The Whispering Skull

The Whispering Skull In the six months since Anthony Lucy and George survived a night in the most haunted house in England Lockwood Co hasn t made much progress Quill Kipps and his team of Fittes agents keep swooping i

  • Title: The Whispering Skull
  • Author: Jonathan Stroud
  • ISBN: 9781423164920
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the six months since Anthony, Lucy, and George survived a night in the most haunted house in England, Lockwood Co hasn t made much progress Quill Kipps and his team of Fittes agents keep swooping in on Lockwood s investigations Finally, in a fit of anger, Anthony challenges his rival to a contest the next time the two agencies compete on a job, the losing sideIn the six months since Anthony, Lucy, and George survived a night in the most haunted house in England, Lockwood Co hasn t made much progress Quill Kipps and his team of Fittes agents keep swooping in on Lockwood s investigations Finally, in a fit of anger, Anthony challenges his rival to a contest the next time the two agencies compete on a job, the losing side will have to admit defeat in the Times newspaper.Things look up when a new client, Mr Saunders, hires Lockwood Co to be present at the excavation of Edmund Bickerstaff, a Victorian doctor who reportedly tried to communicate with the dead Saunders needs the coffin sealed with silver to prevent any supernatural trouble All goes well until George s curiosity attracts a horrible phantom Back home at Portland Row, Lockwood accuses George of making too many careless mistakes Lucy is distracted by urgent whispers coming from the skull in the ghost jar Then the team is summoned to DEPRAC headquarters Kipps is there too, much to Lockwood s annoyance Bickerstaff s coffin was raided and a strange glass object buried with the corpse has vanished Inspector Barnes believes the relic to be highly dangerous, and he wants it found.

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    1. 4.5 StarsRating: ★ ★ ★ ★ and a half / 5 starsLead Male Character: ★ ★ ★ ★ / 5 starsLead Female Character: ★ ★ ★ ★ / 5 starsPlotline: ★ ★ ★ ★ / 5 stars Genre: Mystery, middle-grade, thriller, action, adventure, ghostsWill I recommend this book to others?: Of course!Will I reread this book?: Yes! Overall story summed up in one word: Marvelous! There are just some books out there that are so good that words can't do it any justice. You simply have to pick up the book [...]

    2. Y’all wanna know a secret?? I read this book back in June and I seemed to have forgot I had to write a review for it. 😉 😉 😉There’s something with the books in this series that starts off REALLY slow and takes me quite a while to get into, but once I’m into it, I CANNOT PUT IT DOWN."It's hard to say no to him. It always is"- you know you got issues when you’re more invested in shipping 13 year olds than actively living your life- ft. a type 3 whispering skull that is a savage and [...]

    3. This is a reread.LOOK I'M CRYING. I AM DYING. THAT ENDING IS SO SWEET AND I JUST WANT TO CRY. The characters, the plot twist, this entire story is just so incredible, hilarious and everything I need in life. I love George, Lucy and Lockwood more than I love myself and that probably sounds really sad lmao. I'm incapable of writing a review bc honestly i don't know how to for this. All you need to know that this series is perfection. So get your butt to read it, if you haven't??

    4. my personality literally changes minute by minute but i will never stop being more emotionally invested in this series than i am in any of the relationships i have with my family members!!!continuation buddy read with: this muggle

    5. 4 starsReview to comeStill great but I didn't love it as much as the first.This one had a big of a drag in the middle.But still an awesome series for all ages!!

    6. So this sequel finds Lockwood and Co. on the hunt for an artifact known as the bone mirror (which has powers that are speculated upon, but never fully explained):They are guided by a glowing green head in a jar:Along the way, they find themselves in a restricted library:And then sword-fighting ensues because they carry rapiers around everywhere for some reason:Then there's a final showdown with a shadowy figure:I have to say the storytelling seemed quite scalloped to me, in that there are many l [...]

