Thursday, January 29, 2015

Review 'Billy Bobble Makes a Magic Wand' by R.S. Mellette

"E = mc2 is no longer the most powerful force in the universe. Your wand is."

Twelve-year-old Billy Bobble and his best friend Suzy Quinofski didn't mean to change the universe. Billy, a quantum physics prodigy, just wanted to find a way to help his hoarding, schizophrenic mother – and maybe impress a coven of older girls in high school. Suzy, his intellectual equal, wanted to help her friend and cling to her last remnant of childhood, a belief in magic.

Together they made Billy a real, working, magic wand, and opened a door to the Quantum World where thoughts create reality, and all things – good and bad – are possible.

My Review:

When I first saw the cover of ‘Billy Bobble Makes a Magic Wand’ I really didn’t know what to expect. But the book description sounded very interesting so when I got the opportunity to read this book through CBB Book Promotions I immediately signed up.

‘Billy Bobble Makes a Magic Wand’ is from the very beginning a very interesting book. This book just doesn’t get boring. Billy Bobble is a twelve year old extremely smart kid. Together with his best friend Suzy Quinofski, who’s also extremely smart they try to survive High School the best way they can. For these smart kids this means they develop a magic wand. And what kind of wand? This wand changes Billy and Suzy’s life forever.

From the very first page this book grabs you attention. There is a lot of stuff happening and I just didn’t want to stop reading. I loved how R.S. Mellette wrote this amazing book about magic wands but also about more serious stuff, like bullying and parenting. The two main characters Billy and Suzy are easy to love, and I just wanted to get inside this story and help them out.

This book is a perfect read for kids but I definitely would also recommend it for adults. It’s a fun book about friendship and finding ways to survive High School. I loved Billy and Suzy and especially the way they interacted with each other in their own smart-intellectual way. Even though I didn’t understand all the stuff about quantum physics, this didn’t bother me at all. I enjoyed reading about how these smart kids thought.

This book is very adventuress and definitely makes you want to read more about Billy Bobble. It was an easy to read book and the writer definitely makes sure you can’t stop reading. Great job, R.S. Mellette!


My Rating:


About the Author:


R.S. Mellette has written, directed, designed and acted in theatre, film, television, and publishing for over 30 years. His credist in various jobs include ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’, ‘Nutty Professor II: The Klumps’, ‘Blue Crush’, and his own ‘Jacks Or Better', which won Dances With Films Best Screenplay award in 2000. He has been working with the festibal ever since.

His novel, ‘Billy Bobble Makes a Magic Wand’, is due out in December 2014 from Elephant’s Booksheld Press. For novelists, Mellete blogs for ‘From The Write Angle’. For filmmakes, he writes for ‘Dances With Blogs'.

For more information about R.S. Mellette please visit Amazon, Goodreads, Twitter and Facebook.

I received this book in exchange for my honest review from CBB Book Promotions.


  1. Maureen, it's always my policy not to comment on reviews - good or bad, favorable or unfavorable - except to say "thank you" for taking the time to read and report about my work.

    That said... WOW! I'm glad you liked it.

    1. I really really liked it! Thank you so much for checking my review out. I really appreciate it ;)

  2. I'm so, so glad you loved it! It's hard to know when a book is kind of middle grade but yet a super smart middle grade, so almost YA. I just don't always know for sure who is going to like it. So it makes me super happy that you did! Thanks so much for reviewing!

    1. You're welcome! I honestly didn't expect to like it this much. But is was a great story and the characters where very enjoyable! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to read it ;)

  3. Great review Maureen. I'm always on the lookout for books for my kids and this one might just suit my son's tastes.

    1. Thank you ;) I would definitely recommend this one to your son. I think I would have loved it even more when I was younger ;)


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