Book Review: A Conjuring of Light

Book Review: A Conjuring of LightA Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
Series: Shades of Magic #3
Published by Tor Books on February 21st 2017
Pages: 624

The battle between four magical Londons comes to a head in this stunning finale to the New York Times bestselling Shades of Magic trilogy by rising star V. E. Schwab.
Londons fall and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire—and the fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory while heroes and foes struggle alike. The direct sequel to A Gathering of Shadows, and the final book in the Shades of Magic epic fantasy series, A Conjuring of Light sees Schwab reach a thrilling culmination concerning the fate of beloved protagonists—and old enemies.


A Conjuring of Light is the last book in this trilogy. So if you haven’t read the other two… well – what are you waiting for! These books are EPIC.

I’m not sure how to review this one, so I’ll just go ahead and ramble right now. It takes place directly after that last terrible cliffhanger and somehow everyone turns out to be OKAY… it’s nailbiting and terrifying as I wait for the first person to die and then wipe the sweat off my brow. Only it gets worse.

The evil inside Holland leaves him and manages to make everything MORE terrifying, turning the people of the Maresh Empire into mindless entities that follow the evil one’s every wish. This leaves us with Holland himself again and I hate to say it, but we learn more about his motives and reasons and start to even care for him. Root for him NOT to die. WHAT?

Lila is her usual bad self, I just love her and her knives and that first fight scene really is quite epic. She really steals the show in all of the books, she is my literal favorite.

Kell is his usual perfect amazing self – saving the day and being the best brother ever, even if it may kill him.

Rhy is a bit broody but I mean with all he has dealt with … who can blame him.

Alucard – finally the story comes out of why he left Rhy that first time and I wanted to cry. Rhy and Alucard need to be together!

And the rest… well, just read these books already!


Best trilogy ending – I don’t want it to end – why does it have to end? Read these books, seriously.


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