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Lockwood & Co: The Hollow Boy: Book 3 (Lockwood & Co., 3)

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But it’s also properly hilarious (that skull man, that skull doesn’t stop) and the ending will make you scream (in protest).

Lockwood is furious his agency is not involved, but even if Inspector Barnes would invite them to help, they couldn’t do it. Even with this indisputable fact, I remain incapable of picturing any of this happening anywhere other than Victorian or maybe pre-WWI England. When the bullets hit the float—ghosts appear and begin moving toward the people, but only agents can see this. The time/setting is still off-putting - everything feels really steampunk-y, to the point where I had to keep reminding myself that it was taking place in modern day. Book two further expanded on the overall world and increased my appreciation for several characters.Because until it happened, the Lockwood series read as lighter fare, creepy manifestations and nighttime horrors and deaths and all. They are immediately accosted by ghosts, and it isn’t hard to figure out these are what remains of the missing boarders of Lavender Lodge. A wealthy old client presents an intriguing and challenging case for the agency, which promises long awaited fame for the team.

She was at once submissive and assertive, her inexperience overlapping with her smooth self-confidence. Surely this is the perfect chance for them to show once and for all that they’re actually the best in town?For another - and this is central to the book's character conflict - Stroud introduces another female character. Excellent - highly recommended, regardless of whether you are a younger reader, or you have a few more years under your belt! The books in this series are The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem's Eye, and Ptolemy's Gate, his first books to be published in the United States.

I enjoyed it so much, I hope there will be yet another book soon to follow in this fabulously told series. We're at the third installation of what is at least a four-book series, and Jonathan Stroud is finally starting to deviate just a little bit from his established formula. Lockwood helps the others escape and is trying to save Lucy but is blown skyward by the raging poltergeist. Lockwood, Lucy and George investigate a series of disappearances with one mutual connection: they all rented a room in the Lavender Lodge.

Part of the book involves Lucy exploring and developing her ability to talk to ghosts, often by putting her own team at risk and having to learn lessons about keeping her friends safe despite her curiosity etc. If you're a teen or adult that wants something that is nice and easy to read, a bit scary, and has great writing then this series is for you. Ok, enough with the threats, for now, and WELCOME once again to the scariest London in fictional existence. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.

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