She bent most of the rules. She broke the rest.
Format: Spanish Paperback
Length: 492 pages
Rating: 4/5 ★★★★☆
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.
Review for the first book A Darker Shade of Magic
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Friday reads was invented by The Candid cover, It’s a book meme that mixes two already existing:
- Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
- The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.
My Current read
Yes, I’m reading in Spanish and it feels weird.
Funfact! The title in Spanish actually translates to Council of Shadows wich does sound slightly more badass
All translations are my own
Delilah Bard had a gift for finding trouble.
She does and I love her. I’m so excited to get back into this world!
The Friday 56
Life on Grey London had taught her how to rest without ever really sleeping.
Than sounds… healthy… Nobody said pirates were the models for mental health but I do hope that Lila can get better while living on the ship; maybe learn to relax a little bit.
“Stories have power,” she says. “So long as you belive them.”
Format: Spanish Edition Paperback
Length: 256 pages
Rating: 5/5 ★★★★★
Cassidy Blake’s parents are The Inspecters, a (somewhat inept) ghost-hunting team. But Cass herself can REALLY see ghosts. In fact, her best friend, Jacob, just happens to be one.
When The Inspecters head to ultra-haunted Edinburgh, Scotland, for their new TV show, Cass—and Jacob—come along. In Scotland, Cass is surrounded by ghosts, not all of them friendly. Then she meets Lara, a girl who can also see the dead. But Lara tells Cassidy that as an In-betweener, their job is to send ghosts permanently beyond the Veil. Cass isn’t sure about her new mission, but she does know the sinister Red Raven haunting the city doesn’t belong in her world. Cassidy’s powers will draw her into an epic fight that stretches through the worlds of the living and the dead, in order to save herself.
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“I’d rather die on an adventure than live standing still.”
― V.E. Schwab, A Darker Shade of Magic
Title: A Darker Shade of Magic
Series: Shades of Magic #1
Author: V. E. Schwab
Format: Paperback–Spanish translation
Translator: Julieta Gorlero
Rating: 4/5 ★★★★☆
Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.
Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see.
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 Kell is now seeing firsthand.
After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse 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 is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.
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