On one side of the Rift is a technological paradise without famine or want. On the other side is a mystery.Sixteen-year-old Glenn Morgan has lived next to the Rift her entire life and has no idea of what might be on the other side of it. Glenn's only friend, Kevin, insists the fence holds back a... show more
On one side of the Rift is a technological paradise without famine or want. On the other side is a mystery.Sixteen-year-old Glenn Morgan has lived next to the Rift her entire life and has no idea of what might be on the other side of it. Glenn's only friend, Kevin, insists the fence holds back a world of monsters and witchcraft, but magic isn't for Glenn. She has enough problems with reality: Glenn's mother disappeared when she was six, and soon after, she lost her scientist father to his all-consuming work on the mysterious Project. Glenn buries herself in her studies and dreams about the day she can escape. But when her father's work leads to his arrest, he gives Glenn a simple metal bracelet that will send Glenn and Kevin on the run---with only one place to go.With MAGISTERIUM, Jeff Hirsch brings us the story of a complex, captivating world that will leave readers breathless until the very last page.
Publish date: October 1st 2012
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
This is the first book that I have read by Jeff Hirsch, and I admit that while snatching books from my local library's shelves, the cover drew me in. It's bold, it's eye-catching, and the tagline on the back cover-- “EVERYTHING YOU'VE BEEN TOLD IS A LIE” sealed the deal. The book is a curious hybr...
This book was sooooooooo boring. I really don’t have much to say about it, so this review should be short. Admittedly, the book started off well. I initially quite liked heroine Glenn, until I got to know her a little. I liked her ambition and her dreams of a better future. But I quickly realiz...
Reviewed at http://www.mandikayereads.com/archives/3117 (6/17/13)How I wish I had better things to say about this book. I was so excited about it! This is one of the books I picked up at BEA 2012 and, though it took me forever to read it, it was one that I had high hopes for. Science fiction and fan...
First third - 2 starsSecond third - 4 starsThird third - 2.5 starsOverall - 3.5 stars. And yes, I will read the sequel.
Initial reaction: My second read from Jeff Hirsch in "Magisterium" definitely lacked a bit of finesse and progression. I had a hard time caring about the characters and the plot often had rough transitions that made it a more difficult read than it had to be. It's a shame because there were many ...