The Copper Gauntlet (Magisterium, #2) by Holly Black

The Copper Gauntlet (Magisterium, #2)

Callum Hunt’s summer break isn’t like other kids’. His closest companion is a Chaos-ridden wolf, Havoc. His father suspects him of being secretly evil. And, of course, most kids aren’t heading back to the magical world of the Magisterium in the fall.It’s not easy for Call . . . and it gets even harder after he checks out his basement and discovers that his dad might be trying to destroy both him and Havoc.Call escapes to the Magisterium...


Details The Copper Gauntlet (Magisterium, #2)

TitleThe Copper Gauntlet (Magisterium, #2)
ISBN9780545522281
Author
Release DateSep 1st, 2015
PublisherScholastic Press
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages264 pages
GenreFantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Magic
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Reviews The Copper Gauntlet (Magisterium, #2)

  • Rick Riordan
    2015-05-23
    I was lucky enough to get an early copy of this, and I can assure you this sequel is even stronger than The Iron Trial. It’s hard to review without giving spoilers for the first book, but let’s just say Callum Hunt has a lot to think about. Some of the things he’s found out about himself, his family and the Magisterium have left him reeling. Even the companionship of his new “pet” wolf Havoc (a fabulous character) can’t console him as...
  • Kat O'Keeffe
    2014-10-22
    The first half was a bit slow, but I LOVE how this series is progressing! Both books so far have had unexpected twists and amped up the stakes for the next installment. I did prefer The Iron Trial to this book, but overall I'm really enjoying this series and I can't wait for the next one!
  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    2016-08-03
    Full review to come!
  • Lola Reviewer
    2016-11-15
    3.5 stars.Of course, this is no ‘‘The Mortal Instruments.’’ It doesn’t even compare. It’s not even some middle grade version of it with some elements changed. Not at all. So it’s no wonder that, even though I do adore Cassandra Clare, I’m not exactly in love with this series. To tell you the truth, I did not enjoy the first book exactly, because of all the similarities to Harry Potter.But this sequel helped the series redeem itsel...
  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    2015-07-11
    I really wanted to love this, but IT DID NOT WORK FOR ME. Not even a little bit. Which is such a gargantuan disappointment for me because I adore both Holly Black AND Cassandra Clare astronomical amounts. Apparently, just not together. (dangit) In my review of The Iron Trial (my review here) I did say I thought it had a lot of Harry Potter influences, but now? The deviations are BARELY there. I honestly felt like I was rereading some version of H...
  • Josu
    2015-12-02
    3.5.Un aumento de calidad en cuanto a trama y construcción de personajes respecto a la primera parte, pero algo corta y con una acción muy limitada, aunque con un ritmo mucho más dinámico y mejores diálogos. Una segunda parte que consigue introducirte por completo en la saga y que hace desear saber más a la de ya.Pese a haber abandonado durante unos días la lectura de El guante de cobre, Clare y Black tienen una pluma mágica y consiguiero...
  • Erika
    2015-11-23
    Oh God, where do I begin? Mi ricordo ancora l'esaltazione che ho provato quando Cassandra Clare e Holly Black hanno annunciato la serie del Magisterium e rammento ancora meglio e con più calore la forte emozione che ho provato quando ho finito di leggere il primo capitolo della serie. Ero entusiasta e non vedevo l'ora di prendere in mano il secondo, che ero sicura avrei amato. Volevo davvero che mi piacesse, ma non è stato così.La storia di Ca...
  • ★MC's Corner★
    2014-09-27
    5 stars!!! “The end is closer than you think, Makar.” –Warren Yeah! Cassandra Clare and Holly Black did not disappoint!5 STARS B****es! SO GOOD! I LOVE IT! *MC’s Corner* Note: Spoilers.• The Copper Gauntlet is more adventurous than The Iron Trial. I liked that they went outside the Magisterium. (I know it’s against the rules.) I also this one is more fun.• My only gripe on this book is that it’s too short… I mean much as I love ...
