Review: A CONJURING OF LIGHT // my soul has been stabbed to death and I'm okay with that

a conjuring of light

Title: A Conjuring of Light
Series: Shades of Magic book #3
Author: V.E. Schwab
Page count: 666
Date published: 21 February 2017
Genre: Young Adult fantasy

Rating: (5 out of 5 stars)
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GOODREADS SYNOPSIS
THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPED…
The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise.
WHO WILL CRUMBLE?
Kell – once assumed to be the last surviving Antari – begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. And in the wake of tragedy, can Arnes survive?
WHO WILL RISE?
Lila Bard, once a commonplace – but never common – thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.
WHO WILL TAKE CONTROL?
And an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown while a fallen hero tries to save a world in decay. 


Oh my god! THIS BOOK BLEW ME AWAY! I AM ALL THE WAY ON MARS.

ACOL was spectacular and I’M EMO!!

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh
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  • My anxiety also didn’t survive this book btw
  • Page 1 had be SCARED TO DEATH
  • Speechless
  • RHY AND ALUCARD
  • KELL AND LILA
  • OH MY GAWD I AM DEAD
  • I LOVE THEM SO MUCH
  • MY SHIPSSSSSS
  • The magic in this book WHOAH
  • It’s just so good,,,,,,,,
  • The villain!!
  • IT’S JUST AMAZING OKAY I DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY

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First off, wow did I finish that book quickly or what seeing my Schwab track record. Yeah I  know my jokes are a-m-a-z-i-n-g
If from page 1 I was already upset doesn’t tell you how much I loved this book idk what will.
But this book. WOW! It took everything to another level.
Thank heavens to Lila for rescuing Kell from White London because ya’ll don’t know how much I was screaming. My anxiety was literally through the roof. It was all just too much. And with Rhy. OH MY GAWD I COULD NOT DEAL. Alucard was freaking the heck out and my heart couldn’t take it.
I could not handle Osaron. He’s (??) such a peculiar villain?!?!? His ego is through the roof and he’s terrible but he’s just so unusual??? I applaud V.E. Schwab because she’s a genius.
When I reread this, I am going to tab it because there were so many parts I wanted to but I also wanted to take it all in. Victoria’s writing is stunning. There were so many beautiful descriptions and paragraphs and I LOVED IT.
He’s not my favourite, but I really sympathised with Holland. I thought he had a really interesting story.
Okay, the multiple POVs. I am conflicted. That’s one thing I didn’t ~love~ probably just because they were at exactly the places where something giant was happening or distracting me from my faves tbh.
I ship everyone in this damn book. I loved how Lila and Kell’s relationship developed in this book. It was so well done. There was also (I think) particular steamy moment on the ship that made me raise my eyebrows. Hmu if ya know what I’m talking about…
BUT RHY AND FREAKING ALUCARD OH MY GOD. MY SHIP. MY OTP. I ADORE THEM TO DEATHHHHH. My heart is literally contracting just because I thought about them. These two destroyed me, and I’m not over-exaggerating. It’s just so beautiful. When Rhy leaves the castle to find Luc AHHHHH. I ACTUALLY CANNOT. And the amount of love Alucard has for Rhy whenever his POV comes around AHHHH. I NEED MORE. I loved his apology scene at the end. MY HEART IS IN PIECES.
THAT ENDING. Wow. When they finally defeated Osaron, I was so thrown off at first because he went way faster than I was was expecting. I was low-key worried because I thought something even worse would happen in the remaining like 70 pages #paranoid. I also really appreciated that there were consequences to the Inheritor thing. Even though I feel bad that the magic was tainted.
Long live King Rhy!!
I LOVE THIS BOOK AND I NEED MORE. MY HEART HURTS. AHHHH!!


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HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? WHAT’S A LAST BOOK OF A SERIES YOU ADORED? I’D LOVE TO KNOW!

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4 thoughts on “Review: A CONJURING OF LIGHT // my soul has been stabbed to death and I'm okay with that

  1. okay this review is one entire long scream, and honestly hard same. I LOVE ALUCARD AND RHY with my whole heart and Lila and Kell Did That(TM) in that chapter, i was dead. Orason was such a strange villain but i love him and HOLAND IS MY FAVOURITE

    1. Ahah I mean I couldn’t not, VE Schwab made me scream. Oh my god thank goodness I wasn’t the only one gasping w Kell&Lila on a particular boat. Holland is such a unique character though. LUC AND RHY ARE MY LIFE I CANNOT BREATHE.

  2. Best post title I’ve seen all day lol.
    I’ve not read this book, or the series, but I’ve read other reviewers’ posts about the previous books and it seems like a wonderful one. 😀 Loved your fangirl-style of reviewing — hilariously entertaining, even for someone who doesn’t know the story.
    Love your blog here, too, by the way! 😀 Keep up the fantastic fangirling!

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