Houdini’s Curse (The Phantom Files #2) by William B. Wolfe

Last year, I was lucky enough to read William B. Wolfe new book – «Twain’s Treasure», absolutely loved it and hoped that there will be more installments in this children’s series!

Before and during my teenage years, I used to be obsessed with children’s series, especially something like Nancy Drew. The Phantom Files brought back that nostalgia. So you can imagine my excitement when I spotted book number two on NetGalley, and was once again very lucky to get approved for this ARC. 

goodreads blurb:

The Greatest Escape Artist of All Time is Trapped. And he thinks I have the key. After our adventure with Mark Twain, I’d hoped Bones and I were out of the ghost hunting business for good. But a crafty magician has other plans. Houdini himself is stuck between worlds, and Bones can’t wait to help him.

When the mysterious Reaper666 is added to our crew and we come up against a powerful vengeful spirit, it’s not just Houdini’s afterlife on the line. We better have some fantastic tricks up our sleeves, or we’re going to all end up imprisoned with Houdini.


Thank you Netgalley and Dreaming Robot Press for a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the company or its affiliates in any way.

Alex and Bones’ adventures continue in this second book, and this time around they will need to bring in the cavalry if they want to help Houdini and escape intact. 

The very first element that I loved so much was the paranormal conference. It’s basically something like ComiCon or VitCon, or other numerous …Cons, but about everything ghostly and paranormal! How cool is that! And it turns out that Bones is a famous fellow in this paranormal community. 

We finally get to meet Reaper666, who turns out to be pretty cool and hopefully will join Alex and Bones in the next adventures. I’d love to see their friendship develop and what new turns it will take with the addition of a new member. 

Besides the amazing paranormal conference, new friend and many dangerous events, I just have to mention various paranormal equipment, and how Bones slowly earned his own place in the group. He is the tech master and also the brains when it comes to everything ghosts related. He’s been researching these topics for years, becoming a walking encyclopedia.  

Ghosts, psychics, cemeteries and lots of other paranormal things – this new series is perfect for younger audience to read during the spooky season!

My rating:


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