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    Good world building.

    As usual, Molly tells a story that grips your interest and makes you want more. Loved her characters; I'd love to be in their friends circle! However, I was surprised at the very large number of grammatical errors. Not typical of her books, and didnt detract from my enjoyment, just surprised me.
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    Highly recommended

    I love Molly Harper books and I loved this one. It's full of humor, well written and fun to read. I loved the character development, the setting, the fun and engrossing plot. I look forward to reading other books in this series. Highly recommended. Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
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    Great Book!

    4 Stars, best with a cup of tea and a sense of wonder. Fledgling is the second book in the Changeling series by Molly Harper and tackles Sarah Smith Cassandra Reed’s second year at Miss Castwell’s Institute for the Magical Instruction of Young Ladies in an alternative Victorian England where the magical ruling class, or the Guardians, rule the non-magical servant class, or the Snipes. Although I did not have the chance to read and review the first book in the series, I was nonetheless sucked into this book and it gave me enough background to feel like I could understand the world that Harper built within the confines of the previous story. Cassandra Reed, known by only her closest confidants for who she really is, Sarah Smith, is back at Miss Castwell’s navigating the society in which she has been thrust. Between her duties as a student, the Translator (the chosen keeper of the Mother Book, a tome that contains all of the history of the magical world), a new member of Guardian society, and what looks like the start of a courtship between her and Gavin McCray, her plate is overflowing and her secret mission to find more Changelings like herself has to take the shelf for the time being–something that the Mother Book itself resents. However, when the girls decide to try a divination spell during their study group, Cassandra is hit with a horrible vision of things to come if she isn’t able to find the other Changelings she is supposed to be looking for. Cassandra and her best friends Ivy and Alicia take it upon themselves to search out the rumored changeling school situated in Scotland where Alicia’s family summers. It’s a secret and dangerous mission, but the girls are running out of time, and if the visions are correct, the very world they know depends on them. I really enjoyed this book a ton. It reminded me of Harry Potter meets A Great and Terrible Beauty. I love stories that are set in Victorian England and I also love stories involving magic. Although this is for a younger group of readers, it really was a fantastic read for any age and I have every intention of going back and reading the first. It had me from get-go. There is also a classist political element to it that I thought was an interesting take, namely the Snipes vs Guardians and the balance on their relationship, and also how Cassandra wanted to find a way to blur the lines and make life better for both sides. Fledgling was a great book and I highly recommend you pick up a copy for that preteen in your life. Thank you Netgalley & NYLA for an advanced copy in exchange for a fair & honest review!
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    Exactly as Expected

    The first book in the Sorcery and Society series, Changeling, was a good fun take on a magical school with the typical YA drama we've all come to know (and love?). While there is nothing overly special about Molly Harper's series there is also nothing particularly wrong with it. I picked this one up knowing that I wanted to: go back to a world I knew, read something light and fluffy, and that had just enough intrigue and politics to keep my brain engaged. I got exactly what I asked for. Plot Our 'fake' debutante, Sarah, continues into year 2 at her all ladies finishing school (really a front for magic school) alongside her two best buds Alicia and Ivy. This year instead of discovering her own powers, like book 1, she instead starts to realize the powers of others like herself, non-high born children with magical power that is supposed to be impossible. The lead up to the trip to Scotland that brings about the climax of the story is decent and exactly what I expected it to be. Lots more Harry Potter vibes but still different enough that I didn't feel ripped off. Rushed Ending Unfortunately Fledging has a very rushed ending. It's like someone told Harper her book could only be a certain number of pages and she spent too much time at the forefront of the story and doesn't give us enough time to really absorb what we learn in Scotland. Also... what are the chances that a girl can randomly learn to fly some fantasy balloon contraption after one attempt? My bet is slim to none. I am proven wrong. Overall With a little more polish and attention to the ending I think Fledgling could reach 4 star potential. And while Harper gave me exactly the type of book I was expecting; I guess I was hoping for a little more to draw me in and keep my attention. After All there are so many times one can read about a teen bumbling around with magic and screwing things up, right? Apparently not according to the top publishing houses of today. Fledgling suffers from the usual middle book curse in that it really exists to set-up the story for (what I presume is) the third and final book of the series. Many pivotal set-up things happen, fate intercedes to put our heroines where they need to be and we are once again treated to a cliffhanger pushing us to find out what happens in book 3. Please note: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. This is an honest and unbiased review.
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    as good as the first and more original!

    4.2/5 🦄 Fledgling By Molly Harper This book continues the story of Sarah Smith, aka Cassandra Reed, a working class Snipe girl who is hiding amongst the privileged Guardian class because of her magical abilities. This book follows her adventures in the spring term and following summer break after the events of Changeling. Sarah, convinced she must find other Changelings like her, enlists the help of her friends Ivy and Alicia to reach the remote mountain peaks, where rumor has it, a school for Snipe magicians is secreted away. Will she find the school? Will she find others like her? Only time and reading this book will tell! I really enjoy these books and cannot wait for more. While this series does have some Harry Potter elements, it really comes into its own in this book and A LOT happens! I’m very excited to see where the events of this book will lead. Gavin remains a swoon worthy love interest, and Owen Winters (Cassandra’s “cousin”) is slowly but surely becoming a character to watch. I love the friendships and camaraderie in this series! Ivy and Alicia are both excellent sources of entertainment and humor. Sarah is still the self-doubtful Snipe girl she always was, but there are clear instances of her growing up and becoming her own person that make this book particularly enjoyable. Overall a great read and middle age appropriate and up! I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through @netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
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