High Wizardry by Diane Duane

High Wizardry is the third book in the series, and is an absolutely fascinating addition to the series. Where the first two books were, strictly speaking, all happening at home, on earth, this one reaches out to the stars, and introduces some truly fascinating world...

Deep Wizardry by Diane Duane

Stepping out from the first book, Deep Wizardry is a fantastic continuing point of the Young Wizard’s series. While the first¬† book felt like a story of ‘coming of age’, in that the main characters made new friends, lost friends, and learned that the...

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

This is possibly the most mixed bag of the Harry Potter series for me. I love the interactions with the new potion’s teacher, Horace Slughorn, as well as the reveal, and hunt for Lord Voldemort’s Horucruxes. Its energetic, fascinating, and overall I love...

So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane

So You Want to Be A Wizard is a fantastic start to a series that I will always declare to be one of my favorites. Decidedly urban fantasy, it follows Nita Callahan and Kit Rodriguez as they discover that magic is indeed real, and it may very well be involved with the...

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling

The fifth novel begins with a Dementor attack and just spirals from there. Between the Ministry of Magic deciding Harry is more or less an undesirable (a significant change from their stance on him before, what with the Minister of Magic himself tracking Harry down in...