I previously had a different book blog, and I had a bunch of problems with the hosting company I used for the blog, and all of my content was deleted. I managed to salvage some of my reviews from back then by compiling what I wrote on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes and Nobles review sections. See some that I have already posted here.
Sixteen-year-old Seph McCauley has spent the past three years getting kicked out of one exclusive private school after another. And it’s not his attitude that’s the problem: it’s the trail of magical accidents – lately, disasters – that follow in his wake. Seph is a wizard, orphaned and untrained, and his powers are escalating out of control.
After causing a tragic fire at an after-hours party, Seph is sent to the Havens, a secluded boys’ school on the coast of Maine. Gregory Leicester, the headmaster, promises to train Seph in magic and initiate him into his mysterious order of wizards. But Seph’s enthusiasm dampens when he learns that training comes at a steep cost, and that Leicester plans to use his students’ powers to serve his own mysterious agenda.
This book is about a teenager named Seph, who is a trust-fund kid without parents. His lawyer guardians, are having a hard time keeping him out of trouble, since he keeps getting kicked out of all the fancy schools they send him to. Seph is a wizard, which is where most of his trouble lies, since he is untrained, and keeps leaking power. His guardian sends him to an all boys school in Maine. He quickly finds out that the headmaster is also a wizard, as are the alumni, who still live on campus for some reason. He thinks this is perfect, as he can finally get the training he needs. He quickly changes his mind, when he realizes the price of the magical training from these particular wizard. Since he resists their bribes, they start to torture him, hoping to break him, and make him agree to their terms. This book is just as good as the first, and eventually you will find a connection between the 2 books, and see where the story goes. All of the characters from book 1 eventually show up, and come together with Seph. There is a lot of action in these books, which makes them fun to read from beginning to end.