Callum Hunt has been warned by his father that succeeding at the Iron Trial and being accepted to the Magisterium would be the worst thing that could possibly happen to him. Despite Callum's best intentions to NOT succeed, he does and he is welcomed into the school even though he doesn't want to be there. There's a great twist near the end of the book which would spoil things if you knew, so I'm not mentioning it, but does it EVER make you want to read book two!
Some have suggested that this is just a Harry Potter clone. While there are some similarities (such as a perfectionist friend, Tamara, and a second male friend, Aaron), it definitely stands on its own with settings like the Magisterium, with its caves and tunnels and creatures such as Havoc, the Chaos-ridden wolf and Warren the lizard. Can't wait to read book two! Definitely recommend this for Harry Potter fans.
Middle School former Teacher Librarian - then MYP math and science. Update... VERY recently retired! Still adjusting that I'm not just on summer vacation!!!
Just didn't enjoy it as much as Shadow and Bone. I just felt like the author was really trying a bit too hard to draw this story out. I was able to put it down several times and I couldn't put Shadow and Bone down so there's the differen...
The Grisha triology is a fantasy series that I really enjoyed. I reread the last book because I thought I wasn't remembering something. I'm a bit confused because I've started King of Scars and Nikolai isn't as I remembered. Don't want...
by Tahereh Mafi
I’m not usually someone who enjoys a story that is predominantly about the attraction between two people BUT I did like this one. The setting is one year after 9/11 and 16 year old Shirin, an American born Muslim whose family moves freq...
I love a good mystery, and although I correctly guessed the murderer in the first chapter, I still thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns.