👑 The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night⁠

🐲 Ivy is a scaldron maid in a castle hidden behind an enchanted boundary that separates the mundane from the magical. When she accepts a ride from a cab floating in the sky, she finds herself at the Halls of Ivy, the school for Scrivenerists and Royals… and the magic begins! ⁠

♥️ I liked:⁠
⚗️ The Magic system. Croswald is a world made of Scrivenerist and Royals. The first are magic-wielders who sketch everything they see thanks to their photographic memory. When they graduate, they are assigned to a Royal who owns a crown with a magic gem. At the Halls of Ivy, they learn how to handle their magic powers. Head of this world is the Dark Queen.⁠
🏮 The creatures. Scaldrons are cute dragons that provide the fire for cooking. Hairies sit in lanterns to light up the magicians’ way. Porcupels are porcupines for practice quills. How amazing is this?⁠
👧 The characters. Ivy is amazing: full of life and expectations, she doesn’t want to be a maid forever and often dreams about the Halls of Ivy. She is also brave and curious, you know she’ll soon get in trouble at school! Rebecca is a Royal, Ivy’s roommate and best friend. You would think she is a bit snob, but, getting to know her, you’ll find out that she is loyal and full of love.⁠
✍️ The style. The book is easy to read. The beginning is a bit slow, but when Ivy arrives at school, the pacing becomes very fast and full of action.⁠

🤔 I wasn’t so sure about:⁠
👦 Fyn. He’s Ivy’s companion, he’s always looking after her and following her everywhere to avoid her being in trouble. The only thing I didn’t understand is how he is always very conveniently in the right place at the right moment.⁠

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 You may think this is another Harry Potter, well, I promise you, it’s not true! This is a very original and brilliantly put together book, the story is amazing and it’s so easy to read that I finished it in only 3 days. If you love fantasy, you have to give it a try! ⁠
Thanks to @netgalley and @danielastoriesuntoldpress for the ARC.⁠

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