Breaking the Spine
Series: Jackaby #4
Author: William Ritter
Published: August 22, 2017 by Algonquin Young Readers
Synopsis: The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times best-selling series the Chicago Tribune called “Sherlock Holmes crossed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer” sends the eccentric detective and his indispensible assistant into the heart of a war between magical worlds.
The fate of the world is in the hands of detective of the supernatural R. F. Jackaby and his intrepid assistant, Abigail Rook. An evil king is turning ancient tensions into modern strife, using a blend of magic and technology to push Earth and the Otherworld into a mortal competition. Jackaby and Abigail are caught in the middle as they continue to solve the daily mysteries of New Fiddleham, New England — like who’s created the rend between the worlds, how to close it, and why zombies are appearing around. At the same time, the romance between Abigail and the shape-shifting police detective Charlie Cane deepens, and Jackaby’s resistance to his feelings for 926 Augur Lane’s ghostly lady, Jenny, begins to give way. Before the four can think about their own futures, they will have to defeat an evil that wants to destroy the future altogether.
The epic conclusion to the New York Times best-selling Jackaby series features sly humor and a quirky cast of unforgettable characters as they face off against their most dangerous, bone-chilling foe ever.
Why I'm Waiting:
They recently released the cover and synopsis for this book and I am so DESPERATELY in need of it. I mean, let's just take a second to look at that cover. Not only is it freaking gorgeous and fits in so well with the other covers because of the silhouette, but it's red. RED. LIKE BLOOD! Oh man, I need this book. But also, who is that the silhouette of? It can't be Jackaby, that's him on the inside with Abigail. Is it Charlie? The Dire King? WHO IS THE DIRE KING?
Okay, well now I want to talk about that synopsis, oh man I am excited and terrified about what comes next. I mean I am all for the supernatural mysteries. Zombies, yes please. More magical creatures, other craziness, CAN'T WAIT! I mean I have so many questions and theories about these things. Like will Douglas stop being a duck? And WHO IS THE DIRE KING? Is it someone we have already met? I NEED THIS BOOK!
But seriously, Jackaby books are some of my all-time favorites. Every year a book in this makes its way on my favorite books of the year. They're such amazing mysteries and are just really fun stories at the same time. I'm expecting this book to be no different. I'm guessing there will be plenty of laughs, tears, and surprises. It's going to wreck me but I will still love every minute of it.
I recently emailed the publisher to ask about review copies and they informed me that this book will not have an ARCs, which kind of makes sense. It's the last book in the series, but I still really wish I could read an advance copy. I guess I'll just have to wait until I can get myself a copy. *preorders*
What about you? What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Are you waiting on The Dire King along with me? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!