Sunday, March 19, 2017

Curiosity House: The Fearsome Firebird by Lauren Oliver, H. C. Chester

In this odd museum, you have all kinds of oddities.  There's a flea circus, genetically altered children who have strange abilities, a cowboy, a pilot, and more.  There are regularly scheduled performances and spontaneous performances.  The whole group is living happily together.  Then someone poisons the fleas.  After the funeral, the General goes to brace the character selling flea poison out in front of their business.  He's sure he's involved.

HarperCollins and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 11th.

When the police show up to arrest the General for the murder of the flea spray seller, everybody knows he didn't do it.  But how can they prove it?

The professor asks a private eye to help.  She does but she doesn't accept the circumstantial evidence the children have found.  She's looking for solid evidence to show a judge.  Of course, then the children decide to solve it themselves...

These stories are a bit overboard in fantasy but they are great fun to read.  This is my most favorite one in this series but I'm sure there will be more.

How can you not like a story has a Phoenix in it?  Or strong men?  Or a dirigible?

It's exciting and fun.  I really enjoyed it.  Give it a try!

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