Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy
Published: February 25, 2015 by: Tor Books
Rating: 2/5 stars
Kell is the last line of a set of rare magicians called Antaris. Because of his gift, he is able to travel in between the parallel worlds of the Londons. There's Grey London, Red London, White London and Black London, and Kell has traveled through them all. Kell will smuggle anyone through the different worlds if they want to, but if the King of Red London were to find out, he would be punished for treason. Enter Delilah Bard, a fearless young woman with a passion for adventure, She persuades Kell to take her through the different worlds, but doing so will soon put them in immediate danger.
I really, really, really didn't get the hype on this book, I thought that the concept would be so cool and unique, however I found myself bored to sleep and even confused as to what was going on. I thought the cover of this book was very beautiful, but everything else pretty much fell flat for me.
I guess the only good thing I can say about this book is the fact that I did think that the concept was unique. I admire Schwab for putting together a very unique piece of work, but I think it could have been executed better. It wasn't like anything I had read before.
I just found this book to be so incredibly BORING. I didn't know a thing that was going on, the words went right over my head, and I couldn't grasp anything important about this book. I don't know if I was just in a slump, or if this style just wasn't for me, or if it needed to be executed better, but nothing about this plot stood out to me. There's nothing else left to it really.
So really, I don't really have anything else much left to say about this. I won't continue with the series, but I did want to enjoy this book a lot. I just couldn't :(
Have you read A Darker Shade of Magic? What did you think?
Emily @ Paperback Princess