Bad Magic (MMGM)

Title: Bad Magic
Author: Pseudonymous Bosch
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: 2014
Page Count: 393 (Hardcover)
Age Recommendation: 10

A magical new series from Pseudonymous Bosh, the bestselling author of the Secret Series

Magic is BAD.

As in fake. Cheesy. Unreal. At least, that’s what Clay, who has seen one magic show too many, thinks.

When words from his journal appear mysteriously on his school wall as graffiti, he never imagines that magic might be to blame. And when the same graffiti lands him at Earth Ranch, a camp for “troubled” kids on a remote volcanic island, magic is the last thing he expects to find there.

But at Earth Ranch, there is one strange surprise after another, until Clay no longer knows what to expect. Is he really talking to a llama? Did he really see a ghost? What is the scary secret hidden in the abandoned library? The only thing he knows for sure is that behind the clouds of vog (volcanic smog), nothing is as it seems. Can he solve the riddle of Earth Ranch before trouble erupts?

Elusive author Pseudonymous Bosch introduces an extraordinary new series that will have you believing in the unbelievable. ~ Goodreads

Bad Magic is honestly something I probably should’ve read BEFORE summer was over. After all, reading books about summer and summer camp after summer is gone just makes you sad. I’m still glad I read it, though. Bad Magic is a super cute and sort of wacky middle grade series starter. From the start, the writing style is like nothing I’ve ever read before. There are editors notes and comments from the author inside the story.  I picked up this book because I was a fan of Pseudonymous’s Secret Series. If you’re also a fan of that series I’d recommend this book.