I am back with one of my original features inspired by Lila @ The Bookkeeper’s Secret and Reg @ She Latitude to put together outfits inspired by book covers.Usually I pick the cover based on my favorite books (old and new), under-hyped books that I want to feature a bit more on my blog or just regular beautiful covers.
SO let’s get started!
On Display: Jackaby
I’ve wanted to talk about this book so much but I haven’t found the perfect time. I read the first three books in the series last year and it’s so great! This books are so entertaining and fast paced and really, really funny! They are kind of like the TV show Elementary except that it’s historical fiction and it has lots of paranormal creatures but not like your regular vampires and zombies but like stranger creatures that have really interesting stories and histories and I really love that!
Fun fact: This book didn’t have the greatest reviews (a lot of mixed ones) so I was really surprised with how much fun I had while reading!
“Miss Rook, I am not an occultist,” Jackaby said. “I have a gift that allows me to see truth where others see the illusion–and there are many illusions. All the world’s a stage, as they say, and I seem to have the only seat in the house with a view behind the curtain.”
Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary–including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant. On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer is on the loose. The police are convinced it’s an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain it’s a nonhuman creature, whose existence the police–with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane–deny.
Doctor Who meets Sherlock in William Ritter’s debut novel, which features a detective of the paranormal as seen through the eyes of his adventurous and intelligent assistant in a tale brimming with cheeky humor and a dose of the macabre.
So that’s it for this post! Let me know what you think of the look and if you’ve read this book. I would love if you guys read this book and could chat about it with me! Thanks so much for reading and I’ll see you on my next post!