A Gathering of Shadows | Book Review

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A Darker Shade of Magic #2 | 512 Pages | 2016


A Gathering of Shadows at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★★
  • Heroine: Girl has no boundaries
  • Dude: Set him free!
  • Steaminess: I bet the ice on the balcony melted
  • Brutality: meh, no one melted this time

Pairs Well With

Keg stands with Rhy

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Top Ten Tuesday | Characters I’d Like to Switch Places With

Top Ten Tuesday (5)

This was much harder than I expected! Mostly because I read a lot of YA and I don’t want to live in the middle of a war, even if there are hot fairies.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
  • Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

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A Darker Shade of Magic | Book Review

By: V.E. Schwab

Shades of Magic #1 | 400 Pages | Pub. 2015

A Darker Shade of Magic at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★ 1/2
  • Heroine: My favorite wanna be pirate
  • Dude: I’d follow him to Creepy London
  • Sass: Aelin level sarcasm
  • Brutality: Melt into a pile of goo… real goo

Pairs Well With

London Proper

  • 2 cranberries (muddled)
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice.
  • 1 ounce simple syrup.
  • 1 1/2 ounces dry gin.
  • 2 dashes orange bitters.
  • 3 ounces DRY Sparkling Juniper Berry Soda
  • Garnish: 2 cranberries and orange twist.
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