I received this book for free from Purchased in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Beastly Bones (Jackaby, #2) by William Ritter
Published by Algonquin Young Readers on September 22nd 2015
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Ghost, Humor, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Mystery, Paranormal, YA, Young Adult
I've found very little about private detective R. F. Jackaby to be standard in the time I've known him. Working as his assistant tends to call for a somewhat flexible relationship with reality . . .
In 1892, New Fiddleham, New England, things are never quite what they seem, especially when Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, are called upon to investigate the supernatural. First, members of a particularly vicious species of shape-shifters disguise themselves as a litter of kittens. A day later, their owner is found murdered, with a single mysterious puncture wound to her neck. Then, in nearby Gad's Valley, dinosaur bones from a recent dig go missing, and an unidentifiable beast attacks animals and people, leaving their mangled bodies behind. Policeman Charlie Cane, exiled from New Fiddleham to the valley, calls on Abigail for help, and soon Abigail and Jackaby are on the hunt for a thief, a monster, and a murderer.
My short and sweet review
I am keeping this review short because I don’t want to spoil anything and if you haven’t read the first one, I think you will be ok reading this review because I have no plans to spoil anything.
I can’t express how awesome I think this series is. Once again you have the quirky Jackaby and the amazing Abigail. I adore both of them and this story was filled with so much action and mystery. I loved how we got to know Abigail a little more and you get a bit of Jackaby’s background. Not a lot. It’s another mystery for Jackaby and Abigail to solve and I thought I loved the first book but Gah! I loved this one just as much. I can’t get enough of Jackaby’s attitude. He is hilarious and so sarcastic. I just love him. (can you tell I love this book?)
Overall the second book in this series is just plain amazing like the first. I could love on it all day. With lots of action, magic, adventure, hilarious laugh out loud moments and two of my favorite characters, I can’t recommend this book and series enough. Honestly one of my all time favorites. A must read…like go now…read it. Trust me, you will love it too!!!!
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