The Crowns of Croswald
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 magica ...more
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I liked Ivy's character. She gets kicked out of the castle and ends up at a school to hone her magical skills. She has some trial and error at this school! Who doesn't?
I very much enjoyed the magic system and the characters. I think middle grade readers will enjoy this book!
Here are some of my thoughts:
• I see what the author did there with having the most mysterious character in her book, Derwin Edgar Night, having a nod at her own name, D.E. Night. Love it.
• I like diving into this new world of magic, especially a school of magic. Who can resist that?
• A surprising character for me is Rebecca. I thought she was going to be a snob when we first met her, but she turns out t ...more
This is a delightful YA fantasy story involving a young lady with magical abilities and a magic school where she finds herself belonging. This book feels reminiscent of Harry Potter, in all the right ways.
Young Ivy Lovely, care-taker of scaldrons (cute dragons that provide fire for cooking food for a castle) is content enough with her lot in life, though she secretly wishes for more. She shows talent for remembering her dreams, a photographic memory, and being able to perfectly s ...more
What a perfect magical book it was. The magic in this story was good. I wanted to join in the fun and battel evil. New adventure to go on. I was happy to receive this book. this is a magicale delightful YA Fantasy. Love the hole point of female power. Love Ivy! The magic and creatures are so good! I love all the characters. Great new world to now more about. I couldn't put this down at all. I wanted now so much about everything going on. This book has everything you wa ...more
I really enjoyed this book. The characters are unique, as is the story. I get reminded of Harry Potter with the whole school and magic thing, but the author has managed to make it so unique and different. The description of the world is amazing. You get pulled into a mystical adventure right from the beginning. The cover is wonderful and the author is really nice, making the whole experience even better. I would ...more
For her entire life, Ivy has lived behind a boundary that separates the mundane world from the magical. It's hidden her effectively up until she crosses that border and her magical powers awaken. She ends up becoming a student at the Halls of Ivy, a school for those who need to master their magic as well as to learn how to use Croswald's gems. After an attack, Ivy quickly has to ...more
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 sc ...more
Why you say, when I've been dying to read this book since the first time I saw it?
Well, let's just say that I feel the author has this strange aversion against food??
I mean, Ivy's first day at school she skipped lunch (and breakfast, I'm pretty sure, since she said that lunch was the first time she saw the dining hall). Then, the second day, she also skip ...more
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SO JOY, MUCH LOVE.
My email said the book would arrive in 4-6 weeks! (Aka July 28th as the 4th week and August 14th being the ...more
I absolutely loved the world created in this book. The magic and the way magic is used is totally unique. I loved the idea of a school of magic (it really did have some HP vibes) and I loved the characters! Ivy kinda reminded me of a mix between Hermione and Luna which made her totally awesome in my opinion.
It was an action packed, fun filled story and I definitely recommend giving it a read!
I have been anticipating this novel for quite some time. I have been wanting to get my hands on it for SO long thatwhen I was approached by the publisher to review a copy, I was ecstatic.
I have difficulty reviewing this novel because my opinion continues to ebb and flow. This story is magical and whimsical in every sense. Whether it be the writing, the characters, the settings, the world, or the general aesthetic of the cover/chapter illustrations, everything surrounding this novel is e ...more
I was given a copy of this book by the author for an honest review.
This was a beautifully written coming of age story that blew me away. It was about a young woman who thought she had no place in her world. But events happened to change all of that. She gets put into situations she never thought possible. And through these situations she gains courage and the will to fight for what she believes in.
I would like to say more, but I don't want to spo ...more
3.5 Stars! This was quite a fun adventure! I keep seeing it being compared with Harry Potter and I definitely see why, it was Harry Potter meets Disney's "Tangled"!
I loved the world the author created with the unique magic of the "scriveners" and the "crowns", all the interesting creatures and the strange characters. I loved Ivy, the main character, but she came across like a middle grade charact ...more
Thank you to the publisher and author for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I just can’t get into it. More on that later. The narrative idea is interesting but the writing style is difficult to fall in love with for me.
My reviews are always honest, because there truly isn’t a point in lying to yourself and others. Not all readers share the same interests and likes. So what I might like you might not, however, there is always and very thin line between bashing and giving constructive criticism. That’s the line where I stand.
The Crowns of Crosswalk is a delightful book. The book ...more
It comes off a bit like Harry Potter meets Cinderella. You have the ‘scullery maid’ who discovers she’s not what she thought she was and off to a new magical world she goes. Okay so that’s taking paraphrasing to the extreme but ...more
This book is so magical!! Yesterday I read 200 pages without even realizing because it sucks you completely into that world.
It’s set in a magical school and you know how much I already enjoy those books. Let’s add a good story, a badass villain and very detailed descriptions of the school days and classes and I’m sold 😜
Ivy Lovely es una chica de 16 años que vive en el castillo de Plum donde trabaja como doncella encargada de los scaldrons (una especie de dragones que se utilizan como hornos para cocinar). Su vida allí es bastante complicada y solitaria ya que aparte de la compañía de estas criaturas solo tiene como amigo a Rimbrick, un enano. Un día las cosas se complican con los scaldrons y Ivy es despedida. Cuando abandona los terrenos que rodean al castillo, unos enormes campos llenos de una ...more
The Crowns of Croswald | D.E. Night
Summary | Goodreads
Release Date | July 21st
Pages | 310
A story full of magic, fun and nostalgia! If you are a fan of Harry Potter, School for Good and Evil series, and Percy Jackson then this book will bring you back to a whimsical world.
When I first picked up this book I didn’t expected to adore it as much as I do! Now, get ready for a shock…I haven’t read Harry Potter so I feel like this book gave me that magic-happy feeling that peo ...more
It was a fun read and definitely original. I was entertained the whole time. I loved all of the characters and all the magic! Definitely recommend this to anyone thats looking for a fun read!
Yeah it’s been a while since i started this book but i wasn’t in the mood to read it. I think the author have a quite good imagination :3. Even if the writing is not what I excepted, I think the story line was quite good !
There are many things that I want to say about this book. First, it is such a wonderfully written fantasy. I loved everything about it. Second, even though it has similarities to other middle-grade/YA magical books, it is uniquely it's own. Thirdly it had some great baddies. Giving this book 4.5 stars.
Our main character is Ivy Lovely, she has been living at Plum Castle, beyond the Slurry Fields as a sc ...more
In "Crowns of Croswald" we follow sixteen year-old Ivy who has lived all her life behind an enchanted boundary that separates the mundane world from the magical. As she crosses the border and starts attending Halls of Ivy, a school where students learn how to master magic, Ivy gets in a lot of trouble and has a lot of adventures.
What I liked the most about this book was it's setting. The descriptions and the world building were very well executed, making the reading experience ...more
The book follows sixteen year old Ivy a girl who has been hidden behind an enchanted boundary away from magic until one day she crosses over and her powers are awakened. Leading her on a striking path, and ending up a student at Halls of Ivy a school for those who need to master their ma ...more