Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Review: Beastly Bones by William Ritter

Series: Jackaby #2
Publication Date: September 22nd 2015
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers 
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Mystery 
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Synopsis: 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 Rating
4/5 stars

My Review
“I might be better prepared to slay dragons, I decided, than to flirt with boys.”

A fantastic sequel. Just as good as the first book.

Even though Abigail has entered the detective business, she still gets excited anytime someone mentions bones. When a new dinosaur is found in the next town over, and one of the owners of the farm dies a mysterious death, Abigail and Jackoby set out to investigate another mystery.

I was amazed with how well this book turned out. It had just as much action and adventure as the first book, and we get to see some more amazing character building.

Abigail really impressed me this book. In the first book we see her becoming a stronger and more independent women, but still afraid at times. In this book we see her become more outgoing and more outspoken, as well as taking control of her actions and becoming and even stronger women. It was absolutely wonderful to read about. Jackaoby on the other hand, did not change one bit, and I loved that as well, he is a perfect character already.

The world building in this book was alright, we do see some new places but they're nothing amazing. The description is very good and well detailed but its not something I truly loved about the book.

I have to say that I liked the plot line a lot more than the first book. The mystery isn't as good as the first book, but it's much more relatable and easier to understand in this book. Theres tons of action and adventure as always and a few new characters, so you won't be bored one bit.

Overall, I would highly recommend reading the second book if you love the first one. If you haven't read the first one, definitely read that one before starting this one. It's perfect for all fans of mystery and paranormal books.

Happy Reading,

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