  • madametschenni
    2015-10-28
    Der erste Band konnte mich nicht vollends überzeugen & ich war mir sogar noch unsicher, ob ich Band 2 überhaupt lesen werde ... Gut, dass ich mich dafür entschieden habe! Es war grandios! Magisch, unheimlich & super spannend! Mich konnte dieses Buch absolut in seinen Bann ziehen! <3
  • Thibaut Nicodème
    2014-11-17
    Chapter-by-chapter review on my blog, the Snark Theater.Okay. This book just managed to disappoint me, which is pretty impressive considering that 1) I had zero expectations going in and 2) it actually does improve on its predecessor on some levels. Well, one level.That being the book's plot. We have a focused plot, which is actually driving the events happening in the book from almost the entirety of it! Sure, there is a moment in the middle whe...
  • Alexandra ❤️
    2017-01-28
    ,b>5 Stars The Copper Gauntlet may have been short but it was jam packed full of action and mystery that wouldn't let me put this book down. The Magisterium series definitely has a Harry Potter feel to it in that's there's a magical school, three main good characters, a chosen one and an evil being. But it has so many differences that make it stand apart in a good way! Havok has to be my favourite character - I want him as a pet! Jasper has prove...
  • Sarah Churchill
    2015-08-30
    I seem to be in the minority here, but I really struggled with this one. I found it incredibly slow, it only really got going from page 200 onwards and I have a strong dislike for the main character Call.To he honest I wish the series had been written from Tamara's perspective. That way we could have the complexities of the relationships, her feelings (or not) for Aaron and her doubts/loyalty to Call, as well as her family and the intricaties of ...
  • Amelie
    2015-12-11
    2,5 Sterne... oder so!?Also ich weiß ehrlich nicht, wie ich das Buch bewerten soll. Es fällt mir einfach unglaublich schwer, weil ich die Geschichte eigentlich sehr gern gelesen habe, was einfach am Schreibstil der beiden Autorinnen liegt. Sie wissen halt, wie man die Leser fesselt und wie man Charaktere schafft, die greifbar sind und mit denen man mitfiebert. Außerdem... Mordo aka Havoc <3 LIEBE xDUnd den Konflikt, der durch den Twist am Ende...
  • Alexandra
    2014-07-31
    Before reading:I absolutely need this book in my possession. I am in love with this series! ;) Update: Oh my! What a intriguing cover! It makes me wonder if this one is going to be dark! Dark and fanciful!After reading: (may contain spoilers, you have been warned)--So let's start at the beginning. When I opened this book I was thrilled. I am in love with this middle-grade series. The Copper Gauntlet started off very dark. Callum had a very diffic...
  • Michael
    2015-09-08
    Yeah, sure the Harry Potter vibes are there, but I still think this is a solid middle grade series. My only complaint would be that these two badass authors know how to really make sh*t go down, so I'd like maybe a little more action.Other than that, I'm digging the series. The concept is great and the "Avatar: The Last Airbender" magic system is hella cool. Magic has been done a million times over in a million different ways and yet they make it...
  • C. Maria
    2015-09-09
    3.5 starsIt was ok. I liked it, but it didn't surprised me in any way. There were no wow moments or something that kept me on the edge of my seat. I still liked it and I will continue with the series. People say it gives some Harry Potter vibes and it does but I don't mind them, but all in all it's a great story as it is I still feel that sometimes it need some more action and moments that make your heart skip a beat, but I will see were the stor...
  • Vitor Martins
    2015-10-16
    Eu estava muito empolgado pra essa sequência mas achei ela bem inferior ao primeiro livro. Acho que o grande problema foi a falta de mágica.Aqui nesse livro pouca coisa acontece dentro do Magisterium, e os protagonistas vão pra uma aventura fora da escola, numa caminhada longa r muito chata atrás de um objeto desaparecido. Parece essas coisas que Rick Riordan escreve sabe? Continuo gostando dos personagens, vou ler os próximos livros com cer...
