Thursday, 22 October 2015


You heard me right, put down your phones, allow your dog to eat your homework... AND READ THESE BOOKS.

I'm not joking. You HAVE to read these. Right now. 

I was kindly sent some more books to read recently, and I literally can't contain my love for them. The books are in a series called 'Magisterium', so the ones out so far are 'The Iron Trial' and 'The Copper Gauntlet'. My first reactions were oh my gosh this is going to be like The Hunger Games or Divergent, or even like Magnus Chase which I recently reviewed here

WELL, I WAS CORRECT! I'm absolutely loving the whole magic and fantasy read recently, but these books are just something else. They're filled with friendship, adventure, monsters, battles, enemies, heroes, it really is the full package. 

As always I'll include the blurb for ya! 
The Iron Trial: Call has no idea what he'll come up against in THE IRON TRIAL but he knows that if he passes the test, he'll become a student of magic at the Magisterium. Only, all his life, Call's been warned to stay away from magic, so he tries his best to do his worst - but fails at failing. Now he must enter the Magisterium, and it's even more sensational and sinister than he could ever have imagined... 

Read the first book before you look at this (spoilers and all)
The Copper Gauntlet: Callum Hunt has returned from the Magisterium victorious. He is now a mage in his own right - a Copper Year student. He has friends; he feels at home in the winding tunnels of the mysterious magical school. But Call hides a terrible secret. His soul is not his own. His body is a vessel for a powerful evil mage, wielder of chaos magic... murderer. Salvation could lie in the Alkahest, a mysterious copper gauntlet. But it is a dangerous object, with a violent history. It could destroy everything Call knows and loves... And release the evil within him. 


Oh, I did. I really did and more. I felt I was being transported into a new world. Forget wanting to receive an acceptance letter from Hogwarts, it's all about the Magisterium. (HOWEVER, I WOULD STILL APPRECIATE A LETTER FROM HOGWARTS, not that I've been waiting for one or anything...) 

I LOVEEEEE Callum, the protagonist.. he's amazing, I can really relate to him, minus the powers and him being a young lad and orl. I love how it's set in a school, it really does remind me of Rick Riordan's Magnus Chase, he even reviewed The Copper Gauntlet and said 'Full of twists and turns, surprises and wonders... I can't wait to read more of this series'. WELL NEITHER CAN I RICK, NEITHER CAN I! 

Honestly Holly Black and Cassandra Clare (the authors btw), WELL DONE. Simply well done. 

I thoroughly recommend these books (and all the rest to come), for those who love magic, who desire escapism, who want to feel that tension and suspense. It's become one of my FAVE book series, EVER. 

Buy The Iron Trial here
Buy The Copper Gauntlet here
(really affordable price btw)

Watch The Iron Trial trailer here

Have you read these books before? If not, would you be interested in reading them? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! XOXO B


  1. Omg I've been looking for some new books to read for a while now, and I'll definitely be checking these out! Lovely post Becky!
    Hope you're having a great day!

    Lots of love,
    Marshmallow Skye

    1. Aw good babes!!!:) hope you're well lovely!:) xxxxx

  2. ahah loved the intro!

    Thankyou for the recommendations!! xo

  3. HOW DIDN'T I KNOW ABOUT ANY CASSANDRA CLARE'S NEW BOOKS?! I'm ordering these right now. Thanks for sharing this post, lovely. The plot is amazing and the cover... just fantastic.
    Have a nice weekend! xx

    1. Awwww hahaha!!! Guessing you're a fan?;) thanks for the lovely comment xxxx

  4. Sounds like they're a great read! I love everything magic and adventures!

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  5. The sound like very interesting & captivating reads. I have always been a fan of fantasy & magic so needless to say these seem perfect. Wishing you a wonderful weekend! :]

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    1. They are honestly amazing!!! And aw thanks Hun you too xxxx

  6. Thank you for the suggestions!!

  7. Sounds like really nice books to read. I am a big fan of a good fantasy and magic book. However, I am a huge Harry Potter fan and don't think it's possible to get better that it. At least till now I haven't read anything better in fantasy :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    1. Hahaha!! I've never actually read the HP books (gasps) I know!!! I love the films, I'm deffo gonna have to read the books bet they're amazing xxxxx

  8. These sound really good! I'm a massive Hunger Games fan so will have to give these a try! :) xx
    Chasing Belle 23

  9. Skipped most of this (spoilers!!) but they are going to be added to my GoodReads account :)
    Jas |

  10. I love your review on these books! So enthusiastic aha! I always love having books to add to my 'to read' list so thanks for the recommendation!

    Musings & More

  11. Written these books down in my notebook to remind myself to get them because I LOVE books like The Hunger Games!

  12. Thanks for the awesome suggestions!!

    xx Chelsea

  13. I love reading a good book review, I will put these on my 'to read' list.
    Thanks for the great suggestions.

    Rachael xx

  14. Oh my goodness, I LOVE Holly Black, and Cassandra Clare is pretty good too. You're right, I need to read these right now. I'm buying them right now.


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