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The Girl with the Whispering Shadow

(The Crowns of Croswald #2)

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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 eluding the Dark Queen’s wrat
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 23rd 2019 by Stories Untold LLC
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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

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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 limitless poss
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Shannara
Jun 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-2020
I will admit that I wasn’t in love with the first book in the series; mainly because I found myself making comparisons to other magical novels. Book two... it stands out in such an amazing, captivating way that I do not understand why everyone isn’t reading or talking about it!!

Ivy Lovely is our heroine and she is such a perfect main character, growing into her own and you really can’t help but love her. Our supporting characters can’t be forgotten either and I seriously adore them all for one
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Maureen
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
Carrie
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Welcome back to the world of Croswald.

This review contains spoilers if you have not read Book 1: The Crowns of Croswald.

The Girl with the Whispering Shadow the second instalment of D.E Night's The Crowns of Croswald series. And like the first book it did not disappoint.

The book basically starts days after the events of book 1, Ivy and Rebecca are getting ready to leave the Halls of Ivory for the summer. One going home the other, Ivy going to the town with no name, well it has a name but it is a
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Megan Rivera
Aug 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
A great sequel and a great fantasy series. I really enjoyed this book.
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
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Sabrina
4.5 stars
"You can be trapped in a castle, trapped in a scaldonry. Trapped by people. But the worst is being trapped by fear."

It's always great when a sequel not only lives up to, but outdoes its predecessor! Returning us to the world of scrivenists (mages who channel magic through quills), 'The Girl with the Whispering Shadow' (incredible title) is just as full of ingenious and refreshingly original magical concepts as 'The Crowns of Croswald', with even more of the lovable characters, subtl

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Looking for a book
May 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
First of all, thanks to Netgally for giving me the ebook in exchange of my honest opinion 😊 I just recently read the first one and I was eager to continue this magical middle grade series.

In this continuation we follow the direct consequences of Ivy's discoveries at the end of the first book, she's the last heir to the throne, the only one with royal blood, descendant of princess Isabella herself. That's why the Dark Queen wants to destroy her, but she has to find the missing pieces of the Kindr
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Muskan | The Quirky Reader
Sep 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the 2nd book in the series and takes us back to the magical land of Croswald and the Halls of Ivy. Things are still rough since what happened at the masquerade ball and protecting Ivy is of utmost importance now. As the only home she has ever known has been deemed unsafe, she is sent to the place where it is impossible for any outsider to step it.
If I didn’t adore this world already in book 1, I do now! This one was much more intense and more plot oriented, sort of like every piece comin
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Janne Janssens
Sep 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle-grade
I wish I could have read this series as a kid. I am sure it would have been one of my favorite series!
The world building is so magical and perfect to escape real life. The characters are colorful and lovable and unique. I would definitely like to spend more time in this world.
My only criticism is that the story start to unroll rather late. I feel like I was already halfway through the book before things really started happening. But the second half was so action packed, it made up for the first
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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 setting is so cre
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Natalie
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 take us and read mor
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Sarah
Aug 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you to the author and Netgalley for providing me an e-copy of this book in exchange of an honest opinion.

The Girl with the Whispering Shadow is the sequel to The Crowns of Croswald, a middle grade fantasy story about Ivy Lovely, a young girl who ended up in a magical school, The Halls of Ivy, a school where students learn to master their magical blood and the power of Croswald’s mysterious gems.

The ending of the first book was full of intrigue and discovery, and The Girl with The Whisperi
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Bee
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
D.E. Night’s sequel to The Crowns of Croswald doesn’t disappoint.

We return to the tale of Ivy Lovely and her friends who attend the Halls of Ivy in the hope of the Royals being Masters of their crowns and Scriveners to earn their own quill and work at the employ of their Royal household.

I really enjoyed that our initial return wasn’t at the viewpoint of Ivy but rather, two other students who, along with Ivy? Are to spend their summer holidays at the Town. Why doesn't it have a name you may ask,
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Ally
May 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Girl with the Whispering Shadow

I received this ebook in exchange for an honest review by Stories Untold LLC. All opinions are my own.

