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The Screaming Staircase

CRITICS HAVE SAID

  • Authentically spooky events occur in an engagingly crafted, believable world, populated by distinct, colorful personalities. The genuinely likable members of Lockwood & Co. persevere through the evil machinations of the living and the dead and manage to come out with their skins, and their senses of humor, intact. This smart, fast-paced ghostly adventure promises future chills.
    School Library Journal
  • Despite the necessary time spent framing the series, Stroud ratchets up the tension considerably when the trio goes to work. Still, the most satisfying parts of the book concern the three intriguing main characters and the dynamics of their not-quite-comfortable relationship. Best known for the Bartimaeus books, beginning with The Amulet of Samarkand (2003), Stroud writes for a younger audience in book one of the Lockwood & Co. series and delivers some chilling scenes along the way.
    Booklist

IF YOU LOVE THIS BOOK, THEN TRY:

Stroud, Jonathan. The Amulet of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus Trilogy series) Miramax/Hyperion, 2003.

Riordan, Rick. The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus series) Hyperion, 2010.

Delaney, Joseph. Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice series) Greenwillow, 2005.