Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Teaser Tuesday: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab.

A Darker Shade of Magic –
Titan Books

“I said Rhy forgave them.” Kell pushed to his feet. “I never said I did.”
— Part X – II

“I apologize for anything I might have done. I was not myself.”
“I apologize for shooting you in the leg,” said Lila. “I was myself entirely.”
— Part XIV – III

Ever since I can remember, London has been one of my favourite places in the world even before I could explain why ... I still can’t quite pinpoint it. So whenever London is a central place in a story that’s certain to get me to pick up the book at some point. And here there are actually several Londons. The more the better! And also with magic, intrigue, mystery, a really interesting couple of leading characters, and an overall fascinating plot construct.
For various and mostly external reasons it took me a while to dive into this book. It is very accessible through its interesting characters and universe, but apparently I needed some time to acclimatise to these new surroundings. It really helped when one of the characters was also thrown into a new to her world and had to learn about its different and various rules. Maybe Lila was a little too accepting of all of it for my taste, but I could understand where it came from, because it fit well with her overall character. It will be really interesting to see how she adapts to her new reality in the following books. I really hope that this will play a role.

Which book setting is a guaranteed pick up reason for you? And have you been to that place in person or just as a reader? Share destinations and teasers in the comments!


Kathy Martin said...

I don't have a favorite setting. This book is on my TBR mountain and your teaser really makes me want to meet Lila. Here are mine for the week. Happy reading!

Alice Audrey said...

LOL. You got me with humor.

Great teaser. My teaser is from The Dream Thieves

Laura said...

Good teasers! I find myself drawn to books with a southern US setting. And also ones with a Salem, MA setting. I live in the southeastern US and I've visited Salem. My Teaser

Shoshi Hornum said...

This book is definitely on my TBR! Enjoy!

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