Welcome to my stop on the offical blog tour for A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab!
This is a really unique tour in which each blog will be representing one of the "Londons". Victoria will be Traveling(Like Kell does in the story!) throughout the different "Londons", and will be answering only one question at each tour stop!
Read Victoria's response to my question, and don't forget to enter my giveaway courtesy of Tor Books!
WELCOME TO GREY LONDON!
WELCOME TO GREY LONDON!
A Darker Shade of Magic
Out of ALL of the books you have written thus far in your career, which one would you say was your personal favorite to write and why?
V.E. Schwab: Oh, we’re never supposed to pick favorites ;) I have to say that each book I’ve written has served a purpose at the time, filled in some gap in my mind, or opened some door. But I think in the end my favorite one to WRITE was VICIOUS, because it was a complete secret. I had an affair with it, sneaking away between deadlines, for three years! I didn’t even tell my agent about it until it was done. That was such a joyous experience, especially when everything else was on deadline and laden with expectations. VICIOUS was entirely mine from the start, and I loved writing it so much that even if it had never sold, that would have been okay. It was just…mine. In the end I showed my agent because the ACT of writing it had been cathartic to me, and once it was written, I didn’t need it to be just mine anymore.
WOW! I was in such a reading slump until V.E. Schwab yanked me right out with A Darker Shade of Magic! It was everything I needed and more. The Londons are scary, beautiful, heartbreaking, and just plain AMAZING! Characters? BRILLIANT! I either loved-to-love or loved-to-hate every single character in ADSOM. Kell is amazing in every possible way...I can't imagine anyone not falling in love with him. He is powerful, smart, cool, funny, and has a certain "swagger" that you will only understand after reading the book.
As with all of Victoria's books, the writing is lyrical and just plain gorgeous. There was so much to discover between these pages and I loved getting lost inside of them!
This is a wholly unique,pitch-perfect, and fast-paced romp through one of the coolest worlds I've ever read!
I have to add that though this is "technically" an adult book, I found it to be PERFECT for YA lovers as well! I read mostly YA, and I flew through ADSOM in one night!
Grab a copy of this one NOW guys...I promise you won't regret it! Scratch that! BUY THIS BOOK NOW, as I cannot imagine my not having had the immense pleasure of reading it, and I don't want anyone to miss out on the sheer awesomeness!
Victoria, you have done it again...
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