Carry on (Large Print / Hardcover)
Okay, don't get me wrong, this book is VERY different from Harry Potter. But comparing it to Harry Potter serves my purposes here very well so bear with me: This book is like a teen-Harry Potter series, complete with a British boarding school for magic and an abundance of quirky characters that fill this charming world. However, the magic system is based off of language and the influence of it has on culture. And also, most importantly, in this world, Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy are terribly and disastrously in love with one another.
This book is a triumphant, wonderful, and absolutely iconic piece of Young Adult literature. Devour it and don't miss the fantastic sequel, Wayward Son! (And hopefully a third book very soon too...)
(Young Adult ages 13+)
— From Staff Picks by Isabel
Fantasy fans rejoice! Here's an emotional, earthy fantasy world where 2 orphan sibling shapeshifters are consigned to help royalty discover a cure to a deadly disease. Instead, finding eminent war, diminished magical beings, giants, stardust and perhaps, love. What more could you ask for in this high action, strong series opener for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Marie Lu.
- Reviewed by Maureen