“The more we love, the more we have to lose. But the only way to avoid loss is to avoid love. And what a sad world that would be”
A Conjuring of Light is the third book in the Shades of Magic series. It follows immediately after the events of A Gathering of Shadows. I tend to write spoiler free reviews and therefore as this is the third book in the series I will not attempt to write a synopsis, just know that this is good.
I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH, I FEEL SO BROKEN. It took me just under a week to read this book, not because I did not enjoy it but because I just did not want it to end. I feel that with this series it just gets better and better with each book, just when I thought I couldn’t love a book anymore the next one comes along and hits me like a bus, a bus full of love. I’m really struggling to put into words how much of an impact this series has had on me, it is definitely one of my favourite series I have ever read. It is right up there with Harry Potter, THATS HOW MUCH I LOVE IT. Right, calm down. **breathes**
This book was so full of action, with every turn of a page something happened, most of the time that something I did not expect. I found myself wanting to close my eyes at each chapter because I just did not feel like my heart could take anymore of this book. I honestly have not had this feeling since reading The Deathly Hallows many years ago. What I also enjoyed is all the flashbacks within this book which helped me to understand the characters more and build a further relationship with them. Throughout the series I really feel like I have related to each and every one of the characters in different ways, I truly could not pick my favourite character. They are all my favourite for many different reasons.
My opinion of Holland massively changed, I was not a fan of him in the first two books and now all of a sudden he is in my top five favourite characters. I love how Schwab can do this, I have said it in my reviews of her books before, but I am going to say it again, she is one of the best authors I have ever read in relation to character building and helping the read connect to the characters. Lila is my spirit animal, I am going to marry Kell and Rhy is my best friend .. just saying!
Disclaimer: This book will break your heart, whoever is your favourite character, your heart will break. Schwab is a brutal author, she is not afraid to harm/kill her characters. And, boy, does it hurt! I’m still breaking and I finished this book 12 hours ago. I’m still not sure when I am going to be able to recover from this!
I am confident to say that this book is one of the best ending to a series that I have ever read. I did not feel let down in anyway, whilst it broke my heart, it was such a satisfying conclusion to such a wonderful trilogy. It left me wanting more from this world, and I can’t wait until I finally get it.
A Conjuring of Light is full of so much love/hate/violence/blood/death AND I BLOODY LOVED IT. Be warned, this book is not for the faint hearted. Make sure you are ready and you have a hug on standby for when you finished. I mean this book didn’t make me cry but it might well make you cry. Did that sound believable? No, I didn’t think so. PLOT TWIST: IM STILL CRYING. I recommend this book to every single one of you, this whole series is amazing and you need to stop what you’re doing and read it right now. V.E. Schwab you have my heart.
It wasn’t a goodbye, not really. What was the word for parting? Anoshe. That was it. Until another day.