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What I’m currently reading
I’m very nearly done with this, and can definitely see what the hype is about. Although, I must admit, there are a couple of things that bug me. There are a lot of cursives in this book, for one, most of which seem unnecessary. But it’s nowhere near enough to make me stop, and I am really enjoying it. I won’t be done with it in time for a review tomorrow, so it’ll follow next week Thursday instead 🙂
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 their way to the throne. People fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. Once there was Black London—but no one speaks of that now.
Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell smuggles for those willing to pay for even a glimpse of a world they’ll never see. This dangerous hobby sets him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She robs him, saves him from a dangerous enemy, then forces him to another world for her ‘proper adventure’.
But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive—trickier than they hoped
What I recently finished reading
Since I’ve already published my review for More of Me last week I won’t go into detail again now. Instead, let me just say that this was incredible, amazing and fantastic (even though I’d completely misunderstood what it would be about) and if you haven’t bought this or added it to your TBR pile already, you should do it now.
If that’s not enough to convince you, you can read the review here.
Teva seems normal. But at home she hides an impossible secret: 11 other Tevas. Because once a year, Teva splits into two, leaving a younger version of herself stuck at the same age, forced to watch the new Teva taking over her life. But at 16, Teva’s had enough. She’s going to fight for her future – even if that means fighting herself.
Imagine all your friends growing up, moving on, and you being stuck in one year of your life… More of Me is an incredible, unforgettable story of identity, friendship, love and sacrifice.
What I think I’ll read next
Since I’m so close to finishing ADSoM it only makes sense that I read the sequel next! It’s already bought and waiting for me on my shelf – although, after that, I should probably return to my very physical TBR pile instead of adding more to it. Those books won’t read themselves!
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.
Speaking of my physical TBR pile… Once I’ve finished reading AGoS I’ll finally read this:
You might remember me saying/writing that I would read this some weeks ago, but I chose the much shorter More of Me instead. It’s been glaring at me ever since, so I’ll be reading The Name of the Wind once I’ve finished AGoS.
Told in Kvothe’s own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen.
The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature.
A high-action story written with a poet’s hand, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that will transport readers into the body and mind of a wizard.
Have you read any of these and would like to chat about it? I look forward to hearing from you if you do – just leave a comment below and we can get this book club started!