A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic

Shades of Magic #1

V.E. Schwab

fiction fantasy adventurous dark fast-paced

387 pages | first published 2015

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Illumicrate Edition Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black. Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Mares...
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Moods

adventurous 98%
dark 54%
mysterious 54%
tense 33%
funny 16%
emotional 15%
challenging 7%
hopeful 4%
lighthearted 4%
inspiring 3%
sad 2%
reflective 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 52%
fast 39%
slow 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 51% | Plot: 38% | Character: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 57% | No: 23% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 43% | Yes: 37% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 53% | No: 25% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.1