Sunday, 6 January 2013

The Seeing Stone by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi

The Seeing Stone (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #2)'The Grace kids are just beginning to get used to Aunt Lucinda's strange old mansion when Simon suddenly disappears. Jared and his sister have to rely on the help of a mischievous house boggart, a nasty bridge troll, and a loud-mouthed hobgoblin to get him back.'

This book, like the first, was incredibly quick to get through and the perfect light and easy read that I was looking for.
This installment in the Spiderwick Chronicles introduces us to more creatures that belong to the alternate world revealed to the Grace children in the Field Guide (click here for review), and also starts to build up the idea that not everybody in this world views Jared, Simon and Mallory in a particularly favourable way.

The writing was again, descriptive enough for the story, and the chapters flowed nicely. The illustrations were as before, absolutely amazing and really brought the novel to life more than I realised in the first book.

The end of the Seeing Stone led on nicely to the third book in the series, which I will definitely be reading soon. Overall, a simple, fast paced read that kept me turning the pages all the way through. 5/5 stars.

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