Book Review Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions: Wizardry Goes Wild

9781490770215_COVER_V3.inddTitle: Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions Book 2: Wizardry Goes Wild

Author: Sunayna Prasad

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

After months of living a normal life, thirteen-year-old Alyssa McCarthy faces magic again. Only this time, though, she is cursed with it, thanks to an old depressed skeleton named Errol. Alyssa’s time with her godfather, Alex, will never be the same again, as she can perform sorcery, but never control it.

            From letting out enchantments at school to creating outdoor disasters, Alyssa is bound to face consequences. She can only get rid of her powers if she can boost her confidence levels and improve her bravery. But it’s not as easy as it sounds. She must measure those abilities with a special device called a skillometer. Will she be able to get rid of her unwanted wizardry?

The second book in a series, Wizardry Goes Wild tells the story of 13-year-old Alyssa McCarthy, who faces magic again – this time, she’sz cursed with it. She can perform sorcery ut has no way to control it, and chaos ensues. Alyssa can only get rid of her powers if she improves her confidence. The book offers a nice clash between science and magic, and Alyssa is a likeable main character. She’s clumsy, which I’m sure many young teens will relate to (God knows I was the clumsiest teen ever), has a good sense of humor, and she is quite brave, when she admits it to herself.

A magical read for middle graders.



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