Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Hollow Boy by Jonathan Stroud

WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share the titles we can't wait to release.

Lockwood & Co. Book Three: The Hollow Boy by Jonathan Stroud. 400 p. Disney-Hyperion, September 15, 2015. 9781484709689.

Publisher synopsis: As a massive outbreak of supernatural Visitors baffles Scotland Yard and causes protests throughout London, Lockwood & Co. continue to demonstrate their effectiveness in exterminating spirits. Anthony Lockwood is dashing, George insightful, and Lucy dynamic, while the skull in the jar utters sardonic advice from the sidelines. There is a new spirit of openness in the team now that Lockwood has shared some of his childhood secrets, and Lucy is feeling more and more as if her true home is at Portland Row. It comes as a great shock, then, when Lockwood and George introduce her to an annoyingly perky and hyper-efficient new assistant, Holly Munro.

Meanwhile, there are reports of many new hauntings, including a house where bloody footprints are appearing, and a department store full of strange sounds and shadowy figures. But ghosts seem to be the least of Lockwood & Co.'s concerns when assassins attack during a carnival in the center of the city. Can the team get past their personal issues to save the day on all fronts, or will bad feelings attract yet more trouble?

Danger abounds, tensions escalate, and new loyalties form in this third delightfully terrifying adventure in the critically acclaimed Lockwood & Co. series.

I absolutely adore Jonathan Stroud's writing. He is whip-smart and funny! His Bartimaeus books are among my all-time favorite and so far, the Lockwood & Co. books are way up there as well. While I read the first twice, first with my eyes, then with my ears, I just finished The Whispering Skull on audiobook and think I will continue reading the series with my ears. The narrator is a spectacular Lucy. 


  1. This reminds me I have always wanted to give this series a chance. Thanks for sharing such a great cover.

  2. Oh this looks interesting. I hope you enjoy it!

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