Care to Matriculate?: Ten Top Schools of Science & Magic | My Musings

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, “was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!”

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The next Top Ten Tuesday can be anything school related, so I have chosen 10 of my favorite school based SFF books/series. No I didn't include Harry Potter since... duh.


For series, I have only included the cover for the first book. Hover to read the publisher's summary.


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 1) "The Circle of Magic" by Tamora Pierce (MG, F)

Craft Magic taught by individual mentors


2) "The Elemental Trilogy" by Sherry Thomas (YA, F)

 How many of Eton's boys are magical? Which side are they on?


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3) Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (MG, SF)

Futuristic military school for even the youngest children


4) "Hyperspace High" series by Zac Harrison (YA, SF)

High School on a Spaceship


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5) "The Keeper of Lost Cities" series by Shannon Messenger (MG, F)

This is the only non-boarding school on the list


6) "The Magisterium" series by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare (MG, F)

Learning elemental magic underground


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7) "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" by Rick Riordan (YA, F)

Yes, they are "camps" rather than schools...


8) School of Deaths by Christopher Mannino (MG, F)

Grim Reapers galore


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9) The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson (YA, F)

A mix of magic & mundane students


10) Wizards Hall by Jane Yolen (MG, F)

"Magic happens when it's meant."


Talk to Me (pretty please)

  • Which SciFi/Fantasy school would you most like to attend (besides Hogwarts)
  • Which would you least like to attend?
  • Can you recommend additional SF "school" books/series?


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