Sunday, March 1, 2015

A Darker Shade Of Magic Blog Tour

Welcome to the next stop in A Darker Shade of Magic Blog Tour. Think of it as a twisted magic school bus ride. During this tour, we'll follow Kell as he flits through Red, White, and Gray Londons. Where are we today? Let's see...

Red London!

During the tour, we were given the opportunity to ask the fabulous V.E. Schwab one question. Maybe I'm bias, but this is a pretty fabulous question if I do say so myself.

If all of your past characters participated in a magical Hunger Games, who would be crowned the victor?

Victoria: Probably Victor :p Haha, sorry, couldn’t resist, Victor/victor/also superpowers. But in the ADSOM world, it would probably be Delilah Bard. Even though Kell is one of the most powerful magicians in the world(s), and Lila is just a street-urchin-turned-thief, she fights dirty ;)

Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit.

Grey London is dirty, boring, lacks magic, ruled by mad King George. Red London is where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London is ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. People fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. Once there was Black London - but no one speaks of that now.

Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell smuggles for those willing to pay for even a glimpse of a world they’ll never see. This dangerous hobby sets him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a dangerous enemy, then forces him to another world for her 'proper adventure'.

But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive — trickier than they hoped.

About the author: V. E. SCHWAB's first adult novel, Vicious, debuted to critical praise and reader accolades. Schwab is the author of YA novels The Near Witch, The Archived, and The Unbound, and the Everyday Angel series for middle grade readers.

Giveaway: Thanks to the fabulous people at Tor, I am giving away one copy of A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC + one double-sided signed poster featuring the US and UK. All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway is only open to US participants and ends March 28th.

Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


* - a special website for A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC that is full of information and materials for readers.
*Watch V.E. Schwab explore London and discuss A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC
*A fun Buzzfeed Quiz you and your readers can take that will sort you into a magical London.

Find V. E. Schwab online

To purchase a print copy (I highly recommend this!):
Publisher’s page for book
Barnes & Noble
Books A Million

To purchase an e-book:
Google Play


  1. Because of the highly anticipated reviews and the unique plot! Thank you for the giveaway!

  2. My friend introduced it to me back in November, and it sounded amazing! Ever since then I have been yearning to read it! Thank you!

  3. I absolutely adore Victoria and have heard nothing bad about this novel. Her books always suck me in and I know this one will be no different!

  4. I love Doctor Who and this sounds like something similar. Plus who doesn't love parallel universes?

  5. Mostly the magic system, but the characters and humor helps too. I got Black London on the quiz, but I'm not sure if that's a good thing. I like your question. I agree Victor would so win. I'm not so sure about Lila yet.

  6. It's written by Victoria Schwab... I'd read anything she writes..

  7. I NEED to see what all the hype is about! lol I have seen this book and the author being written about everywhere on the book blogs. So I am def curious! :)
    Mary G Loki

  8. I got Grey London! :D
    Mary G Loki

  9. I want to read it bc everyone is raving and I love fantasy!

  10. I got Black London! This looks fantastic!

  11. Because Victoria is one of my favourite authors. Every time I read one of her books, i am hit with all of the feels at the same time :D. She's one of those authors that makes you wish you could experience your first-time reading her books all the time. Cannot wait to finally pick up ADSOM!!!!

  12. I want to read a Darker Shade of Magic because of the unique plot!

  13. I really loved Vicious and the concept of this book sounds very intriguing...Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. I want to read this book because I have heard amazing things about Victoria Schwab as well as her books. Also, I love London so I'm excited to read about the world and magic that comes with it. (:

  15. I keep hearing amazing things about this book and about Schwab as an author. That, combined with my love of parallel worlds/dimensions and magic make this seem like a book I'll really enjoy!

    1. I got Grey London on the quiz. It seems kind of boring, but the other Londons sound a little scary, so maybe I won't complain too much!

  16. I took the quiz again and got Black London... Sounds creepy and awesome!

  17. I wanna read this books because the idea of different Londons sounds so cool!

  18. The premise of the novel sounds amazing. I am intrigued about the three different types of Londons.

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  20. It sounds fantastic and I love V.E. Schwab's writing. (Rafflecopter name: Megan S.)

  21. Ive been so excited about this book for so long! it sounds amazing and the reviews say its soooo gooooddd

  22. I love the idea of different worlds and the book sounds amazing.

  23. I wanted to read A Darker Shade of Magic because I love Victoria Schwab's writing and her imaginative worlds. I've actually already read it and it lived up to all of my expectations. I loved it!

  24. I love books about alternate worlds! Also, Victoria Schwab's writing is magical! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  25. I am supposed to be in Grey London :)

  26. I love love love Victoria's writing! This is certainly one of my favorite books of 2015!

  27. The cover is what attracted me first, but I really want to read more adult books, and this seems like a good YA/adult crossover, especially because fantasy is my favorite genre. (Apologies if you get duplicate comments from me--Blogger seemed to be acting up!)

  28. Because Magic + London! Who wouldn't? I'v been dying to read this book since I've heard it :D

  29. I love the idea of multiple universes and being able to move through them.

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