  • Andreas
    2015-12-07
    2,5 -3es war ganz ok, aber ja ... ich hasse es ja, gerade bei sowas, vgl zu machen, aber es gibt schon echt mega viele hp parallelen, die jobbt sein müssten. klar, bei so zauberschulen Sachen gibt es Sachen, dir müssen wohl iwo gleich sein, aber kAund jasper und callum ? also wenn die nicht zusammenkommen, dann schreibe ich eine fanfic dazu, in der die zusammenkommen xD
  • Yasmin-Stella
    2015-10-19
    Ich schwanke zwischen 3,5 und 4 Sternen... Habe etwas mehr erwartet... Celia ist soo niedlich haha... Und das als Nebencharakter :)
  • aaron rourke
    2014-07-09
    Well, my hands are tired and I'm struggling to think of anything important to say. Instead, I'll just let the fans have a little fight with me. *takes deep breath* Here we go. Fans: Well, well, well. Look what Havoc dragged in. Me: Please don't ever say that again. I think I'd eat myself if you did. Fans: That's physically impossible, just so you know. Once you ate your legs, then you'd probably die. Also, wouldn't you get full halfway through? A...
  • Justine
    2017-02-12
    3.5 stars My kids loved this second installment, and I really enjoyed it too! Things definitely heated up and got more complicated. I love the friendship between Call, Tamara, and Aaron, and have a feeling that it is going to be heavily tested in the books to come.
  • Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
    2015-09-22
    http://www.divabooknerd.com/2015/11/m...The Magisterium series had drawn similarities to the Harry Potter series, a boarding school for magicians slash mages who are fighting against the evil of the world, but with enough differences to stand on it's own merits. Both The Iron Trial and The Copper Gauntlet are fantastic middle grade reads that explore a boarding school for teens known as the Magisterium, where children with magical abilities are c...
  • Pinky
    2014-12-30
    I am currently participating in Cram-a-Thon because it is the best excuse to read as much as possible. This is one of the short books that I planned on reading. And I am so glad that I read this book, it was really good. “Fancy meeting you here” This book is about a boy named Callum Hunt whose father always made him avoid magic. Anything to do with magic was something forbidden. When there was an Iron Trial that took place, many students we...
  • Catherine Ford
    2015-09-19
    Well, that was a disappointment. In my review of the Iron Trial, I said that I hoped the second book would be better. Unfortunately it wasn't, it was actually worse, and that is seriously disappointing. This book was just one big illogical emotionless smushed together story. If this is meant to be the modern Harry Potter, it is failing.
  • Bee (Heart Full of Books)
    2015-04-12
    There are still so many HP parallels, but I think the series is also taking on a more Percy Jackson feel because of the whole 'quest' thing.
  • Roberta Jayne
    2015-05-24
    I must try to remember that this was a middle grade book. And I did try to remind myself this countless times while reading it but, you know what, I don't care what age group this book was written for. It's ridiculous and instead of spending time reading it, you should just go and re-read Harry Potter instead. I can't even compare this series to Harry Potter any more because J K Rowling wrote in a much more sophisticated and adult way than Clare ...
  • Danny
    2015-10-29
    fun quick read, again hard to not make HP comparisons throughout the book.I'd say this one was pretty on par with the first book. It didn't expand a lot of the world, or the magic system like I hoped it would have.there was some nice character development in this world, and again great reveals at the end of the book.Im definitely curious to see how the series will continue!
  • Chantal
    2015-05-22
    Diciamo che è più un 3.5 e non un 4! In generale mi è piaciuto ma alcune cose non andavano e boh, sono sicura però il che il terzo si riprenderà, ci sono un sacco di cose adesso in mezzo e non ho idea di come potrebbe proseguire! Il primo per ora resta il mio preferito!