Monday, October 3, 2011

Lucinda's Secret (The Spiderwick Chronicles #3), by Holly Black & Tony DiTerlizzi


Another perfectly acceptable entry in the series. The Grace children learn that they have an actual "big bad" enemy (as opposed to the previous scattershot danger), there is much discussion about the fate of the "Field Guide," and Jared struggles with his temper and uses his wits to save his siblings and himself. Also, we meet crazy Aunt Lucinda, who is awesome. Also, having a twin can be convenient. Also, the "Field Guide" goes missing. Also, Mark Hamill is a pretty darn capable narrator. It's a bit surprising that the authors waited until the third entry in the series before introducing the actual scary villain, and may not have been the best choice, since he ends up feeling a bit tacked-on. Still, definitely not a bad way to spend an hour or two.

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