22 Jan 2018


Book Review / The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris

From beloved award-winning actor, Neil Patrick Harris, comes the magical first book in a new series with plenty of tricks up its sleeve.

When street magician Carter runs away, he never expects to find friends and magic in a sleepy New England town. But like any good trick, things change instantly as greedy B.B. Bosso and his crew of crooked carnies arrive to steal anything and everything they can get their sticky fingers on.

After a fateful encounter with the local purveyor of illusion, Dante Vernon, Carter teams up with five other like-minded kids. Together, using both teamwork and magic, they'll set out to save the town of Mineral Wells from Bosso's villainous clutches. These six Magic Misfits will soon discover adventure, friendship, and their own self-worth in this delightful new series.


Published:     21st November 2017
Publisher:  Little Brown
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Book 1, Magic Misfits
Source:  Owned


I am and have always been a very big believer in every book is for everyone.  Just because a book is classified as middle grade doesn't mean that only middle graders can read it.  I will be honest and say that the main reason I picked this up was because it was written by Neil Patrick Harris, a celebrity that I respect highly and always make a point to try and watch whatever he is in whenever I can.   The second reason is because of what the book was about, magic.  I have always loved watching and reading about magic since I was a young child.  This book was so much fun to read.  We follow street magician Carter as he leaves his past behind and comes across a 'gang' of characters that are up to no good, using magic to commit crimes.   He meets up with a few misfits who work against this gang to help restore good in the community.  What gave this an added level of fun was the 'hidden' magic lessons in between - such great fun to have a go at!  I listened to the audio book and would highly recommend that, particularly as Neil Patrick Harris reads his book himself.

I am very intrigued to find out what is going to happen next...