Review of Games Wizards Play by Diane Duane

Games Wizards Play by Diane Duane. ★★★1/2 Games Wizards Play is the tenth book in the Young Wizards series, which starts with So You Want to Be a Wizard. I generally really like this series, but I think this installment has structural issues. If I had to guess, I’d say that a lot of Games Wizards Play is setting up for…

Review of Interim Errantry by Diane Duane

Interim Errantry by Diane Duane. Interim Errantry is actually a bundle of a short story, a novella, and a short novel all set in the Young Wizards universe. These stories were all published independently by Diane Duane, and they are basically extra material for the fans. I don’t think knowledge of any of them will be required…

Review of A Wizard of Mars by Diane Duane

A Wizard of Mars by Diane Duane. ★★★★ A Wizard of Mars is the ninth book in the Young Wizard series, which should really be read in order (the series starts with So You Want to Be a Wizard). In A Wizard of Mars, Kit and Nita are part of a team looking for evidence of prior life on the planet….

Review of Wizards at War by Diane Duane

Wizards at War by Diane Duane. ★★★★★ Wow, this book was intense. Remember how I complained that in the seventh book of The Young Wizard series the plot took forever to take off? The eighth book pulls no punches, and the tension’s there from the very first chapter. You definitely need to have read the prior books…

Review of Wizard’s Holiday by Diane Duane

Wizard’s Holiday by Diane Duane. ★★★1/2 Wizard’s Holiday is the seventh book in the Young Wizard series by Diane Duane, a YA fantasy series which starts with So You Want to Be a Wizard. I generally recommend reading the series in order. The plot of this installment is basically wizards’ student exchange program – with aliens!  Nita and Kit head…

Review of A Wizard Alone by Diane Duane

A Wizard Alone by Diane Duane. ★★★★ There are two things you need to know about A Wizard Alone. The first is that it’s the sixth book in the Young Wizard series, which starts with So You Want to Be a Wizard, and that you should probably read the series in order. Secondly, there are two different versions of A…

Review of The Wizard’s Dilemma by Diane Duane

The Wizard’s Dilemma by Diane Duane. ★★★★★ To what lengths would you go to save someone you love? I cried while I read this book. Actually, just thinking about it brings tears to my eyes. The Wizard’s Dilemma is a book with a lot of emotional difficulty to it, but that’s part of what makes it so powerful. The…

Review of A Wizard Abroad by Diane Duane

A Wizard Abroad by Diane Duane. ★★★ A Wizard Abroad is the fourth book in the Young Wizards series by Diane Duane, which starts with So You Want to Be a Wizard. It’s also my least favorite book in the reread so far. In A Wizard Abroad, Nita’s parents decided to send her to Ireland to go stay with her aunt…

Review of High Wizardry by Diane Duane

High Wizardry by Diane Duane. ★★★★1/2 High Wizardry is the third book in Diane Duane’s Young Wizards series, and it focuses mostly on Nita’s younger sister Dairine, who has just become a wizard. Because of this and the stand alone plot, you could pick it up without having read the first books. If you want to read the…

Review of Deep Wizardry by Diane Duane

Deep Wizardry by Diane Duane. ★★★★ Deep Wizardry is the second book in Diane Duane’s Young Wizards series, the first being So You Want to Be a Wizard. While I do suggest reading the first book before picking up Deep Wizardry, each book has a standalone plot and could thus be read independently. In Deep Wizardry, Nita Callahan’s family is vacationing on the…

Review of So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane

So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane. ★★★★ So You Want to Be a Wizard is the 1983 fantasy YA novel which started off The Young Wizards series, which has the tenth book coming out next year. I’ve always loved this series, but I’ve never done a complete read through of the series. Time to…