The last book in the Jackaby series, and definitely my favorite of the 4.
Waaaah I finished the book and now I‘m done with the series and why aren‘t there more books?!? 😭😭😭 This 4th and final installment in the Jackaby series was a lovely ending and I‘m going to miss these characters. If “Sherlock of paranormal crimes” sounds like fun, check it out!
I loved this series so much. I can‘t believe this was the final book- I‘m completely bummed 😫😫😫 I wanted this to be like a traditional detective series that went on and on! I‘ve written about these series before: they are Sherlock crossed with doctor who with fairy tales thrown in and I utterly adore them. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I treated myself for accomplishing my goals! I‘m sad to finish off the Jackaby series. So very excited to pick up where I left off with the most amazing series ever with Tower of Dawn... annnnd as most of you know, I am a total sucker for Fairy tales so I had to get a couple new ones. The Grimm book made me drool.😍😍😍
This series was so fantastic! The ending was perfect. Though I‘m so sad it‘s over.
I LOVE THIS SERIES! It‘s been a long time since I‘ve read a series straight through, with no gaps or breathing space between. What a conclusion! I hope the author revisits this world because I‘d love to see what my faves are up too!
(Picture taken on the pier at Stanley Bay, Hong Kong)
I thoroughly enjoyed the conclusion of William Ritter‘s fabulous Jackaby series...its great for fans of paranormal mysteries and (especially!) Sherlock Holmes.
I don‘t always read series back to back but I had to know what was going to happen. Overall, I think Ritter did a good job wrapping it up. I did have a few things figured out, but that didn‘t decrease my enjoyment. I don‘t want to spoil anything, but I might have preferred a not so neat wrap up. Also, part of me would have liked the series to be longer and part of me likes to imagine what the future holds for Jackaby and friends. #screamathon
I finished this in one day. I just couldn‘t stop! Ritter created a memorable world with great characters. The ending I saw coming but I really enjoyed it, and the last page had me a little misty eyed. One of those I knew but didn‘t know moments. (Anyone else get these?) I just loved this series!
Decided to continue the tradition of reading this series out loud with my parents on long car trips to and from vacation, which meant I had to do my share of the reading with a dog either cuddled up to me or climbing over me. We thoroughly enjoyed this series finale, although I really wish YA books would stop killing off MCs and then reviving them. Not everything needs a happy ending wrapped in a neat little bow.
This book was excellent. It was wonderfully written, had excellent visuals, realistic characters, but then again that‘s not out of the ordinary for any book in this series. It was wonderful to read, and had the best ending I ever could‘ve hoped for. There is absolutely no downside to this book, and it was an excellent way to finish an excellent series.
#BookMail No2 (though, is it bookmail if the giver hands it to you in person🤔) is the 4th & last book in the Jackaby series. I‘ve only just finished the third book, so even though my daughter gave me my Birthday presents 2months late, you could say it was great timing⏳👍
1/ I think I saw a reference to it on Facebook.
2/ Yes — both through Goodreads and in a print journal.
3/ Yes — I‘ve read several books that would never have even crossed my radar otherwise.
4/ William Ritter‘s The Dire King
I LOVED this series. This was the final book and it did such a great job of bringing everything together without feeling rushed or cliché. There were a few things that I did see coming but I still loved it anyway. I cannot wait to see what this author does next. Hopefully he will return to this world at some point ❤
If you read one series this year, make it the Jackaby series by William Ritter! It has everything a reader could want... and more!!
It has all the witty humor and sarcastic charm of Sherlock Holmes plus every myth/legend/folktales, epic adventures, romance, imagination, and most of all: magic!!
Please check out my full review on my GoodReads!!!
(ps: not my photo - found on google)
Overall, not the strongest in the series and there were some definite holes in the how of the big bad and the lead up to the war but the emotions and the rallying cry of the main characters were spot on. A satisfying if heart-rending conclusion. All the feels! I wonder what Mr. Ritter will come up with next?
About the audio, Nicola Barber embodies the varied cast of characters wonderfully but there were weird breath noises that needed editing.
It‘s difficult to puzzle with tears in your eyes. The ending SLAYED me. 🗡💔 Review when I‘ve had a little recovery time.
On a different note, has anyone DNFed a puzzle before? I wasn‘t feeling my last puzzle so I dismantled what I had done and started on this Charley Harper.
“The precipice on which we find ourselves is that of a choice we do not want to make...But we cannot afford to avoid it. Either we engage the Dire King on our own terms now—or we allow him to engage us on his.”
In my head I switch “Dire King” to Trump. Maybe that‘s a leap but it doesn‘t feel like it in the context of the story.
“Fight the monsters, then, Philip. Don‘t fight the innocent bystanders who happen to come from the same place...You‘re just afraid of what you don‘t understand—and too stubborn to try understanding.”
😭 William Ritter kills it. Jackaby may be discussing fae folk but we can so clearly look to current immigration climate. And this, as you all know, is why books are so important!
This might sound strange, but I honestly didn‘t realize this was the final book in a series until I was a decent chunk of the way through the book. Despite that, I really enjoyed the book - the storyline was twisty without losing my attention, and I LOVED the characters. Going to have to go find the first book now!
Thanks again to @ReadingsByTheC for the book! ❤️