The Empty Grave
I certainly hope Lockwood lives. Happily ever after. But I am mad at the fact that Lockwood seemed to accept that he would die. He expects to die. That is not good. (less)
I’m so sad this series is over and that I finished the last book. I really would have loved to read a sixth or seventh installment and if you ask me Stroud definitely should have written more books. XD I would ha ...more
Oh my God I'm fucking deceased, dead. I don't know what life is, how do ppl breathe??? what I don't want this no no no I don't want to exist.
I don't like this pain nope nope nope nope, bye.
no review bitch, I can't even breathe right now and I'm trying not to cRy I'm literally so sad and depressed and that ending tore my heart out, I'm bye!!!!!
who gave Stroud permission to end this series?? but if there's lucyxlockwood sce ...more
I'm rather emotional right now, so I'll keep this (relatively) short.
It's been fun, Lockwood & Co.
From sardonic ghosts in jars to old-enemies-turned-friends, this entire series has been one massive journey that I'm overjoyed to have been a part of.
The Lockwood & Co. finale was full of action, fighting (against ghosts and people alike), fanTASTIC foreshadowing, adorable moments between our beloved characters, squad goals (they a ...more
Me calling the police on Stroud:
I’m dead inside and everything hurts. :) :) :)
Let’s just list bc I have no energy for anything else:
- ITS OVER ITS OVER ITS OVER
- OH MY GOD WHY IS IT OVER MY BABIES I WONT SEE ANYMORE OF THEM THIS IS SO SAD
- Let’s just talk about how Anthony Lockwood and Lucy and Holly and George and Kipps and the Skull are totally arguing over tea and cookies right now
- Bc any other scenario will leave me drowning in my own tears
- THIS. BOOK. CRUSHED. EV ...more
I am currently entrenched in the mystical land of Major Feels.
Lockwood, Lucy, George, and yes...even Holly...all have my heart. You know when you go through a series, the characters become dear friends that stay close to your thoughts and heart no matter what is going on in your world or theirs? This is what these characters are to me. I am so happy to have gone through this journey with them, with all the ups and downs and everything that went along with it. Thanks for it all, kids <3
Overall, Lockwood and Co is another amazing fantasy entry by Jonathan Stroud, who I think is very underrated compared to authors like Rick Riordan with his mediocre, corny, yet popular series. Stroud has a way with creating memorable, well-rounded characters that are engaging to read. When they feel sad, angry ...more
But moving on, my experience of reading this book (meaning reading it when I was supposed to be sleeping because I came from a night shift and will have a day shift the day after and I finished reading it at 3:00 AM and I was supposed to have my duty at 7:00 AM) is all worth it.
Reading this book was a helluva ride. It was so mind-blowing and I was at the edge of my seat every time. I will miss all the characters of ...more
oh. my. goodness. what an EPIC, FANTASTIC conclusion. it's been almost a week since i finished this book and i'm still trying to get my thoughts in order about it...i hope everyone enjoys ranting and gifs and ALL CAPS, because you're about to get a lot of them. i can't believe the series is over....i've now made it my mission in life to get everyone in the known univers ...more
An enjoyable UF series about teen ghost hunters set in London. This series is very kid friendly and has enough cheeky humor and entertaining plot lines to keep adults entertained as well. I did this series on audio and the narration was also very good.
This book wrapped up all of the series long plot lines in a good fashion. As a middle school series should be the everything is very straightforward and a good introduction to fantasy for those who are new to it. ...more
After the events of The Creeping Shadow, the group set off to prove the Skull’s story right: that Marissa Fitts hasn’t actually been laid to rest and she’s been posing as her granddaughter Penelope for years. As the title implies, they do indeed find an empty grave. How Marissa could possibly remain alive and looking as young as she does remains a mystery. The mystery of the empty grave isn’t the only thing occupying their time though. The ...more
And now there are news that a tv adaptation is being made for Netflix! Cannot wait!!!
This has become one of my all time favourite series, in the same vein as Harry Potter!
Stroud has crafted one hell of a brilliant setting, complex, believable, and utterly fascinating with its Problem: a world infected by supernatural beings that reduces humans to seek refuge at night in fear for their lives. Since adults cannot ‘see’ these ghostly apparitions, children and teenagers are roped in t ...more
No wait... scratch that ...
This entire series made me FEEL so many things. I had no idea when I started these books that I'd be this attached by the end. How am I going to be able to move on after this? *spoiler*: I probably won't. 😭
Even though I had become accustomed to the format of the previous books, I was pleased that this installment offered a slight deviation from the "norm". There was instead a greater focus on the Problem itself with all of the various ...more
It beats out Harry Potter for me. It even beats books from my own childhood like The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Jonathan Stroud has taken a scary, creepy setting of a major ghost problem and made it just scary enough that kids will get a bit of a shiver (I certainly did at times) but still able to sleep at night. Everything about this series is just wonderful! I cannot wait for my niece to be 9-10 years old so I can get her this ...more
The opening of this one was certainly a save the scariest shit for the last book kinda dealio cause DAMN IT JONATHAN that opening ghost was NOT kosher bro. It scared the shit out of me to the point where on this one I was a bit nervous to read it or think too hard on it before I went to ...more
"You've heard of racism. You've heard of sexism. Well, this is skullism, pure and simple. You're judging me by my outward appearance. You doubt my word solely because I'm a skull lurking in a jar of slime-green plasm. Admit it!" -The Skull
It is time to say goodbye to the charming Lockwood, the smartass George, the girly Holly, the sarcastic Quill, the impulsive Lucy and the witty Skull! Another series finished and a part of me dies because I will miss so much ...more
For some reason i can't totally fathom right now, i've always thought of this series as YA and not middle grade.Boy was i proved wrong with this one.While i'm glad to have finally come to the end of this series, i really think this was one of the weaker books in the series.
In typical Lockwood and Co. fashion, in the first half of the book, you are treated to a pointless ghost job the gang undertakes that has no bearing on the main story but God forbid Stroud actually concentrates on th
I think The Empty Grave might just be the best Lockwood & Co. book yet!
From the very first chapter you're hooked, desperate to find out what happened after the end of The Creeping Shadow and the Skull's giant revelation to Lucy.
Team Lockwood breaks into the Fittes Mausoleum in a last attempt to find out the truth behind the London haunting and the Fittes Agency. But whatever they had prepared themselves for, it was not what they found.
It was so great ...more
If you haven't read this books yet, do it! Do it even if you are not a fan of the genre. You won't regret it and you won't feel like you are wasting your time. I am not kidding when I say this is the best thing ever. I had a great time reading it and I am sad it's ...more
Stroud grew up in St Albans where he enjoyed reading books, drawing pictures, and writing stories. Between the ages seven and nine he was often ill, so he spent most of his days in the hospital or in his bed at home. To escape boredom he would occupy himself with books and stories. After he completed his studies ...more
Other books in the series
The youth scowled. “Yeah? You look just the same. I was banking on frostbite taking a few of your fingers, or even your nose. Here’s hoping something else has dropped off that I don’t know about. If not, I’ll be sorely disappointed.”
Lockwood stared. “Does he always talk like this?”
“No. Usually he’s worse. See what I have to put up with?”