The third installment of Holly Black and Cassandra Clare's Magisterium series, The Bronze Key (Lexile: 740; Interest Level: Grades 3-7), certainly does not disappoint! The action twists and turns in many ways throughout this story, just as in the previous two books. This is a series that you should read in order, so if you haven't read the first two, starting with the Iron Trial, you should stop reading now and go after that first book!
Call and Aaron have spent the summer together at Call's house, relaxing and enjoying their time off from school. However, right before going back to school, they attend an award ceremony and celebration honoring them for their role in the official demise of the Enemy of Death. However, the party takes a serious downturn when a chandelier falls and almost kills Call and Aaron and the body of another student is found floating outside of the underwater party location. Things are crazy for Call, Aaron and Tamara as they head back to school looking over their shoulders and wondering whom the spy in their midst really is.
Fans of magic school stories such as Harry Potter will enjoy the Magisterium series, but, like I mentioned before, you should definitely read this series in order so you can enjoy the crazy plot twists! (256 p.)
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