Some people have all the luck.
Unfortunately, Clay isn't one of them: He's the only camper at Earth Ranch without a magical talent. As if feeling totally useless isn't enough, Clay has to figure out what to do about Brett, a castaway boy who has just washed ashore and is determined to keep his presence a secret. Even as Clay helps his new friend hide in the remote volcanic island's wilderness, another fiery mystery begins to emerge, with all signs pointing to the impossible idea that dragons once roamed the island...and may still. Can Clay and his friends turn their luck around in time to uncover Price Island's secrets--and save it from a scorching end?
Danger, adventure, mischief, mystery, old foes, new friends, and a delightfully elusive narrator make bestselling author Pseudonymous Bosch's latest novel completely irresistible. (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
Please note: I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher and I voluntarily chose to write a review
This was a solid read that kept me entertained despite being outside the target audience. There was a little more fart humor than I would have normally chosen, but once again – no the target audience. The book does a good job weaving together the two storylines and merging them together towards the end. I liked that there weren’t any stereotypical adults (or kids) in the book, which kept it interesting.
I think this series would appeal to most middle grade kids although it’s slightly in favor of the boys. It ends with a cliffhanger so if you’ll have to commit to the last book if you want to find out what happens!
Rating: 3 stars!
Who should read it? Middle grade readers who would like a non-traditional hero and magic.
Want to read the whole series?
- Bad Magic (Bad #1)
- Bad News (Bad #3)