Magic Smells Awful | Matthew K. Manning

UNICORNS WERE REAL! Not the beautiful, brightly colored, tra-la-la-ing ones in fairy tales. But stinky, zombie, rainbow-puking ones! Thank you Capstone for providing me with an ARC of this  sticky-icky read! Coming out on 1st August 2018!

Book: Magic Smells Awful
Series: Xander and the Rainbow-Barfing Unicorns
Author: Matthew K. Manning
Pages: 130
Format: eBook
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Xander Stone is your average twelve-year-old boy. And, like any average twelve-year-old boy, he didn’t believe in unicorns. No way. No how. NOT A CHANCE. Then one day — BLECH! — one puked on him. Yes, PUKED on him! Filthy, sticky-icky, rainbow-colored puke. If seeing is believing, Xander got beliefed all over his favorite sneakers.

UNICORNS WERE REAL! Not the beautiful, brightly colored, tra-la-la-ing ones in fairy tales. But stinky, zombie, rainbow-puking ones. At that moment, Xander Stone vowed to protect them and their disgusting secret at all costs — oh, and keep his sneakers squeaky clean.

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Short Review:

This was a hilarious and interesting read. I don’t believe I’ve ever read about zombie unicorns. Most of my unicorn related information comes from My Little Pony! ^^ So this was something new and fun.

Kids will be laughing out loud and curious to see what happens next. The title alone makes you wonder about the contents of the book. I mean, could you imagine waking up one day and finding your average pretty and sparkly unicorns are actually smelly and awful!

Not to mention, this book touches on serious topics such as anxiety and bullying. Making it relatable to a lot of children.

Anyway, I wholeheartedly recommend getting this book!

Until Next time,

*** Note: I received this book in exchange for an honest voluntary review. Images Link back to source. ***


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What did you think of this book, have you read anything similar to it? Or do you have any recommendations for me to try? Lets chat, don’t worry, I don’t bite. ^^

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