Book Review: Brittle’s Academy by Lily Mae Walters

Age: Children / MG ages 6+

Genre: Urban fantasy

Publication Date: 10th January 2020

Estimated Page Count – 102

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Standalone but part of a series, each book in the series has a different main character.

It’s Charlie’s first day at high school, his blazer is too big and his shoes are too small, but that’s the least of his worries. He’s been missed off the class lists and is now enrolled in a new school called Brittle’s Academy with a magical and mysterious head teacher. But to stay at Brittle’s Charlie must pass one of the tests…otherwise he’ll be sent to Oblivion!

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Brittle’s Academy for the Magically Unstable is the first book in a series for middle grade readers. This book does need to be read before the other books in the series because it’s the beginning of Charlie’s life as a magical student. It’s about his first day at secondary school where he finds out he’s in Professor Brittle’s class…in the sky.

This is a quick read and kept my interest throughout. Charlie is already nervous about his first day and then crazy things start happening. By the end of the day, he’s learned a lot but still has many questions. The writing is easy to follow but the descriptions are still good. I could picture the children walking in the clouds to their school.

I definitely recommend Brittle’s Academy for the Magically Unstable for middle grade readers. As an adult, I enjoyed it as well.

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