Monday, October 8, 2012

Bibliophile's Corner

Horten's Incredible Illusions
by Lissa Evans

Flap Copy Description:
Trapped in the Beeton Museum inside the Pharaoh's Pyramid, Stuart slotted the star into place. The effect was instantaneous. All four sides of the pyramid fell open. Stuart was in the middle of a desert.

Just when height-challenged Stuart Horten thinks his big adventure is over, he discovers that Great Uncle Tony has left behind yet another mystery: he's hidden his will, and his magic tricks are the clues to its location. As Stuart tries to find the long-lost document and outwit a nefarious newcomer who's also after it, the tricks suddenly transport him (with the triplets April, May, and June in tow) far away from Beeton. The foursome must use their smarts to solve even trickier puzzles to get home - or risk losing everything - in this action-packed, laugh-out-loud sequel to Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms.

My Thoughts:
Author Lissa Evans has penned another brain-tickling middle grade tale - Horten's Incredible Illusions - the sequel to Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms. Magic, mystery, and mayhem abound in this well-written whimsical story. A puzzling plot, colorful characters, and lots of laughs make this book a fantastic find for the readers who enjoyed The Mysterious Benedict Society or the books by Lemony Snicket. I highly recommend this middle grade novel to readers from the ages of 8 -12.


  1. Sounds like my kind of book.

    1. I'm not surprised it sounds good to you Linda - you're a MG connoisseur!