Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. So here's this week's WOW pick:
A Darker Shade of Magic was one of my top five books of 2015 so it makes sense that one of my most anticipated books of 2016 is A Gathering of Shadows! I'm so excited for this book! Kell and Lila and Rhy and a magic tournament!?! I can't even begin to guess what is going to happen in this book, but I know it will be delightful and most likely tear my heart out! WHY DO I NOT HAVE THIS BOOK IN MY HANDS?!?
A Gathering of Shadows
(A Darker Shade of Magic #2)
V. E. Schwab
Release: February 23, 2016
Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London.
In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like 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.
But while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning, and so it seems Black London has risen again—meaning that another London must fall.
What book are you waiting on?