I picked up this book recently because the publisher reached out to me to do a giveaway. I already loved the fact that this indie pub reached out to me with a middle grade read for young fantasy lovers. Also, it takes place at a magical school so you know I’ll read it.
But because I’m doing a giveaway, I always want to read the book I’m giving away before I actually do it. I feel like it’s more authentic to know what you’re about to get into.
Anyway, here’s more about the book
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.
So far, this book has been a fun one. There’s a lot of inspiration from Harry Potter, but the differences are subtle enough to make this an authentic story. I love the idea of quills holding magic power. I love that Ivy is a precocious little girl. So far, it’s been a great little middle read for any young teenager.
I’ll probably finish this book today since the reading isn’t too difficult.