So, we’ve had a lot of bookish posts recently and I’m honestly not mad about it but I promise that there will be some other posts coming soon I just have a lot of books to review at the moment. There’s another Ancient History related post coming soon, which is linked to a readathon I’m doing but I’m excited to write that soon.
Ok, today I am reviewing the lovely Crowns of Croswald book by D.E.Night that I was kindly provided and ebook of by the publisher through Netgalley and I loved it! So without further ado let’s get into the summary.
In Croswald, the only thing more powerful than dark magic is one secret…
For sixteen years Ivy 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 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.
Summary is from goodreads.
So I didn’t really read the summary before reading this boo, I mean I read. A basic synopsis because that’s how I roll and I like to be surprised. While I knew that I would enjoy the book because it has magic and that’s basically all I need to be satisfied I was surprised by how quickly I fell in love with Ivy and the premise of this book.
The characters are so wonderful and I just want to protect them all from the Dark Queen who is a scary villain, I mean she is hunting down a child. Ivy is such a wonderful heroine because she is thrown into the deep end just like the reader and that means that as ivy discovers more and more about the magical Halls of Ivy and Croswald we do as well, and that’s my favourite way to learn info.
Fyn and Rebecca are also so pure and are amazing friends to Ivy, especially because she puts their lives in danger in a classic magic schoolgirl way. Rebecca’s ability to shape shift is so so cool and I Weill gladly take her crown of her hands. Fyn too is so sweet and I just want to be his friend and help him out with his magical studies.
As I said, the information we need to understand the world is slowly revealed bit by bit and this matches the well paced plot which throws enough challenges and adventures Ivy’s way throughout her school year at the Halls of Ivy to keep the plot moving at a good speed as well as the fact that we get to see lots of classes. It’s the perfect blend of ‘mundane’ and adventurous, and even the ‘mundane’ classes are full of magic and wonder.
This is helped along by D.E.Night and her wonderful writing, which just adds an extra layer of wonderfulness to this book and I cannot wait to read more of the sequel.
So go check out the Crowns of Croswald and I promise that if you love magic and whimsical books then you will love this as much as I did.
Stay safe, stay healthy and keep learning.