“Life isn’t made of choice, it’s made of trades. Some are good, some are bad, but they all have a cost.” -Holland
A Conjuring of Light was a true finale to The Shades of Magic trilogy. V.E. Schwab did not disappoint her readers with this one. Every moment was a plot twist and it made me go through an emotional rollercoaster (and I mean the good-crazy-fun-rollercoaster). I remember thinking to myself through out her book, “I never saw that coming”, in almost every section.
I started this book on May 17th, and finished on May 30th. Overall, I give this book a 9 out of 10 rating and highly recommend it for all fiction lovers.
Now before we really get into detail, I do want to let you know that there will be spoilers if you haven’t read, A Darker Shade of Magic or A Gathering of Shadows. So, if you haven’t read those, you can click on these links for the reviews: ADSOM & AGOS and come back when you’ve caught up.
This novel automatically started with a major issue. Black Magic was starting to show how powerful it was. A Gathering of Shadows left us with a major cliff hanger that pulled at my heart strings. I was very happy that V.E. Schwab wasted no time in returning back to the story plot for A Conjuring of Light.
In the novel, every known character rallies against the black magic. It was so awesome to see a “team” pull together and work towards the same goal. It was like Marvel all over again, but a magical version.
I fully enjoyed that Schwab also went into detail about a lot more characters. I felt that this strengthened the book so much because it allowed the reader to follow immerse into the universe. One character story that I would love a prequel to focus on is King Maxim. He has such an amazing tale and a whole book dedicated to a younger version of him would be awesome!
The only disappointment that I experienced was the final fight. I felt that Schwab set such high expectations for a dramatic fight scene and I was let down. It was still good though, just expected a little more.
In general this book was amazing and worth all the hype!
The drink combo I’ve chosen is a Cheery Coke. The reason I chose this drink is because it signifies the constant fight within the novel. I think of the cherry flavor as a symbol for Red London. The drink might be dark, but lying underneath is the strong taste of cherry fighting back. Plus, I love a good Cherry Coke.
On to the next…
My next read is, In the Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware. I’m putting a little thrill to my summer!