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3.97  ·  Rating details ·  1,728 ratings  ·  218 reviews
Molly Harpers Changeling is masterful fantasya spunky Cinderella story with a heroine whos equal parts compassion, determination, and pure magical delight. Rachel Vincent, author of the Soul Screamers series and The Stars Never Rise, on Changeling

Days away from becoming completing her first year at Miss Castwells Institute for the Magical Instruction of Young Ladies,
Kindle Edition, 274 pages
Published July 23rd 2019 by NYLA
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Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, ya, 2019, middle-grade
The second book in The Sorcery and Society series makes us revisit the wonderful magic world of Sarah Smith (a.k.a Cassandra Reed) and her friends, brought to us by Molly Harper.
If you haven't read the first book of the series, it is probably better to go back and start from the beginning. But do not be afraid, the author eases you in into this fascinating world, reminiscent of the Regency Era (if you're a fan of Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte, you'll find yourself quite at home). We learn how
Mel (Epic Reading)
Jan 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-netgalley
The first book in the Sorcery and Society series, Changeling, was a good fun take on a magical school with the typical YA drama we've all come to know (and love?). While there is nothing overly special about Molly Harper's series there is also nothing particularly wrong with it. I picked this one up knowing that I wanted to: go back to a world I knew, read something light and fluffy, and that had just enough intrigue and politics to keep my brain engaged. I got exactly what I asked for.

This series owes more than just a little to Harry Potter. At times it's uncomfortably close but it somehow manages to skirt just beyond derivative.

There are definitely things I don't like in this book. I don't really know why but I find foretelling the future and flashbacks really annoying as literary devices. They drive me nuts. The greatest book on earth could have a divination scene in it and I'm going to be annoyed.

I also think the ending left a lot to be desired. Conclusions were thin on
Alexia | Right Writing Words
Hi! Welcome to my review for Fledgling by Molly Harper!

The Spoiler-Free Review:
In Fledgling, we follow Sarah, a Snipe (a non-magical person) who had discovered her own magic by accident, as she tries to get through her year at Miss Castwells Institute for the Magical Instruction of Young Ladies. She tries to find more Snipes-turned-magical like her and get good marks at the same time, which proves difficult.
Sarah sees a vision that shows her home in ruins and decides to intensify her search for
Hélène Louise
(I thank Netgalley and Macmillan-Tor/Forge for sending me the ARC in exchange for my honest review)

I liked the first book of the series, but this one was a deception; I couldn't even finished it and stopped at 75 %.
The beginning was rather good, even if I was surprised that the very first episode, which was quite inventive and theoretically frightful, wasn't used at all to make some psychological impact upon the characters. The main character just shrugged it off like a walk in the park.

Marta Cox
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reviews, netgalley
Four and a half
This author takes not one much loved story but two to inspire this satisfying series. With a touch of Cinderella mixed up with Harry Potter and let's be honest who amongst us didn't want to be Hermione ? This never lacks originality as our clever heroine upends the idea of what it actually means to be magical in a very uneven society. Yes Sarah is definitely shaking off the fairy dust as she seamlessly moves amongst her new elitist schoolmates only to discover that if she is
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I recommend listening in the order of release. At just under nine hours these audiobooks are the perfect length. Amanda Ronconi narrates and captures the characters wonderfully as she enhances the suspense and brings this magically world to life through tone and pacing.

In Fledgling, Cassandra is adjusting to her new life and mastering her magic at Miss Castwells Institute for the Magical Instruction of Young Ladies. Life is not without problems what with attacks my unicorns, strange visions and
Moony (Lil' Christmas elf)  MeowPoff
I did like it alot, though i discovered a bit too late that this was the 2th book in the series, so i was a bit lost in the start of world building and building of the character Cassandra/Sarah, but i enjoyed the book nontheless!
This was a fun read, though I didnt enjoy it as much as the first book. Since the story is moving forward, perhaps itll make a nice bridge to future books. I thought the ending was rather rushed, it couldve been a lot better if the book of been about a third longer and given her enough time to wrap it all up properly. Things really do take a massive left turn and were definitely heading to some interesting new places.

