Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Bad Luck by Pseudonymous Bosch


Page Count: 288
Expected Published: February 9, 2016
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre(s):  Fantasy, Middle Grade, Humor, Mystery, Adventure
Source: Netgalley-ebook
Age Rating: PG-11

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Twitter@isthisPBosch

My Rating: 4.5 stars






Goodreads synopsis:

The plot thickens in the brilliant sequel to Bad Magic! 

At Earth Ranch, things can get a little magical (some might say strange). Intrepid readers will discover a runaway boy, fishy cruise ship, strange cave paintings, dragon-like footprints, and other mysteries that Clay and his friends need to solve. Danger, adventure, mischief, mystery, llamas, and a delightfully irreverent and hilarious narrator make bestselling author Pseudonymous Bosch's anticipated new novel irresistible.
 

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Hey guys!

      I managed to get a copy of Bad Luck off of NetGalley, and I was sooo excited to get my hands on this book. I've been a huge fan of Bosch for maybe 6 years. I adored his Secret series when I was in middle school, and when I found out about his newest series, the Bad series, I was so excited! The Bad series follows Clay. One day the words "Magic Sucks" appear on the wall of his school. Clay is accused of putting the graffiti-ing his school and is sent to Earth Ranch. Earth Ranch is full of surprises, and Clay never knows what to expect. The first book, Bad Magic, is really funny, really well written, and so original. I adore P. Bosch's books and I know I will read anything he writes.

      Bad Luck is the sequel to Bad Magic, and it was just as good as the first. I read this book on my kindle, and if you have read any of Bosch's books before you know that he includes these hilarious footnotes randomly throughout his book to expand on a joke that he included, to explain a character's actions, or explain a historical reference, etc.; I just love those footnotes...they're just very nostalgic for me, and they remind me of when I first read his books. They were also very fun, and just a great addition to the book. Bosch's books are very addicting and very easy to read. His characters are very gripping, and I want to get closer to them every time I pick up one of his books. His plots are always really original and intriguing and I can't get enough of them. I cannot wait for the third book.

     There are only a couple of things that I didn't like about the series overall. Now, honestly I think the only reason that I've made this decision is because I'm comparing the books to the Secret series. Honestly I like the characters from the Secret series better, I don't think I'm as connected to the characters as I was to Cass and Max-Ernest in the Secret series. I don't think I can love this series as much as I loved the Secret series. But it was fantastic, so y'all should read it because it's so great. 

      Ok guys. There are a couple things that I love um..visually? The cover is STUNNING! Oh my goodness. The covers for this series are soooo beautiful, and probably better than the Secret series' covers...I mean check them out! They're gorgeous! 


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      I cannot wait to read the rest of the series, and I hope I am able to get my hands on the sequels when they're sent to NetGalley...Ok have a lovely day guys and I will see you on my BookTube channel and during my next review or T5W! 

Happy Reading!
Olivia
~livthebooknerd~
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