Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Poe Estate


The Poe Estate 
(Grimm Legacy #3)
by Polly Shulman
Penguin Group, 2015. Fiction. 259 p.
Because of financial troubles, Sukie's family moves in with an elderly cousin who lives in a creepy old house. Sukie soon discovers that the house is haunted, but that is nothing new to Sukie. She has been haunted by her deceased sister since her death years earlier. The house ghosts tell of a lost treasure and soon Sukie and a new friend, Cole, are on a quest to discover the treasure and save her family from financial ruin.  But they can't do it alone.  They need the help of the New-York Circulating Material Repository and its mysterious archivist, Elizabeth Rew.

This is a companion book to The Grimm Legacy, and The Wells Bequest. Although Elizabeth Rew is the common thread between the books, this story has a host of new characters, and works just fine as a stand alone. The premise of all three books is interesting and original, but the book's real appeal comes from the strong characters and plot. Sukie has a kind of "Harry Potter" feel as she gradually discovers her own powers and her place in her family history. This book is available from the library in print, on CD, as an ebook and an audiobook download.

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