I’ll admit it, I love the steampunk genre, and this book doesn’t disappoint. In addition, this book is very compelling murder mystery story in its own right. In fact, the murder mystery is really what drives the story. The mystery is compelling, interesting, and puzzling right up until the end.
The hero of the book, Chloe Sullivan, is the perfect example of a strong female heroine. She is resourceful, intelligent, and strong-willed. The police seem to be botching the investigation of her friend’s death, so Chloe takes it upon herself to do a little investigation of her own.
Now, I don’t want to give away any spoilers, so I won’t say any more. I will say I read this… Read more
This adventure focuses on Dill, and the first half of the story is told from his POV. I loved this, and want to get more episodes from inside his head. Even after 20 episodes I still find Dill hilarious.
Anyway, Dill is facing the prospect of failing the 4th grade. Too embarrassed to tell Peter and with no support at home, Dill turns to his new invisible friend for help. However things quickly spiral out of control.
Dark Peter makes a cameo appearance, and from the looks of things we will end up seeing more of him in future episodes.
Again, Darren nails the ending perfectly. Dill learns a hard lesson and Peter learns how much Dill’s friendship really means… Read more
Remember how book 1 ended on a cliffhanger? Thankfully this book picks up right where book 1 left off. There is even an introductory chapter that backtracks a bit to help ground those of us who waited a while for book 2.
After the cliffhanger ending is dealt with, the books slows to a crawl for several chapters as the characters digest the new information. I really struggled to get past this part of the book, and think it could have been condensed down a lot more.
Once the book picks up, it does so with a big bang. I *loved* the first fight scene, it is laid out beautifully, and cleared up the concerns I had about what happened at the beginning of the book (both plot… Read more