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The Iron Trial (Book One of Magisterium)
The Iron Trial (Book One of Magisterium) | Cassandra Clare, Holly Black
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. 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 . . . From the remarkable imaginations of bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping, mind-blowing, pulse-pounding plunge into the magical unknown.
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WanderingBookaneer
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heidisreads Oh my goodness! I didn‘t realize Libby was so specific with due date times! 4mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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ruskigurl16 Absolutely. I ❤️ this! 4mo
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JeansBookshelf
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1. Tagged
2. Grocery shopping, laundry, and reading.
3. Yes.
4. Um, that would be hard to decide 😂

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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MeganAnn
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This is headed out in the mail first thing in the morning for #lmpbc #mg 📫❤️🎉

This was a fun middle grade fantasy novel. It‘s been compared a lot to Harry Potter and while there are many similarities if you look for them, the story stands on its own. I‘m looking forward to continuing the series! I won‘t say much more since it‘s going out to the group, but Axton and I really enjoyed it.
P.S. 💕
@LibrarianRyan thanks for the awesome book hugger

LibrarianRyan Yeah. 5mo
WanderingBookaneer I‘m shipping mine tomorrow as well. 5mo
Ddzmini I like that cover 😍 5mo
MeganAnn @WanderingBookaneer I mailed this today and it looks like you should have it on Thursday. 💕 5mo
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RiverKScottWrites
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That time of the month! 😉🌙 I *may* have gone a little overboard with the dark chocolate 😂
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Have you read Book 1 — The Iron Trials — in The Magisterium series? I have such a soft spot for books that follow the HP legacy and this one is good enough and just different enough to be as yummy as some of the little nibbles in this picture.
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What book are you curling up with right now that you were skeptical about? ☕️

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MeganAnn
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@WanderingBookaneer @LibrarianRyan @Readergrrl
Here are the top contenders my son‘s chosen for #LMPBC #middlegradegroup

The top two would be his first choices, but any of these would be great. I‘ll tag them in the comments below.

What are your thoughts? Have you already read any of these?

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WanderingBookaneer I have read one, but I would have no problem rereading it. 6mo
LibrarianRyan I had two of these on my list tooo! I vote for holly black. I‘ve read her YA. I would love to read her MG. But I‘m fine with them all. 6mo
LibrarianRyan Just FYI my long list includes Hello Universe and The screaming Staircase. 6mo
MeganAnn @WanderingBookaneer good to know! I‘ll take it off the list unless someone else really wants that one. Out of the others, do you have a top pick? 6mo
MeganAnn @LibrarianRyan great minds think alike! 😉 I read The Cruel Prince and really enjoyed it so I think it‘d be interesting to read her MG too. It‘s the first of a series with I believe 5 books out so far. We have the first four from a scholastic book order. 6mo
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rosiesreadingpicks
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Mehso-so

So, I finished this book last night, and I'm still not sure how I feel about it. I originally picked it up because Cassandra Clare is one of my favourite authors, so I had hoped that I would like it. For me, there were too many similarities to Harry Potter, and I had just about given up on the series as a whole when a plot twist hit me. And for that reason alone, I intend to continue on with the series.

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BooksAndTea97
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"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."

#AdventRecommends Day 13⛄
It is a book about kids and a magic school. I hate that it's been compared to Harry Potter. It's really good on it's own and it's really funny. I love these characters and their friendships. It's a great middle grade book.

Shley9225 I have a friend who read this and absolutely loved it too. They couldn‘t stop raving about it for a week! 8mo
BooksAndTea97 @Shley9225 it made me feel 12 again. I guess I loved it because of that magical feeling. 8mo
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readinginthecornerofadarkroom
Magisterium 01: The Iron Trial | Cassandra Clare, Holly Black
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#NOSPOILERS #SERIESREVIEW1-4 Phenomenal story plot and plot twists. I would read this series a hundred times over! The main character, Callum, is another well created character one can sympathize with and understand what it's like to be in their place. 10/10

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swynn
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Mehso-so

It's okay, but the debt to Harry Potter is so heavy that it struggles to be its own thing. There's a twist near the end that has me curious about where the authors will take it, though I don't know whether I'm sufficiently curious to pick up the next. Probably, eventually.

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bernadette
The Iron Trial (Book One of Magisterium) | Cassandra Clare, Holly Black
Mehso-so

A book meant for middle graders. I thought the world was kinda cool and it might be interesting to see how the adventure develops in further books. The story has a lot of action but is a little short on charm....

