Title: The Wizard Heir
Author: Cinda Williams Chima
What it's about: Seph McCauley is a wizard, and he's been having trouble controlling his powers. His guardians put him in a private school called the Havens, a place that's supposed to be good at reforming troubled boys. However, Seph learns that the headmaster is in fact looking for young wizards like Seph who can be bound to him for power. What follows next is a struggle against the headmaster and a larger conspiracy that ties in with the events of The Warrior Heir.
What I thought: The same general praise that went for The Warrior Heir can work for this book. Seph's a different sort of protagonist than Jack, and I didn't perhaps like him as much, but that's not to say that he's uninteresting or that his story doesn't hold one's interest. An interesting thing with this book was seeing Jack and the other characters from the first book in a more peripheral role. Gives a view of how other people would view them and fleshes out their characters more. In general, this book seemed to be a lot about building up for conflict in the third book that's coming out this summer. Still, it was good.
Overall: If you liked The Warrior Heir, then you'll like this book.