To Read or Not To Read: A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

To Read or Not To Read:

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A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

 5 / 5 Stars

If you haven’t read it yet, you’re probably like me who just didn’t know enough about it to make that final step of picking it up. Well, let me inform you of why not reading it is a colossal mistake if you like: FANTASY, alternate worlds, magic, snarky characters and good writing.

The added details as to why this little novel had to follow me up to uni even after I finished it:

  • Alternate worlds with different political structures and magic and they’re all somewhat interlinked.
  • The people in those worlds have a vague awareness of alternate time lines/ dimensions.
  • I like how the magic worked, especially for Antari. The give and take of the power.
  • The different worlds hierarchical structure.


It’s really hard to pin-down what makes this book so great. But if you haven’t read it already and have a great love for fantasy I really recommend it.

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