A darker shade of magic by V.E. Schwab

Rating 5/5Summary from goodreads.Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit. Grey London is dirty, boring, lacks magic, ruled by mad King George. Red London is where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London is ruled by whoever has murdered … Continue reading A darker shade of magic by V.E. Schwab

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Passenger by Alexandra Bracken review

Rating 3/5Summary from goodreads :In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing … Continue reading Passenger by Alexandra Bracken review

Lafayette in the somewhat united states by Sarah Vowell

5/5On August 16, 1824, an elderly French gentlemen sailed into New York Harbor and giddy Americans were there to welcome him. Or, rather, to welcome him back. It had been thirty years since the Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette had last set foot in the United States, and he was so beloved that … Continue reading Lafayette in the somewhat united states by Sarah Vowell