17794031Reviewed by Jessa Larsen

Tagg has come to Tilde for one reason and one reason only. She wants to become a legitimate Codecrafter, a sorcerer who can forge and cast her own magic spells. Tagg knows it won’t be easy and she will soon come face to face with complicated equations, unfriendly students, tricky lang-monsters, and unfortunately, the wrath of a very powerful, very angry Queen. No matter what, Tagg has promised herself that she will do whatever it takes. Even if it means taking risks that may cost Tagg her own life. This isn’t just ordinary magic after all, this is Codecrafting.

Codecrafter is an excellent book for young readers living in this currently over technical world. I highly enjoyed the fact that it combined the world of fantasy with logical technology. The basis of the sorcerous coding is C and C++ as well as some random algebra. (I didn’t quite understand why algebra was tossed into the mix although if you think about it, most people that are good with computer programming languages are good at the logical side of math.)

I was pleasantly surprised to find that the author has a degree in computer science and thus kept everything basic yet factually correct. The combination of programming with the fantasy world of spells and random creatures was impressive and I believe this is a great book to get tech kids into reading as well as creative kids into tech.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Jessa lives in Utah with her husband, 2 sons, 2 dogs and a cat called Number One Boots Kitten. She is a full time mom and enjoys writing short stories in her spare time. She also likes watching anime, reading books, and playing video games.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Erica Sandbothe. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.