Blog Tour: A Gathering of Shadows, V.E. Schwab + Giveaway

Posted February 24, 2016

I am so excited about today’s post. I had to pinch myself to make sure this is actually real! Today Strupag is a stop on the V.E.Schwab’s UK Blog Tour for A Gathering Of Shadows, the second book in her A Darker Shade of Magic series.

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The book published yesterday and was one of my most anticipated releases of the year! So it’s fantastic to welcome Victoria to the blog today where she will be sharing 5 of her most anticipated 2016 releases, Waiting on Wednesday style. Oh and make sure you read right to the end of the post so you don’t miss out on the giveaway!




CROOKED KINGDOM by Leigh Bardugo 

It’s no secret I’m a huge Bardugo fan, going back to the early Grisha days (Darkling, mmmmm), but Six of Crows took me to a whole new level. I would read Bardugo’s shopping list, but there’s nothing I’m more excited about than the second book in the series, Crooked Kingdom, out this fall.



Similarly, I cannot wait to get my hands on the final book in the Young Elites series by Marie Lu! Anti-heroes! Superpowers! Venetian style! This whole series is filled with people to love, and people to love to hate, and I can’t even pick a favorite.



Ever since I finished Dreams of Gods and Monsters, I’ve been dying for another Laini Taylor fix. Her mysterious new book was just revealed, and not THAT much of it is known—a war between gods and men, a hero with blood on his hands, a young librarian–but I’m already salivating.


MORNING STAR by Pierce Brown

I first discovered Brown’s Red Rising on audio last year, and after listening to nothing else (seriously, it followed me around the house, walking the dogs, running errands, at the gym) I immediately downloaded the second audiobook. While I’m not enamored with a couple of the choices, the extraordinary world building and space battles make up for them. The third and final chapter finally hit my iTunes, and I can’t wait to dive in.


THE LAST MORTAL BOND by Brian Staveley

If you follow me at all online, you’ve probably heard me talking about my love for THE EMPEROR’S BLADES, Staveley’s first book in this series, about the three offspring of a slain emperor, one a diplomat, one a monk, and one an assassin. It only got better in PROVIDENCE OF FIRE, and the third book is on the top of my list. For those fantasy lovers out there, this is one you can’t miss.


 Thank you so much Victoria for sharing these with us!

Before we move into the giveaway, let’s have a synopsis for A Gathering Of Shadows and some more information about V.E. Schwab just in case you’ve been living under a rock.

Blog Tour: A Gathering of Shadows, V.E. Schwab + Giveaway Published by Titan Genres: Fantasy

In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalises preparations for the Element Games - an extravagant international competition of magic,meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighbouring countries - a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.

But while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning, and so it seems Black London has rise again.

Sounds awesome right? Well the lovely folks over at Titan Books have given me TWO COPIES of A Gathering of Shadows to give away today. To enter, just use the rafflecopter entry form below. There are no mandatory entries, just do as many or as few as you want, however please note that we do verify entries. This giveaway is open to the UK only, apologies to international readers.

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Good luck!

Make sure to check out the other stops on the blog tour for more exclusive content from V.E. Schwab and some more giveaways too!

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