Cassandra Clare & Holly Black – The Iron Trial

I was long hesitant about picking up this book, and after reading it I know why. I didn’t really had any expectations upon that book and all I knew was that it would be about three kids, a school and magic.

Summery from Goodreads:
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 . . .

As for most, it reminded me somewhat of Harry Potter and at the same time, I did not. Let’s say it that way: the book was weird.

I did’t really like the characters too much, I found them very week and couldn’t get warm with any of them. The idea of the Magisterium was build nicely but somehow it also lacked in depth. The adventures the 3 friends encounter are nice and it starts to be e little more fun once the cute little furball starts to show up…

It wasn’t a entirely bad book but it definitely was missing a lot and the story over all has much more potential. I will give the book 3 Stars in hope that the second book will get better.



Author: Fhina

Ocean soul. 30 years old book lover living in Helsinki, active reader and coffee addict.

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