Sunday, June 28, 2009
I was pretty skeptical about this series at first. The premise reminded me too much like a mix of the Baudelaire orphans and a certain Fowl kid. But I was pleasantly surprised at how good this series is.
The three Grace children find themselves in a house that is creepy to the hilt and that faeries are real. At least on the Spiderwick estate. There are only 5 books in this series, which is another plus for it. The series that go for too long *ahem*LemonySnicket*ahem* just get old. Fast.
My favorite feature of these books is the fact that the main characters go through adventures outside of themselves. The narrator, nor the main characters themselves, are never too egotistically wrapped up in internal conflicts. Not that there are no internal conflicts. It's just that appearances of boggarts and bridge trolls take precedence. Which is probably better therapy for the Grace kids than anything else. It's refreshing.