Monday, February 29, 2016

Blog Tour: Q&A + Giveaway: A Gathering Of Shadows by V.E. Schwab


Welcome to my stop in A GATHERING OF SHADOW by

A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic, #2)
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Published February 23rd, 2016
Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London.
In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games—an extravagant international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries—a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.

But while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning, and so it seems Black London has risen again—meaning that another London must fall.

What was the inspiration behind creating the different color London's, and which was the most thought provoking and/or fun to write?
Honestly, the first inspiration for the color system was so that I myself would have a way to differentiate between them, since I wanted them all to be called London. It made sense, then, that Kell would need a system, too, since Black London already had its name, and ordinary London was rather Grey, the other two—Red and White—were pretty logical, since Red has the crimson river, and White is stripped of most color. As for which was the most fun to write, that would definitely be Red, with its lush palette and decadent lifestyle. Because our primary lens is royal society, I get to write opulent galas as well as taverns and markets.

Victoria is the product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing. Because of this, she has been known to say "tom-ah-toes," "like," and "y'all."

She also tells stories.

She loves fairy tales, and folklore, and stories that make her wonder if the world is really as it seems.
PRIZE: ONE winner will receive a ARC of A GATHERING OF SHADOWS by V.E. Schwab.

CONTEST RUNS: February 29th, 2016 to March12th, 2016 @11:59pm.OPEN TO: International as long as you have a mailing address. No P.O.Boxes.

HOW TO ENTER: Please enter using the Rafflecopter Giveaway below.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: ONE winner will be randomly chosen through the Rafflecopter. The winner will be contacted by email, then they will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is picked. I reserve the right to disqualify anyone who does not follow the Rafflecopter's instructions.

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  1. Thank you so much for the tour and the giveaway!

  2. Sounds amazing. Thank you for the chance <3

  3. Loved the 1st book, can't wait to read this one as well! :)

  4. I adored A Darker Shade Of Magic and cannot wait to have time to read A Gathering Of Shadows! Thank-you for this stellar giveaway contest. :)

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  6. Excited!

  7. I read AGOS and I LOVED it! It was so good. I was worried I wouldn't because it's the second book and I was worried about second book syndrome! I also got to meet Victoria and she was so sweet and nice and I had so much fun listening to her talk!

  8. I am so looking forward to reading this book! sounds so great! :)

    (Ana M on rafflecopter)


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