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.
4 out of 5 stars
The Crowns of Croswald is a good start to a new fantasy series.
I was really intrigued by the magic system in this book and enjoyed learning more about it. The Scrivenists were fun to read about. What cool powers to have, right?
Ivy is an enjoyable character and I liked reading about her life at the Halls of Ivy. The setting and world building in this book was great. I liked learning about the Halls of Ivy, the different classes offered, the magical creatures in this world, and Ivy’s friends. The pacing caught me off guard at times, but this was still a great book and I am looking forward to the next one when it comes out.