Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Blog Tour and Giveaway: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab


Welcome to the blog tour for A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab! I am honored to participate in this tour, and support this amazing book, author, and publisher! Haven't read the book yet? You can enter to win a copy at the bottom of the post! Trust me - you WANT to win this one! Check out my review HERE, if you want to be convinced :)

I'm representing White London!


Be sure to check out the website for A Darker Shade of Magic! Newly launched!




About the book:


A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Book One of the A Darker Shade of Magic series
Publisher: Tor
Publication Date: February 24, 2015

Summary:

Kell is one of the last Travelers—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes, connected by one magical city.

There’s Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, and with one mad king—George III. Red London, where life and magic are revered—and where Kell was raised alongside Rhy Maresh, the roguish heir to a flourishing empire. White London—a please where people fight to control magic and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. And once upon a time, there was Black London. But no one speaks of that now.

Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, ambassador of the Maresh empire, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand. 

Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs into Delilah Bard, a cutpurse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

Now perilous magic afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.



About the Author:


V. E. SCHWAB's first adult novel, Vicious, debuted to critical praise and reader accolades. Schwab is the author of YA novels The Near Witch, The Archived, and The Unbound, and the Everyday Angel series for middle grade readers. 





"While scrappy, pragmatic wannabe pirate Lila is a big draw, Kell and White London magician Holland round out a great cast. There is much more to explore in this amazing world from the acclaimed author of Vicious." 
–Library Journal, starred review

"Schwab (Vicious) creates an ingenious set of nesting alternate Londons in this imaginative, well crafted fantasy. Confident prose and marvelous touches—a chameleon coat, a scarlet river of magic, a piratical antiheroine—bring exuberant  life to an exhilarating adventure among the worlds."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review


I asked the author...

Alyssa: What's your favorite genre to read, versus your favorite genre to write? 

V.E. Schwab: Oh, this is a fascinating question, because as a writer and a reader, my tastes are in constant flux. The only real commonality in my writing is a supernatural element—I have no interest in writing a perfectly ordinary world, as I don’t believe those exist—but when it comes to reading, I love everything from non-fiction (especially psychology) to contemporary (and surrealism) to high fantasy.


Victoria discusses A Darker Shade of Magic:



The Giveaway:

Win a copy of A Darker Shade of Magic and a double-sided signed poster that features the US and UK covers! Open internationally!

74 comments:

  1. I was hoping for Red London but I got Grey London lol. It's ok, Lila and I will have lots of fun ;)

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  2. I got Grey London. I can live with that.

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  3. Black London, I love the mystery! :)

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  4. Black London, I love the mystery! :)

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  5. I got Grey London. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. I got Red London and it sounds wonderful!
    You got: Red London
    Congratulations, you whimsical creature, you belong in the vibrant city of Red London, a place where magic lives in everything. Take a stroll through the Night Market, and pick up a sea stone or a fire maker or a mask for the prince’s ball.

    Thanks for this stellar giveaway contest. :D

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  7. I got black London. Apparently I am mysterious lol. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. *sad face* Apparently I'm boring and lack all and any sort of magic because I got Grey London!

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  9. I love love love this book so woohooo! Victorias answer is great! I can't wait till you see my post & question!! Everyone needs this book in thier lives!
    ❤️Britt

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  10. I need this book! I got Black London!

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  11. I need this book! I got Black London!

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  12. So Excited for this book! Thanks for the giveaway
    I got Red London (I love magic! and apparently I live where it's found everywhere)

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  13. I am a grounded soul, I got magic-less Grey London :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. That was fun! I got Red London.

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  15. What fun! I got Black London....... interesting!

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  16. I got Red London, sounds like fun. Thank you

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  17. I'm so excited for this book! I got Black London.

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  18. I got Grey London. Not sure if that's good or bad!
    Thanks for the giveaway. I can't wait to read this :)

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  19. I got Black London. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. I got black London. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. I got Black London. I couldn't quite decide whether I should feel happy about that or not XD Thank you for the giveaway!

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  22. :)
    You got: Red London
    Congratulations, you whimsical creature, you belong in the vibrant city of Red London, a place where magic lives in everything. Take a stroll through the Night Market, and pick up a sea stone or a fire maker or a mask for the prince’s ball.

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  23. I got Black London lol. I even retook the test because I didn't think I was suited for it, but I still got the same result.

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  24. I got Black London! Do I have to be worried?? :D

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  25. I got Black London & love it <3 But I am fairly sure the voices are mine lol
    You got: Black London
    Congratulations, you mysterious thing, you belong in the mythical shadows of Black London, a place where magic grew so strong it devoured everything and everyone. What’s it like now? Well, you’ll have to tell us. Mind the voices in your head. They aren’t yours.

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  26. I got Black London! ^.^ Thanks for the giveaway! (Valentina -on the raffle)

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  27. YAY :D Gorgeous post Alyssa. <3 So happy you are a part of this blog tour :) I'm excited about this book. So many have loved it. Sigh. I hope I will too. <3 And meeek! Thank you for gorgeous poster giveaway. <3 Fingers crossed :D I just took the quiz. I got Black London. HAAAAAH. I guess I'm kind of evil :D

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  28. I got Black London. I can't wait to read the book to find out what it all means.

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  29. It feels natural to say I got Black London. From what I can tell from the preview, it's a bad and mysterious place. Oddly perfect for me!

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  30. I got Red London and I am super intrigued.

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  31. I got Black London. That is very interesting!

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  32. Ooh, I got Red London--and from these other comments, it sounds like a good thing! MUAHAHAHA.

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  33. You got: Red London

    Congratulations, you whimsical creature, you belong in the vibrant city of Red London, a place where magic lives in everything. Take a stroll through the Night Market, and pick up a sea stone or a fire maker or a mask for the prince’s ball.

    I love this. ;v; Thanks for the giveaway!

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  34. I got Red London and the description for is sounds like my kind of place ^-^

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  35. I got Black London and the description is so...well... mysterious! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. (Alisha Sienkiel in rafflecopter)

    I got Red London! :)

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  37. I got Red London! Yes! That's what I was hoping for. :D

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  38. I got Black London. Thank you for the amazing giveaway! :)

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  39. Black London...uhm...I'm not sure if this is good or bad! I guess I'm gonna have to read the book to find out!

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  41. I got Grey London! Thanks for the great giveaway :D

    Rabiah (name on Rafflecopter)

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  42. I got Grey London! Thank you for the giveaway!!

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  43. I got black London~ yay for Mystery! Lol I can't wait to read this book! Thanks for the chance in the giveaway.:)

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  44. Just got turned on to this series and wanted to say that this post introduces the book in a fun way.

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