If you like magic, friends, excitement, and adventure, this is the perfect series for you or your middle-grade reader! I found this book to be absolutely captivating!
This is the first book that I have read in The Magic Misfits series, and I was SO appreciative that the book lends itself to someone jumping into the series! There’s a “Stop! Halt! Who Goes There!” at the beginning that wonderfully catches a reader up on who the characters are in the book. I loved that!
The characters are so endearing, I felt myself connecting to them so easily! I loved Ridley. She is smart, quite funny, and very loyal to her friends. She’s also tough on herself, and sees when she has wronged someone. I really appreciated that quality in her. It made her feel so real.
The story is quite exciting, and had me captivated from page one…well even before that because I quite enjoyed the “Stop! Halt! Who Goes There!” section. I thought that Neil Patrick Harris really created narration in the story that brought me in. I wasn’t an outsider reading the story, I was there, in the rooms, the train, where the character was, I was there.
Overall, I would highly recommend this book! As I haven’t read the entire series yet, I can’t recommend the others quite yet, but I’ll say that I bet they are just as good!
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend The Magic Misfits: The Fourth Suit for middle-grade readers that enjoy a magical story!
Where to Find This Book:
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The magical finale of the #1 New York Times bestselling Magic Misfits series from acclaimed and wildly popular celebrity Neil Patrick Harris!
Ridley Larsen is everything you want in a friend. She’s tough as nails, she’s fiercely loyal, and she’s smart as a whip. But she can be a harsh critic, which has put her position with the Magic Misfits on the rocks, even as the threat of the group’s longtime enemy Kalagan looms large. Ever since his recent appearance in Mineral Wells, the kids know that a showdown with the vicious magician is imminent.
They must first deal with a series of odd instances and random attacks, though, all of which they use to bring themselves closer to discovering where Kalagan may be hiding, and the nature of his true identity. But can Ridley finally master her temper and put her essential magical skills to good use?
She’ll do anything to protect her friends, and when the time comes, she’ll find that the Magic Misfits are strongest when they all work together.
Join the Magic Misfits as they discover adventure, friendship, and more than a few hidden secrets in this finale of the unique and always surprising series. Whether you’re a long-time expert at illusion or simply a new fan of stage magic, hold on to your top hat!
Just the Facts:
The Magic Misfits: The Fourth Suit by Neil Patrick Harris
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Page Count: 224 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pub Date: September 15, 2020
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Neil Patrick Harris is a Tony and Emmy award-winning stage and screen performer, famous for his roles as Barney Stinson in the popular CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother and as the iconic and beloved Doogie Howser, M.D.
He’s been in many movies, hosted both the Tony and the Emmy Awards multiple times, performed in several Broadway shows, and enjoys the Twitter (follow him at @actuallyNPH).
Oh, and he is an accomplished amateur magician on the side. And the father of twins. And he’s Dr. Horrible.
I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.