The Silver Mask by Holly Black, Cassandra Clare

The Silver Mask (Magisterium, #4)

by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

A generation ago, Constantine Madden came close to achieving what no magician had ever achieved: the ability to bring back the dead. He didn't succeed ... but he did find a way to keep himself alive, inside a young child named Callum Hunt. Now Call is one of the most feared and reviled students in the history of the Magisterium, thought to be responsible for a devastating death and an ever-present threat of war. As a result, Call has been imprisoned and interrogated. Everyone wants to know what Constantine was up to ... and how he lives on.

Reviewed by Chelsea on

3 of 5 stars

I'm not sure how much I liked this one compared to the others. I thought Call was a good guy but I guess I was wrong. I don't think they did the whole "not sure if he's good or bad" kind of thing very well. Maybe it'll end up ok at the end of the series but it's taking a while to get there.

I can hardly tell you what happened. The first half was so boring and mainly just Call debating whether bringing bad the dead is a good idea. You don't need half a book for that. I missed the relationships from the previous books. We used to have this really cool trio of friends and suddenly Call is pretty much on his own in this book which made it much less fun to read.

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