A darker shade of magic - V.E Schwab review


Most people only know one London; but what if there were several? Kell is one of the last Travelers - magicians with a rare ability to travel between parallel Londons. There's Grey London, dirty and crowded and without magic, home to the mad king George III. There's Red London, where life and magic are revered.

I have already read several books by V.E Schwab, and I must admit that I am not really the biggest fan of her books. She is a very good writer and a very pleasant person to listen to. But the stories I have already read from her were not really my thing. A darker shade of magic had been on my reading list for a long time now. So I decided to give this book a chance, even though I was a little bit afraid of diving into it.

I have to admit that this is the best book I have read from her. The story really surprised me. I was immensely fascinated by the world-building she created for this book. The characters flowed perfectly into the worlds making it really feel like you were on another planet. It felt real and the magic that was mentioned in the story was also innovative in a way.
A lot of books have been written about magic by now, and many are pretty similar anyway. This I did not find with "The Colors of Magic. This book may well stand out from other books. It has a unique take on magic, which still makes this seem quite innovative. The characters are also not the standard magicians we are used to from so many other books. I found this quite unique and in my opinion made it an enjoyable book to read.

Long story short; I really enjoyed this book. It was nice to be able to read an innovative book about magic and magical worlds for once. Definitely highly recommended! 

About the book: 

- Author: V.E Schwab

- Genre: Fantasy 

- Themes: Magic, politics, trust, ...

- Publisher: Titan Books 

- Published: 27/02/2015

- Number of pages: 387

- ISBN-Code: 9781783295401

- Rating: * * * *