Rating: 5 stars
Henry Grim has never been in trouble for borrowing a sword from the headmaster’s private stores. He has never discovered a forbidden room in a foreign 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. But all that changes when Henry is the first commoner to pass the entrance exam for the prestigious Knightley Academy, where he will be trained as a modern-day knight alongside the cleverest and bravest fourteen-year-olds in the country.
Henry and his roommates, two other students from decidedly un-Knightley backgrounds, are not exactly greeted with open arms by their classmates. In fact, it soon becomes apparent that someone is going to great lengths to sabotage the trio’s chances at becoming knights. But Henry soon learns that there is more at stake than his future at Knightley, and only he can sound the alarm. Is anyone going to believe a former servant on the brink of expulsion?
Brimming with wry humor, page-turning suspense, and surprising twists, this first adventure in a memorable new series is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.
Knightley Academy is a hit. I could almost say it’s the new age Harry Potter. Coming from a girl who has read the Harry Potter series quite literally at least 20 times, it is big. I simply fell in love with Knightley Academy, and I cannot express my feelings for it. I will be counting down the days for book 2.
Violet Haberdasher has filled the pages of Knightley Academy with the most interesting plot line. We’ve all read books with different types of schools, but this one is to be a knight – which is quite epic. It was so much fun to read. I really had no idea what to expect when I started, but I loved what I found.
The cast of characters in Knightley Academy was an awesome bunch, you loved them all right away! I loved Frankie – she’s the girl who’s been kicked out of three different schools and doesn’t want to learn all the ladylike things such as embroidery. She was so spunky and determined. Professor Stratford was such a nice person, and you just loved him. Henry was so good – you kept waiting for him to finally lower himself to the level of those who disrespect him, but he didn’t.
I would highly suggest this book to everyone. It’s a fast read with fun story woven throughout the pages. You come to love the character and the stories they bring nearly right away.