Throughout the past week or so of reading this series, I’ve been a little perplexed. Some of the bits and pieces I remember seeing in a movie from a long time ago, but there was a lot that I didn’t remember. Which, to be completely honest, is fairly typical for a book turned movie. It really wasn’t until reading this story that I 100% was like, YES! I did see that movie!
Throughout The Spiderwick Chronicles so far, Mallory has seemed like a bossy, tough, almost larger than life character. Probably because you’re almost seeing the story through the lens of one of her younger brothers. There is a sense of not-quite-hero-worship, and antagonism between Jared and Mallory, so it’s kind of fun that in this tale of the Grace children, it is Mallory who needs to be saved.
The Grace siblings seem to steadily get pulled further and further into the world of the fae. From every book I’ve ever read, this just doesn’t seem to be such a great idea… but, the Grace children haven’t read as much as I have. You know, and they’re fictional children’s characters designed to emphasise that idea.
At the end of The Field Guide, the Grace siblings are warned that they are putting themselves in danger by keeping the, well, field guide. So, it comes as no surprise that in this next story, one of them gets kidnapped. By creepy, gross goblins.
I’ve had the second book in the Spiderwick Chronicles for ages. But I haven’t actually had the chance to get / read the first one in a long time. Finally, I managed to get my hands on a copy, and I definitely wasn’t disappointed. This is a cute, quick, easy to read story that brings to life the world of the fae and the journey of the Grace children. I can’t actually remember what the movie was like, but this makes me want to rewatch it regardless…
I loved this book when I first read it at ten years old. And guess what? I still love it now! It is funny, cute, and a slightly different take on the typical fairy tale (who originally wrote it, I wonder) about the princess kissing the frog. The fact that the princess is kind of uncoordinated and definitely not graceful (a lot like myself, really), just makes it so much more entertaining and cute.
I bought this book because it had two short stories from series that I’m reading. And then I figured that since it was an ebook, it was a good one to read before bed, instead of keeping my partner awake with the bedside lamp on. I’m still not sure of how I feel about this collection. It was certainly an easy read, but maybe not one that I will pick up again in a heart beat.
The Colour of Magic ended with Rincewind falling off the edge of the earth. Which, with all of the flat earthers I keep hearing about lately just seems even more fitting and ironic… but anyway, it is one way in which to finish a novel. So, I really wasn’t sure what to expect from the next book in the series. After all, where do you go after someone falls off the edge of the world? It turns out to The Light Fantastic.
This story gave me the goosebumps. It was grotesque, creepy and so open ended that you could imagine the villain coming for you in the dark of night. The fact that it featured a nerd who refused to leave his apartment and hunted for the epitome of horrifying collectibles… it somehow made it all the more creepy.
This story was kind of weird, uncomfortable, and funny all at the same time.