Sunday, 5 March 2017

Review: A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab



“In myths, the hero survives.
The evil is vanquished.
The world is set right.
Sometimes there are celebrations, and sometimes there are funerals.
The dead are buried. The living move on.
Nothing changes.
Everything changes.
This is a myth.
This is not a myth.”

A Darker Shade of Magic
introduced me to the different kinds of londons and some badass characters.

A Gathering of Shadow had Essen Tasch, a competition of magical elements. Which had a lot of actions, and introduced many new characters, one of them being Alucard, a handsome pirate whom I'll love forever!

A Conjuring of Light
? Feels. Feels everywhere. Yeah, that's the only thing I am capable of thinking. So many things happen in this 600 pages book that it's almost impossible to wrap it up in a review. But I'll say this: Conjuring of Light has one of the best villains I've ever read. The story gives off dark vibes from the beginning of the book, as it starts exactly where AGOS left, and now Osarun, the villain, has become more powerful and almost impossible to destroy.

“I have never known what to make of you. Not since the day we met. And it terrifies me. You terrify me. And the idea of you walking away again, vanishing from my life, that terrifies me most of all.”

First off, can I just say that I love Kell? He has changed so much since the first book! Seeing him getting all flirty was the best part of this book! We knew that he loved her in his own way, but that is nothing compared to the scenes of them in this book!! They both are such strong personalities individually, yet when they are together, it just melts your heart seeing how much love there is between them!

Lila was still the bold and badass thief, but now she also had magic. There was a small scene of her with Holland, where I finally believed that Lila has changed, that she wasn't that careless girl anymore. But I'll always remember Lila as a girl who feared nothing, who lived like she owned the world.

While Rhy was only shown as Kell's brother in first two books, in ACOL, his character goes through huge development, showing that he was a true prince. I've always loved Rhy for his charm and sense of humor, but in this book, that Rhy was completely gone. Instead, there was a grown up Rhy, who didn't need anyone, who didn't hesitate when the danger came and stood in front of it to save his people. I really admired him, and the things he did in this book, without anyone at his side. He truly is a great character! Rhy and Alucard are LOVE <3 and="" badly="" blockquote="" giddy="" happines="" i="" literally="" made="" me="" scenes="" ship="" so="" their="" them="" with="">'Picking out a gift?' asked the captain.
'Good, then take this'. He dropped a ring into Kell's hand.
Kell frowned. 'I'm flattered, but I think you're asking the wrong brother.”

I also loved the funny banters between Alucard and Kell. They never liked eathother, but it was so funny to see them try to adjust to each other's presence because of Rhy. And their conversations had the funniest dialogues!

Now comes the most important character of this book. Holland. My poor Holland. His chapters literally broke my heart. And to clear it out, I hated him in first two books, but in this one? My heart ached for him, and for the torture he went through in his life. I've never seen such destroyed soul in my life, and the way everyone acted around him made me only sadder. I mean, he's already been through so much, and here he is, still taking all the pain!! And I know that this was meant to happen, that Holland did have a brutal past, but it still didn't make anything less painful. The ending was probably the most intense part of the book, and I actually had to put the book aside because it was just too sad!

Now that the happy things are over (well, the last paragraph wasn't really happy), let me tell you one thing: Be prepared for deathly action scenes. Yup, the level of death danger (my heart!!) has gotten very high in this book, and a lot of dark magic is used in it. Many lives are taken, many things destroyed, but everything happens for a reason.

A Conjuring of Light was the perfect conclusion to the Shades of Magic series. This book is full of actions, funny banters, some romance, and lots of magic. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO EVERYONE. Yeah, I had to write it in caps so that everyone got the message :P But seriously guys, read this series if you haven't already!!!

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1 comment:

  1. I absolutely loved VE Schwab's Vicious but for some reason I have never really felt compelled to read this series. After reading your review, though, I've been compelled to give it a try. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous review! <3

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