I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Magic's Most Wanted by Tyler Whitesides
Genres: Fantasy, Middle Grade
Published by HarperCollins on January 19, 2021
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Magic is closer than Mason Morrison ever thought possible.
For Mason Mortimer Morrison, life isn’t so magical.
His dad was just sent to jail, his grades have been plummeting from meh to yikes, and, oh yeah, two officers from some organization called Magix just showed up to arrest him in the middle of fourth period.
Talk about bad luck.
Mason knows he’s innocent. But in order to clear his name, he’s going to need the help of a plucky Magix junior detective and a cantankerous talking bunny—and a little bit of magic.
Here is what I thought
It’s a story about Mason, who father is in prison. Mason doesn’t believe his father is guilty but there isn’t anything he can do about it. He really could careless about doing his book report on music boxes and when he is called on he has nothing to say, but his mom made sure he had an actual music box to show everyone.
Mason figures it might gain him a few points for not actually reading the book but when he opens it, it send him and his whole class to a different location. He has no clue what just happened but he tried the music box again and they are in a new location. Then he is picked up by some detectives saying they are from Magix and that he is magic’s most wanted for using the music box that was magic.
Mason has no clue that magic even existed and can’t believe what is happening to him but it seems like the higher ups are not going to believe him and want to wipe all his memories. He needs to get out of the place they are holding him at quick. In comes Avery a young junior detective who bust him out as she isn’t sure he did anything on purpose. Together they have to try and figure out what is going one and what it has to do with Mason. They have some magic items in a top hat, but they need help detecting magic boons (or magical items) and that requires a pet, so they head to the pet store and figure that a bunny would be small enough to fit the magic collar. It turns the bunny into one that talks and he can be a bit cantankerous!
So with Avery and a talking rabbit Mason runs throughout the sitting trying to figure out why they are accusing him of the magic crime and what to do about it.
This was a super cute and funny middle grade book and I really liked it. The rabbit cracked me up! Since this was already out I got the audiobook version and the voice the narrator does for the bunny was so fun. Mason, Avery and his friend Hamid (comes in later in the book) were all really fun characters.
I would definitly recommend this one to young and old alike. 🙂