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  • Title: Jackaby
  • Author: William Ritter
  • ISBN: 9781616203535
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Jackaby By William Ritter 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 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.
    William Ritter
    WILLIAM RITTER is an Oregon educator and author of the New York Times bestselling Jackaby series He is the proud father of the two bravest boys in the Wild Wood, and husband to the indomitable Queen of the Deep Dark.

    Jackaby By William Ritter

    Commentaires:

    Emily May
    Genre defying historical paranormal mystery with a touch of humour, anyone What is it My question came as a whisper, my eyes straining to see the invisible.Jackaby s voice was softer still Death I said in a status update that this book is basically BBC Sherlock with a paranormal twist and now, having finished the book, I stand by that description entirely This book is so many things and all of them are good It has all the atmosphere of a creepy Victorian mystery, all the humourous banter of BBC [...]

    Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    This was a fun read, but it was nothing than that If you re looking for something light and fun then I would give this a go, but if you re looking for something that will blow your mind, I wouldn t pick this up I had a few issues with the writing, as I picked up on several repetitive pieces of dialogue, that drove me insane I also wasn t a massive fan of Jackaby, I found him to be a bit obnoxious For the most part though, I enjoyed this book I ll definitely be checking out the sequel.

    LolaReviewer
    What a let down this book was.I was so bored And it had to do with the story, not the writing or Jackaby himself He was great Strange and not always understandable, but different and fascinating Not the sort of character we encounter in every read.His eyes looked like they could be a hundred lifetimes old, but he bore an otherwise young countenance and had a fervent energy about him.That s my Sherlock Jackaby I wonder if I was the only one calling him Jackabbey or Jackbaby here and there Especia [...]

    Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading ListBLOODY BRILLIANTI love Jackaby and I think Sherlock would approve of him too and find him rather funny, which he is I might add Okay, like I said, I love Jackaby and I love Miss Abigail Rook They are a perfect match as you get to read about them in the book, but the first meeting was what I found rather comical or disturbing depending on how you look at it It was the eyes, I think, that startled me the most, opened wide and staring with intense inquisition It [...]

    Shwey
    Update 1 I m getting this book next week So excited to start reading this Pre review Doctor Who meets Sherlock Doctor Who meets Sherlock DOCTOR WHO MEETS SHERLOCK

    Cait (Paper Fury)
    AGH MY BRAIN IS ANGRY AND SAD I love Sherlock I love Sherlock so much, but this was one of my least favourite retellings ever Even getting past the seriously annoying protagonist the Watson , and the predictable plot, the actual Sherlock in this story Jackaby WAS NOT SMART Jackaby was special and had supernatural Faerie Sight and was endearing and quirkybut he did not do any amazing detective work or deducing WHAT WHAT AM I HEAR FOR THEN breaths heavily and angrily So I m going to write a list D [...]

    Ben Alderson
    Average read I think the story is super interesting, may give the sequels a go But I just found the pacing really really fast The book is based over 48 hours mainly and it was sooooooo jam packed Still good though

    Inge
    Jackaby was without a doubt my most anticipated read ever since I learned of its existence you know, about two months ago It sounded intriguing, especially with the way it was being marketed Sherlock meets Doctor Who I mean, that s every fangirl s wet dream, right Then the negative reviews started flowing in, and I grew wary of the book Nevertheless, when someone gifted it to me during the Ninja Halloween Book Swap, there was nothing for me to do but to pick up this book and form my own opinion [...]

    Nastassja
    This world is full of dragon slayers What we need are a few people who aren t too proud to listen to a few fish He s quite mad, you know But adventure can be very appealing There s something special about this book it s well written has nice, reliable characters touches the topic of women s position in late 19th century society has an intriguing addition of supernatural element, and, of course, let s not forget about the fact that it s a Sherlock Holmes retelling When I started this book, I had [...]

    Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    I would probably have given this book a solid five star review if the mystery had been better But I figured out the bad guy very early on and then I just waited for everyone to catch on But, despite that I really, really enjoyed this book.William Ritter has created a superb paranormal world with wonderful characters Is the mix of ordinarily and paranormal that makes the book so good to read Most of the people don t know that there are banshees and werewolves, troll and goblins around them and th [...]

    Richard Denney
    5 STARS Sherlock Holmes meets The Spiderwick Chronicles that s what comes to mind after reading this book I loved it I loved how fantastical and dark and eerie this was and I m excited to check out the rest of the books in the series Jackaby was a my favorite character of course He was odd, stubborn, insane at times, but fantastic as well I really enjoyed Abigail s POV and thought she was an amazing heroine too, unlike a lot of female protagonists in YA who always feel the need to be saved or le [...]

    Elizabeth
    Pretty dang solid book, y all The character of Jackaby is definitely inspired by Benedict Cumberbatch s portrayal of Sherlock, but has an Eleventh Doctor childlike quality to him I don t know how realistic Abigail s character is I mean, going to a different country by herself in those days With parents who seem pretty fancy pants Hmmm But I did like her stance on how she chose to work with Jackaby and her choices henceforth The paranormal and fantasy aspects were pretty good I was glad to see a [...]

    TL
    My personal vision of Jackaby and Abigail My pick for Jackaby is probly predictable but oh well haha We can agree to disagaree.On to the review It s easy to compare this to Sherlock and Jackaby Abigail to Sherlock John there are some similarities in character but for me, Jackaby was a magical fun adventure with interesting characters all around.Abigail is thrown into the strange of Jackaby purely by chance She doesn t know fully what she s getting into but she s keen for adventure Jackaby, Abiga [...]

    shady
    I still stand by my opinion that the book s synopsis being called Doctor Who meets Sherlock seems like such an obvious way of the publisher wanting to make this book sound like a fangirl s wet dream I still don t understand the obsession of YA publishers these days and always pinning every book Something meets Some Other Thing, but oh well Guess it puts food on the table.Regardless, I really enjoyed this It wasn t at all what I expected I expected for the main character to have some kind of roma [...]

