A Conjuring of Light || THE BEST ENDING OMG I CAN’T EVEN SPEAK COHERENTLY (but I shall try my best)

a conjuring of light.jpgTitle: A Conjuring of Light

Author: V. E. Schwab

Genre: YA fantasy

Status: 3rd (and last) book of Shades of Magic trilogy

Goodreads || Amazon IN || Amazon US || Amazon UK || book depository ||


Witness the fate of beloved heroes – and enemies.

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.

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. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.

And an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown while a fallen hero tries to save a world in decay.



When I sat down to write this book, my thoughts were a MESS. Firstly, HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO MOVE ON?! LIKE, IT’S OVER. And two, I’m so glad it’s over because it was SO DARN GOOD. I’m really glad I held off reading the trilogy until a couple months back, so I didn’t have to wait long to read ACOL.

The Plot

The book picks off immediately after AGOS ended. As that ending felt like the beginning of a climax scene (which made the cliffhanger so hard to live with), the beginning of ACOL was the climax. Honestly, with such an eventful first 100 pages or so, during which my heart was beating slowly and heavily, I really wondered how the actual “climax scene”/ending would be. (I wasn’t disappointed)

Here’s a picture of ADSOM and AGOS. Just cuz ❤

I LOVED the plot. The way things developed, both sides of the war trying to best each other, the romantic development, EVERYTHING surrounding the three Antaris (come on, we knew Lila was one too) etc. Gotta give it to Schwab, she’s come up with one hell of a story, and written it beautifully.

Plots like this is why I love books so much. Life just does not matter.

Also, the one constant that I LOVE throughout the books is Kell and Rhy’s relationship. That brotherhood is GOALS. ❤

The Characters
  • Kell: I liked him before, and I like him now. But I don’t have a favouritism towards him. He’s one of the main characters that I simply read through (comparitively). He did have quite a bit of character development though.
  • Lila: Best badass female MC ever. Pirate, Antari, theif. She was my favourite character throughout the trilogy (although marginally, after the last one). I loved her zest, sass, everything. Watching her grow into her true self was the best.
  • Holland: I disliked him before, but I suppose that was because we mostly saw him through other characters’ eyes. In ACOL, we get to know so much more about him and I started liking him more than Kell. Holland’s character arc is BEAUT.
  • Rhy: He was charming, as usual, but after events of ADSOM, we get to see a different side of him which only comes from hard life experiences. He wasn’t very prominent before because it felt like he was there just in relation to Kell. But in AGOS, he’s finally shown as a person of his own with talents and decision making. Way more so in ACOL. The one thing I like most about him is how much he cares for Kell and has finally come to his senses about not being selfish.
  • Alucard: Oh, I’ve been WAITING to talk about him. I ABSOLUTELY ADORED him. His charm, talent, brains, personality, struggles—everything. I wish he played more of an important part in the story just so I could read more of him.

A Conjuring of Light

    The Romance

    The amount of romance was appropriate. Not more for a fantasy book in the middle of a war, but not so less either that we’d wonder or complain.

    • Kell and Lila: Their relationship was so cute. They kept their attention on their goals and didn’t get carried away with each other, keeping worldly-problems, like so many other couples in books. They only kissed for most of the book. I loved that their pace was unhurried and yet they acknowledged the chemistry between them.
    • Rhy and Alucard: FAVOURITE COUPLE. OMG. SO ADORBS. When I first read about them in AGOS, my mouth was gaping open. Since then, I just started shipping them more and more. I LOVED THESE TWO. Their romance, chemistry, history and just them together! SO perfect. I definitely like them as a couple more than Kell and Lila. THEY’RE JUST SO DARN ADORABLE AND CUTE. LIKE, YES GIMME MORE OF THEM


    LOVED IT. What more can I say?


    2 thoughts on “A Conjuring of Light || THE BEST ENDING OMG I CAN’T EVEN SPEAK COHERENTLY (but I shall try my best)”

    Leave a Reply

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

    Google photo

    You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

    Connecting to %s

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.