However, I had some issues which I cant discuss until I switch on the cloaking
Fledgling is Molly Harper's second foray into the young adult world. Her first novel in the series, Changeling, introduced readers to Cassandra Smith and her world of the magical haves and the nonmagical have-nots. We see Cassandra's struggles to adapt to her new magic-wielding world through her time at Ms. Castwell's finishing school. This time around, readers get to see a little more of her world as she and her friends travel to Scotland on summer holiday, all while attempting to save ...more
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It is not my usual read but when I saw the blurb it made me thought of a feminine version Harry Potter sets in a steampunk Victorian like world, where two universes collide between the magic (The Guardians) and non-magic (the Snipes) people.
So I wanted to read it to see if it could be a story my teens daughter might like, if it will be ever translated.
As it is the second in a series, I was afraid to be a bit lost but at time, the author gave enough details explaining whos who and why.
So it is
I do not know what disappointed me more, the expectations I had or the fact that it barely qualifies as a teen book?

The second book is not any better than the first and it actually gets even worse because somehow now all 3 main girls have love interests and all of them are love at first sight. Alicia might have had the worst circumstance for a love encounter, but I digress. Thankfully romance is not prevalent in the story, but whenever they start talking about guys, it just reminds me of
Lindsay Nixon
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
These two books have been such a treat! The perfect break I needed from non-fiction and psychological thrillers.

Cant wait for #3
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is not my usual read but when I saw the blurb it made me thought of a feminine version Harry Potter sets in a steampunk Victorian like world, where two universes collide between the magic (The Guardians) and non-magic (the Snipes) people.
So I wanted to read it to see if it could be a story my teens daughter might like, if it will be ever translated.
As it is the second in a series, I was afraid to be a bit lost but at time, the author gave enough details explaining whos who and why.
So it is
Jan 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
I preferred the first book in the series. Nothing really happened until the very end of this one. I found myself wondering, Really, thats it?

Perhaps I was in the wrong mindset for this and wanted more substance. Maybe this book was meant as a building bridge to the next?

On a positive note, I appreciate the positive female friendships and the strong connections that Cassandra/Sarah has made.
Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2020
Fledgling is #2 in this series. Weirdly enough, I havent read the first one but this book was SO FUN!

Were following Sarah Smith, a Changeling girl pretending to be an upper-class maiden named Cassandra Reed, and shes attending Miss Castwells Institute for the Magical Instruction of Young Ladies. YES, theres a magic school! 👀

But the Mother Book, which she acquired in the first book (Changeling), has stopped answering to her. And shes also found out that there are other Changeling children
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Two books into this series, this remains a delightful (if conceptually a little too familiar) reading experience.

Its Harry Potter meets finishing school, and though I wish Harper didnt borrow so blatantly from Rowling, the series is still a joy to read.

Much like the early Harry Potter books, Harper has kept it fairly light so far, with minimal violence and creepiness and few lasting consequences for characters actions. Though I appreciate that in the sense that it makes these books a
Amy Zupancic
Jan 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, ya
Hmmm...not as much fun as the first book in the series, and a continuing problem with the main character reading/sounding more like she's 25 instead of just-turned-15 that annoyed me in the first book (when the main character was just 14.)

I enjoyed both books, but I think there's a reason I haven't read any of Molly Harper's other YA books. There's nothing "wrong" with either one of the books in this series, but they just don't seem as if they are worth the time to read. I think there's a
Tony Hisgett
May 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: review, fantasy
I started this book with a bit of trepidation, I liked Sarah and although it's been done so many times before, I quite liked the school activities and interactions. However I could see many ways this story could go that I really wasn't going to like. There was the relationship with Gavin that might get out of hand and I had a horrible feeling Mary was going re-emerge and cause chaos. Even worse there are hints around Miss Morton.
The story started OK, but I found the middle of the book a bit
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Terrible editing!

