Don't look so shocked! You may not think magic is bad, but the protagonist of our story, Clay, certainly does. And really, who can blame him? After all, it is a magic journal that getshim expelled from school and lands him at Earth Ranch, a summer camp for wayward youths. A camp located on a volcanic island. (And yes, of course the volcano is active. There's nothing like the threat of imminent annihilation by volcanic ash and lava to straighten out a "troubled" kid.)
And it's the promise of magic that leads Clay to explore the island's abandoned library, which may or may not be haunted. Plus, it's a magic book that's at the center of Clay's investigation into the strange history of the island and his even stranger fellow campers. After this investigation leads Clay to a twisted and dangerous secret...well, who can blame him for hating magic at that point?
Still think magic is innocent and harmless? Fine. Read for yourself. But don't say I didn't warn you.
Elusive author Pseudonymous Bosch begins his exciting new trilogy with a story filled with his signature rip-roaring voice, gripping mystery, and llamas. (Did I mention there were llamas?)
Praise for Bad Magic:
"Enjoyable...Bosch's arch narrative voice carries over from his previous books...From The Tempest and Lord of the Flies to shows like Gilligan's Island and Lost, cultural allusions abound as Clay tries to understand the island's many mysteries and meets his fellow campers. Gilbert's watercolors bring in additional humor."
Praise for The Name of This Book is Secret:
"Equal parts snarky and delightful."
Pseudonymous Bosch is the infamously anonymous author of the New York Times bestselling Secret Series and the Bad Books. Despite rumors to the contrary, his books are not actually written by his pet rabbit, Quiche; the rabbit is merely his typist.