I received an advanced reader copy at BookCon 2018
Growing up in an orphanage, Leila was bullied for being different. But she turned her hardship into skill by becoming an escape artist—a valuable trait when belonging to a group of magical best friends. When a famous psychic comes to town, however, Leila and her pals won’t be able to escape the big mystery heading their way. Whether chasing mad monkeys or banishing ghosts from haunted hotels, these six friends will do their best to keep Mineral Wells safe—but can they still protect themselves in the process?
Join the Magic Misfits as they discover adventure, friendship, and more than a few hidden secrets in this delightful new series. Whether you’re a new fan of stage magic or a longtime expert at illusion, Magic Misfits is sure to delight even more than sawing your assistant in half!
The Magic Misfits: The Second Story by NPH is the sequel to “The Magic Misfits.” The sequel picks off right where the first book left off. Carter now lives with Leila and her fathers in Vernon’s magic shop. One day while the magicians are hanging out in their secret hideout in the shop a mysterious woman comes into town and into their lives. Soon the children are whisked away into a new adventure as Leila and Carter try to figure out what Madame Esmeralda is truly doing in Mineral Wells and what secrets Dante Vernon is hiding (Leila’s dad).
In the first book, the main character was Carter. In this book, the main character is Leila Vernon and the readers learn more about her backstory and how she is as a character and mysterious she didn’t think she had.
The middle-grade story was fast-paced and filled with magic and mystery in every page. Much like the first book, there are riddles and different puzzles within the book that the reader must solve in order to truly have the full experience of the novel.
Every character is fun, unique and their own. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys happy stories about families, magic and mysterious.
The Magic Misfits: The Second Story by Neil Patrick Harris
My Rating: 4/5
Release Date: September 25, 2018