Wizardry Goes Wild (Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions – 2) by Sunayna Prasad
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?
I was born in Houston, Texas on November 22nd, 1993. I moved to Long Island, New York shortly after turning one. I attended school from 1998 and graduated in 2011. I started writing stories at around six years old. I wrote until the age of ten, when I took a break for six years. I returned to writing stories at about sixteen years old. Ever since then, I enjoyed writing stories, particularly for children.
Alyssa McCarthy has been living like any 13-year-old, but when she is cursed with magic. She has to figure out how to control it when all she wants to do is get rid of it. Many magical things happen around her very unexpectedly and she learns that if she builds her confidence and bravery she may get her wish. This is not going to happen easily since most kids have learned to harness their magic by Alyssa’s age.
I read From Frights to Flaws and enjoyed following Alyssa on her adventures. I was really excited to see what happens to her in this book. I felt for Alyssa as she is trying to handle the magic that just seems to cause more problems than it is worth. But I loved the message of having her improve her confidence and bravery, this is great for kid’s reading the story.
This is a really good, fantasy series for kids of all ages. It has a good message and lots of action to keep you involved in the story. I am excited to see what happens next in this series.
I received Wizardry Goes Wild from Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
The scent of lavender drifted into Alyssa’s nostrils, causing her to inhale. The aroma tickled the inside of her nose. Vapor also touched her face as she lay on top of her bed. She opened her eyes, noticing the lilac-covered mist clouding around her face. Gasping, she bolted up. She turned to her window and saw that it remained shut as it had all day.
Where did this come from? Alyssa thought.
Her stomach knotted as she hopped off her bed. Something like this could not just happen out of nowhere—unless—it was caused by… wizardry. Alyssa raised her eyebrows as an alarm buzzed inside her head. She couldn’t believe it. It was now October—six months since people and creatures doing sorcery had left her life. And that amount of time was only the minimum amount for magic to stay out of her daily routines with everything she’d done. If not, wizardry would have just left her alone forever.