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BookaholicNatty
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I also found this book today at the thrift store!!! It looks like it would be right up my alley! Anyone else know this book? 📚

wordslinger42 Just bought this the other day!! 1y
Slajaunie I bought it and have yet to read it. It is in the “to read” shelf. 1y
tonyahoswalt I've read all the books in the series so far. I enjoy both authors, and this is pretty good. The last book comes out later this year. 1y
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Jenny How did I not know they coauthored a book?! 1y
BookaholicNatty @tonyahoswalt I found the series just in time then!!!! 😁 1y
BookaholicNatty @wordslinger42 great minds think alike 😁 1y
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Ava_Weasley
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1️⃣ I'm reading A Wrinkle in Time and Iron Trial
2️⃣ I actually have quite a few of the books I'm desperate to read.... One is probably Son of Dawn
3️⃣ Sci-fi
4️⃣ I used to collect pen caps because I'm really prone to losing them. So I would just go and either use a cap of the same pen or find one that fit.
5️⃣ @Jess7 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @RaimeyGallant @BookaholicNatty @Chelleo @Tessa_Herondale

#LateNightThoughtsWithMisty

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! A Wrinkle In Time is on my list! I hope I get to it someday soon! 1y
RaimeyGallant I think I might try to audio number 1. :) 1y
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archaeolibrarianologist
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Got to chat with and got a few things autographed by the lovely Holly Black at the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival.

Her presentation is tomorrow. I'm excited to see what she has to say.

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Mdonald
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Mehso-so

This was pretty much Harry Potter with different characters. #LitsyAtoZ #I✔️

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Tessa_Herondale
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This book is haunting me
"I'm not the master of death. You are"
I'm gonna die!!!

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#Elements 🔥 💧 💨 🌏 #QuotsyJan18 #BookNerd 📚💙

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Booklover13
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I really love this line from the book. I do love the elemental magic.

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Booklover13
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I think i belong to books😐

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
Booklover13 Thanks 2y
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Lindsbooklover93
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I really enjoyed this book! I saw alot bad reviews on this book. Everyone was saying it was to much like Harry potter. Obviously they didn't read the whole book. It has a different plot for sure. I loved it! I listened to it on audio. I can't wait to read the next one. Sometimes you have give it a chance
before you have a opinion about it. #library #litsy #booklover #kindle #kindlefire #paperwhite

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Lindsbooklover93
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Lindsbooklover93
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I'm loving this book! I'm almost done. Listening on audio. #library #litsy #booklover #kindle #kindlefire #paperwhite

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obvsbookish
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Another one of those books I bought and didn't read then.. It seems a good time to give it finally a chance.

Btw, I like how the colours of the cover appear because I didn't use flash for the picture; that's why I used this one..

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CuriousG
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A whole glorious week with this beautiful man. Filled our days with lots of activity but still found time to discuss his most recent reads, and to buy him a bunch of cool graphic novels. ❤📚❤ #hisauntisasucker #comicbookshop #justtakeallmymoney

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CuriousG
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Pickpick

This is the book my 11 year old nephew wanted me to read so we could discuss it. I think it is fantastic for language development, lots of vocab middle graders would not already be familiar with. It is a battle/competition based plot so not great for very sensitive young people. That being said it certainly isn't any worse than the last 4 Harry Potter books. I'm planning on reading the next book in the series! #litsy2017readingchallenge #freespace

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CuriousG
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So my 11 year old nephew lives all the way across the country (😢), but soon I will get to see him for an entire week!! His instructions are that I need to have this book at least 1/2 read before he gets here so that we can talk about it. My brother *hates* reading...good thing my nephew takes after his aunt on this one. I could not possibly love him any more ❤❤❤ #bondingoverbooks

Jeannie That is so awesome :) 2y
CuriousG @Jeannie It really is amazing - I'm so lucky to have such a great little man as my nephew. 2y
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scripturient
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Bailedbailed

Okay, I've had enough and I'm bailing. It felt like I was reading a mesh-up of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. Thanks, but no thanks.

EchoLogical Love Holly Black, hate Cassandra Clare. 😥 2y
scripturient @EchoLogical I haven't read any Cassandra Clare yet but I've loved the Holly Black novels I've read so far, so I guess you're right. 😊 2y
Mommamanzi I love both those authors and even though you dnf it sounds kind of good 😬 2y
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scripturient @Mommamanzi 😂👍🏻Well, this here is just my humble opinion. Maybe you'll like it. 😊 2y
Mommamanzi @scripturient I'll make my son read it first and make sure it ends good before I read it! Hahaha 2y
Cailey_Mac I actually didn't mind the first book in this series but when I tried to read the second, I definitely bailed😅 2y
scripturient @Mommamanzi Hahaha! That's the way to do it. 😂 @Cailey_Mac Good that I stopped early then. 😂😊😂 2y
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scripturient
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Still not sure what I think about this... 🤔 Not yet bailing but I'm not blown away.

cariashley That's kind of how I felt about it too... I finished but didn't have any interest in picking up the next one 😕 2y
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scripturient
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It's Friday evening, the kid's in bed, the hubby off to his jujutsu group and me... I'm starting this one right here. 🤓

Mamashep Hurrah for Friday reading time! 2y
readinginthedark I wasn't really enjoying the beginning of this and bailed on it. Maybe I should give it another try! 2y
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Foragingfantasy
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I enjoyed this story. It's a quick read about a magic school. It does have some similarities to HP but not enough (yet) to turn me off. I am curious to see if goes off in an antihero direction. I hope so, it would be a nice change. Not that I'm a fan of evil, but good always triumphing can get a little monotonous. I'll pick up the next book eventually. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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scripturient
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New in! This goes right on my TBR. 😊

KathyWheeler I haven't read any Cassandra Clare, but I loved Black's The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. I didn't know they'd written something together. 2y
CareBear Love that cover! 2y
kelsey__reads I just got this book. Looking forward to reading it!! 2y
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RatherReadFantasy
Magisterium 01 - Der Weg ins Labyrinth | Cassandra Clare, Holly Black
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Pickpick

I really love this series!
It's a kinda Harry Potter Story about Callum Hunt who really don't want to go to the Magisterium- a magical school. His dad told him terrible stories about magic. He tries everything but he get through the test and has to go learning witchcraft in Magisterium.

