Sunday, January 26, 2014
Lockwood and Co , The Screaming Staircase by Jonathon Stroud.Review
I loved this book so much! It is brilliant when I can write that on the first line of a review!
Okay guys let the gushing begin.... Let's start with the characters..ohhh boy they are great ! I am specifically talking above the non ghost type characters .. You know the ones that have a pulse and have a fondness for bacon and eggs..
Anthony Lockwood, business owner ...not easily spooked .. good boss, avid tea drinker...
Lucy Carlyle , young girl..fearless...gifted... rapier carrying ghostbuster...
George...cranky know it all.. Untidy....but good at his job...
These characters all live together in Lockwood's house/offices
The setting for the story is London, here there is plenty of business for these ghost hunters as all these supernatural beings seem to wander freely and it's up to this team of spirit hunters to track them all down and send them on their merry way.
This is a long book and that is awesome because the story is just so darn good. There is over 400 pages of wonderful story telling, and each chapter starts with a little picture which adds a little something special to the book.
The plot is really good, the story is a little eerie in some parts making this hard to put down as you really want to find out what's going to happen. I could not be more pleased that this was book 1 in a series. After reading this I could not be more pleased.
I am putting a link to the book down below where your can find this book on amazon and if you look at the kindle version of the book you can download a free sample.
To sum up.. Wonderful characters , great storyline, ghostly goings on...no dull bits..nail biting ending.
Go get this awesome book published by Doubleday!!
You can also find it here on Goodreads.