    Debby
    2 starsI start this review with a very heavy heart No one is upset than I am about this dismal rating Though I would never say this book is bad or the worst, I had fully expected to absolutely adore it and be head over heels for it I m immensely disappointed, because this book was just average at best and a cheap knockoff at worst.To be fair Jackaby is upfront about what it is Sherlock meets Doctor Who That blurb is what caught my attention and the reason why I picked it up, because as my frien [...]

    Sandra
    Doctor Who meets Sherlock Doctor Who meets Sherlock SUCH A WONDERFUL STORYWANTNEEDMORE

    ♛ Garima ♛
    oh this was awesome May have found new favorite series Full RTC

    Stephanie
    Two things I love Sherlock Holmes and Fantastic beasts So you can bet your bottom dollar that this book is right up my alley I love that Abigail isn t a weakling, that she sticks up for herself and isn t afraid to get dirty Jackaby is your typical Sherlock type minus the drug problem and add in the ability to see fantastic beasties Basically I really enjoyed this and once my book buying ban is over I will be purchasing the rest of this series.

    Pop Bop
    When Is Sherlock Not Sherlock When He s R F Jackaby.I understand why Sherlock Holmes is so appealing to younger readers I would suggest that his matter of fact approach, occasional shyness and awkwardness, eccentricity, independence, and direct speaking style make him a very accessible character I also understand why so many authors have created so many different young Sherlock Holmes characters for younger readers The problem I encounter in many of those books, though, is that the authors work [...]

    Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
    An advance copy of this title was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review This review, however, is based upon a purchased copy of the audiobook version.This review can also be found at The Starry Eyed Revue.I put off reviewing this book, well, because I m lazy And honestly, that summary does a great job of telling you what you re going to get with Jackaby When it says Doctor Who meets Sherlock, it means it You ve got the paranormal aspects of Doctor Who set as the backdrop for [...]

    Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩
    For some reason it took me like a month to get through this book, even though it wasn t very long There was a point where I literally thought I d finished it even though I hadn t, for some reason and I don t think I picked it up for like two weeks Anyway, I thought this sounded really intriguing and was really excited to get an ARC of it Ultimately, though, I just found it to be okay I might ve set my expectations too high, because I expected this to be really scary and it didn t scare me that m [...]

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    This book was pretty good A young and normal lady named Abigail Rook came to America from Europe escaping her past life and parents She starts looking for a job and, against the town s prejudice and opinions, starts to work for Mr R.F Jackaby Jackaby is an eccentric man who is used to the unnatural instead of the normal He is reluctant to hire Abigail but soon relents and they work together to solve the mystery of a serial killer unknown monster There is a hint of romance between Abigail and som [...]

    Amber Robertson
    DNF 50%This is another DNF of mine that won t be getting a full review The reason behind Jackaby not getting a full review though is that I simply wasn t enjoying this book It s almost been sitting in my currently reading for a month I just find myself with the premise and characters For now, it s just not for me However, I will probably simply mark it as on hold and come back to it later.Also, this book got two stars and not simply one because I could see it was going to be interesting I also d [...]

    Keertana
    Rating 2 Stars DNFI nearly made it to the half way point of Jackaby before admitting that I didn t know the contents of the last six chapters I had read and, really, should just give up With such a captivating cover and compelling plot line, you d think Jackaby would enchant me hook, line, and sinker Unfortunately, however, I found this novel to be just a tad too dare I say it unoriginal Ritter s concept of creating a character like Jackaby, a detective who could see the supernatural realm and u [...]

    Lotte
    I finished my first read for the 2017 BookTubeAThon I thought I d try to do a quick 5 point review for every book I read this week It was a very fun and fast paced read We jump right into the story which made it the perfect book to read during a readathon The writing was really good and made it easy to fly through There were some great quirky characters and creatures , but my favourite aspect has to be the descriptions of Jackaby s weird and jumbled house that has an actual pond on one floor I f [...]

    PaigeBookdragon
    Why is it that every time I read a book that is so good I could forget eating dinner, there s no second or third installment This is me giving Hold Me Closer, Necromancer a stink eye Meet Jackaby The only guy who could insult you without you getting offended That s a talent I want to have He s adorable obnoxious and he can be pretty ruthless and he is way way way way insane.Meet Abigail I want to congratulate Abigail for not making me hate her I mean, dude, she s never annoying, whimpy and she s [...]

    Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
    Loved the beginning, but quickly got bored around the 40% mark Couldn t even be bothered to skim to the end.

    Manisha
    Monsters are easy, Miss Rook They re monsters But a monster in a suit That s basically just a wicked man, and a wicked man is a dangerous thing by far I m going to have fun with this review, and do you know how In between my facts I m going to throw in fun little sentences found in this book to help you understand exactly what kind of story this is.Ready DO NOT STARE AT THE FROG Let us begin Have you ever wondered what Sherlock s life would be like with a female companion instead of a male Furt [...]

    Vanessa
    I have ceased concerning myself with how things look to others, Abigail Rook I suggest you do the same In my experience, others are generally wrong Oh gosh, you can t even imagine how much I wanted to love this book Even because, then, I would have had the opportunity to buy all the physical copies of the three novels of this series and admire the amazingly gorgeous covers that they have Ugh I feel bad However, I couldn t really appreciate Jackaby My rating reflects the description gives to it i [...]

    Kayla
    This was such a fun book to read Jackaby and Abigail were super cool characters to follow.I loved the setting and the time of this book, it added a great atmosphere to the book Really enjoyed it

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