Review: The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co. #1) by Jonathan Stroud

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-Title: Lockwood and Co.
- Series: Lockwood and Co. #1
-Author: Jonathan Stroud
-Gener : Fantasy, Horror
-Age Group: MG 
-Publisher:
-Source: Doubleday Children’s Books
-Rating:  5 /5 
-GoodReads (quote):When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . .

For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions.

Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Instead she finds herself joining the smallest, most ramshackle agency in the city, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood. When one of their cases goes horribly wrong, Lockwood & Co. have one last chance of redemption. Unfortunately this involves spending the night in one of the most haunted houses in England, and trying to escape alive.

Set in a city stalked by spectres, The Screaming Staircase is the first in a chilling new series full of suspense, humour and truly terrifying ghosts. Your nights will never be the same again . . .


My Review:
***Spoilers this way****Screams of excitement as I REALLY LOVE this book* I don't remember when was the last time I read a book with ghosts in English. I always read my horror in Arabic so I can get to the mood but this one scared me like a baby. I could not sleep with the lights off. Thanks to Mr. 
Stroud we have now an alternative London with all the joy adding ghosts wondering at the night making lives way interesting for ghost hunting agencies and scary for the rest of the world. So as the the world struggle with the visitors we meet our wonderful three teenagers agents Anthony Lockwood, George Cubbins and the new edition Lucy Carlyle. I have enjoyed every moment of the story; the chemistry and humor between the three which is going to make you stay up all night finish the book wondering what happened to Annie Ward and what/where is the screaming staircase itself. 
In the middle of the story you would be wondering why is all of this happening but by the 100 last pages you will find a new level of neat horror and your answers. Very well build believable story. I need part two right now...








George Cubbins
Lucy Carlyle
Anthony Lockwood

Annie Ward 

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