In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family ser
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NOTE: I won this book in a GR Giveaway in return for an honest review.
This is a bittersweet story. On the one hand, Flavia is growing up and maturing. It’s wonderful to see the person she is becoming emerge. On the other hand, Flavia is changing and that’s always a bit sad. Childhood is ending.
I am enjoying how the relationships between the sisters is being exposed in the last couple of books. Also, Flavia’s relationship with Dogger is more focused on and it’s a delight to see.
The mystery is,
3.5 Stars. This turned out to be not my favorite Flavia mystery. She seems to be borderline ghoul at times! Don’t get me wrong I still love her-she is changing though or maturing maybe. Her knowledge of chemistry and other esoteric information is incredible, a child prodigy in essence. Flavia has a lot of discernment, which coupled with Dogger’s, they are a fantastic detective duo. Dogger really shines in this story, his vast knowledge is also incredible. Her relationship with her sisters is mel
4.5 stars rounded up
After 9 books centered around this precocious main character, you know exactly what kind of story you’ll be getting. But it’s the familiar (but not formulaic) style and well-loved characters that make me want to return again and again to the world of Flavia de Luce.
I assume the 9th book is not going to be the first book someone picks up, but if in case you’re new to the series, start with The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie and enjoy the adventure from the start. A spoile