Wednesday, October 14, 2015
The Screaming Staircase Review
When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in...
For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghost. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions.
Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Instead she finds herself joining the smallest, most ramshackle agency in the city, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood. When one of their cases goes horribly wrong, Lockwood & Co. have one last chance of redemption. Unfortunately this involves spending the night in one of the most haunted houses in England, and trying to escape alive.
Set in a city stalked by spectres, The Screaming Staircase is the first in a chilling new series full of suspense, humor and truly terrifying ghost. Your nights will never be the same again...
I really did enjoy this book. I just had a hard time getting into it, since The Sword of Summer come out when I was reading this book. But that isn't really important. Let's get more in depth with my thoughts.
Lucy was defiantly my favourite character in this book. She did what she thought was right and didn't care about getting her hands dirty. She is able to hear ghost, not to mention if she touches something that the spirit holds dear she feels what the spirit went through. Not to mention how badass she is, she left her instructor because she felt she wasn't treated right.
Lookwood on the other hand was completely out of it. I found he was very bipolar and very extremely hard to understand. There were times when he was kind and very businesslike and then very crazy. It was just very confusing and hard to understand.
George was very enjoyable. Having him there help bring things around, since I did find that there were certain parts that would be dry if we didn't have his sense of humor and sarcasm. Not to mention his absolute complete need to mess people up.
I don't really know what else to say so, I am just going to end this here.
3.5 out of 5 stars