A Review of Bad Luck by Pseudonymous Bosch

A book cover and synopsis for Bad Luck by Pseudonymous Bosch

My Review of Bad Luck 

While I didn’t enjoy Bad Luck quite as much as I enjoyed the first in the series, Bad Magic, it was still a delightful read. Pseudonymous, whomever he is, definitely has a knack for writing slightly fantastical stories that easily draw you in, and hold your attention until the very end.

I like the way the author manages to gloss over some of the more action-packed items so that young readers don’t get put off or intimidated by what they’re reading, but still get the gist of what happened conveyed to them. However, his talent for glossing over things means that we miss out on some of the really fun stuff – like seeing more of the magic happening at Earth Camp!

Now, there is a hint of child abuse/neglect at the beginning, and the kid that this happens to is a bit of a pain in the neck. However, Bosch handles it with a deft touch, and drags the reader away from potentially bad thoughts and onto an epic adventure.

Regardless, Bad Luck was an enjoyable read that, again, lets girls have as much fun as the boys do, and will surely be enjoyed by a wide variety of the age group (middle-graders) the book is aimed at.  I’d definitely recommend reading it. I just hope the third one in the series resolves the bit of a cliff-hanger and shows us more actual magic!

4 Star Rating

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Title: Bad Luck | Series: The Bad Books | Author: Pseudonymous Bosch |Publisher:  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (site) | Pub. Date: 2016-2-9 | Pages: 393 | ISBN13: 9780316320429 | Genre: Children’s Fiction |Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 4 out of 5 | Age Appropriate: 9+ Date Read: 2016-3-2 | Source: Received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.