This is going to be a big one - this book was great!
Callum Hunt does NOT want to be a magician. Call's mother and father were both mages, but his mother is dead and his father both hates and fears magic.
When Callum turns 12 he is required to be tested to see if he is qualified to be educated in the realm of magic. He tries to fail every test, but is admitted to magic school despite his efforts. Once he begins school, Call finds he enjoys his lessons much more than he thought he would. Why does his father want him to come home? Will magic lead to something much more sinister?
Despite(or maybe because of) its similarities to Harry Potter, I enjoyed this book very much and look forward to the sequels!