A Darker Shade of Magic

A Darker Shade of Magic Sweepstakes

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. SchwabA Darker Shade of Magic goes on sale on February 24, but we’re offering the chance to read it early!

Kell is one of the last Travelers—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes—as such, he can choose where he lands. There’s Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, ruled by a mad King George. Then there’s Red London, where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne—a place where people fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. And once upon a time, 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 the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see—a dangerous hobby, and one that has set him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations, first robs him, then saves him from a dangerous enemy, and then forces him to spirit her to another world for a 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—and that is proving trickier than they hoped.

Comment below to enter for a chance to win one of 5 ARCs of A Darker Shade of Magic.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States, D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are 18 or older as of the date of entry. To enter, leave a comment here beginning at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) February 2, 2015. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET February 6, 2015. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

311 thoughts on “A Darker Shade of Magic Sweepstakes

    1. Unfortunately, I can’t really participate in this but i’m still going to buy it when it comes out! Good luck to everyone 🙂

  1. I am peeing my pants waiting for this book! It is one of my most eagerly awaited releases of 2015! I absolutely adore everything I’ve read from Victoria (Vicious, The Archived, The Unbound) AND I NEED MORE! So super duper excited. Also really happy for Vic that she received STARRED reviews from multiple people. So many good things!
    I would love to receive an arc to be able to devour the book in all of its fabulous literary glory!

  2. Victoria Schwab’s social media presence – particularly the tweets, which I kept stumbling accross because other authors were RTing them – drew me in, first compelling me to read her other YA novels, and now making this one my most anticipated read of 2015. I’ve even managed to talk my book club into making this our first YA book!

  3. Thank you so much for this opportunity! I have loved her writing and she is such a captivating person as well, can’t wait for this book and would love an ARC!

  4. I can’t wait to read this! Actually, I can’t wait to read anything Victoria writes because she’s full of awesome! I would love a chance at an ARC. Thanks so much!

  5. I absolutely love Victoria Schwab’s writing style. I have been reading her books since the very first one, The Near Witch. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of A Darker Shade of Magic (whether it is ARC or not).

  6. This is at the top of my “To Read” List this February. I am very excited because I read a teaser and it seems right up my alley. I love London. Adore it. I’ve been with my family on vacation there 3 times and am in fact I’m going to go on a trip with my family there again this summer. To think that there are magical doorways between worlds to other parallel Londons leaves me feeling giddy. I would really appreciate an ARC as opposed to the HB because I have terrible carpal tunnel syndrome and it would be easier for me to hold. Good luck to everyone.

  7. I went to the library yesterday looking for something to pique my interest, no luck. This however…

  8. I got the chance to read the chapter sampler from Netgalley for this book and omg it’s so freaking good. I need more. V.E. Schwab always creates stories with interesting characters and fantastic plot. <3 I neeeeed this book!!

  9. Even though I have pre ordered this book already, getting it early to review on my blog would be incredible… Enter me please! 🙂

  10. Magic, London, and Victoria Schwab’s enchanting words. I need this!!! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

  11. an incredibly generous giveaway! thank you! here’s hoping I win a copy and can provide substantial commentary on why my local library system should acquire as many copies of this book as possible.

  12. Sounds like a grittier adult take on “The Homeward Bounders” by Dianna Wynne Jones. Thank you for the chance.

  13. like so many other people have said, i have been eagerly waiting for this book. and i would LOVE to get my hands on an ARC.

  14. This is such a generous giveaway, thank you for doing this for the readers! I’d love to win a copy of ADSOM, because Victoria Schwab is one of my all-time favorite authors. I lived in London for a while and know that it’s all of these parallel Londons in one – magical, scary, and somewhere in between. So excited to read another novel from this brilliant author.

  15. Hello, yes, one ticket to parallel Londons and lady-thieves, please. I have been looking forward to this book since Victoria announced it last year.

  16. Read the excerpt on netgalley and have been in a constant state of distraction ever since, theorizing about and pining for the rest of this book! “Review excerpts” should qualify as cruel & unusual under the Geneva Convention, especially when the book is that good.

  17. This sounds awesome! Thank you so much for the opportunity! The premise of this book sounds so intriguing.

  18. Being a huge fan of VICIOUS, I’m beyond excited for A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC. Would love the opportunity to be an early reader! 🙂

  19. Yes, please. I would love to win one of A Darker Shade of Magic ARC. I’m looking forward to this book.

  20. Would love a copy! Schwab is one of my favourite authors, and I’m in love with all the covers of her books.

  21. Vicious was like nothing I had ever read before–and that was awesome. Cannot wait to see what Victoria has created now!

  22. I cannot WAIT to read this. I love Victoria Schwab’s previous books, and I expect no less from ADSOM.

  23. I’m SO excited for this! I’ve read nearly all of Victoria Schwab’s books and I loved them all!

  24. I read Vicious and LOVED IT and it’s no exaggeration to say that getting a chance to red ADSOM early would make my day, my month, my year, my life, all of it. I already love Kell and I’m sure I’ll adore Lila and all the other characters b/c they’re V.E. Schwab’s characters. I would LOVELOVELOVE to get my hands on this early (did I mention that?). Here’s to hoping!

  25. I absolutely ADORE Victoria’s writing! She is certainly at the peak of talent in the publishing of today!! I have read both The Archived and Vicious and was completely engrossed in her writing. As a high school senior, I dream of writing as well as her one day. She truly inspires me to write. Thank you so much for this opportunity!

  26. Thank you so much for having such an amazing giveaway! I look forward to seeing who the winners are, good luck everyone! * crosses fingers *

  27. Oooh, me! I’ve had this on my wishlist ever since I read an excerpt I was formatting for Lightspeed.

  28. This is one of the books that I would throw my book buying ban to the wind for! I know this is a hugely prolific author and her work is very popular, but I just never got around to reading any of the novels. I WANT THIS BOOK NOW!

  29. Oh my goodness. I utterly ADORE Victoria Schwab!! The Archived is one of my fave novels. I will be absolutely chuffed to read this new novel!!!

  30. Ahhhh the book looks amazing and sounds amazing as well! Can’t wait for this one to come out! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  31. I’ve really enjoyed Victoria Schwab’s Vicious, so I think I’ll like this one also. It seems like it has everything interesting jampacked in one book!

  32. This book sounds like it’s right up my alley! I can’t wait to get my hands on it one way or another!

  33. AHHH. XD I would love to win this book, it’s been on my TBR list for a while now and it’s finally coming out this month! IM ON A BOOK BUYING BAN AND ITS NOT IN MY LOCAL LIBRARY CATALOG YET. Struggle… I will break the ban, but ideally if i win maybe not 😀

  34. Now this sounds like my kind of book! I can’t wait to get my hands on it. V.E Schwab is such a brilliant writer

  35. I thoroughly enjoyed her adult novel, Vicious. I can’t wait to see the new world she builds for this series!

  36. I am sooo pumped for this book! I absolutely adore V.E. Schwab, and am totally looking forward to ADSOM! Thank you for the giveaway!

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