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First Impression Friday: A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

IT’S FRIDAY! 🙂 You know what that means. It’s time for another First Impression Friday post.

For those who are unfamiliar, FIF is a weekly meme created by J.W. Martin. The goal is to talk about a book you recently started reading. Share you impressions, predict what you think will happen, say whether you think you’ll enjoy it, etc.

This week I’m talking about A Conjuring of Light, the third book in the Shades of Magic trilogy.


The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point.
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.
And an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown while a fallen hero tries to save a world in decay.

This book picks up right where the second one left off, which is good because it was a major cliffhanger. Right from the bat you’re thrown into some fast-paced action. I’m glad that Schwab did this and didn’t start out slowly rehashing the details of the previous books. We’re way past that now, I need to know what happens!

I’m really not sure what’s going to happen in this one. Given what’s happening at the beginning of the story it’s obvious that there’s going to be a lot of fighting and good vs. evil scenarios playing out. Holland is still a wild card for me. I’m not sure what to make of his character, but I’m eager to see what happens to him. (I’m predicting that he takes a turn for the good? Maybe?) I also predict that we’ll see some more impressive things from Lila as she channels her own powers. (Maybe White London will finally get a real king and it’s magic back, without all the corruption?)

I’m hoping we see a different side of Rhy. I’m not going to lie, his character gets on my nerves a little bit and I feel like he’s just dragging everyone else down.

I feel like this book is going to be amazing, yet unpredictable. I really can’t even guess how it’s going to end, but I’m sure it will be really dramatic.

5 thoughts on “First Impression Friday: A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

  1. I’M SO JEALOUS THAT YOU’RE ALMOST DONE THIS SERIES AND I HAVEN’T EVEN STARTED IT!!!!!!! *falls on ground flailing arms and legs like a 2-year-old*

    But thanks for another FIF post! Love reading them

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    1. YOU NEED TO START READING IT. It really is worth all the hype.

      I like doing FIF posts. This way I can talk about a book that I’m reading without having completely finished it. I used to feel like I wasn’t supposed to talk about what’s happening in a book until it was time for a review.

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