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A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

jtuulu's review against another edition

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5.0

V.E. Schwab does it again! I know I'm late to the game, but I have not read a V.E. Schwab book less than 4 stars and I'm so excited to continue on in this series. I don't have any eloquent thoughts, I just loved everything: Kell and Delilah's relationship/partnership, the unique world building, the gripping plot, the pacing, and the ending/resolution.

courtsport3000's review against another edition

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4.0

I really enjoyed this read! The characters feel fully developed and very dynamic. The world building is immense, but never overwhelming. The concept is also very unique- I don’t think it’s ever been done before- so everything feels very fresh and open to possibilities. I will say that it took me a ways into the story to truly become fully invested in what was happening, but after that I was all in and ran quickly through the rest of the novel. Can’t wait to read the sequels!

nicolaspratt's review against another edition

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4.0

A surprisingly good book with an interesting plot and well explained world.

stillmilly's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

Excellent story! Can’t wait to read the next!

baccou's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

thepalelittlefox's review against another edition

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funny hopeful tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

hilaryjsc's review against another edition

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4.0

Incredible, agile world building and characters that are a perfect mix of dark and bright. Loved it.

machelriller's review against another edition

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4.0

Super fun magical world building. Reminded me a lot of Neverwhere but I liked it more. I always appreciate a book with intense fight scenes AND decadent descriptions of clothes.

gooseluce's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny mysterious fast-paced

5.0

yourlocalpsiamac's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5