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The Crowns of Croswald

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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 magica
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Published July 21st 2017 by Stories Untold
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    The Crowns of Croswald is brimming with whimsy and adventure, and a gutsy heroine anchors it all –– think part Cinderella, part Harry Potter, and part ...more

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    Jan farnworth
    Jul 02, 2017 Jan farnworth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    If you are a harry potter fan, magic boarding school fan, and lost princesses who don't know they are queens then this book is the book for you.  We have a lovely character named Ivy who for the first part of the book is slumming away in a kitchen and we get the pleasure of meeting the unique Scaldrons dragons who bake in their mouths.  While we are meeting these we get a real glimpse in to the misery that is Ivy life and how she is thrust out into the world quite suddenly after a hiccup with on ...more
    abdulia ortiz-perez
    Book I won on giveaway on Instagram.
    New magical and creatures!
    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 goin
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    Jessica
    Jun 09, 2017 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    5 magical stars!

    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
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    Renees Book Corner
    **Thank you to NetGalley for an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review**

    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
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    E. (abookwormsnook Reviews )
    May 25, 2017 E. (abookwormsnook Reviews ) rated it it was amazing
    Where to start with this review. that is the true question. I guess I should tell you a bit about the book, that way you can see why I was so excited to read and review it.

    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
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    Nicole Alycia
    Jul 14, 2017 Nicole Alycia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I'm really glad I agreed to receive a copy of this book to review!
    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!
    Churin
    This book, although set in a very interesting world, with a unique magical system centered around quills and inks, doesn't get my full love.
    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
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    ☘Tara Sheehan☘
    The book is intended for a younger audience so some of the plot may seem simple or even predictable to older audiences but Night has this way of making the reading experience fun as if you get to travel back to your own childhood to experience this through less jaded eyes.

    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
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    Shally Ortiz
    Mar 28, 2016 Shally Ortiz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Disclaimer: I was fortunate enough to receive an advance copy of this marvelous book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    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
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    CFZ Loves Books!
    Mar 26, 2016 CFZ Loves Books! rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Recommends it for: Middle Grade/Teens
    I read this book and wanted to give my thoughts to those who are thinking about reading it. I think this book is great! I think a lot of young girls will enjoy Ivy Lovely's journey.

    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!
    Barbara Seiden
    Apr 26, 2017 Barbara Seiden rated it it was amazing
    New writer....excellent. The descriptions were amazing and the story kept me guessing and wanting more. Can't wait to read the next book. Thoroughly enjoyable.....such an imagination! Especially great for middle and high schoolers.
    Raul
    Jul 06, 2017 Raul rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I went in not knowing anything about this book and quickly fell in love. From begining to end, this book was amazing. You can tell there is heavy influence with Harry Potter, but still manages to feel unique. Some may love the similarities, but others may not. It's completely up to the reader to decide. The magic is unique, the characters are memorable and this world is magical in everyway. The world building and pacing are perfect. The writing is whimsical and fun and it doesn't take long to ge ...more
    Taylor
    Jul 18, 2017 Taylor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Wow, I can't even begin to describe how I am feeling right now! This book was simply magical! I was lucky enough to receive an eARC from Net galley in exchange for an honest review, so that is what I am going to give you! First off, let me say that even though this book is geared towards young readers, adults can thoroughly enjoy this adventure as well. I loved how vivid the world was described, and also how I learned some of the magical properties of the world along with the main character, Ivy ...more
    Bunny theshybooks
    Review | Spoil Free
    The Crowns of Croswald | D.E. Night
    5 Stars
    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
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    Soph
    Jul 10, 2017 Soph rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    What a great book!
    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
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    Allison H
    *Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*

    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
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    Clarissa
    Jul 07, 2017 Clarissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I completely enjoyed this book! It sucked me into the magical world of Croswald with its glowing fields of Slurry flowers and mysteries galore. I could hardly put it down and I am SO excited for the next book already. Definitely one I would recommend!
    Carolyn
    Apr 05, 2017 Carolyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    This book had all the elements you would want in a fantasy novel: adventure, suspense, magic, and a hint of romance! Croswald is an enchanting place and the main character, Ivy Lovely, is extremely likable and you find yourself rooting for her the whole way! Very enjoyable read!
    Haley
    Jul 10, 2017 Haley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Full Review Here: http://www.mythoughtsareablog.com/201...

    I JUST LOVE BOOKS.

    Especially when said books remind me so much of my childhood love of reading. The lovely author of The Crowns of Croswald, D.E. Night along with her team was nice enough to send me her amazing novel along with a box of magical gifts. The first thing I noticed about the novel was how utterly gorgeous everything related to it was. The cover, the font, the WEBSITE. All of it is a magical surprise that is everything you wan
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    Rachael ( RachaelRexds )
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    https://rachaelrexds.wordpress.com/20...