    7. 4.5 starsThis was just wonderful. The action, the romance, the suspense. Agghhh I can't get enough of it! Lockwood, Lucy, and George have become my newest book BFFs. AND THAT ENDING.So I can't really review this without spoiling the first book, so if you haven't read the first book stop reading this review and go read the book!!Lucy's Talent becomes more and more intriguingd in this one, we find out that the ghost in the jar is actually a Type 3 and our girl Lucy can communicate with him. I love [...]

    8. So you live in a haunted house, and are regularly disturbed by erm, supernatural beings day in and day out. You have work in the morning, but god forbid that female ghost roaming in the halls freaking you out to the point of pissing your pants. You want to sleep but you can't shake off that weird feeling following you around the house. One day, your patience has been stretched to the point of no return when a hostile entity manifests itself, and you promptly realize that this has to be stopped.S [...]

    9. 5 Words: Creepy, friendship, secrets, adventure, GHOSTS!I love this creepy alternative world that Jonathan Stroud has created. It's dark and twisted and I can't get enough.These books are creepy. These books are excellent.The Whispering Skill is just as well written as the first Lockwood & Co. and doesn't fall into that second book trap. If anything, this one is filled with even more heart-pounding action!And I love Lucy.She's just as kick-ass as she was the first time round, still a complex [...]

    10. This series is fantastic. I liked book 1 a bit more but this was great anyway. I hope book 3 will be a 5 star read again. Oh and why the hell is there a different narrator in every Audiobook?¿? Unacceptable.*grumbles*

    11. Still so much months to go *sigh* *sigh*Is anybody else seriously starting to feel like this too?:The perfect sequel!I loved how Lucy starts to understand her powers and that she feels more confident because of them.

    12. I read the first book in the Lockwood & Co series over a year ago, mainly out of nostalgia - I was a huge fan of Jonathan Stroud's Bartimaeus series when I was younger, and it was fun to discover Stroud's newer series. It had everything I expected from a Stroud book: scary paranormal stuff, sassy banter, fast-paced action, and a setting that I still cannot stop imagining as Victorian England. (I think it's the fact that the kids use rapiers as weapons that's throwing me off, but there's hone [...]

    13. I forgot how much I love Lockwood, George and Lucy. They're one of my favourite trios in children's fiction at the moment, rivalling the most famous of them all. Each character shines, from Lockwood's inexplicable ability to act and think both like a teenage boy and an old man, George's chaotic dedication to researching archives and consuming biscuits, and Lucy's impressive intelligence and determination to solve even the most dangerous of cases and support her argumentative friends. She's been [...]

    14. 4.5"Well,' Lockwood said, "if you judge success by the number of enemies you make, that was a highly successful evening.”I had high expectations for this book, having loved the first one, and thankfully The Whispering Skull didn't disappoint. Stroud builds on the previous events as well as on the characters' development. We are once more thrown into ever more thrilling action, suitably creepy, interspersed by scenes focused on our protagonists, while resolving an intriguing mystery. I must adm [...]

    15. Great book, reminds me a lot of the kinship in the Harry Potter series, the author's has a great writing style! he does an amazing job at keeping the balance with thrilling and humar and curiousity!

    16. I really liked the first book but this was so much better than the first. Even though I had a bit of a slow start with it, once it did get going I had a hard time putting it down.The characters are more fleshed out as well as the modern yet almost steampunk/Victorian feel to the world that Lucy and gang live in. Plus, the ghosts were scarier and the stakes were higher. Can't get much better than that. I'm really looking forward to reading the third book (hopefully) soon.

    17. Lucy, Lockwood and George are ghost hunting again, and the humour, horror and sarcasm fly equally. This time, the head in the jar provides equal measures of assistance and insults while the trio work on their latest large case to find and secure a dangerous mirror with a deadly history.The series continues to be fun, though I felt uncomfortable by how often George's weight was brought up and used to insult him. Lucy's discomfort, and at times, insulting assessment of the other females the group [...]

    18. Last year, The Screaming Staircase was one of my most anticipated - with a certain amount of anxiety - books of the year. I didn't actually expect to love Lockwood & Co. as much as I'd loved Stroud's Bartimaeus series, but I hoped to love the book anyway.And I did like it. I did. I just never really connected with it. Wanting to love it, so badly, probably didn't help - my expectations were so high that the book, which was, actually, really pretty good, ended up a little bit disappointing.Ne [...]

