Authors: Holly Black & Cassandra Clare
Series: Magisterium #1
Released: September 9, 2014
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 . . .
Well I liked this one. Yes I did see the similarities to other stories but I thought there was plenty of original content too.
I think Holly Black and Cassandra Clare are both great writers. Unfortunately they usually write books I am uncomfortable reading and promoting due to their content. Not the case with The Iron Trial.
This is an fun middle grade tale that held my interest. Most stories for this age group find my mind wandering and me struggling to finish them but not so with this one.
Passed this one to my middle grader.
Rating: 4 Stars
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