Filling a Hogwarts-Shaped Hole: Books to Read After (or Instead of)Harry Potter

Witty and Sarcastic Bookclub

I’ve been seeing requests for book recommendations with a Harry Potter-ish feel to them lately. I’ve been thinking about it and have a few suggestions. Let me know if you’ve read them, if they look interesting, or which books I may have missed!

Older Elementary/Middle-grade books:

The Magisterium Chronicles by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial.

Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail.

All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him.

So he tries his best to do his worst — and fails at failing.

Now the Magisterium awaits him. It’s a place that’s both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his…

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2 thoughts on “Filling a Hogwarts-Shaped Hole: Books to Read After (or Instead of)Harry Potter

  1. Great post! I’ve got Magic for Liars on my TBR. I’d strongly rec Amari and the Night Brothers by BB Alston as a middle grade that scratches that HP itch

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