Most of these quick reviews were written two years ago and never got published. Instead of posting them individually I’ve combined them and then added my thoughts about what I can remember about the last book. This doesn’t mean I’m back, just doing some house cleaning.Continue reading “Magisterium – Books 2-5 – By Holly Black & Cassandra Clare”
This is one that Lisa read a while ago that I’d been meaning to read ever since. She described it kind of like Harry Potter but the only thing similar is “magic school” and even that starts to get a bit frayed only a short way in.
Title: The Iron Trial
Series: Magisterium; Book 1
Author: Holly Black & Cassandra Clare
ROTS Setting: EU, Modern, Higher Magic, School
Synopsis: Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail. All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him. So he tries his best to do his worst – and fails at failing. Now the Magisterium awaits him. It’s a place that’s both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future. The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come . . .
Recommendation: I would recommended this book for teens.