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Cover of So You Want to Be a Wizard.

So You Want to Be a Wizard

author: Diane Duane (1983)
series: Young Wizards #1
date read: 2016-05-05
pages: 323
lists: fantasy , learning-the-arts , urban-fantasy , ya
rating: β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜†

I really loved this book - it reminded me of Harry Potter, naturally, but better written and better thought-out. Magic actually has a system, people have motivations and actions have actual consequences.

Nita and Kit are the most adorable protagonists, and very much to be taken seriously. Both human side-characters like Nita’s sister Dairine and parents, and the Advisory wizards seem very real, none too perfect. Even the Lone Power is not completely evil.

Duane also has a way with words that made me swoon and/or feel frission on several occasions. This is definitely a book to re-read and I’m now diving into the remainder of the series.

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