VE Schwab fans...run, don‘t walk, to owlcrate.com to get your own Essen Tasch playing cards with illustrated face cards featuring characters from A Gathering of Shadows from 4 different artists. The cards are gorgeous. I wish Litsy let me post multiple pictures...the edges are a gorgeous red foil. Right now you can buy these separately from their subscription boxes but I doubt they will last! I‘m still scouring eBay for the Caraval cards!
I finished this marvelous book an hour ago and I must admit this second installment was absolutely PHENOMENAL AND JUST AMAZING! And I‘m just so in love with this world,and I really love Kell and Lila I seriously love them so much,I highly recommend this book to everyone! Please read it,it‘s really that good,I can‘t wait to start A Conjuring of Light so very soon! That ending though was such a cliffhanger! This book deserves all the stars ⭐️
I had a long to do list today and I did do a couple things, but it‘s such a perfect reading outside day! Warm but breezy, so how could I resist? Plus I need to finish one of the many books I‘m reading! Hope everyone is enjoying their day!
Pretty good. Easy Read. Loved the development with Lila, especially in the opening. Emery I took take or Leave. The onset of him being in love with Rhy I thought was a bit to easy of a plot point, the speed at which Lila developed her powers was also a little too easy.
The games were fun and made for great reading and the little bits with Holland and black London added just enough mystery that you wanted to know what would happen next.
Being a little anti social during a cookout but I just am not interested in the conversation! 🤷🏻♀️😬😅😂
1. A bit of both because inside is comfy clothes, comfy couch, & all my books. But I do love being in nature, walking through a forest or sitting by the sea.
2. Adult beverage–gin & tonic. Non-adult–sweet tea
3. Space, particularly the Restaurant at the End of the Universe
5. Yes. I know without looking because it was the last pair in the drawer & I was too lazy to walk from my bedroom to the laundry room. 😂
I'm totally immersed in this world so when the second book ended- on a cliffhanger! 😲- during my morning commute it just about ruined my day. All I could think about all day was starting the next book. Luckily it was immediately available from the library so I got to start it on the way home. And what a fine mess everyone is in, I can't wait to see how this plays out. #nervous #teamkell
I'm about halfway through (the Games just started) & Lila still irritates me. From reviews I've seen most people see her positively as a strong female role model but all I see are arrogance & over confidence which doesn't appeal to me regardless of gender. I hope the romance the author seems to be setting up for her & Kell doesn't go anywhere.
On the other hand, I adore Kell, Rhy, & Alucard! Even Holland interests me so I'm truly enjoying this.
#BookMail Pt5 And this is the matching US edition of A Gathering Of Shadows, so when the 3rd book comes out in a Collectors Edition I‘ll end up with 3 sets of the series in my shelves!(I also have the UK paperbacks)Lucky I love V.E.Schwabs writing so much. When I finally get around to rearranging my library(meaning..when I get well enough)my Special Editions section is going to take up at least half of one wall #specialeditionsarespecial😋
#BookMail Pt2 The matching edition of Bk2 in the trilogy. I can‘t remember if I posted this before but this is what it looks like. I ended up buying both versions of the Collectors Editions, I bought the 1st book a year ago & put it away, then when the 2nd books came out, I thought it was this version so bought the above book. Turned out I‘d bought the US version first..so now I have the first 2 in each set!
Schwab did it again! Such an exciting follow up to the first book! I can see why people got frustrated with the prolonged tension of Kell and Lila seeing each other again but I enjoyed spending time with them separately. The real growing tension is between Kell and the royal family! The tournament added an extra layer of excitement, which was fun.
#53 although I really wanted to continue the caraval series I am determined to finish both series this month so I shall travel back n forth between both worlds. They‘re both excellently done.
Here are the books I want to read this month. I decided to go with a theme this month, 2nd books in a series. I will also have a book for one of my book clubs and whatever I read with the kids this month.
My #CurrentRead is the tagged book. Let‘s kick off #SummerTime right!
I was waiting until this collector's edition came out in March (pretty sure it was March) to buy this 2nd book in the Shades of Magic series, since I had gotten the 1st book, A Darker Shade of Magic in the collectors edition as well, and now I finally got it! The art on the inside is so gorgeous and all the characters look so good!
Now to wait for the 3rd book, A Conjuring of Light, to come out in the collectors edition in October.
Finished this awesome book today! One word for this epic tale - F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S! I feel so elated and satisfied finishing this book! The gripping narrative, the nail-biting fights, the perfectly woven relationships, the astounding character developments, the heart-warming moments, the dreaded cliff hanger...I loved it! Can't wait to start with its sequel!! I am all for reading your thoughts about the series in the comments! Happy Reading! 😊
In the mood for a fantasy kinda day.
It's taking me 500 years to get through The Red Queen series and Truthwitch series. I am enjoying them but I dunno.
I used to struggle with the whole world building in fantasy but now I love them.
Not quite ready for Game of Thrones yet haha
#BookMail Pt13 The last in this months #BookHaul (except for the #fairyloot & #owlcrate books)is the signed Collectors Edition Of The 2nd book in the Darker Shade Of Magic trilogy. I have the 1st book in a Special Edition too but it‘s hidden at the back of a tower of books & I can‘t remember if it matches this one or is the US version.🤔Either way, this is a beautiful Edition with the fan art under the dust jacket & the gold print on the boards.
I would have had this open this morning but for some reason I was thinking tomorrow was opening day but then I was seeing people‘s posts today. 🤷♀️ Thank you so much @AnneFindsJoy I am excited for both of these books and the treats look delicious! #SFFS #SciFiFantasySwap
Despite my very lackluster response to the first book, I found after I finished that I couldn‘t stop thinking about it, so I gave the sequel a shot on the off chance it got better. It didn‘t. Too many characters and aspects of the story just fall flat for me. The characters, the plot, the world building... it‘s all either too much or not enough.