Author: D. E. Night
Publisher: Stories Untold Press
Published: July 21, 2017
Genre: Fantasy, Magic, YA
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.
An ARC package was generously provided to me by the publisher and D. E. Night. It’s such an amazing box with high quality items and my own Glanagerie 😍.
(This review is in no way under the influence of the publisher. This is all my opinion about this book.)
Here’s my unboxing:
The box includes:
– ‘Scriven This’ newspaper
– Post card/card of a graphic art
– Glanagerie bottle
– Glanagerie instructions
– The Crowns of Croswald book
Isn’t it amazing? 😆
To get started with my review, the writing style wasn’t really good for me. It didn’t grip me and there were some points where in I couldn’t understand what was happening. But it is very interesting and unique.
The plot was a mix of Harry Potter and Snow White for me. If you’re looking for a replacement while in a Harry Potter hangover. There’s a lot of magic and the theme is in a school of magic like Hogwarts. The names of the classes and professors are also Harry Potter like.
Although it seemed a bit vague in describing the characters. Like I couldn’t really picture how Ivy looked like and how the setting looked like 😕.
There wasn’t really a romance. But like the Harry Potter series, it was all about adventure and magic.
Book cover: 4/5
Writing style: 3.5/5
My overall rating: 3.5/5
I highly recommend this to those who are a fan of Harry Potter. Because of the fantasy school theme of this book along with magic, this book is perfect for Potterheads. And the plot is also for fantasy readers so you better check this book out!
– Bookish_angel 🤓