Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Girl with the Whispering Shadow (The Crowns of Croswald, #2)” as Want to Read:
The Girl with the Whispering Shadow (The Crowns of Croswald, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Girl with the Whispering Shadow

(The Crowns of Croswald #2)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  90 ratings  ·  46 reviews
Even a secret town cannot protect Ivy from a mysterious darkness...

Only hours after Ivy Lovely discovers that she is the fulfillment of the Moonsday promise, she is whisked away from her beloved school to Belzebuthe, a secret town for only those with magical blood.

Ivy sets out on a mission to uncover the second facet of the Kindred Stone while eludi
Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 23rd 2019 by Stories Untold LLC
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Girl with the Whispering Shadow, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
Trina M. It seems to be a series of Ivy’s magical life. Not hint as to how many but from reading, I would say at least 4

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.34  · 
Rating details
 ·  90 ratings  ·  46 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of The Girl with the Whispering Shadow (The Crowns of Croswald, #2)
Athena (OneReadingNurse)
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This series is a definite must for anyone who enjoys a whimsical fantasy world. Picking up where book one left off, Ivy continues her scrivenist studies and pursuit of the Kindred Stone. I will unashamedly say that I liked this more than the first book too.

I love the world here so much. Learning, sketching, imagination and discovery are valued parts of scrivenist (and royal) training. The magical critters, plants, places, The Town, are all readily described and seem like they have li
Athina Gilmore
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it

Let me start by saying that, I loved the first book, all characters were likable and the plot was good enough but the one thing that bothered me was how much it reminded me of Harry Potter. Even though it’s clear that the author is inspired by Rowling’s world, in the 2nd book, we finally see aspects of Croswald that completely distinguishes it from Hogwarts. Loved the game “Quogo” and how they use their quills, which even though resembles wands, their way of practicing magic is completely differ
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh I just love it when second books live up to my hopes for them! I really enjoyed The Crowns of Croswald, and I was thrilled to win an arc of this second book in the series from the author, D.E. Night. I began reading and was instantly swept back into the world of Ivy Lovely. This time, we travel with her to new places, and meet fascinating new characters. It's full of just as much, if not more, adventure as the first, and delves deeper into old and new characters. All the while, Ivy is struggl ...more
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This series gets better and better!
Another fantastic read from D.E. Night!
If you love Harry potter you must give this series a read!
D.E. Nights books are so detailed and intriguing and play like a movie through your mind! I can honestly say this is the best series I've read in a long time. I can see it being made into films (but if so they'd better give the book justice and not be changed!).
I cannot wait to find out what happens in the series next and where Ivy's adventures ta
Rose . T
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“The most wondrous things, the most impossible of things, are often just ordinary things doing what they are best at.”
I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. It is a quick and easy read and clean as well.
Ivy is a relatable and like-able heroine and the friendships in the book are really sweet. Even her crush is not prominent enough to be annoying.
The plot is interesting and fun and while certain aspects of the story are cliche it is easy to overlook because the story setti
Feb 16, 2019 rated it liked it
I was sent a copy of the book by the author in exchange for an honest review

The Girl with the Whispering Shadow picks up the story shortly after the events of The Crowns of Croswald . After the Dark Queen’s attack at the school ball, Ivy is sent to Belzebuthe, a secret town for those who have magical blood. Belzebuthe is the only place where Ivy is safe from the Dark Queen’s reach, but that doesn’t stop Ivy from setting out on a mission of her own: she must find the missing pieces of the Kindred Stone and embr/>The
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, fantasy
The Girl with the Whispering Shadow has that same magical feeling as the first book and I loved how some of the storylines seemed to correlate with things from the Harry Potter series, well at least it brought things like the Room of Requirements, the Pensieve and the Marauders Map in the Harry Potter series to mind as I was reading. I'm not sure if that was the authors intent or not, but I so enjoyed reminiscing. Even with the connections that I felt between the two, each new book in D. E. Nigh ...more
Aug 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I was expecting a lot more originality in the magic system and plot and felt like those both fell short. While the story is technically different than Harry Potter, there were way too many similarities that it turned me slightly off. Examples: both have short professors that have to stand on a stack of books, the memory glanagerie one on one sessions with Ivy is similar to the ones Harry had with Shape, the caddy is similar to the night bus, the orbis is similar to the troll in the girls bathroo ...more
April B.
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: free-for-review

The Girl with the Whispering Shadow was a great continuation from book 1 in the Croswald series! It takes the foundation of the first book and expands a great deal! We get to explore the land outside of the Halls of Ivy to a Secret Town, which is where Ivy meets new friends and gets into new kinds of trouble! Back at the Halls trouble is brewing and Ivy and her new friends must race against time to solve t
Bedelya (clockwork.bookdragon) Moreno-Roth
What in incredible follow up to The Crowns of Croswald! D.E. Night brings another whimsically enchanting story to life with her beautiful writing. I really felt like I was there with Ivy Lovely exploring the streets of Belzebuthe.

