The Second Spy

The Second Spy In Olive s third adventure what lurks below the house could be as dangerous as what s hidden inside Some terrifying things have happened to Olive in the old stone house but none as scary as startin

  • Title: The Second Spy
  • Author: Jacqueline West
  • ISBN: 9780803736894
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In Olive s third adventure, what lurks below the house could be as dangerous as what s hidden inside .Some terrifying things have happened to Olive in the old stone house, but none as scary as starting junior high Or so she thinks When she plummets through a hole in her backyard, though, she realizes two things that may change her mind First, the wicked Annabelle McIn Olive s third adventure, what lurks below the house could be as dangerous as what s hidden inside .Some terrifying things have happened to Olive in the old stone house, but none as scary as starting junior high Or so she thinks When she plummets through a hole in her backyard, though, she realizes two things that may change her mind First, the wicked Annabelle McMartin is back Second, there s a secret underground that unlocks not one but two of Elsewhere s biggest, most powerful, most dangerous forces yet But with the house s guardian cats acting suspicious, her best friend threatening to move away, and her ally Morton starting to rebel, Olive isn t sure where to turn Will she figure it out in time Or will she be lured into Elsewhere, and trapped there for good

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    1. Book three was my favorite in the series so far! This series gets better and better with each book. I've already downloaded and begun listening to book four.

    2. This is one of those series that gathers steam as it goes, starting out interesting enough, but developing more "oomph" with each entry. This was definitely my favorite one so far. In addition to getting better, the series is also getting definitely creepier, in a pleasant, spine-tingling, look-under-your-bed sort of way (fun, but not too definitely scary to its target age).Olive Dunwoody is still living in a large, forbidding stone house built by an evil painter/magician that is obviously tryin [...]

    3. WOW can West write a cliff hanger! These books are so awesome, so well written, it doesn't matter they were written for people almost half my age. I need book 4 now!

    4. I'm still enjoying this series, but I didn't like this one quite as much as the first two. Hard to say exactly why. Maybe having the school year start split the focus between what was going on at Olive's new school and her haunted house, and I preferred the focus on the house. The art teacher is an interesting new character. I'm trusting she'll become important later, or else she's just an eccentric distraction.The book ends on an intriguing cliffhanger

    5. 3.5 stars.We join Olive as she steps into the harrowing halls of junior high, and I would be fine if we hadn't. Part of the magic of these books was the charming seclusion from the rest of the modern world, so it was jarring to read about a girl Olive's age wearing eyeliner. (Really, I have no idea why this particular detail threw me off.) I don't think these books can transition successfully into teenager-land (like, say, the Harry Potter series), but I'm willing to suspend judgment until at le [...]

    6. One of my favorite middle grade series! :) & my first book read in 2016! :) I absolutely love "the books of elsewhere". These are a perfect choice for fans of "Alice in wonderland." And "Coraline" I'd definitely give this series to a young reluctant reader. The writing style is beautiful & I absolutely love the characters. Olive is a great main character, the cats are hilarious, the art teacher is great, & Morton is such a cute little boy. But my favorite is ruthford. He's so wonderf [...]

    7. I had problems with this book because of the cats and the simple story line. Odd things are happening at the old Victorian house where Olive lives. Olive and her friend, Morton, discover that the evil (and dead) Annabelle McMartin can create havoc outside the house, too.Martin is the only one who know the secret—and her only friend in junior high. Once again filled with talking cats, paintings that come alive, and nefarious goings-on, this light fantasy/mystery will be a go book for reluctant [...]

    8. This book picked up the pace nicely (book two was a little lacking) and I felt it was more unsettling/creepy than the previous book, which I loved. We have Olive struggling with trust and self-doubt again, lending believability to her character and the storyline. As usual, I don't think there are enough illustrations - they're great and I want more!

