Sunday, June 5, 2016

Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

This is a fantasy/mystery/ghost novel. London is infiltrated with ghosts and demons and only special investigators have the skills to rid the world of these horrors. One such group is Lockwood and Co, which is a trio of teenagers who are skilled but untested. Lucy is new to the group, Anthony is the leader and George is the jack of all trades that runs the behind the scenes. Together they attack a couple different ghosts and learn about working together as a team. The storyline, at times, felt disconnected but the characters came alive for me, so that made it better. It is also pretty gruesome, so those faint of heart won’t enjoy this. Grades 5-8