Synopsis: The third magical book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Magic Misfits series from acclaimed and wildly popular celebrity Neil Patrick Harris!
Theo Stein-Meyer loves being part of the Magic Misfits. Armed with his trusty violin bow, he completes the team with his levitation skills, unflappable calm, and proper manners. But when a girl named Emily begins to spend time with the group, Theo is surprisingly drawn to her. She seems to understand the pull he feels between music and magic, between family and friends.
Then a famous ventriloquist arrives in town, and the Misfits are sure he (and his creepy dummy) are up to no good. With their mentor, Mr. Vernon, suddenly called away and tension simmering among the friends, can they come together to stop another member of the villainous Emerald Ring? It’s time for Theo to make a choice about where–and with whom–he belongs.
Join the Magic Misfits as they discover adventure, friendship, and more than a few hidden secrets in this unique and 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!
Genres: Middle Grade, Mystery, Magic, Friendship, Fantasy
Format Read: Audiobook
Review: I didn’t like this book anywhere near as much as the others, the story felt half hearted. The story wasn’t very exciting, nothing really happened until right near the end and it just faltered for me.
I loved the first two in this series so much and they have both been filled with excitement and enemy’s making moves, this one though was more of a blame someone under suspicion and then fight with each other.
It was all a bit tedious to me, the group falling out completely, blaming the ventriloquist for things he wasn’t doing just because other things had happened previously it was not very exciting really.
The end though was interesting building up to the next story which will be Ridley’s where they’ll actually come up against Kaligan. There was some fun action in that scene which was the only scenes that felt like the other books.
Anyway I may not have enjoyed this one that much but the series is still really fun, the characters are still really great and when stuff happens it’s very fun and interesting.
Narrator Review: Tre Hall is the main Narrator of this book, I cannot say I enjoyed listening to him, but he wasn’t awful. He was perfect for the character of Theo and did sound as you’d expect him to sound, however when it came to the other characters it just felt wrong the voice just didn’t work for them. Maybe it was just me, but I didn’t really overly enjoy him as the narrator for all the other characters really.
About Author: Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, producer, director, magician, comedian and singer. He is best known for playing Barney Stinson in the television comedy series How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014), for which he was nominated for four Emmy Awards. As a child star he played the title character in Doogie Howser, M.D.(1989–1993). He is also known for his role as the title character in Joss Whedon’s musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog(2008) and a fictional version of himself in the Harold & Kumar film series (2004–2011). He has also appeared in the films Starship Troopers (1997), Beastly (2011), The Smurfs (2011), The Smurfs 2 (2013) and Gone Girl (2014). Harris was named as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2010, and was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 2011. He has also hosted the Tony Awards on Broadway in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013, for which he won several special class Emmy Awards. He also hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2009 and 2013, and will host the 87th Academy Awards in 2015. In 2014, he starred as the title role of Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, for which he won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.