The Bronze Key (Magisterium, #3)

by Holly Black

3.67 of 5 stars 3 ratings • 1 review • 9 shelved
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The Bronze Key (Magisterium, #3)

by Holly Black

3.67 of 5 stars 3 ratings • 1 review • 9 shelved
From Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes the third installment in the New York Times bestselling series that defies what you think you know about the worlds of good and evil.
  • ISBN10 0545522315
  • ISBN13 9780545522311
  • Publish Date 30 August 2016 (first published 29 August 2016)
  • Publish Status Active
  • Publisher Scholastic
  • Imprint Scholastic Press
  • Format Hardcover
  • Pages 256
  • Language English


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Chelsea 3 of 5 stars
This is one of those series where I'm not sure why I keep reading it except to be able to say that I'm done the series. To be fair, I think kids will like this if they don't mind reading a different version of Harry Potter because that's what this feels like.

- I saw the similarities to Harry Potter in the first two books but I found they were either worse in this book or they bothered me more in this book. There's being inspired by a book and then there's basically rewriting it.

- I found the plot wasn't as exciting in this book as it was in the others. There wasn't much of a big battle in the end, it seemed way too short. Most of the plot revolved around the mystery of trying to figure out who was attempting to kill Call but I found that to be pretty boring. There was no adventure this time, only mystery.

- I'm not sure how I feel about the characters anymore. Sometimes I like them and other times I'm not sure. I don't understand the relationships between the characters half the time. Sometimes Call makes a remark about Tamara that makes it seem like he has a crush on her but then he talks about another girl. And is Jasper a friend or not because they all seem to hate each other but he's still part of that inner group now. It's messy and I'm not a fan of how it's going.

I still like the idea of this series but after this ending I'm a little worried I won't like where it's headed. I'll probably give the next book a chance but I'm not holding out hope.