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    Absolutely adored this book!!! It was such a magical and adventure-filled novel :)
    My spoiler free review will be up on Thursday so stay tuned for it!
    Kira Simion
    Jun 30, 2017 Kira Simion marked it as to-read
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    I WON A GOODREADS'S GIVEAWAY!
    MY FIRST GOODREADS'S GIVEAWAY WON!
    *tears of joy*

    I AM IN BOOKLANDIA! <333
    Thank you author, publisher, mailing company=UPS, and the unicorn luck that helped me win. (Because I don't know how else I won). ;w;

    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 6th). x3

    When I review this book, I shall do it with honesty.
    Angelena V
    Jul 18, 2017 Angelena V rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    This review will be spoiler free

    I COMPLETELY enjoyed this book! I haven't read a book this unique, entertaining and magical since Harry Potter. The imagination and creativity put into the story is what makes it so great.

    Ivy. I ADORE HER!! She reminds me of myself lol always getting into something. And FYN! He's the sweetest friend you could ever have and he supports her and her shenanigans throughout the whole book XD

    The plot twists in the story though?!? By the end of the book my mouth was o
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    Donna Foster
    Jul 16, 2017 Donna Foster rated it it was amazing
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    I haven't had this much fun reading a book in a long long time. I am giddy with excitement waiting for the next novel in this new series.
    Judith
    Jul 03, 2017 Judith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    I would like to thank the publisher and netgalley for allowing me to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
    The Crowns of Croswald seems set to become a new magical series in many respects similar to Harry Potter. However this in no way detracts from this enchanting and beautifully descriptive debut from D E Night. It was fun to read and I look forward to devouring more of Ivy's adventures as she tries to free Croswald from the dangerous clutches of the Dark Queen and discover her birthr
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    Emmyjo
    Apr 02, 2016 Emmyjo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Wow what a book!! Goodness this book was awesome. Great characters and story. It has some magic and Royals and princesses and prince's. And unicorns. There is a mystery which I love. Ivy is a young girl who has had magic her whole life. Her mother wants her to hide it from everyone. But Ivy feels incomplete seeing Royal princesses have magic because of the crown they wear. Ivy sets off on trying to go to a school for Royal kids and magic. She meets a friend Rebecca and finds her old friend from ...more
    Angelle Barbazon
    Apr 05, 2017 Angelle Barbazon rated it it was amazing
    The Crowns of Croswald rules! I seriously love everything about this book - the enchanting setting, the colorful characters, the whimsical storytelling...everything!...not to mention the beautiful cover design - how cool is that?! If you love magic, strong female characters and unending adventure, then this book is for you. I can't wait to read more from D.E. Night!
    Jena
    Jun 26, 2017 Jena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    "In Croswald, the only thing more powerful than dark magic in one secret..."

    This book was a delight! A magical, joyful delight!

    At the very beginning, we are introduced to Derwin Edward Night, a young and talented scrivenist heading to serve his new Royal family. Except, he never quite makes it and we are left with very mysterious clues as to his fate.

    Enter Ivy Lovely. Ivy is a young scaldrony maid, whose sole job is to manage the scaldrons (dragons) that function as ovens. Ivy's life gets disrup
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    Leah Rachel
    Jul 02, 2017 Leah Rachel rated it really liked it
    The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night is a fun, middle grade novel about a young scaldron maid named Ivy Lovely who discovers that she has the magic necessary to become a scrivener—a magician who works through sketching talent and the power of a quill. I was lucky enough to receive a copy of the book from the publicist in exchange for an honest review. I will be reviewing it keeping in mind that the intended audience is middle grade (ages 8–12, generally).

    The Crowns of Croswald was sometimes corn
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    Kat
    Jul 17, 2017 Kat rated it it was amazing
    I Won this book in a giveaway on Instagram.  This book is like harry potter, Cinderella and Percy Jackson middle grade book

    This book pulls you in and the more you read the more you want to keep reading. It's very magical and interesting story that you could not put down until you finish the book.

    The Characters in this books are amazing and very unique.  At the beginning you get to read about amazing and Talented character called Derwin Edward Night who wants to serve the royal family but does n
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    Alexandria Trotter
    I really enjoyed reading this book. The amount of fun and mystery involved made me unable to put it down! It reminded me of a mix between Harry Potter and my favorite Halloween movie from when I was younger 'Halloween town'.

    Magical school
    Lost princess
    Curses
    Evil Queen

    What more could you ask for?

    There are some things I was curious about.
    Such as how the dark queen came to be.
    More on the life of the selector.
    And how the school came to be.
    How is ivy kin to Isabella?
    How did Ivy coming back break th
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