Recap: Crowns of Croswald follows the story of Ivy Lovely, a young girl who finds herself forced out of her home and enrolled to study magic at the Halls of Ivy. While studying at her magic, Ivy begins discovering mysteries that slumber amongst the halls and learns about her unknown past. In her first year she makes friends and learns of a Dark Queen who want
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Autumn
May 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Once again, I am thoroughly impressed by D.E. Night and her amazing writing skills! Back in Croswald, Ivy has just faced the Dark Queen at the Ball and is left wondering what to do during the summer. She is told that she needs to head to The Town in order to be safe. After figuring out how to get there, she sees some familiar faces and meets plenty of new ones as well! However, the issue of Ivy's safety is still very much a problem,
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Maria F.
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
After the crazy whirlwind that ended book 1, we’re back with our favorite secret princess and her loyal dragon sidekick in this sequel of Crowns of Croswald.
Fearing for Ivy’s safety after the intense events at Crosswald, her family’s scrivnist, Derwin, urges Ivy to go hide in the safety of a secret town known as Belzebuthe.
Being in Belzebuthe was so charming and whimsical. Imagine a town that has the biggest and brightest at stars, the most peculiar yet enchanting food, and the most amazing pe
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Muskan | The Quirky Reader
This is the 2nd book in the series and takes us back to the magical land of Croswald and the Halls of Ivy. Things are still rough since what happened at the masquerade ball and protecting Ivy is of utmost importance now. As the only home she has ever known has been deemed unsafe, she is sent to the place where it is impossible for any outsider to step it.
If I didn’t adore this world already in book 1, I do now! This one was much more intense and more plot oriented, sort of like every piece comin
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Nahid
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
Louis C
Jun 30, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-star-books
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bee
Jul 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
4/5 stars.

thank you to the publishers for sending me an ebook copy in exchange for an honest review

this was a pretty strong sequel to the first book and i enjoyed venturing further into the magical world of croswald. there were new creatures to encounter, new characters to meet, and more secrets to discover.

the characters and world both gained more depth, and the story only became more intriguing. i really loved the new characters introduced particularly the siblings glistle and gretta (and the
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Lois (thecarrotstories)
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: want-to-buy
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❤︎ ☾ Jeanette ☾❤︎
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, reviewed
I have received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

Actual rating: 4.5

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The Girl with the Whispering Shadow was a great sequel to The crowns of croswald. This book grabbed my attention firmly. I liked this books so much that I finished it during one sitting. I need to mention how I now want a Special Moonsday Milkshake as they were described so good I need one asap! I loved going back to Ivy’s world and seeing her adventures
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Chiara | _ckarys
Feb 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: indie-books
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 Kind
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Rachel P. ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ 「eternal.chapters」
Rating: 4/5 🌟

Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy for review!

This is the sequel to “The Crowns of Croswald” and it was great! I was afraid that it might have “second book syndrome” but thankfully it didn’t. I was
so happy to be back in the magical world and see how Ivy’s adventure continues.

My favourite part of this book/series is the world and it’s magical systems. I love how the whimsical and magical world of Croswald develops in this book. I love that I got to know about scrivinis
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Brenda
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, favorites, 2019
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
Thepennotthesword
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Blurb:
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 eluding the Dark Queen’s wrath. But even when she’s supposed to be safe, something is shadowing Ivy. She will need all her natural-born magic and mo
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Kylie
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
3.5 stars
This was a super solid sequel and I really enjoyed it. I liked getting to know Fyn better in Belzebuthe and his friends were so much fun! The friendship between Ivy and Rebecca is so adorable and it was great to see their friendship grow in this one.
I like the magic system in this book, but I wish it was a little bit more well explained. Unless I missed something, the fact that the quills write spells was onl
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Fanni
Aug 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thanks to the author, publisher, and Netgalley for letting me continue with the journey!
Absolutely loved this book, I think it's a phenomenal sequel. There were so many new things I learned about Croswald, and I was enjoying it so much!

There's many things I loved that I could comment on, but overall I can say it's the warm fuzzies that made me pick up this book all the time, the characters are actually so likeable, their relationships wholesome and to me this is one of the most important aspects
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Readwithethel
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A captivating story set in a gorgeous and mysterious universe

Key words: young-adult, fantasy, magic, romance, teenagers, friendship

This book is the second volume of the series The crowns of Croswald. I just love it. This book was better than the first in the way that its unique universe was more developed and it didn’t feel like a remake of Harry Potter anymore.
However, the beginning was a bit slow. It took me quite some time to go through the first hundred pages but the last hundred pages went
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