Blog Tour- A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab + Giveaway

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Welcome to my stop on the A Darker Shade of Magic Digital London Blog tour. I’m so excited to have Victoria answering a question today on the blog and offering a reader the chance to win this book along with a double sided poster.

You might have seen my post on why you must read this book-I hope you’ll take my word for it and give not only A Darker Shade of Magic but Victoria’s other books a chance. Victoria is a gifted story-teller and has the ability to create unique worlds and characters that you remember long past reading the book.

You might have seen a Buzzfeed Quiz which allowed for you to find which London you would fit into best. My results…


Which is funny because our stop today is Grey London. Coincidence? Or does this show I’m free of all magic?

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My Question to Victoria

If you had to live in any world that you’ve created which would it be and why?

Either Red London—a place where magic thrives—or Merit, a world where superpowers are possible. The former, if I could be a magician, and the latter if I was guaranteed to come back with an awesome power like Victor’s or Sydney’s, since the world of VICIOUS is only ExtraOrdinary if you are.

About the Book

A Darker Shade final for Irene

Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit.

Grey London is dirty, boring, lacks magic, ruled by mad King George. Red London is where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London is ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. People fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. Once there was Black London – but no one speaks of that now.

Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell smuggles for those willing to pay for even a glimpse of a world they’ll never see. This dangerous hobby sets him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a dangerous enemy, then forces him to another world for her ‘proper adventure’.

But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive — trickier than they hoped.

On Sale February 24, 2015
Print – IndieBound, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, Powell’s, Walmart.
E-Book – Kindle, Nook, iBooks, eBooks, Google Play, Kobo


About the Author


V. E. Schwab author photoV. E. SCHWAB‘s first adult novel, Vicious, debuted to critical praise and reader accolades. Schwab is the author of YA novels The Near Witch, The Archived, and The Unbound, and the Everyday Angel series for middle grade readers.

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Giveaway (International)

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  1. says

    According to the Buzzfeed quiz (and what I have read so far), I would be in Red or Grey London. I’ve always wanted to live in a world with magic, but I would only want to be there if I could do magic myself.

  2. Adriana M. says

    I would love to live in the Red London, but i’ve done the quiz and it had said that i would live in the Grey… meh!:/

  3. says

    I want to be in Red London where there’s pleasant magic in the air~ Although I got Grey London when I took the Buzzfeed quiz. Maybe I’ll get to meet Lila 😀

  4. Dinky says

    I want to be in a grey London, but I did a quiz too and it sais that black London would be ideal for me 😀

  5. Ashley says

    According to the quiz, I should live in Gray London. I suspect it would be boring, but the others sound kind of scary, so maybe I will take it!

  6. says

    YAY 😀 Gorgeous blog tour post Kristen. <3 Thank you so so much for sharing. I just got my UK edition today 😀 So excited about this book. <3 Shall read it soonish, I hope. So glad that you love it so much 🙂

  7. Mariam K. says

    Lucky for me, I just jumped on the Victoria Schwab wagon and I am looooving it! I’m reading The Archived now and I hopefully I get my hands on ADSOM soon! I took the quiz and I got Black London, wooooo.

  8. says

    I took the Buzzfeed test a while ago and I got Red London, which from the desciptipn, fits me pretty well. I haven’t read the book yet, but I am chomping at the bit to get a few review books out of the way so I can dive in. Thanks for hosting this tour stop and stellar giveaway contest. 🙂

  9. Carole says

    I’m a little bit confused because according to Buzzfeed I’m supposed to live in Black London! It doesn’t bode well! I guess I’m gonna have to read the book to find out about black London! 😉

  10. says

    Well, I got Black London in my quiz. But Red is the one I would really want to live in! Thank you SO much for this giveaway! I can’t get this book into my hands fast enough!

  11. Chelsea Hatfield says

    I got Grey London in the quiz, but I’d have to agree because I’m scared of what might happen when there is magic…

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