Best Books: Seńora Lev

Seńora Lev, a well known LFHS Spanish teacher, has many favorite books with one certain series making her A-list, A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. She says, “I love this entire series. It is so creative and a dynamic read. READ THEM ALL!”

She also highly recommends A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. “Backman is a great storyteller. The book is sweet, laugh out loud funny, and poignant.”

Scythe by Neal Shusterman is another one of her best books. “This book is original, well written, and gripping. I loved it!”

Check out these Goodreads reviews:

35378411A Darker Shade of Magic Series
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. After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.



A Man Called Ove
Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse… So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul…


“...scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.


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