    19. “Well, I make that one murder victim, one police interrogation and one conversation with a ghost,” George said. “Now that’s what I call a busy evening.”Lockwood nodded. “To think some people just watch television.”Lockwood, Lucy and George are back and at it again, diving straight into another perilous assignment this time involving the most dangerous Visitor they have yet to go up against. After a recent job goes awry and the recently excavated burial site has been looted, includi [...]

    20. Having gained a bit of a reputation for solving the problem of the Screaming Staircase, Lockwood & Company get hired to tackle another troublesome ghost -- this time, in direct competition with their arch enemies, the Fittes Agency. I don't want to say too much about this second book in this series. It continues in the same vein as the previous volume, with equal mixes of humor, tension, mystery, and complicated plot threads that tie together in the most unexpected ways. I greatly enjoyed it [...]

    21. 3,5 SternePuuh, das Buch und ich, wir hatten schon unsere Hochs und Tiefs. Das lag besonders daran, dass mir hier der Mittelteil nicht so recht gefallen wollte.Wie auch im ersten Band waren die Charaktere und deren Konflikte wieder super herausgearbeitet und auch der Humor hat mir wieder richtig gut gefallen. Lucy, Lockwood und George sind einfach herrliche Charaktere und ihre Dynamik ist wirklich toll. Aber das klare Highlight dieses Buches ist und bleibt der wispernde Schädel, der meiner Mein [...]

    22. What? This ending? That is SO not fair!I think this book was slighty less good than the first one. There were parts that seemed too strechted. But all in all I liked the story very much, espacially getting to know more about that skull and Lucys talents.

    23. 3.5/5 StarsThere were some parts of this book that I liked more than the first, but there were also so many parts that were kind of boring and my mind kept slipping in and out of focus and wandering off like a naughty little puppy without a leash. I'm not sure if that's my fault, or the book's, but the struggle was real. I would read a few pages, be super into it, and then my eyes would glaze over and I'd have to go back and reread a paragraph because I had literally no idea what just happened. [...]

    24. Urban fantasy middle school level book about ghost detectives. I enjoyed this even more than the first. Very good for kids of that age.

    25. Ahoy there me mateys! Day two with book two of the Lockwood & Co. series completed. Challenge is going well so far. Arrr! If ye haven’t read the first book in this series, the screaming staircase, then ye might want to skip this post and go read the first book. Worth the read. If ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril . . . . . .It was absolutely wonderful to get back to Lucy Carlyle and the rest of the agency run by Lockwood. The gang survived [...]

    26. Erst vor kurzem habe ich Teil 1 verschlungen und war absolut positiv überrascht. Dementsprechend hoch waren meine Erwartungen für Teil 2 und diese wurden voll erfüllt.Wieder tauchen wir in die gespenstische Atmosphäre von London ein und begleiten Lockwood, George und Lucy bei einem neuen Fall. Dieser hat mir noch besser gefallen als der erste und ich fand ihn teilweise noch gruseliger. Besonders gut hat mir auch wieder der bissige Humor in der Geschichte gefallen. Der Schreibstil war gemäß [...]

    27. Eigentlich ist an dem Buch & der Reihe nichts falsch, aber auch hier war ich beim hören des Hörbuches relativ desinteressiert an dem ganzen Geschehen. Es hat sich in Band 2 bestätigt: Die Reihe ist nichts für mich, weil es mich irgendwie so gar nicht interessiert. Aber wie gesagt ist es objektiv gesehen eigentlich ein gutes Buch.

    28. This is an excellent follow-up to The Screaming Staircase, full of adventure and terror. Once again I worked out what was really going on about halfway through, and once again I didn't really care, because I am a Really Suspicious Person and I felt it was reasonable that Lockwood et. al. didn't figure it out themselves. I love how very horrifying the scary stuff is, and how Stroud has put so much effort into creating a world full of haunts and ghosts where it's reasonable that children are the o [...]

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