Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday (134)


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight highly anticipated books.  It is based on the Waiting on Wednesday meme which used to be hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.



FROM GOODREADS: Fourteen-year-old Ozzy lives near Portland, Oregon, and is desperate for help. His scientist parents have been kidnapped after discovering a formula that enables mind control. Their work was so top secret Ozzy is afraid to go to the police, but without help, he fears he'll never find his parents. Then he stumbles across a classified ad in the local newspaper that says "Wizard for Hire. Call 555-SPEL." Ozzy has read about wizards in books like Harry Potter, but wizards couldn't actually exist today, could they? After Ozzy meets the wizard Labyrinth--aka Rin--he's even more skeptical.

Sure, Rin dresses like a wizard, but the short robe and high-top tennis shoes seem unorthodox, as does Rin's habit of writing notes on his shoes and eating breakfast for every meal. Plus, Rin doesn't even cast any magic spells, which means that the unexplained coincidences that start happening around Ozzy are just that--coincidences.

With the help of a robotic-talking raven invented by Ozzy's father, a kind and curious girl at school who decides to help Ozzy, and, of course, a self-proclaimed wizard who may or may not have a magical wand, Ozzy begins an unforgettable quest that will lead him closer to the answers he desperately seeks about his missing parents.
 

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  Two words - the cover.  Enough said.

WHAT BOOK CAN'T YOU WAIT FOR THIS WEEK???

34 comments:

  1. The cover for this one totally caught my eye too!

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    1. I love the colors, the artwork, pretty much everything!

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  2. This book looks and sounds like a fun read!! I can’t wait to see what you think about it!!

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  3. Enough said indeed! That is definitely a cover that would make you stop and take another look. The Wizard for hire plot line isn't new, but I don't think I've ever read a blurb about it that made me smile so much! Great pick!

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    1. Yea, there is an abundance of wizards it seems but I think this is middle grade and sounds like fun, especially for kids.

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  4. Yep that cover is cool! This sounds more like middle grade so I probably won't read it, but I love the Harry Potter reference!

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    1. Yes, I think it's good they acknowledge the Harry Potter thing so it can't be considered a rip-off.

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  5. Oh, YEAH, that cover ROCKS, Barb!! I really like the sound of this one! I'm sure it will be a LOT of fun! And my finely-tuned antennae started zinging at the mention of Harry Potter! Lol. Thanks for adding to my Goodreads shelves!!

    HUGS TO YOU & THE BOYS!! WOOF, WOOF TO THEM, TOO!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  6. This one sound like fun! I hope you enjoy it, Barb and thank you for sharing:)

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  7. This does some pretty interesting and I have to agree that cover is cool! :)

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    1. Yep, need to get my hands on this one eventually.

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  8. haha Cover insta-Love! I agree the cover is awesome :)

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  9. This book sounds like it is going to be a lot of fun! I hope that it is one you enjoy. Thanks for sharing it. :)

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  10. Yes! That cover! Love it! It sounds really good, too!

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  11. I have to say, that cover is pretty awesome!!! Great pick.

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  12. This sounds fun! And I agree- that cover!!

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    1. I know. I keep noticing different things when I look at it. That must be the robotic raven too.

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  13. Wow, I agree - the cover is STUNNING. I hadn't even read the blurb and I knew I wanted to check it out!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  14. Oh my gosh! That cover. I am in love with that cover :)

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    1. I thought quite a few people would like it!

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  15. Oh this cover is very eye catching and the story sounds pretty good too. Enjoy!

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  16. I definitely need to keep an eye out for this one!!

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  17. Sorry I am soooo late with my comment here. To be honest, neve heard of that author or book ever before. But your are right: the cover says enough! I hope you´ll enjoy this read. Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my blog.

    Best wishes
    Vi @Inkvotary

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  18. This sounds so good! I'm a sucker for any witch/wizard book to be honest.

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