A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V.E. Schwab (Victoria Schwab)
An enemy finds its way from Black London to Red London and it’s darkness is seeping into the very souls of its citizens. Only the antari and friends (with their powers combined!) can stop this foe.
Okay, unpopular opinion time. I did not like this book at all. It was soooooo loooongggg. With that being said, there was so much that wasn’t necessary in the book. From points of views to full scenarios. There is some conflict that arises between the countries that could have been left out of the book entirely. The only thing it really offered was an out for some characters. I honestly think there was too much time breaking each character down that it ended up being wasted on me. By the time we finally got to the end, it was anticlimactic and really proportionate to the buildup that spent leading to it. I think some of the arena scenes in the second book lasted longer than what we finally got with Osaron, or at least it felt that way. It wouldn’t have been so bad if there wasn’t so much blandness in between though! It was only my determination and love for the second book that got me through this one.
The World Building
I think the thing that bothered me most about this book was that there was no explanation for our villain. Like what’s his deal besides needing more, more, more.
I still adore Delilah and Kell. What I did like about this book was the background story for Holland and all that he endured. I was really happy to get to know one of our villains, except for the fact that we don’t really know anything really about Osaron. He is such a vague villain that we don’t even know what he really looks like.
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