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Knightley Academy Review

Title: Knightley Academy

Author: Violet Haberdasher

Published: March 2010, Aladdin

Source: bought from Barnes and Noble

Goodreads Description: Henry Grim has never been in trouble for borrowing a priceless sword. He has never discovered a forbidden room in a sinister castle or received a death threat over breakfast.

All Henry knows is life as an orphaned servant boy at the Midsummer School, bullied by the privileged sons of aristocracy–until he becomes the first commoner accepted at the prestigious Knightley Academy, where he will train as a modern-day knight alongside the brightest and most arrogant fourteen-year-olds in the country.

It soon becomes apparent that Henry and his two roommates, also from decidedly un-Knightley backgrounds, are not welcome at the Academy, and that someone will go to great lengths to sabotage their chances at becoming knights. But Henry discovers that much more is at stake than his future at Knightley—a war is brewing, and only he can sound the alarm. But is anyone going to believe a former servant on the brink of expulsion?

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed reading this book. I thought the characters were great and the writing style was perfect.

The weird thing for me, though, was that I couldn’t stop thinking about Harry Potter while reading it. I’m not sure what it was about the book that made me think that way, it just had a certain feel to it. I can’t decide if that is something positive or negative about the book.

Either way, I’m definitely going to read the next book in the series, too. I’m looking forward to it.

Rating: 4/5

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January 20, 2012 - Posted by | Reading

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