Bad News (The Bad Books #3) (Paperback)
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This is book number 3 in the The Bad Books series.
The can't-miss final installment of beloved author Pseudonymous Bosch's bestselling Bad Books trilogy, now in paperback!
Sometimes plans go bad. A dragon preserve in the middle of the desert? It can only mean one thing. Ariella, known to be the last dragon on earth, has been recaptured by the nefarious Midnight Sun. But the news, when Clay hears it, is even worse: His brother's best friend Cass has disappeared while investigating this mysterious tourist destination. The rescue mission takes Clay undercover to a crater halfway around the world, where dragons are kept captive for the entertainment of wealthy guests. Or so it seems. Can Clay get to the bottom of the Midnight Sun's horrible plans, find Cass, and bring them both back to safety? Or will he be uncovered first?
Old friends return and new foes appear as Pseudonymous Bosch answers long-simmering questions in his most exciting adventure yet, packed with action, humor, magic, mystery, and the roars of dragons.
About the Author
Pseudonymous Bosch is the infamously anonymous author of the New York Times bestselling Secret Series and the Bad Books. Despite rumors to the contrary, his books are not actually written by his pet rabbit, Quiche; the rabbit is merely his typist.
Praise for Bad News:
"Bosch's Bad Books trilogy roars to a fiery close...[and] Bosch's patented sense of humor runs through the action-packed plot and comical footnotes....Series fans will doubtless be sad to bid these characters adieu, but they certainly go out in style."
Praise for Bad Luck:
"This second volume has plenty of Bosch's signature cheekiness and footnotes, and it's chock-full of intrigue, danger, secret missions, betrayal, a magical library within a library, and a creature straight from legend. Longtime Bosch fans will be thrilled at the reappearance of characters from his "Secret Series," but the good fun and solid adventure will delight new readers just the same. An excellent addition to middle grade collections.
—School Library Journal
"Enjoyable...Bosch's arch narrative voice carries over from his previous books...From The Tempest and Lord of the Flies to shows like Gilligan's Island and Lost, cultural allusions abound as Clay tries to understand the island's many mysteries and meets his fellow campers. Gilbert's watercolors bring in additional humor."—Publishers Weekly
"[Bad Magic] contains threads of mystery, magic, word games, and snark... It is suspenseful, humorous, clever, and most importantly, fun. Bad Magic is definitely entertaining for a wide range of readers."—Voya
"...Bosch's mix of slapstick silliness, sly authorial asides, and magical adventure will appeal to readers of Lemony Snicket and M. T. Anderson's Pals in Peril series."—Booklist
Finch's creation story of legendary gentleman detective Charles Lenox is the perfect book for Agatha Christie, Donna Leon and Louise Penny fans as the atmosphere is thick as clotted cream and with indelible characters that will become more comfortable as comfy slippers! Standout sequel to be read either before or after Finch's other Lennox books. Not to be mistaken for a cozy, but still one to enjoy with a good Earl Grey and scones. - Maureen