Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells, sends them on the trail of a magician who has vanished under strange (and stinky) circumstances. And he certainly wouldn't want you to know about the hair-raising adventures that follow and the nefarious villains they face. You see, not only is the name of this book secret, the story inside is, too. For it concerns a secret. A Big Secret.
What can I say about "The Name of this Book is Secret" that I have not already said about "Skullduggery Pleasant"? This book has suspense, action, and mystery. This book reminded me a lot of Lemony Snicket's series, and I'm hoping the author writes more, because he left a lot to finish up.
Cass and Max-Ernest unravel a plot about murder and a kidnapping. They have to solve a magician's murder and prevent another one.
I liked this story as much as my favorite book, "Skullduggery Pleasant." I recommend "The Name of this Book is Secret" for ages 10 to100.
I give it a 4 out of 5.
See you in the funny pages!