Lockwood & Co. – The Creeping Shadow by Jonathan Stroud

28501512Lucy has left Lockwood & Co. A freelance operative, she is hiring herself out to other agencies – agencies that might value her ever-improving skills.

But now Lockwood needs her help.

Penelope Fittes, leader of the well-renowned Fittes Agency wants Lockwood & Co. – and only them – to locate and remove the ‘Source’ for the legendary Brixton Cannibal.

It’s a tough assignment. Made worse by the tensions between Lucy and the other agents – even the skull is treating her like a jilted lover!

What will it take to reunite the team? Black marketeers, an informant ghost, a Spirit Cape that transports the wearer, and mysteries involving their closest rivals may just do the trick.

But not all is at it seems. And it’s not long before a shocking revelation rocks Lockwood & Co. to its very core . . .

As some of you may have read on my favourites page I am a big fan of Jonathan Stroud’s Lockwood & Co. series. I have loved and devoured all of the previous books and couldn’t wait for Book 4 to come out. And even though I’m probably already too old to see ghosts  (same damn problem with my Hogwarts letter)  I can’t and won’t stop wishing I was part of it..

Anyway here’s why I liked/disliked this book:

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Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a fourteenth story window, he woke23349675 up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Officially secret, some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. On the other side are the people who kill monsters for a living Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.
It’s actually a pretty sweet gig, except for one little problem. An ancient entity known as the Cursed One has returned to settle a centuries old vendetta.Should the Cursed One succeed, it means the end of the world, and MHI is the only thing standing in his way. With the clock ticking towards Armageddon, Owen finds himself trapped between legions of undead minions, belligerent federal agents, a cryptic ghost who has taken up residence inside his head, and the cursed family of the woman he loves. Business is good . . . Welcome to Monster Hunter International.

Okay oops. I know I said I was only focusing on my list of the “Youth Special” Event I would be doing with two of my fellow trainees. Well I guess I’m not good at following my own plans :/

Any way. After changing departments in June I’m now in the “Grown-Up” section of our shop, means I’m responsible for the Fantasy/Science Fiction part. On one of my first days a book caught my eyes, only later I found out it was Book 3 of this series, and I kept going back to it. But I wasn’t the only one interested in this book. The two trainees that had been in the department before me were also intrigued by it. A few weeks later we three got us each a copy of it and started reading. I was a bit late bc I had been reading Everything I never told you by Celeste Ng.

But enough of my bubbling now. Here’s my review.

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The year is 2575 and two mega-corporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice covered speck.23395680

Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Ezra and Kady have to make their escape on the evacuating fleet. But their troubles are just the beginning. A deadly plague has broken out on one of the spaceships and it is mutating with terrifying results. Their ship’s protection is seriously flawed. No one will say what is going on.

As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her. Ezra. And the only problem with that is they split up before all this trouble started and she isn’t supposed to be talking to him.

A fantastically original, heart-stopping adventure where everything is definitely more dangerous than it seems. 

Before I start with my review I have to thank Gretchen from chicnerdreads. If you hadn’t been so excited about this series I would have a) never heard of it and b) never picked it up. So THANK YOUU because I would have missed one hell of a book.

ABSOLUTELYFUCKINGAMAZING. That’s the word I’d use if I had to describe this book in one word. And yes that’s one word. But now to my review.

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