Something Wickedly Weird: The Icy Hand – Book Review

Something Wickedly Weird: The Icy Hand by Chris Mould

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.

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4 comments to Something Wickedly Weird: The Icy Hand – Book Review

  • I thought the first book – The Wooden Mile – was good. I’ve passed it on to an 8 year old to get his opinion.

  • The first book was pretty good. I don’t think it’s the kind of kid book that many adults will fall in love with, but I do think that it’s target audience (8-12 year olds) will really enjoy the series.

    As to the thing about reading book 2 – I really hate starting a series mid-stream. Usually you can still get the gist of it, but I feel like you miss something. It’s like getting to the theater 10 minutes after the movie starts. You can usually figure out what’s going on, but it’s not the same as actually being there.

  • Is it a scary book? Or part of a mystery series? The cover looks like it would appeal to the target audience.

  • nicxk

    its good descriptions with mccormic and partridge!