Waiting on Wednesday: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

A Gathering of Shadows FinalPublisher: Tor

Author: V.E. Schwab

Release date: February 23, 2016

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London.

In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games—an extravagant international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries—a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.

But while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning, and so it seems Black London has risen again—meaning that another London must fall.

Why I’m excited: MORE KELL. MORE LILA. MORE LONDONS. MORE MAGIC. MORE RHY. I fell in love with V.E. Schwab’s A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC more than a year ago and I cannot wait to get more of this world and its fantastic characters. Plus, we finally get to meet Black London, which is both terrifying and exhilarating. I am so exciting for A GATHERING OF SHADOWS. I even pre-ordered it, and there’s only a few books I pre-order. So soon, you guys! SO. SOON.

Get ready! The #ADSOMreadalong is almost here!

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So if you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably seen me tweet about this a few times, but I wanted to share it here just in case some of you haven’t seen it.

Victoria Schwab reached out to readers about putting together a readalong (or in my case, rereadalong) for ADSOM. If you haven’t read A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC or want to reread it before A GATHERING OF SHADOWS, this is your chance! It starts tomorrow, February 1, and we’ll be chatting about certain parts of the book every Monday at 9 p.m. EST on Twitter using the hashtag #ADSOMreadalong! The best part is that we’ll be finishing ADSOM before A GATHERING OF SHADOWS releases on February 23!

And if you’re on Goodreads, you can join the Goodreads group for the readalong HERE.

Plus, for your convenience, here’s the readalong schedule so you can add it to your planners/calendars/phone reminders.

  • Monday, February 1st, 9pm: Intro Chat! Come tell us who you are! We’ll discuss what the plan is and talk all things ADSOM!
  • Monday, February 8th, 9pm: We’ll Discuss Parts 1-5
  • Monday, February 15th, 9pm: We’ll Discuss Parts 6-10
  • Monday, February 22nd, 9pm: Discuss final chapters and talk about our theories for A Gathering of Shadows!

Don’t forget that the hashtag we’re using is #ADSOMreadalong, so check that for updates and reminders for the chat!

Are any of you planning to join in?