Jackaby by William Ritter

Jackaby by William Ritter

3 stars

I don’t remember who recommended this to me but it was a while back. I read it solely to fill my “J” letter on my AtoZ challenge.

I read this one so fast. I think it was like 2.5 hours. It’s a really quick read and I enjoyed it. I did have some issues with it but I’ll talk about that in a minute.

Jackaby is a take on Sherlock. He’s out there, a detective and can figure things out that no one else can. A reason for this is because he is a seer and can see the paranormal. It’s actually a really interesting concept. I just wish that we would have more things explained. We are just thrown into this world and I felt a little lost at times. I would have loved more world building, which was a bit lacking. For the record, Sherlock is way better. lol

I really did like Abigail because she isn’t your typical girl in that time. She doesn’t want to get married and decides to just leave her parents, to find adventure. She gets a job with Jackaby, as his assistant. They definitely have some adventure in the span of like two days.

I did appreciate the lack of love interest between Abigail and Jackaby!

I think this lacked depth for me. It read more like a middle grade book than YA. It’s really a simple, quick and light read. If you are looking for something like that, this could be for you. I’m not sure that I will be picking up the sequel.



9 thoughts on “Jackaby by William Ritter

  1. Pingback: 2018 AtoZ Reading Challenge! | Books Are The New Black

  2. Pingback: Some great reads + a big thank you! – Not-so-modern girl

    • Thank you~ I hope so too!! I liked it but there were some things that I felt were lacking. Maybe I’ve become too harsh. haha. I really think you will enjoy it though. Thank you! πŸ™‚


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