Monday, April 13, 2020

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Brittle's Academy for the Magically Unstable by Lily Mae Walters - Book Blitz & Review




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!


Purchase Links
UK - https://amzn.to/2XtHi9q


My Review
Brittle's Academy for the Magically Unstable is a fun middle-grade fantasy novel that will appeal to young (and young at heart) readers. It follows Charlie, a teenager getting ready to start his first day of high school. Unbeknownst to him, he's in for a lot more than he ever could have imagined. When his name isn't called for any of the class lists, he discovers he's now part of a special school for kids with magical abilities. But getting in isn't as easy as it seems. Will Charlie pass his tests, or will he be sent to Oblivion?
I really enjoyed this book. It's fun. It's a quick read. And it's a little reminiscent of Harry Potter in a much tamer, kid-friendly way. It's easy to connect with Charlie and his friends, because who doesn't want to be accepted into a magical school and discover they have abilities? I also liked that little twist there at the end. I had a feeling it was coming, and I was right, but it still made me happy. 
I definitely think this is a series I can get behind. I may be much older than the target audience, but I'm one of those young at heart readers who still likes those special books that remind me of being a kid. 
4 stars from me!


Author Bio –
Lily Mae Walters chose her pen name in honor of her beloved Grandparents who also star in the Josie James series.

She is married with two teenage children and two Huskies who are the inspiration behind Murphy and Asher in the books.

Lily Mae lives in Nuneaton, England and finds herself using local places and even her old school in her stories.

Family and friends mean the world to Lily Mae and many will find themselves popping up throughout the series.

Lily Mae also writes for adults under the name of Florence Keeling.


Social Media Links –
Instagram - lilymaewalters  
Twitter - LilyMaeWalters1     
Facebook Page - Josie James

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