New Starburst review. A young adult fantasy co-written by Spiderwick Chronicles author Holly Black and Mortal Instruments author Cassandra Clare, about a trio of teeagers selected to study at a school of magic where they learn to control their growing powers. No, it’s nothing like Harry Potter.
The sole survivor of a massacre when he was a baby, Callum Hunt grew up taught by his father that magic is dangerous and mages cannot be trusted. Despite his best efforts to be rejected, he is selected to study at the Magisterium, the school of magic where fledgling mages are taught to control their power. Along the way of learning the basics of mastering elemental forces, he also discovers a mystery surrounding his very existence. Read the rest here.