Author: Jonathan Stroud

Book Review: The Whispering Skull

Posted March 4, 2016 by Kara in book review, Kara / 4 Comments
Book Review: The Whispering Skull

This series is probably the most fun I have had with a middle grade series since Harry Potter. No, it is NOT Harry Potter because that series is legendary, but it is ALMOST just as entertaining. They are definitely upper middle-grade, because the books can be quite scary. I mean, I’m an adult and they get me a bit nervy in certain scenes. It’s a good kind of nervy, but as a kid that would have translated to pretty DAMN scared. Ghosts are creepy–especially ghosts like these. It’s difficult to review a second or third or fourth book in a more »

Book Review: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

Posted September 5, 2013 by Kara in book review, Kara / 12 Comments
Book Review: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

I had no idea what to expect from a Jonathan Stroud novel. The only thing I knew was that he is a seasoned author and that I’ve had his Bartimaeus Trilogy on my TBR list for years. I don’t know exactly when I will get around to reading that, but I can tell you that I am glad I got the opportunity to read his latest, The Screaming Staircase. It was such a fun book and I found it easy to get lost within its pages. Considering how difficult it is for me to maintain any kind of attention span more »