Goodness! This book had so many typos, grammatical errors and editing oversites. I stopped counting at 25 only about a third of the way through the book. It pains me to think this sloppiness makes it to sales.
While I thought Changling was clever, this follow-up is silly, full of story line gaps and holes. Quite poorly constructed to the point of squashing my interest in what might happen next. Wish I could get my money back.
Rike @ RikeRandom
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
That was meh?!
I actually liked Changeling quite a bit but Fledgling was so unbalanced. The tempo was off, the suspense didn't really work, everything just fell flat somehow. Meh.
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it

4 1/2 (audiobook) Combined review with Changeling

Seemingly effortlessly, Molly Harper moves between the writing adult, snarky, sexy humor in her Southern Eclectic series to the witty and utterly captivating YA magic series Sorcery and Society.

In Changeling, Sarah Smith is quite content with her life as a Snipe (short for guttersnipe) working for the Winter family. Since she's always been small and sickly, she has limited duties. While she is dusting, she discovers accidentally that she
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Not having read the first book in this series, but being a serious fan of Harpers writing and characters, I was excited to see where this story would lead. And I was not disappointed in the least. Sometime in an alternate universe there was a schism between the magical and non-magical, and the magical are in charge of it all. Which leads us to our character Sarah Smith, a changeling now going by the name of Cassandra, protected as a distant relation to the influential Winter family. Of course, ...more
Chelsey Saatkamp
Aug 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: witchy
This is a fun, albeit light, series. It's like the Cool Whip version of Harry Potter, with some steampunk and Jane Austen mannerisms thrown in.

Here, the Changeling plot gains some momentum, as Sarah/Cassandra and her friends quickly finish up their year at school and head off to the Scottish Highlands to uncover a potential government scandal. Sarah remains a smart and sassy heroine to follow, although her blind spots remain frustrating. I keep seeing the plot twists from a mile away but it
Heather DeFauw
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fledgling By Molly Harper
Published 23 July 2019
Mix magical adventure, a great friendship, a tinge of romance and you have Molly Harper's sequel to The Changeling. Fledgling kept me entertained and really drew me into Sarah's magical world. As I got closer to the end I began to worry that I was not going to get enough of Sarah and her two friends Ivy, and Alicia. However, I found the story wrapped up nicely.
The artwork found within the book was beautiful and I also thought the chapter titles
Jan 05, 2020 rated it liked it
I honestly adore Molly Harper books because of wit and sarcasm and some laugh out loud moments. This one was all of those things, but just in smaller doses. This is the second book in this series where Sarah Smith has become Cassandra Reed in order to be put forward into Guardian Society and learn to control her magic. She seeks out the snipes with magic that are rumored to be held at a camp in the mountains. She and her friends find a way to sneak out and explore the hills. Sarah makes some ...more
Lauren Hughes
Jul 20, 2020 rated it it was ok
I almost gave this 3 stars because it was interesting enough to finish, but I couldnt do it. The editing was.. bad. There were many plot holes and the flow made it hard to know what was supposed to be important. For example, I felt thrown off the few times Sarahs strong desire to find the changelings was mentioned in the first half of the book. She made it seem like this was her lifes goal, but it was just thrown in randomly and not really developed until much later. It seemed like an editor did ...more
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Sorcery and Society series and this was a book we listened to while driving in the car with all four of my daughters (13, 11, 7 and 6).

We love this series, with the magical societies and the magic moving to the snipe (lower class) is causing all kinds of havoc.

Sarah Smith (aka Cassandra Reed) is just about to complete her first year at Miss Castwell's school and while some things are going well (she is still friends with Alicia and Ivy and starts a new study
3.5-4 stars

This was a pretty good story and continuation of the series. The book description gives a pretty good breakdown of what happens so this review will be short. I do still like the characters and the general direction the story is going. However, this seems to be more of a transitional part of the series storyline so while it did progress the story nicely, it left a lot of things hanging at the end. I am looking forward to the next book in the series and seeing what happens from here. :)
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My mother remembers an 8-year-old me setting up my writing office in our living room by putting her old manual typewriter on the couch next to a toy phone. And I (very slowly) pecked out the story of my third-grade class taking a trip around the world and losing a kid in each city.

I had a dark sense of humor, even then.

In high school, when other girls my age were writing poems about dying unicorns

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