Sorcery for beginners
by Matt Harry (and also Euphemia Whitmore!)
Number of dodo’s: /5
I never thought I wanted a book that combined the atmosphere of Harry Potter, the magical touch of Doctor Strange and the humor and excitement of Percy Jackson until I picked up Sorcery for beginners.
While it gives the clear resemblance to all these different literary worlds, Matt Harry has finally tuned in to a field of YA literature I – personally – have been missing. He has created a world unique enough to be a hit while still familiar enough to slake many readers thirsts after more magic.
Sorcery for beginners is unique in itself. It’s both a story about a young boy who, a little accidentally, stumbles in to the world of magic and sorcery, but it is also literally a guide to sorcery.
Wanna learn some magic? Get this book.
Wanna do fancy hand movements, say mysterious magical words? Get this book.
DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO BE A SORCERER? Get this book!
All while learning to become a kickass sorcerer you will get to know Owen, the aforementioned kid who stumbles in to a book store and finds himself in the mids of a centuries-long war between the world of sorcerers and Euclideans, a group of anti-magic mercenaries.
So, if you’re a kid, you’re handed an ancient book of magic and told you’ve been recruited to fight in said war, what do you do? Well, Owen feels a little lost, understandably, but what can he do? Sit back, play video games and keep telling himself he will never amount to anything in life? Or give magic a fair chance to win, keep the Sorcery for beginners book safe and stop power hungry maniacs from destroying the world? But also stop the school’s worst bully. But that’s beside the point. Ahem.
Read it and find out for yourself!
Personally I loved it. Loved it! It was everything I hoped it would be and everything I’ve been missing. It has humor and action, funny and informative side notes, pages with spells, pages with illustrations, and characters you grow to love. And other you hate. With a passion. (Because they’re asshats.)
Now, there’s just a few things I want. Mr. Harry, take notes!
One: I want a sequel. Immediately.
Two: I want a movie. Presently.
Three: I want my learners permit. STAT.
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