We have two fun things for you today–A Darker Shade of Magic prize pack and a quick visit from V.E. Schwab as part of the official blog tour! The book was just released this week and reviewed by Kim–I’m in the middle of the book myself and I can see why she lavished it with such glowing praise.
In the book, which takes place in multiple parallel universe Londons, one character observes, “No London is truly without magic.” Kim’s question for our stop on the official blog tour:
What are the most magical parts of London to you?
V.E. Schwab: I grew up wanting the world to be stranger than it was, and because of that, I’m inclined to look for—and see—the potential for the magical, the fantastical, the extraordinary everywhere I look. In alleys and doorways and in the seams between places—and in the case of ADSOM, between worlds—anywhere there’s mystery, there’s the potential for adventure.
You can see specific places that Victoria loves in London, some of which inspired this story, in this video.
Both Kim and I have stayed in England for extended periods of time, and we’re very fond of London ourselves. Whether you’re standing awestruck in the nave of Westminster Abbey or nipping into Claridge’s for tea, the experience of visiting this city really is a magical one. I hope you’ll discover London if you haven’t already, both our present day one, and the White London featured in A Darker Shade of Magic. It’s described as “a place where people fight to control magic, and the magic fights back,” so you know you’re in for quite the adventure.
Win A Darker Shade of Magic Prize Pack!
Thanks to our friends at Tor, we have a limited edition, double-sided poster + finished copy of the book to give away to one of our readers. This giveaway is international, and open to everyone aged 18 and older, or 13 and older with parental permission. Incidentally, this is technically an adult fantasy book, but it’s easily accessible to YA readers.
To enter, all you have to do is leave a thoughtful comment below telling us why you’re excited about reading the book and/or what your favorite parts of London are! Yep, we’re using this for travel tips for our return trip someday.
Please fill out the Rafflecopter form as well so we can get in touch with you, where you’ll also find complete entry rules and ways to earn additional entries. Good luck!
Giveaway copy is provided by the publisher.