no time. Eagerly waiting for the next one.


Hassanv Waiting for next one. want more romance between leila and kell


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