BOOK REVIEW : A CONJURING OF LIGHT (SHADES OF MAGIC #3) BY V. E. SCHWAB
TITLE : A Conjuring Of Light ( Shades Of Magic #3)
AUTHOR : V. E. Schwab
GENRE : YA, Fantasy
FR RATING : ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ 5 Stars
A Conjuring Of Light is the third and final book in the Shades Of Magic series. VE Schwab has yet again done a fantastic job of creating a story that will captivate and fascinate you throughout the book. I was in the mood for binge-reading the series and was able to fly through it effortlessly. I have to say I am a confirmed fan of VE Schwab, and she will be an automatic author buy for me. My biggest concern getting into the third book was that it wouldn’t live up to my expectations. Thankfully, the book didn’t disappoint me or make me bored at any moment.
The finale not only lived up to my expectations, but it also is a favorite of mine. I loved every moment of reading this series and in particular this book. The new developments in the storyline and the plan the group comes up with to defeat the Shadow King were fantastic. I loved the new team and their interactions. There were so many fun moments that had me chuckling through the scenes. The story was engaging, the pacing and the way the plot unraveled was great.
I have a few characters that I will fondly remember. I also have a new favorite character whom VE Schwab created with the right amount of good, bad, and the ugly that the character felt very much real. A lot of these characters will bring a smile to your face, and at times you will want to strangle them for their stupidity and overconfidence.
Lila is reckless and full of fight throughout the series. She is a survivor, and her actions throughout the book show us her attitude towards life. I loved how bold and daring she was with no fear for her life. Her interactions and relationships help us learn a lot about her personality. I thoroughly enjoyed the drama and complications she brought into the story.
Kell is troubled by his lack of memory of his past. He feels as if he is not a part of the family, and his concerns are validated when things go awry. He is loyal and loves his family, especially his brother. Their relationship was sibling goals. I think he is extremely protective of his family despite his misgivings about their attitude towards his mistake. He does have insecurities that threaten him on a deeper level, and I was so happy that we get to see his character develop from being insecure about accepting his duty and role in the family. He sheds the dark cloud that hung over him throughout his life. His transformation is one of the things that I loved so much about him. Despite his bad experiences, he continues to give people second chances.
Rhy was different from the first book and even more so than the second book, and his changes were gradual. The two face severe adjustments in their life because of everything shifting irrevocably. His connection with Kell grows stronger. His choices get taken away at times, making him feel helpless and vulnerable. Rhy struggles to come to terms with the new life, and coming face to face with his past makes things even more convoluted.
Holland has managed to stir the pot again successfully and effectively. The story is moving forward with Holland driving it. It was marvelous to see his life story, and I loved the flashbacks that added more depth to Holland’s character. He is undoubtedly my favorite character, and I am so glad Schwab established him successfully as a nuanced character, who was very much real.
Luc was the fun and happy-go-lucky character in the book. I loved everything about him. Other main characters and his interactions were entertaining. His background and his family also added to his story making him more intriguing. His past shapes how he ended up in his present life and the role he plays in it. He was most definitely a shapeshifter in terms of his personality.
The book was an exceptional read. The intricate world, dark magic, and a wonderfully complicated cast of characters contributed to shaping the series. Excellent writing and the right pacing made the book highly engaging and enjoyable.
There are some questions I have at the end of this book. Though these questions are left unanswered, I still loved the book and everything it had to offer. A Conjuring Of Light is a fantastic ending to this epic fantasy series. I urge you to pick up this series to binge read. The series is epic, fun, and entertaining. The book was a 5 star read for me. I highly recommend the series.
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Witness the fate of beloved heroes – and enemies.
THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPED…
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.
WHO WILL CRUMBLE?
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?
WHO WILL RISE?
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.
WHO WILL TAKE CONTROL?
And an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown while a fallen hero tries to save a world in decay.
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