Blog Tour: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

We are BEYOND excited to host today’s US stop in the A Gathering of Shadows blog tour here on Bookiemoji. Not only are we ardent fans of the author and her books (both YA and adult), but when we were offered the opportunity to be a part of this tour, who were we to say no? If someone offers you two dozen free donuts, do you say no?


This was like being offered a ten dozen free donuts.

I cannot recommend this series enough. You may recall my Make it a Movie post for A Darker Shade of Magic. So much praise for that book, guys. So much praiseA Gathering of Shadows picks up right where the first novel left off. This installment may be little more than a slow and steady buildup to what will likely be an explosive third book, but sometimes the journey is just as brilliant as the destination. Truly, woah… What a journey it is! The Elemental Games are hands-down the best part of the book… That is, until the ENDING. Oh myyy.


Blog Tour: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. SchwabA Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab
Published by Macmillan, Tor on February 23, 2016
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical
Source: ARC from Publisher
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I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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—meaning that another London must fall.


One Question. One Answer.

Are you a “method” writer?
In other words: How often does your world and the worlds of your stories, bleed together and in which way(s)? 

Victoria’s Answer: I’m a method writer only in the extent that once I’m in a project, it’s actually very hard for me to extricate. I feel like I spend months with half my attention turned to the world around me, and half turned inward on the book, trying to keep the ideas up in the air, wondering over twists and turns and how to make it better. I lose swaths of time because I’ve got one foot caught in a world of my own making. I get first-draft insomnia, where I lie awake, my brain unable to disengage, notes floating in a constant stream up to the top of my mind.

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About V. E. Schwab

Victoria is the product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing. Because of this, she has been known to say "tom-ah-toes," "like," and "y'all."

She also tells stories.

She loves fairy tales, and folklore, and stories that make her wonder if the world is really as it seems.


  1. Sarah Cone says:

    I haven’t read it either and I don’t think there are many of us considering how many ppl are going ape over the release of book 2. Maybe we should start a support group.Lol. Oh well, it won’t be the first time I feel left out..the only difference is that this time it’s of my own doing! These books *do sound awesome & amazing &I totally plan on getting them but I’m going to wait until all the books in the series are released first. That’s just how I roll. 😉 So even though I haven’t read it & probably won’t anytime soon, I love watching everyone get all squeelygoofyexcited for it(or any book really), it makes me smile.

  2. Carina Olsen says:

    Yaaay 😀 Gorgeous tour post Jenna. <3 So glad you loved this book 🙂 All the hugs. So glad you got to take part in this tour 😀 YAY. So jealous, lol. I have yet to read my hardcover.. ack. I loved book one. <3 But need to re-read it first, and I'm not sure I'm ready yet, lol. BUT SHORTLY 😀 So so excited. <3 This guest post is so awesome. Love it 🙂 Thank you for sharing about it. <3

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