I came into this book with the impression that it was supposed to be something like Harry Potter due to some social media posts by the author. It definitely is nothing like Harry Potter.
That said, the book is enjoyable and very inclusive. The story is fun and the world is well thought-through. The writing itself stumbles a little for me and the overuse of the word "mayhaps" dragged me out of the book but I enjoyed the story and world enough that I've read every book the author has written.
This won't go on my favorite's shelf but it definitely wasn't a waste of time reading it.