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A Darker Shade of Magic | V.E Schwab

a darker shade of magic

Goodreads Synopsis

Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.

Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see.

Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.

After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.

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Geekerella by Ashley Poston


Goodreads Synopsis

Anything can happen once upon a con…

When geek girl Elle Wittimer sees a cosplay contest sponsored by the producers of Starfield, she has to enter. First prize is an invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. Elle’s been scraping together tips from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck behind her stepmother’s back, and winning this contest could be her ticket out once and for all—not to mention a fangirl’s dream come true.

Teen actor Darien Freeman is less than thrilled about this year’s ExcelsiCon. He used to live for conventions, but now they’re nothing but jaw-aching photo sessions and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Federation Prince Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the diehard Starfield fandom has already dismissed him as just another heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, closet nerd Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.

Oh, my goodness..what can I say about this book that hasn’t already been said?
A lot of people who I follow have read this and didn’t like it, but I am so glad I decided to read it for myself. I had a bad night at work last night and I think this book was the only thing that stopped me from losing it.

The entire time this was me:

This book was so freaking adorable! I loved it! It followed the Cinderella plot pretty closely and yes, there is some diversity in this book. It was GREAT. I had a couple issues with it, so it’s 4 stars but seriously..


I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley, all opinions are my own.



Hey guys! It’s been a good minute since I was able to be on here. My laptop died and I just got a new one, so I can do reviews again! I have some that I need to go back and review for netgalley and ect, but I have all the excitement to be back doing this again! How has everyone been?
I recently got a new job, AND a puppy! She’s a white german shepherd and I’ve named her Mollie. She’s got to be the cutest thing ever.