This was recommended by a friend Ellie Marney who wrote the Every series YA detective books. I've not read any YA previously other than her books, an..Show More »d wanted to get a good start.
This story is really original, for both YA and adult fiction. Really good idea to mix magic and crime together in this way. I enjoyed the storyline, and the characters were well written, and connected together well.
The ending twist was also fantastic, simple, but so complex at the same time.
I've listened to a lot of audio books, and I find Jesse Eisenberg a little hard to listen to. Something feels like he's reading a tad fast perhaps? Hard to describe - but this is totally a personal preference, and the book is still very listenable. I will listen to parts 2 and 3 also, and both are narrated by Jesse also, so not that big a deal.
I liked the first story a lot, and also enjoyed this book. I'm not a huge fan of the narration, but I will listen to all three, so nothing really bad,..Show More » just personal preference. The characters so get a bit more expansion, but I still think there could be more, hopefully in the third book. I didn't think the ending was as good as the first, but that crackingly good, so tough task. Overall good YA I think.
Enjoyed the series, and was glad to finish it all. I liked the ending, even though it was quite simple. The plot twist a good also, and well set up. <..Show More »br/>I'm not a huge YA fan, but it is good for YA for sure.