A review by kenzwils
A Gathering of Shadows, by V.E. Schwab

2.0

A low 3 stars for me. I didn't feel like anything HAPPENED in this book. Yeah, excitement, balls, gifts, whatever. But I felt like it didn't move the series along one bit. I have a feeling that this series could have easily been a duology. We caught little glimpses of the actual important stuff that was happening outside of Red London, but that all could have fit into a prologue if you ask me. Maybe Schwab will surprise us with some crazy tie-in's in the third novel, but I just don't see that happening honestly. This book was a whole lot of waiting for the last 5 pages for something important to actually happen, and I found myself annoyed that I'd read it. I don't know if I'll pick up the 3rd book. I liked the first one well enough, the 2nd one meh, and I just don't think I care at all about how this series ends.