The Silver Mask by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare | Mini Review


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Rating: ★★★☆☆

Release Date: October 10th, 2017

Pages: 200

Publisher: Scholastic Press.

Goodreads Review: here

Goodreads blurb:

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. But Call has no idea. It is only when he’s broken out of prison that the full potential of Constantine’s plan is suddenly in his hands . . . and he must decide what to do with his power. In this spellbinding fourth book of Magisterium, bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare take us beyond the realm of the living and into the dangers of the dead.

M I N I   R E V I E W

This is simply a mini review for two reasons. One, I got my wisdom teeth out on Thursday and am still getting back on my feet fro it. Two, this is the fourth book in a series and since I enjoy keeping my reviews spoiler free a mini review was the best way to conduct this.

To start off; what a disappointment. I’ve been reading this for five days and it was in no way worth this. It was classic middle book syndrome where basically nothing happens. With the book being as short as it is, it seriously needs something to keep you around. However, The Silver Mask really fails to do that for me. If you’ve seen my other reviews you may know I really enjoyed the first three books of this series. That’s what makes this particular one such a sad tale.

I can’t really tell you what happened throughout this book. The ties of friendship that are so common throughout the others are almost missing. This book is solely about Call and his personal journey through the events that occurred in book three. Unfortunately, I don’t think that was enough to be a full book by itself.

The romance really jumped out of nowhere, too. I was quite shocked by it (though it could have been my wisdom teeth drugs).

All in all, this is still a really good middle-grade series and I will be reading the final book when it releases. Just very disappointed that this book and I didn’t mesh well.

Also, I apologise for how short this review is but I need to do some more packing and nap because these tablets make me drowsy as all hell.

Happy reading everyone!

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