Read This if You Liked…

It’s almost the end of February, which means it’s time for another “Read This if You Liked…” post!

I’m a die-hard Harry Potter fan. My college classes having nothing on Professor Flitwick’s Charms class, my squad is the marauders (minus the turning into animals part), and I’d totally go to Hogwarts if they accepted FAFSA. So when I stumbled across the Charlie Bone series, also called Children of the Red King, I was surprised to note all the similarities…could this really be the next Harry Potter?

Maybe. Charlie is a orphan (like Harry), with special powers (like Harry), who gets a strange invitation to a special school (like Harry) so he can learn in an environment that’s best for “talented” children like himself (starting to sound familiar yet?). But, of course, that’s not the end of the tale. Powerful people start to take over the school, and the balance between good and evil is broken. It’s up to Charlie and his new friends to save the day. Here’s the only catch – they’re not wizards. I mean, there’s also a feathered invisible python but the bigger catch is the wizard part.

So if you liked the Harry Potter series give the Children of the Red King a go, you might just fall in love!


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