Review: A Conjuring of Light

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A Conjuring of Light

By: V.E. Schwab

My Rating: 5/5 stars


Genre: Magical Realism, Adult Fantasy

Page Count: 624

The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise.

Kell – once assumed to be the last surviving Antari – begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. And in the wake of tragedy, can Arnes survive?

Lila Bard, once a commonplace – but never common – thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.

And an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown while a fallen hero tries to save a world in decay.

This review will be spoiler free. 

Alright, where to even begin? How about t a moment of appreciation for that amazing cover! Now, the story… WOW this series is… I don’t even have words, probably the best fantasy series I have read in a long, long time (maybe ever). This was the absolute perfect ending tot he trilogy, and I practically inhaled it in one afternoon.

I need to get this out in the open, I might be in love with Kell… and Alucard… All of them really! The multiple POVs and flashbacks were so well written and everything flowed so nicely together that it was basically impossible to put this book down. I think that there was definitely some slower moments which I have heard other reviewers critiquing, but I actually liked that. I think sometimes finales try to be all action all the time and they forget about the characters the series worked so hard to develop. This book no only gave us lots of action, magic and adventure, but also some quieter moments with the characters we have grown to love over the last two books.

I honestly don’t have much more to say other than please go out and pick yourself up a copy of this book asap. And if you haven’t read this series yet, definitely start now! I promised no spoilers so there’s not much more I can say without giving anything away so I think I’ll leave it at that. One of my shorter reviews but I think that just speaks to how good the book was. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to go re-read the series again.

3 thoughts on “Review: A Conjuring of Light

  1. I’m so glad that you enjoyed this book! I didn’t like the last book as much as I did with the first two books during the first read. But after my recent re-read, I think I really appreciate all the flashbacks, even the slower parts. This trilogy will always have a special place in my heart. 🙂

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