Book Review: The Wizard in the Wood

The Wizard in the Wood by Louie Stowell

The Wizard in the Wood (The Dragon in the Library, #3)
by Louie Stowell

4 out of 5 stars

Kit, Josh, and Alita are privileged to witness the birth of a new baby dragon along with their new school library! But dark wizards are sneaking around the new library, and it is up to Kit to protect the baby dragon. Josh and Alita want to help too, but Kit is the one with the magical abilities. She tries to take on all the responsibility, but finds that it is too much for her to handle alone.

I loved this book from start to finish! The characters, the plot, the world-building, the magic; everything is wonderful! The writing style is absolutely hilarious! There are so many cute bits of dialogue and funny scenes that had me laughing.

I loved Kit’s character! She gets a lot of really good character development in this third book as she ponders the question, When is it okay to step in and take control for someone else’s good? Or should you just let them make their own decisions, even if it puts them in danger?

Alita and Josh are bookish and smart. It was so wonderful to see how these three friends interact and support one another. In this third book, we get to see even more depth in their friendship. Alita and Josh begin to ponder what their relationship with all these wizards really can be. Since neither of them have magic, being around these magical wizards all the time is starting to take its toll. It was incredible to see the way the plot and their characters developed in this direction that has been hinted at in the previous books!

The black and white illustrations are lovely. Every few pages there are some cute illustrations that really draw the reader into the story and help you to visualize everything you are reading. It makes the whole story so attractive and exciting!

I can’t quite put my finger on why this series is so charming. Every chapter is a delight! I finished the entire book in one day. I could not stop reading. It refreshed my mind. It gave me warm fuzzies in my heart. It made me happy in a deep-down joyful, silly, childish, carefree way.
This series makes me believe in magic!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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