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A Gathering of Shadows - Review

Veröffentlicht am 25.09.2016

A Gathering of Shadows - Review


by V.E. Schwab



Everyone’s immortal until they’re not.” 





Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell's possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland's dying body through the rift, and into Black London.


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 finalizes preparations for the Element Games-an extravagant international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring 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 risen again-and so to keep magic's balance, another London must fall…



My opinion


Before I’m going to say something about the books, its character and the plot I want to remark that I have read it a few months ago.


I love the first book, so I had high expectations when I started reading. I wanted to read about badass character and I wanted to see the relationships grow that  my heart could explode while reading.

Kell and Rhy, these two care for each other in a lovely and a brotherly way. Both want the other one to be happy and safe even though they don’t alway act that way.

The reader knows where Kell is and also where Lila is and they don’t meet at the beginning. Lila isn’t even in the same city as Kell but she comes back and with every page you want them to meet again. Their relationship is slowly build and that’s what I love about it but surely they will have some moments.

The Element Games, which Kell and Lila take a part but they don’t know about each other. Lila has learned to control magic and how to use it.

Of course it’s not so peachy how it may be sound. We will meet an old enemy and a new one, who is more dangerous.


I don’t want to spoil you the end but I can say so much: there is a turning point and the end will leave you screaming.


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Hello guys!

My name is Lea and I am German, so I probably make some mistakes! 

My love for book started with the "Rubyred"-Trilogy by Kerstin Gier but if I would not have read "The Mortal Instruments" by Cassandra Clare I think my love would not be the way it is now.

My favourite books (no booklover can name only one fav book) are "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde, "The perfume" by Patrick Süskind, "The old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway and the "The Mortal Instruments"- Series by Cassandra Clare.


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