Tuesday, December 10, 2013

2B Tuesday #63

Where I highlight a book from my endless to-be-read list. Those books need love too!

The Whatnot by Stefan Bachmann
Series: The Peculiar #2
se Date: September 24th 2013
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Format: Hardcover

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The sequel to Stefan Bachmann's riveting and acclaimed debut novel, The Peculiar, which Publishers Weekly called "An absolute treat for readers of any age" and the Los Angeles Times compared to "Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities and more recent classics, such as J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events."

Twelve-year-old Pikey Thomas is missing an eye, a family, and friends of any sort. Named for the box he was found in-Thomas Ltd. Crackers and Biscuits. Premium Quality-Pikey lives under the chemist's shop and does odd jobs for him. One day, running from bigger boys set on bullying him, Pikey finds himself in front of a grand, beautiful house. There he meets a black-winged faery who begs for his help. The faery's wing is damaged-cricked and hanging at an uncomfortable angle-and Pikey clicks it back into place. It's a small gesture of kindness and bravery in steam-powered Victorian London, where faeries, now banned, are on the run or imprisoned, where the human armies are preparing for war, and where the changeling Bartholomew Kettle, aided by Arthur Jelliby, still searches for his missing sister, Hettie. This is the epic, imaginative, unforgettable, and ultimately hopeful sequel to Stefan Bachmann's acclaimed debut novel, The Peculiar.

Ok so this book just came out at the end of September, so it hasn’t been on my shelf for that long. However, I ordered it as my birthday gift (my bday is September 28th), so that I could continue the series. I am trying really hard to keep up with the series that I start. So having not read this yet is not a very good start. I really enjoyed the first book and this one looks just as great. It seems that this is a companion novel, which is good because I have forgotten some of the details of the first book. I will get to this next year for my series challenge though!

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts?


  1. I haven't heard about this book but that cover is just awesome. I love reading Middle Grade books. I may have to add this on my GR TBR list.

    And good job for ensuring that you always finish a series. I am like you too. <3 It's very rare that I ditch a series.

    Thanks for stopping by Thoughts and Pens ages ago. xD

    1. You should definitely check the series out if you like Middle Grade! You will probably enjoy it!


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