Published: August 25, 2015
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Author: William Ritter
Genres: Mystery, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
You can read the summary of Jackaby here.
I picked this book up at the urging of my friend Stefani, and when she tells me to read a book, I read the damn book. She didn’t let me down this time, or any time for that matter. You rule, Stefani.
So, the cover of this book says Jackaby is a mix of Sherlock and Buffy. I’m gonna say yay to the Sherlock (Cumberbatch) and nay to the Buffy… it was more Eleven than Buffy. The characters in this novel were FANTASTIC! The banter, the charm, the wit, the… all the things… they were great. Even the ghost was lovely. This historical whodunit with a fantastical, magical twist needs to go on your TBR immediately.
The mystery part of the book is a little easy to figure out BUUUUUTTTTTT (and that’s a huge BUT) it in NO WAY takes away from the enjoyment of the story. The second book, Beastly Bones was released September 22nd and you bet your sweet ass it’s already on my TBR shelf waiting to be devoured.
Bottom line: if you like mystery, Sherlock, magic, funnies, old timey junk, and douche canoes who get what’s coming, then this is your book.