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Ghostly Echoes

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These are really excellent Holmes-style novels, and this volume was a worth sequel. Enjoyable characters and a rich setting!
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DNF'd this book and at this time I do not plan to ever continue or finish the book as I requested and began the book in four years ago.
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Ghostly Echoes was a good 3rd book of this jackaby series. This series has such a good unique storyline and keeps you captivated the whole time.
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This is the sort of book that is just compulsively readable - the characters are fun and progress each book in a variety of ways, and the story line just gets better as it begins to head towards the eventual end. This series is one that I reach for when I just want brain candy - something enjoyable that keeps me turning the pages.

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I was very interested in Jennie's backstory and it was quite interesting.  I enjoy all the characters.
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Each new book in this series just keeps getting better and better! Which is awesome! Especially since I have a hard time picking up the next books in my favorite YA series because I'm so worried that the newest book is going to destroy my love for the series. It's happened so many times lately that I didn't pick up my ARC of Ghostly Echoes until last week. It's been out for a year. I'm really kicking myself about it now because this has been my favorite book of the series so far.

“It is the ugliest aspect of human nature that we fear what is most different from ourselves with such violent contempt.”

Ten years ago, Jenny was murdered and her fiancé went MIA. Now there are similar murders happening and Jackaby and Abigail have been officially hired to figure out who truly murdered Jenny and what happened to her fiancé.

Guys. Can we talk about how much Abigail has grown into her skin since the first book? I've loved her from the first but she has become one of my top ten female characters over the course of the series. She has gone from the scared girl who tries to stay on the sideline to the strong woman that dives right into the action. There's a part in this book where Abigail volunteers to do something very dangerous and I had to put the book down for a second because I was so proud of this girl. She's not afraid to do what has to be done and she's so comfortable with who she is now. I honestly love her so much! Plus, she's the perfect foil to our favorite eccentric paranormal detective.

Jackaby is still the crazy goofball that makes you laugh minute and then turns deeply philosophical the next. His character doesn't go through as much character development as Abigail but that's okay. He is one of those characters who is unrepentantly himself at all times that he didn't need much more than a few more social graces to be perfect. He is a pretty fantastic character! Jackaby also has a unique and accurate way of looking at the world that I absolutely love! I have so many of his words highlighted in my kindle book that I could make a whole post on my favorite quotes.

This novel takes a step back from Abigail, although written from her perspective, and delves deeper into the pasts of two of the series most influential characters: Jackaby and Jenny. You learn why each is the way they are and you get to see Abigail grow with that understanding herself. I could write a whole post on Jenny and why she's the best. She really comes into her own in this book and I'm so here for it! The plot of this story is a bit more complex than the first two books but is oddly connected to thme. Jenny's murder while being a past event is revealed to be unexpectedly connected to recent events in New Fiddleham and I can only applaud the author for how he is starting to tie everything together.

I've loved the Jackaby stories since the beginning, but this one has just reaffirmed my membership in the William Ritter fan club. There is mythology and touches of Doctor Who, Sherlock, and even a bit of Supernatural and Grimm here and there. Everything just works so well together! The time period and the New England setting only add to it. I guarantee you will fall in love with at least one of the characters in this book. Also, I feel like we need to give Mr. Ritter a slow clap for the character of Lydia Lee. I immediately fell in love with her and I hope she makes an appearance in the next book.

Speaking of The Dire King, I need it ASAP! We get a little hint about it at the end of this book and I'm dying to read it already!
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I love how witty and fun each of these books have been. The characters could use a bit more development in my opinion, but I still thoroughly enjoy reading them. I hope to see more of Abigail's character arc, since she's my favorite. I'm anxious to see how this series concludes.
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Jackaby series continues to get better with each book! Enjoyed learning about Jackaby's childhood and how he acquired his "sight". This book ties the first two cases to the circumstances surrounding Jenny's death and hints at events that will take place in book four.
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Love love love this series. This book feels like we're building up to something big - I'm left with a feeling of anticipation. I'm sure Ritter will deliver in the next book, though! Can't wait to see how the saga continues.
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I really wanted to like this book because it was about spirits and New England (my blog is about New England) but unfortunately I couldn't get through it. Very confusing, and slow paced. It never seemed to get forever to the point, and A LOT of telling.
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