I enjoyed every book and the last one broke my heart so much. I can't but have to wait until the next one get published.

Do you know the series?

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NovelGirl82
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Pickpick

My sis-in-law got me this for part of a Christmas gift, and I just now got around to reading it. I'm so glad that she got it for me! It was a fun read. It's a different take on "magic school". Different from HP, so it feels new, but if you like HP you'll probably dig it. It was a quick read, but easy to put down & pick back up if you need to. I just ordered the second one (there will be five)!

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NovelGirl82
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Sunday afternoon activities...

CrowCAH Beautiful cover! 2y
NovelGirl82 @CrowCAH Isn't it? It's pretty good so far! A different take on a school of magic. 2y
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NovelGirl82
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I may be subjected to Paw Patrol playing (loudly!), but I've got a happy boy & I'm getting a little reading done in between playing!

lynneamch My grandson is all about Paw Patrol. ☺🐾 2y
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Aliking1986
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There's a lot of controversy surrounding this book and I don't really understand what the problem is. There are some similarities to other books but no story is truly original-this book navigates the familiar concepts of magic, school, friendship, being an outsider and self discovery. Whilst not as complex or layered as The Harry Potter series (which it is frequently accused of 'ripping off'), it does feature some intriguing ideas. I liked it!

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Caryl
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Recommended reading from the teen librarian at our local branch library. Happy Friday night!

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Crewgurl
The Iron Trial (Book One of Magisterium) | Cassandra Clare, Holly Black
Mehso-so

It was trying very hard not to be Harry Potter while being Harry Potter (but obviously not as good). It's a quick read, I finished it in a few hours. Possibly interested enough to pickup the rest, but currently undecided.

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fofo
The Iron Trial | Cassandra Clare, Holly Black

A book full of secrets ready to be told in of your face. With their magical writing it will take you to a far away place with and tests.

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Lilith_die_Buecherhexe
Magisterium 01 - Der Weg ins Labyrinth | Cassandra Clare, Holly Black
Mehso-so

Da Cassandra Clare ebenfalls an dem Buch gearbeitet hat, habe ich gedacht: "das kann nur gut sein". Allerdings kam ich nur schwer in die Geschichte rein. Es ist zwar interessant, aber irgendwas hat mich einfach nicht so gefesselt, wie ich es mir erhofft habe. Für zwischendurch ist die Geschichte nicht schlecht, allerdings würde ich andere Bücher vorziehen.

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JakeBallinger
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I really enjoyed this book—Callum makes a relatable protagonist and his adventures with Tamara and Aaron are interesting to read about. I guessed the twist at the end, but that's okay. It's a good twist. Worth it for a quick YA read.

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Booksbooksbooks
The Iron Trial (Free Preview Edition) | Cassandra Clare, Holly Black
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This was an okay book for pre-teens. But if they were interested in this book they might as well read Harry Potter. This was an odd magic book about a magic school...

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LittleBowBook
The Iron Trial (Book One of Magisterium) | Cassandra Clare, Holly Black
Mehso-so

I bet this is a great book for the age it is written for. But as an adult, this was predictable, weird, and the whole time I could only think about how much better Harry Potter was.

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TheFirst30
The Iron Trial (Book One of Magisterium) | Cassandra Clare, Holly Black
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Since I just finished The Darkest Part of the Forest, sending out more love to Holly Black with my #augustphotochallenge. #faveauthorcollab is Holly Black and Cassandra Clare's Magisterium series. ❤️👍🏻💓 @TheSpinecrackersBookClub

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MyBookishCorner
The Iron Trial (Book One of Magisterium) | Cassandra Clare, Holly Black
Panpan

I really had to push myself to finish this book, I started it 4 times before I finally managed it. The writing wasn't BAD, I just found way to many similarities between this and another series. I am not going to be continuing on with this series.
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This book was like harry potter. I loved it really. Especially Jasper. He's the bad guy though in the story and I don't know ehy I liked him. I guess I just ship him with tamara. This book really had a twist in it.I mean,cal is supposed to be the hero right--don't lie you thought that too haha-wrong

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duchessina
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Mehso-so

This book was very very good, but it was a little too similar to Harry Potter for me to be comfortable with

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TildaReads
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Please read the caption to my last Instagram post, @TildaReads (i really didn't like the Iron Trial btw)

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