Iron Trial: Book 1 of The Magisterium, The

Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
From NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a riveting new series that defies what you think you know about the world of magic.From two bestselling superstars, a dazzling and magical middle-grade collaboration centering on the students of the Magisterium, an academy for those with a propensity toward magic. In this first book, a new student comes to the Magisterium against his will -- is it because he is destined to be a powerful magician, or is the truth more twisted than that? It's a journey that will thrill you, surprise you, and make you wonder about the clear-cut distinction usually made between good and evil.


Reviewed: 2017-01-29
3.5 stars

Pros: Wolf named Havoc, diverse characters, pretty cool premise.

Cons: Strange pacing, world doesn't feel that fleshed out so the events that happen seem weird. I really think it can only go up from here, though, so I'm pretty excited to read the next one.
Reviewed: 2016-07-30

This is the first story in the Magisterum series which promises to be excellent. This book is a cross between Harry Potter and The Mortal Instruments series. The characters were interesting and well thought out. My only problem with the book was that unlike Harry Potter, the events and background were not completely developed. I'm sure that some of this is planned for future books, but I would liked to have had a little more of that in this book. However, I am really looking forward to the next book in the series.

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