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Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library

(Fairday Morrow #2)

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Eleven-year-old Fairday Morrow had no clue that moving from Manhattan to the small town of Ashpot, Connecticut, would lead to an unsolved mystery. Her parents’ dream of renovating a crumbling Victorian, called the Begonia House, into a bed and breakfast had seemed like treachery at the time. But Fairday found out that her new house kept secrets, and once inside its twisted ...more
Hardcover, 1st, 238 pages
Published October 23rd 2017 by Willow Press
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Trina (aNovelReader)
If you love riddles, you will absolutely enjoy Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library. The second in the Fairday Morrow series, Fairday and her Detective Mystery Squad jump right into their next mystery.

Fairday, along with her mom, dad and two-year-old sister, Margo, moved from Manhattan to Ashpot, Connecticut, to open a Bed & Breakfast in a creepy, old Victorian house. Unraveling clues and solving mysteries are second nature to Fairday, and the Begonia House is full of secrets w
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Mehsi
"Fairday Morrow woke to a loud crack of thunder."

And that is how this book begins, with thunder, storm, and a willow barging in Fairday's home. Yep. The book starts with a bang!

And the book stays exciting from the start to the finish. Sure, at times I was a bit confused, but that had more to do with me having a busy day and it being very late. The next day when I was awake I could get through this book way more easily.

This time no scary ladies in mirrors, but words are b
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Darinda
The second book in the Fairday Morrow series has Fairday and her friends, Lizzy and Marcus, back to solve another Begonia House mystery. Fairday and her family live in the Begonia House, which her parents are repairing to open a B&B. In the first book, The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow, Fairday and her friends solve a paranormal mystery in the house involving a missing bride and a mysterious death. This second book brings forth a new paranormal mystery involving a cryptic librarian and a bookworm. ...more
Alex  Baugh
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
The first mystery of The Detective Mystery Squad (The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow) has been solved and now Fairway, and her best friends Lizzie and Marcus are looking forward to her first Halloween party at Begonia House, the old Victorian her parents are converting into a Bed and Breakfast.

Then, one night a week before Halloween, during a wild thunderstorm, a branch of the old oak tree is blown through the window of Fairday’s bedroom. Before her dad moves her out because of broke
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Donna Galanti
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: middle-grade
This new Fairday adventure will appeal to kids (and grown ups!) who love stories with mystery, friendship, and puzzles. And what an imaginative adventure book two is! Fairday lives in a house with many surprises. She never knows what will happen next but she's up for the challenge.

Fairday jumps into a new world within her own, along with her trusty sidekick friends, and meets fascinating new characters. It's a world of bookworms (who actually eat words!) and wordweavers (cool job!) w
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Felicity Terry
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A softback Advanced Reading Copy.

Whilst not adverse to reading books out of sequence, I'd suggest that this, the second in The Fairday Morrow Files, is best read after book one, The Secret DMS Files Of Fairday Morrow, and not just because it fills you in on previous events. As, creatively and intelligently written, its a great introduction to the 'crumbling, creepy old manor house and its residents.

But onto this, the latest instalment, of which I hope there are many more
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Kourtney
Stephanie Robinson and Jessica Haight have created a satisfying sequel to the first book in the Fairday Morrow series. Once again, we return the the quaint town of Ashpot and follow Fairday, Marcus, and Lizzy (the DMS) as they solve a puzzling, paranormal mystery. The secrets of the Begonia House deepen and the DMS discover the Talking Library. Bravo to the authors for creating such a cool library with poisonous punctuation--brilliant! Loved the uniqueness of the world building there. I was fasc ...more
Vickie Bell
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the book. It started out a little fast but it all made sense as you keep reading. I recommend reading the books back to back as this book refers to the first often.
There are many new characters introduced in this book but the DMS remain my favorites!
If you love reading and love books, you will enjoy this book!
Perfect for 2nd-4th grade!
Carina Olsen
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
As with book one, this story was a fast and easy read. I wish I could say that I loved this book, but oh, I did not. I feel a little disappointed about it. It just ended up not being a book for me. Aw. I'm giving this one two stars, and I will try my best to mention most of my reasons for why I'm giving it that. It was a pretty short book, and fast to read.

