August 4, 2017

The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night: A Book Review

Title: The Crowns of Croswald
Author: D.E. Night
Publisher: Stories Untold
Genre: Middle Grade, Young Adult, Fantasy
Release Date: July 21st 2017
Source: Publisher for Review
Purchase: Amazon | iBooks | Kobo

In Croswald, the only thing more powerful than dark magic is one secret...

For sixteen years Ivy Lovely has been hidden behind an enchanted boundary that separates the mundane from the magical. When Ivy crosses the border, her powers awaken. Curiosity leads her crashing through a series of adventures at the Halls of Ivy, a school where students learn to master their magical blood and the power of Croswald’s mysterious gems. When Ivy’s magic—and her life—is threatened by the Dark Queen, she scrambles to unearth her history and save Croswald before the truth is swept away forever.

If you're a fan of Harry Potter, magic, boarding schools and royalty, then you will love this book!

While reading this book I felt like I was magically transported back to Hogwarts at times. There are many parallels to Harry Potter throughout, but as we further progress through the story you start leaving Hogwarts behind and start venturing more and more into Croswald.

I really enjoyed every aspect of this wonderful story. It did take me a bit to get into it after the long prologue, but once it got me hooked I couldn't put this book down. The characters were quite enjoyable and quite believable as well.

There was one little problem I had with this book, however. Parts of this book seemed as if they were rushed through. The school year went by in a rush as did the final action scene. I don't know if the author was trying to get the whole story in one book or if this will be a series? The ending makes you think there will be more. I, for one, hope that there is more to this wonderful book.

 D.E. Night lives, dreams, and writes in South Florida amid her menagerie––two dogs and two cats––with  her  husband. “The  Crowns  of  Croswald”  is  her  first  book.  She  draws  inspiration from  silver-screen  storytellers,  magical  imaginings,  and  her  younger  brothers.  A  day spent  in Croswald, or another whimsical world, is her favorite kind of day.

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Carole Rae said...

I think I heard somewhere else that this is good.

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