Book Review: Brittle’s Academy for the Magically Unstable by Lily Mae Walters

Brittle's Academy for The Magically Unstable

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!

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There’s more than a hint of Harry Potter in this series. When Charlie starts his first day of secondary school, there is definitely fear and trepidation. What he may well not be expecting, is for it to be magic, literally. He’s challenged to do tests for entry into a completely different school but Charlie’s main concern is not spoiling the new uniform his Mum has spent a small fortune buying for him.

This is certainly a magical read. It’s short and faced paced, with great description and plenty of intrigue. When Charlie doesn’t seem to be passing any of the tests he is set, there’s definitely a lot of worry. But this makes for a wonderful introduction to the series and to the magical world the author has created. The illustrations match the book perfectly and really set the scene for the story. Definitely a series to keep and eye out for.


About the author

Lily Mae Walters chose her pen name in honour of her beloved grandparents who also stare in the Josie James series.

She is married with two teenage children, and two huskies that 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.

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