The third installment in the Lockwood & Co. series (one of my favorites) was fan-tas-tic!
Stroud manages to write complex, evolving characters without filling the story with descriptions. He’s a master of show, don’t tell. Lucy faces some more typical teen issues and a dreaded love triangle rears its head. Except it’s more of a “like” or “fascination” triangle. Who wouldn’t be fascinated by Anthony Lockwood? I am. He’s super slick but mysterious and funny and in my imagination he has really great eyebrows.
I love that you never know where these books are going. Stroud never breaks any rules of his universe, and he manages to deal out new bits of information to get characters out of situations without it seeming like he’s scrambling to make up explanations as he goes.
I’m so happy this book came in for me so quickly after it was released but now I’m sad that it’s going to be another year of waiting. Such is the plight of the series lovers.