I do have mixed emotions about Quogo. It just seems a bit disrespectful to use ghosts as a form of recreational combat game. However, the way the author described the duels was both exciting and fun!

This second installment of The Crowns of Croswald series is an absolu
Kaycee Sterling
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received the first book for an honest review and I fell in love with all the magic Croswald has to offer. I was disappointed to discover that none of my libraries offers this series since I never buy books. But I wanted to continue with Ivy’s journey so I went ahead and purchased it and I have no buyers remorse at all! There wasn’t a dull moment to the book and I really enjoyed learning all the new magical things along Ivy. I can’t wait for more books to follow!
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just love this series so much. Everything about it is so imaginative and magical. This book built upon the first one so well and gave us so much more of this world. I’m so much more invested in these characters and their journey now that we’ve been through two books with them. I can’t imagine where the rest of the story is going but I’m excited to find out!
Elinor Master of Gifs
Jun 25, 2019 marked it as to-read
Why wasn't I aware that book 2 was out ??? (But it's expensive so I'm going to wait in the hope that the ebook version will get a little less pricey...)
Alexis Petrak
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Once Ivy realizes her tie to the Moonsday Promise she is, immediately, taken away from the school she loves and taken to a secret town created for only people with a magic bloodline. She is determined to uncover the second facet of the Kindred Stone while avoiding the Dark Queen. However, even though Ivy is supposedly safe she has this feeling that something is looming over her. It will take everything in her and much more in order for to find the missing pieces of the stone and be able to retur ...more
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Girl with the Whispering Shadow

Rating: 5/5 stars!

Ivy goes back to The Town, which can only be found if one knows its name. But is it really safe from the reach of the dark queen?

My thoughts:
I loved this book! I was so excited to read it and can happily report that it’s just as good as I hoped!
It’s a magical story set in an even more magical world, where everything is about to whisk you away to its glowing secrets.

The story is,
Jun 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Book 2 in the Croswald series. I enjoyed this installment as well! We follow Ivy Lovely as her adventures and discovery of her past and future continue, both inside and outside the Halls of Ivy.

Once again, I loved Ivy's character, her curiosity, her bravery, her kindness, and also her realistic struggle with fear. I still find her extremely relatable. And, I still find her relationship with Fyn extremely adorable! (Although, I didn't like Fyn quite as much in thi
Jessica Herald
Jul 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Oh where to start i really did want to enjoy this book but 100 pages in and there was nothing going on i had high hopes and i was bored i was hoping that the fun of Ivy's adventures would continue but the beginning was sooo slow. Almost halfway through the book and she finally goes to school. I dont get what the chapters before this were for, they seem pointless. I thought she would have gone looking for the stone pieces but no just worked thats it. Then at around 250 pages in stuff finally is h ...more
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Going back into the world of Croswald felt like I never left. I absolutely love this world and the characters. Hours after the ball that was ended abruptly Ivy now knows the truth of who she is and why she has the powers she has. She now has a new mission and sets off with few clues to accomplish her task. Along the way, we meet more characters that become a vital part of Ivy's world we also get introduced to the game of their world which is called Quogo and the elusive Town. The Town is where a ...more
Nargis  Kalani
"He, she, who dare dart a quill,
Swears by the silence,
Or blood will be spilled.
We here, of the Quality Quills,
Engage with our members of our own free will.
Quills from our past,
Unsure what they'll cast,
Our promise to keep secret, above all, shall surpass.
To the potions and motions,
To creatures unknown,
The dangers, the quivers,
The darkest, unknown.
To this, I declare, all secrets be still;
For I am a member of the Quality Quills."
Auderoy Lin
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it

You'll only be as good as you allow yourself to be.

She loved discovery and science just as much as the next sqwinch, but her childhood had taught her that imagination, creativity, and stories could save someone's life.

The most wondrous things, the most impossible of things, are often just ordinary things doing what they are best at.

Her fear was a highway straight into her heart... Empathy is drowned out by fear, leaving only self-interest. Courage
Jessica Bindscheattel
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Girl With the Whispering Shadow is the second book in the Crowns of Croswald series. I was excited for this book to finally come out and to see where Ivy’s adventures next, and I was not disappointed at all with this book so I gave it a 5/5 Star rating.

