Thank you for voting Judith Flanders’ A MURDER OF MAGPIES and V.E. Schwab’s A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC onto the February 2015 LibraryReads list!
Praise for A MURDER OF MAGPIES:
“Social historian Flanders makes her fiction debut with an amusing mystery set in the eccentric world of British book publishing … The array of delightful and believable characters, as well as a neat turn at the end, will leave readers well satisfied and anticipating the next installment.”–Publishers Weekly
“An enjoyable, intricate page-turner.”–Booklist
Praise for A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC:
“The three Londons we see (and rumors of the one we do not) will captivate fantasy readers. They are pleasantly grounded by the grimy Georgian version that is Lila’s home. While scrappy, pragmatic wannabe pirate Lila is a big draw, Kell and White London magician Holland round out a great cast. There is much more to explore in this amazing world from the acclaimed author of Vicious.”-–Library Journal (starred review)
“Schwab creates an ingenious set of nesting alternate Londons in this imaginative, well-crafted fantasy… Confident prose and marvelous touches-a chameleon coat, a scarlet river of magic, a piratical antiheroine-bring exuberant life to an exhilarating adventure among the worlds.”–Publishers Weekly (starred review)