The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co, #1)
By: Jonathan Stroud
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Now here’s a new favorite series I can’t wait to share!
It’s modern-day England, except for one thing: “the Problem.” Beginning around 50 years ago, ghosts inexplicably began to run rampant, disrupting lives of the living. These aren’t Casper and his friends. The more gruesome their death, the more ghostly powers they have. Some of these ghosts are mean and nasty!
In this England, Agencies now exist to seek out and fight against the Problem. Only children are sensitive enough to detect these Ghosts, and the big agencies have all the resources–teaming up the children with adult supervisors. Small firms like Lockwood & Co have to make it on their own, without all the flashy gear and expensive high tech equipment. What does Lockwood & Co have that those big agencies don’t? They are brash. They have style. They have confidence.
And they have no adults.
It’s kids only at Lockwood & Co, where the brashness, style, and confidence cause as much harm as it does good. It does make for an awesomely fun story, though!
This is Ghostbusters meets Harry, Ron, and Hermione, and it is fantastic!
There are mysteries to solve, ghosts to hunt, reputations to make, and a lot of fun to be had…
…as long as they don’t die in the process.
Read this with the light on, it’s legit scary. Other than that, I recommend this one for everyone. I loved it!