"Each of you has a long road ahead. It will be hard at times, but if you work together and stay true to one another, nothing will bar you. Alone you are weak. Together you are strong. So says the universe."
I'm so disappointed in myself that I talked myself out of meeting Neil Patrick Harris at Bea this year. He was signing copies of this and I didn't want to wait. Now I'm kicking myself because this book was so good and magical. Everything about this grabbed my attention and didn't let up. 🙃🙃
Carter is a runaway. After escaping the clutches of his evil "Uncle" Sly Mike who is nothing but a no good pick pocket. That's not the life Carter has set for himself. After his parents disappeared, he has been finding a place to belong. And now he is riding the rails to his new forever home.
He gets off in a small town of Mineral Wells and runs right into the show of B.B. Bosso's. Which Carter comes to find out is nothing but tricks and thievery.
Carter meets a colorful cast of Magicians who bond together and help people get back what truly belongs to them before one of the biggest heists happens in that very small town.
From the start, this reminds you of The Series of Unfortunate Events. The way the words flow even down to his mannerisms, this is NPH trying to be his counterpart L.S. It took some of its character away from the final overall review. Besides that, I thought this was a well thought out magical mystery that will razzle dazzle you. Opens your eyes to the middle-grade world and show you that you can be an adult and still enjoy some wacky humor and intrigue.
Now! Now! Anyone want to see a trick???