Release date: Tuesday, September 30, 2008
“The Icy Hand” is the second book in the “Something Wickedly Weird” series. I originally requested the first book, but the publisher graciously sent this one when they ran out of the first. I was assured in my letter from the publisher that this sequel totally stood on its own. That is true in some respects, but I think I really lost something by reading this book by itself. This children’s series (think 4th or 5th grade) has the potential to be a lot of fun, but I’m not totally sure whether it is or not, without being able to read the story from the beginning.
If you have children around the right age, I would recommend perhaps starting with the first book “The Wooden Mile” to see if you like this series.