I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Magician's Fire by Simon Nicholson
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
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Can young Harry Houdini use his dazzling trickery to find a vanished magician?
Young Houdini spends his days practicing magic tricks with his two best friends, Arthur and Billie. But when Harry's magical mentor, Herbie, disappears after a performance at the theater, the three friends band together, determined to rescue the beloved magician.
With nothing more than a mysterious puff of purple smoke, an ominous threat, and a menacing Bulgarian for evidence, Harry, Arthur, and Billie embark on a dangerously thrilling investigation that pushes their skill, and friendship, to the limits. Can Harry find Herbie and learn what it means to be a true friend before it's too late?
I am not exactly a fan of magic and those kinds of stuff but Young Houdini: The Magician’s Fire is so much more than what anyone would expect.
The story is written in third person POV and is a teeny tiny bit confusing because it is written in a little bit of Old English. Not quite but definitely not modern English. The writing itself, though, is great.
I loved the story, especially the friendship factor and the revealing of the magic tricks, though if you ask me, it a bit that but still. I love mysteries and so I so lovelovelovelovelove this.
The story’s really short, fun, and action-packed. Witty and easy to read and definitely for any time of the day, year and even when you’re on the dumps.
I am going to question why they are so young, I mean, I got the memo that this is middle-grade, but still isn’t eleven a little too young to be able to solve magic tricks? Maybe that’s just me but I’m just saying, I’ll love this in a whole new level if they were a little older. Fourteen or fifteen, maybe?
Four stars! Go ahead and read this and you’ll be looking for the second book as hard as I am right now.
Reviewed by: Reneth