I grew up reading Harry Potter. I was eleven. Harry was eleven. Harry Potter was such a huge part of my childhood and my early adulthood. Some of my best friendships started because we bonded over Harry Potter. I don’t even date guys unless they’ve read Harry Potter. So you can imagine my surprise at twenty-eight years old when I read a book that rivaled my love for Harry Potter for the first time ever.
First, I freaked out. HOW COULD ANY BOOK RIVAL HARRY POTTER? And furthermore… WHO AM I IF HARRY POTTER IS NOT MY FAVORITE BOOK? It was actually pretty distressing. And in the end, I had to decide that Harry Potter was the favorite book of my childhood, but perhaps I could have another favorite book of my adulthood. And that book (or series rather) is the Tairen Soul Series by C.L. Wilson.