My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I was actually annoyed for a good portion of this book because the smart, go-getter heroine from the last book had been replaced by Archie Andrews for a bit. She can’t seem to walk straight without falling over.
Abigail? Abi-fail, more like.
And while I was going to rate this higher for a bit – because dinosaurs, dragons and vicious kittens – the same clumsiness again proved to be the downfall of the book, because how was that ending possible given Abby’s so far terrible hand-eye coordination?
Jackaby is barely there in a series named after him, and no one was ever fooled the dinosaur was a dinosaur. The plot was sorta predictable but not in a bad way, and there is a general Zootopia-ish character development there that kind of redeems Abby? I think.
I am going to keep reading the series, because I think Jackaby’s eccentricity and the mystery of Jenny’s death are interesting, but I wouldn’t say either of the books is ground-breaking. They are a pretty enjoyable interim read sort of thing.