V. E. Schwab’s first novel, Vicious, debuted to critical praise and reader accolades. Her fantasy novel A Darker Shade of Magic began the popular series that has continued with the New York Times best-seller A Gathering of Shadows, and the eagerly anticipated A Conjuring of Light (due out February 2017). Schwab is also the author of acclaimed YA novels This Savage Song and The Near Witch, along with middle-grade titles. The Independent calls Schwab “the natural successor to Diana Wynne Jones” and someone who has “an enviable, almost Gaiman-esque ability to switch between styles, genres, and tones.”
MFOB FEATURED BOOK: A Darker Shade of Magic
Kell is a Travelers-magician 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. Red London, where life and magic are revered. White London—a place where people fight to control magic, and the magic fights back. And once upon a time, there was Black London. But no one speaks of that now. Kell secretly smuggles people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby . . . with dangerous consequences.
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