I think that the main reason for why I had issues with this book was the writing. I didn't connect with the characters at all. An
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Bish Denham
I won the ARC of this enjoyable fast-paced mystery in a contest put on by the authors. It is a continuation of the adventure of Fairday Morrow and the Detective Mystery Squad. I particularly liked the Talking Library and the inclusion of some favorite stories and characters. Most notably Fas, aka Anansi, and his son Sanir. I hope to see more of them, and the Talking Library, in future books! There could have been a bit more character development, but that certainly didn't detract from the basic ...more
Rachel Parrott
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Pick up a copy o this mystery full of riddles and adventures as three young friends follow the clues in a house where anything is possible.

My copy was a gift through Goodreads First Reads.
Beverly McClure
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever met a bookworm that eats words in a book? If not, now is your chance. Pick up a copy of FAIRDAY MORROW AND THE TALKING LIBRARY by Authors Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson and help Fairday and friends solve the mystery of Begonia House.

From the very beginning we are on an adventure with Fairday, Lizzie, and Marcus, the DMS (Detective Mystery Squad) to discover the meaning of notes written in riddles about words being lost and a bookworm and something about shoes tha
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Patti
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for the second installment in this series forever and it did not disappoint. This book kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end. Cannot wait for the next book!
Ronald Gordon
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2017
The mystery continues. I thought the followup to The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow was excellent. The DMS was on the case to save the written word. I loved that the Begonia House was still full of surprises and they jumped right into the next mystery. I liked the fact that they had to decide whether or not to put their trust in a spider who led them to a secret passage. The riddles they had to solve where brain teasers and challenging to figure out. The world they created was filled with intere ...more
Shannon Waugh
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library by Jessica Haight & Stephanie Robinson
4.5/5 stars
Thanks to @kidlitexchange for providing me with this copy for review.
This is a great mystery book for middle graders that reminds me a little of the Nancy Drew books I read growing up. I have always loved a good mystery to solve and Fairday, Lizzy, and Marcus (the Detective Mystery Squad aka DMS) definitely do a great job solving this one. I absolutely loved the whole taking library concept a
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Akoss
Nov 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
*I received an ARC from the authors in exchange for my honnest review*

This new Fairday Morrow adventure not only tested the DMS but it also changed them greatly. I love the little hints about greater things to come the characters ways that we're dropped through out.
I do have to point out that this book was definitely more about solving riddles and a mystery than being spooky but I still enjoyed it a lot.
I really hope there will be a new adventure for the three detectives
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Raeshelle
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library is an exciting, fast moving story that proves anything is possible! Just when you think you've solved the mystery, a new clue proves otherwise, I loved this book just as much - if n0t more than - as The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow, and I'm sure other readers will feel the same!

Written by daughter, age 12
Jackie
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a modern day Alice in Wonderland kind of story with a fantastic DMS twist! I thoroughly enjoyed reading the second book from such clever and talented writers! From page one, I was immediately lost in the adventure and could not put it down. I love that the door seems open for a book 3!
Steve
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It is the next adventure/mystery (following "The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow") for the DMS kids to solve. For anyone who likes reading or wants to propel their children into the exciting world of books, there is no better story to read than this one. The story brings libraries, the written word, grammar, and various objects to life for every reader of all ages to enjoy.

For more seasoned readers, this book will bring you pleasantly back to your youth where imagination was f
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Matt Michel
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
FAIRDAY MORROW AND THE TALKING LIBRARY by Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson is the second book in the Fairday Morrow series. The plot immerses the reader in the ever-mysterious Begonia House, where Fairday resides with her parents and little sister. The house is currently under construction to become a bed and breakfast, but it is the many secret rooms that are of interest to Fairday and her friends, Lizzy and Marcus. In this second installment, the three sleuths team up to uncover the secre ...more
Sherry Ellis
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In this second book of the Fairday Morrow Series, eleven-year-old Fairday Morrow and her friends (the DMS squad) have to figure out why words are suddenly missing from their favorite stories. The search takes them deep into the walls of the mysterious Begonia House where they discover the Talking Library. Using their riddle-solving skills, they must discover the identity of the bookworm who has been eating the words and stop more books from being altered.

The Talking Library is a very
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Holly Peterson
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The characters kept me very involved in the story. I was intrigued with their detective skills and how they analyzed what was going on around them. I loved the way the characters all worked together to solve the mystery and this showed how important friendships are. It held my interest all the way through and I look forward to the next journey that these detectives will be on. Beautiful illustrations as well.
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Jessica is a true New Englander, with a deep desire to be near the ocean and a love of the four seasons. She enjoys drawing while standing up and cultivating magic in her garden. She easily floats away in the pages of a good story and is still waiting for her owl from Hogwarts. Jessica lives in Connecticut with her charming fiancé, James.

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