Review – The iron trial

Title: The iron trial

Author: Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

Format: Audiobook

Narrator: Paul Boehmer

Publisher: Corgi

Publisher Audiobook: RHCP

Page count: 295

Release day: September 9th 2014

Series: Magisterium #1

Rating: 3 stars


What is it about?

All his life his father told Callum Hunt that the magisterium is bad. He gets invited to take a test for entering the magisterium and he tries to fail the test on purpose. But for some reason he gets accepted. So he starts his lessons. His father told him to get out as fast as possible. When Call gets in the school he starts doubting his father’s reasons for hating the magisterium.


What I thought:

This book was interesting from the start!

The first third of the book was quite predictable since it was all already written on the back of the book.. But the rest of the book was really interesting and had lots of unexpected turns! In the ending we learn who/what every one actually is and I did not predict it at all, so I really liked that!

I love books in school setting so this book was perfect for that! I was also a big fan of the ‘group’ of the main character, Call, Tamara and Aaron!

Also the narrator of the audiobook is really good and really fitted the main character.

The only negative thing I have to say is that the ending was a bit confusing and I’m still not sure if I totally understand it haha.

But even though I enjoyed so much of this book I still can’t give it a higher rating than 3 stars, I just did not feel ‘WOW’ about this book. I can not really pinpoint what it was, it just feels like something was missing. It felt a bit like a easy book, but maybe that’s also because it’s middle grade.

I will continue this series!

Advise for:

For people who, like me, enjoy school settings! Also for people who like middle grade novels. And I definitely recommend the audiobook!


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