Book Review, Waiting on Wednesday

WoW: The Evil Wizard Smallbone

Waiting on Wednesday,, Reviews, Discussions, Books

Hey ya’ll time for another Waiting on Wednesday from yours truly. If you don’t know WoW is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming books that you are anticipating. Today’s WoW happens to be middle grade because I love it just as much as YA.



Delia Sherman, The Evil Wizard Smallbone, Delia Sherman, Middle Grade Reads, Reviews

When twelve-year-old Nick runs away from his uncle’s in the middle of a blizzard, he stumbles onto a very opinionated bookstore. He also meets its guardian, the self-proclaimed Evil Wizard Smallbone, who calls Nick his apprentice and won’t let him leave, but won’t teach him magic, either. It’s a good thing the bookstore takes Nick’s magical education in hand, because Smallbone’s nemesis—the Evil Wizard Fidelou—and his pack of shape-shifting bikers are howling at the borders. Smallbone might call himself evil, but compared to Fidelou, he’s practically a puppy. And he can’t handle Fidelou alone. Wildly funny and cozily heartfelt, Delia Sherman’s latest is an eccentric fantasy adventure featuring dueling wizards, enchanted animals, and one stray boy with a surprising knack for magic.

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