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Oct 28

BoW: Jackaby by William Ritter

Posted on October 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM by Lianne Flax

 jackaby       Jackaby
      by William Ritter

      Formats: audiobook & ebook
      Find it at: OneClickdigital or Freading

New England, 1892.  Newly arrived in the US after a failed attempt at finding adventure in eastern Europe, Abigail finds a job assisting a private detective that investigates unexplained occurrences.  Jackaby claims to see supernatural creatures, and is certain the recent serial killings are the work of a non-human creature.

This was a very well done book. It has been picked for several young adult reading lists and awards, though there is nothing that particularly makes this a YA-only title.  The author managed to introduce characters and a world for a series while still having definition in the “case” storyline.  A second ebook, “Beastly Bones” has recently been added to Freading. 

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