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Lockwood & Co: The Hollow Boy: Book 3 (Lockwood & Co., 3)

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This is done by examining the perspective of the sarcastic and slightly egomaniacal djinni Bartimaeus. Hal menarik lainnya yang aku perhatikan adalah si penulis, Jonathan Stroud, beberapa kali memasukkan beberapa hal yang berbau Indonesia. A very good read, but I felt that there wasn't the same great and intriguing mystery which Lockwood and Co had to uncover. As for what way the story may go next, at some points of the narration there’s an unsettling sense of loss (as if speaking about a long gone time), and the last scene is somewhat of a (bit dramatic) cliffhanger, which leaves you biting your nails for the next instalment (ok, I'm not asking for hurrying.

The whole thing is handled very badly for two reasons: first, I'm not saying that Lucy and Holly had to be besties from the moment they met, but "badass heroine who isn't like other girls" is a trope that needed to die twenty years ago, and I'm so mad at Stroud for using it. Still, even as some questions are answered, many more come to the fore, resulting in a dawning sense of urgency. I think I love him more with every book and I don’t care if he’s supposed to be the weird kid in the group. series to get the most out of this one, as snippets fall into place from previous elements of the earlier two books. Part of this is the little details - Lucy uses the word "chambermaid" once, and also mentions that a character is wearing "petticoats", and nobody ever uses a cellphone or computer.But I can’t even complain about that just pointing it out, not complaining bc im so bloody invested in this series, I will die when it ends, plz I don’t deserve this kinda pain. lol) I'll leave you with one of Stroud's chapter ending sentences; that always pulls the reader onto the next page.

Because until it happened, the Lockwood series read as lighter fare, creepy manifestations and nighttime horrors and deaths and all. At the end of the last book— The Whispering Skull—Lockwood finally relented and let her and George in. I find the worldbuilding so compelling, and I never get bored of the different ways ghosts manifest and the many problems they can cause.Chill, miasma, malaise and creeping fear – you can feel them rolling at you down the alleys, or stealing out of the houses as you pass. She comes across as a bit petulant at times, but considering she's a teenager it was actually pretty believable. XD Try as I might, to read about her always left me with a bad taste in my mouth and I really tried my best to stay neutral! Ghouls and spectres, thrills and tension in this third instalment in Jonathan Stroud's bestselling series. Lucunya, mereka bersikap sopan n formal kaya berusaha bersahabat satu sama lain tapi sebenernya mereka saling cemburu.

I was sucked into the world, I interacted with the characters, I was emotionally involved with everything that was happening and I completely forgot that this is just a work of fiction. Lots of tempting suggestions and questions arose, but with the book finishing abruptly I felt this one wasn't complete. I couldn’t decide if Lucy was just jealous of Holly because she's starting to like Lockwood or if Holly was just a pain in the ass. Each time I picked this book up I didn't want to put it down (resulting in two very late nights, lol).A secretary is required, someone who can deal with the clients, organize their schedule and clean the mess in their kitchen.

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