Wizard for Hire by Obert Skye

Into the Wild

Wizard for Hire Read Online Free - 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.

Title : Wizard for Hire
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ISBN : 1629724122
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 416 pages


Jeff rated it ★★★★★

January 04, 2018

I was fortunate to get an ARC of this book. There is much to like about Wizard for Hire. An engrossing read, it kept me turning the pages late into the night and during the days. Ozzy was left behind as a young boy after his parents were abducted in a secluded cabin in the Oregon woods. He's a sm...

Lisa rated it ★★★★☆

March 25, 2018

This book is a hard one for me to rate and review. I am obviously not the age of the readers this book was written for. This book is written for a middle grade reader, but I think it would be better for an advanced middle grade reader and above. I was impressed with the humor in this book. It is f...

Ashley rated it ★★★★☆

March 29, 2018

4.5/5 stars Many, many years ago, I read Obert Skye's Leven Thumps series, and it was my favorite series for a long time. (I'd recommend it if you haven't already read it!) So, when I heard Obert Skye had written another book, I knew I wanted to read it, even if I have definitely aged out of the t...

Mindy rated it ★★★★★

March 26, 2018

Wizard for Hire is funny, clever and full of heart. I love the way this author writes. There are subtle hints of cleverness, humor and mystery in the way he writes. I loved this book. Ozzy was a fantastic character, naive and trusting, but wonderful. Clark was an enjoyable and amusing addition. T...

Dena (Batch of Books) rated it ★★★★★

April 19, 2018

Oh man! What a bundle of fun this book was! Funny, magical, adventurous, you name it. Full review to come!

Heidi rated it ★★★★☆

March 26, 2018

I thought going in that this was going to be much more fantastical than it ended up being. In fact, it may be up for debate whether there is even any magic in this book which is odd considering the title. But the author leaves it up to the reader to decide whether to believe Rin is really a wizar...

Becca rated it ★★★★☆

April 01, 2018

This was such a great book. Our main Character Ozzy and his family move to Portland, Oregon to to live in the solitude of the mountains. The first day Ozzy is allowed to go behind the cabin by himself to the little river, he hears screaming. He runs back to the house in time to see people dressed...

P.M. rated it ★★★★★

April 15, 2018

This is a book I have been waiting to get my hands on since I loved the Leven Thumps series. The author did not disappoint me with this quirky book about a seven year old boy whose parents are kidnapped, leaving him alone in the family cabin in the Oregon woods. Fast forward a few years when Ozzy...

NaDell rated it ★★★★☆

March 05, 2018

I hadn't read anything by this author before, but was pleasantly surprised by how easy this book was to read and interested in where the story would go. There was a lot of humor and excitement and even some deeper moments of apology and loss mixed in with a bunch of breakfast and a talking metal...

Grace rated it ★★★☆☆

January 26, 2018

This book was good! Unfortunately, I think it's just not the kind of thing I'm ever going to be super jazzed up by. Ozzy was sympathetic, there was a lot of humor, the "is-he-a-wizard-or-just-a-crazy-man" mystery with Labyrinth, etc.... All of it was fine, but I've never done well with absurdity,...

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