|A Darker Shade of Magic|
There's not much plot and anything I might say about the overall shape of A Darker Shade of Magic would be a guess. Hints in the novel, the cover, and the title lead me to think that Kell and the other characters will somehow end up in Black London. Red, Grey, and White London are not all sunshine and roses. Schwab gives her characters real stakes to play for.
If A Darker Shade of Magic is written with same sort of innovation (and I have no reason to think it's not) that Schwab's first novel, Vicious, this will be a wonderfully original read. Vicious was a dark and philosophical version of a superhero story. A Darker Shade of Magic isn't in the same genre, so I can't pick up any clues about the direction of the book that way.
I've clearly been spoiled by NetGalley and Edelweiss. I hate haven't to wait for publication day to read a book like this one.
I received a free copy of this preview from NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. The book will be released 24 February 2015.