I absolutely adored this book! It reads a little like Harry Potter and has such a whimsical tune. It was also super easy to read though because it’s a middle grade novel.
Title: Crowns of Croswald
Author: D.E. Night
Release Date: July 21, 2017
Genre: Middle Grade fantasy
Pages: 310 (paperback)
Rating: 3.75 out of 5 stars
~ Synopsis ~
Ivy, for sixteen years, has been locked away as a servant until she ventures beyond the borders of her castle and her powers awaken. She is then taken to a school for the magical where students at the Halls of Ivy learn how to wield their powers and their quills. However, Ivy’s powers are a threat to the Dark Queen who is pent on stealing it from her. It is up to Ivy and her friends to uncover the truths of Croswald and the Halls of Ivy.
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This book is a middle grade, remember, so it does read pretty young and it is reflected in how the characters talk and interact, so if you don’t like the more childish stories, I wouldn’t recommend this book. However, if you’re looking for a fun, whimsical story filled with magic and adventure, this is a great book!
The boarding school concept is one I greatly love, and this school did not fail to be enchanting. The classes were really interesting as the students learn how to wield their powers and quills. Their goal is to go through school, either as a royal or a regular person with traces of power, and to be a scrivenist or a sqwinch, respectively. So they have classes on all sorts of interesting topics and it’s fun to learn with them like we did in Harry Potter. That is one of the things I love about boarding school stories is that there is so much learning.
Did you read this book? What did you think?
Thanks for reading,