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The Silver Mask by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. 233 p. Illustrated by Scott Fisher. Magisterium series #4. Scholastic Press/ Scholastic Inc., October, 2017. 9780545522366.
Publisher synopsis: A generation ago, Constantine Madden came close to achieving what no magician had ever achieved: the ability to bring back the dead. He didn't succeed . . . but he did find a way to keep himself alive, inside a young child named Callum Hunt.
Now Call is one of the most feared and reviled students in the history of the Magisterium, thought to be responsible for a devastating death and an ever-present threat of war. As a result, Call has been imprisoned and interrogated. Everyone wants to know what Constantine was up to-and how he lives on.
But Call has no idea.
It is only when he's broken out of prison that the full potential of Constantine's plan is suddenly in his hands . . . and he must decide what to do with his power.
In this spellbinding fourth book of Magisterium, bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare take us beyond the realm of the living and into the dangers of the dead.
First line: Prison was not like Call expected it to be.
Page 56: "I can't believe your original escape plan requires another escape plan," Jasper said. "You suck at escaping."
Tamara fixed him with a glare. "I guess the more we escape, the better we'll get at it."
After a moment, Jasper brightened. "Maybe it's not so bad that we've been kidnapped. I mean, this is all very dramatic. When Celia understands what's happened to me, she's going to feel terrible about dumping me..."
This is book four in a series that you really need to read in order. It's quite popular at my school.