Carmer and Grit investigate a mysteriously magical flying circus in the follow-up to“a fun and frolicking middle grade adventure full of enough fantasy, humor and heart to make giddy even the most finicky reader.” (BookPage) Shortly after saving the faeries of Skemantis, magician’s apprentice Felix Carmer III and his faerie companion, Grit, head out to see the world. They soon come across a mysteriously magical flying circus. As they get to know the outlandish world of Rinka Tinka’s Roving Wonder Show, it becomes clear there's something not quite normal about this circus or its inventor–and that recent airship disasters plaguing nearby Driftside City may have a sinister explanation. Fans of the Wildwood trilogy and Lockwood & Co. series will love the thrills and chills of Carmer and Grit, Book 2: The Crooked Castle as it takes readers up in the air with a flying circus, under the sea to the evil Unseelie kingdom, through a terrifying magical snowstorm, and on a chase with the menacing Wild Hunt.
About the Author
Sarah Jean Horowitz was raised in New Jersey, where her love of storytelling grew from listening to her mother's original "fractured fairy tales." She lives in Boston, Massachusetts. The Crooked Castle is the second book in the Carmer and Grit series. Find her on Twitter, @sunshineJHwitz, or at sarahjeanhorowitz.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the second book in the Cramer and Grit series. That being said, I had no problem reading this without first reading book 1. In this story, Cramer and Grit, a boy and a fae, meet Bell Daisimer when he crashlands pretty much on top of them. The three of them go to town to see the Rinka Tinka airshow. Bell is a pilot and has some history related to his most recent flying position which the reader finds out in time. Cramer is an electronic and building prodigy, while Grit is a Fae princess. They each play a large part in saving the Rinka Tinka airshow. Along the way, they meet friends and foes. who lead them on various adventures. I absolutely loved this story and as stated I have not read the first book, I will be going back to read the first and am super excited to read more of their adventures. I am giving this story a 4.5 star rounded to 5.