Once again D.E Night takes us on an amazing trip like we are actually right there with Ivy, Fyn, Rebecca, and a few more amazing characters. I will have to say by far my favorite part was when we find out where she is staying when
Jun 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
In exchange for an honest review, I was given this book for free from the publisher, Stories Untold.

I throughly enjoyed this book - maybe even more than the first book. I like the familiarity with all the characters and meeting the new ones. Ivy’s time in the town is very interesting and gives a whole new picture to the magical world Ivy is living in. Ivy and Fyn spending more time together is nice and the addition of Glistle throws in a new twist. I still would like additional backs
Savannah Porter
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
Okay. The first book was fine. But this book came too close to Harry Potter that it felt like cheating. Thestral-like beings? A possessed Ginny character? Bottles holding memories that characters can go inside to learn about the past to defeat the bad guy? A secret club (Dumbledore’s Army) to practice defense magic? It was just too much. Also, the dialogue makes the characters seem like 12-14, not 17-19. And the plot was often muddled and went on too many tangents, much like the first book. Also ...more
Alysa Gonzales
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
If I thought I liked the first book this second one really got me into the world! For YA readers y’all are going to enjoy this book so much with the magic that’s shown. It’s clear that the D.E. Night was inspired by Rowling and it really does show similarities here so if you liked the magic from Hogwarts you’ll like the magic here too. Ivy’s adventures for the Kindred Stone as well as her uncovering/embracing her new powers will definitely remind you of Harry. For magic, adventure, and a great e ...more
Vanessa Cannard
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Honestly, I think I liked this book better than the first one.

This book has more action and a bigger mystery. I couldn't put it down!!!

Very similar to Harry Potter, so if you are a fan of that series I think you would really enjoy The Crowns of Croswald books as well. I really do hope that there will be more books though.

This books' characters are so fun to watch grow and interact. I didn't get bored of this book ever because it kept me wanting to read more and I was so
Trina M.
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This second book by D.E Night made me want for the next book the whole time I was reading it. Ivy's journey is so well written it made me fall in love with Fyn, Ivy and Rebecca, three of the main characters. The entire book is one creative story. Where in the world did D.E. Night dream up this amazing fantasy. I enjoyed every chapter as I made my way through this world of Croswald. You will love the turns and twist and like me, can not wait for book three. I implore D.E. Night to get the next on ...more
Katie Herline
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Woooweee I don’t even know where to begin with this one! 😩 First off this series is outstanding! I haven’t felt this sucked into another world since I was a kid. The characters are so lively and well written you feel like you know them. I recommend this book to everyone young and old I am sure you won’t be disappointed! My only complaint is that I need more! 😂 This is my first experience reading a book series when the whole thing isn’t already released so this is the worst book hangover I’ve eve
Oct 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
Kind of like an accident you just can’t look away from? The characters, who are 16+, are written like 12/13 year olds, including the dialogue. Your two leads are “in love” with each other, but haven’t even kissed? The parallels between this series and Harry Potter are absurd.

But, again, I can’t stop reading and I have to finish the story. What happens to Ivy?!
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
This second book was quite a bit of fun. I felt like the pacing was a little bit better on this one than the first book. I still really like the main character, Ivy, and I enjoyed getting to know some more characters as well. The magic and the creatures in this series continue to be original and interesting.
Laura Johnson
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I love this series! I need more! I love the world of Croswald and Ivy and Quogo and Fyn and Rebecca and the list goes on. These stories are very captivating and addicting. I hope she writes book 3 fast because I NEED to find out what happens next!

** I was provided a copy by the publisher for an honest review.***
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • House of Salt and Sorrows
  • Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars, #1)
  • Past Perfect Life
  • Amber & Dusk
  • The Bone Houses
  • Four Dead Queens
  • Crown of Feathers (Crown of Feathers, #1)
  • Vow of Thieves (Dance of Thieves, #2)
  • Twice in a Blue Moon
  • Finale (Caraval, #3)
  • Crown of Coral and Pearl (Crown of Coral and Pearl, #1)
  • The Ten Thousand Doors of January
  • Aru Shah and the Song of Death (Pandava Quartet, #2)
  • Tiger Queen
  • Death Among the Doilies (Cora Crafts Mystery #1)
  • Bad Neighbors (An Agnes & Effie Mystery #2)
  • No Charm Intended (Cora Crafts Mystery #2)
  • Macramé Murder (Cora Crafts Mystery #3)
See similar books…

Other books in the series

The Crowns of Croswald (2 books)
  • The Crowns of Croswald (The Croswald Series, #1)