    9. I struggled with this book so much. I wanted to enjoy it and I had been looking forward to reading it, but it felt like crawling instead of a fun brisk walk. I skimmed a lot. It picked up towards the end, which I did enjoy. I am hoping the fourth book will have some neat stuff in it now that we know a few more things.

    10. Elsewhere is a great book. And l love to read the Elsewhere novels The Second Spy is a book all about finding Morton's parents. But Olive needed Morton to tell Olive his parents names. Olive has been trying to find Morton's parents, Olive had made a deal with Morton, the deal is that Olive only has 3 months to find Morton's parents if not Olive must let Morton borrow the spectacles and Morton must go back and live in the picture not with Lucinda Niven Morton's sister. Can Olive make it or do the [...]

    11. This is really a delightful series, and I'm enjoying each of the books far more than I would have guessed or anticipated. The characters are charming and endearing, and the story is actually quite interesting. I love the way it gently comments and reflects upon family and friendship, loyalty and love. Looking forward to continuing the series with books 4 and 5.

    12. I just love this little series. It's the first series K has been excited about. We are all reading it together so we can talk about it. K already started book 4 and I can't wait to start it too. It's as magical as Harry Potter but not as long!

    13. Something is lurking below the house, and Olive has to figure what it is, before it's too late. I loved this book and it is a must read.

    14. Wow! Just love the twists and turns of this book. The plot thickens and it seems the story arch gets darker. Can't wait to read the next book in the series.

    15. Just some observationsOlive, although she doesn't realise it (nor does the reader), is a typical only child - expecting her own way, never listening to the word "no", ni understanding of patience and prone to petulance and self-pity. That said, she is a good person. She does not act out of malice but a misguided sense of good. She doesn't want to hurt anyone but can get muddled in the details, often muddied by all her issues from being the daughter of brilliant and very structured parents.This n [...]

    16. Read full review and author interview at Cracking the CoverAuthor Jacqueline West knows how to set a scene. As soon as you open her books, you are transported to a vivid world of mystery and suspense that feels both familiar and foreign at the same time. Not only does the McMartin mansion come to life, but so to does the world of Elsewhere. There’s great use of imagery that pushes the story forward in an unobtrusive, yet very necessary way.As Olive has matured, so has Jacqueline. “The Second [...]

    17. The Books of Elsewhere Book 3: The Second SpyAge Range: 10 and upGrade Level: 5 and upSeries: The Books of Elsewhere (Book 3)Hardcover: 256 pagesPublisher: Dial (July 5, 2012)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0803736894ISBN-13: 978-0803736894This review was originally posted on Get Kids to Read: mrtierneyslibrary The Books of Elsewhere by Jacqueline West combines the portal world hoping of an Alice in Wonderland with the popular writing style of Lemony Snicket. The Second Spy is an excellent continuatio [...]

    18. The Second Spy, the third novel in The Books of Elsewhere series features Olive once again determined to help free her friend Morton from the painting he is trapped in while at the same time trying to stay out of harms way from the former owner of her home. I love the way Jacqueline West writes and have a special fondness of her main character Olive. I love that Olive has branched out from home to include scenes at junior high and can see this expanding in the next book. Olives relationship with [...]

    19. 3.5 stars.Really good. So imaginative and original. I'd forgotten how much I loved this series.Olive is a lovely main character with nothing to make me want to throttle/slap her. Morton is adorable and just makes me want to hug him and make his life better.Harvey/Captain Blackpaw/Agent 1-800/Sir Lancelot/that other personality I can't remember right now is the best. I. WANT. HIM.Rutherford. I'm warming up to him. (view spoiler)[ *gasp* He can read minds!!??(hide spoiler)]Horatio. I was so concer [...]

    20. The extremely slow one where almost nothing new happens and plot points are repeated. (view spoiler)[ Olive has apparently learned nothing from the past two books about trust and keeping secrets. Her character felt very shallow and poorly developed for how much time the reader spends with her and how few characters there are in the story. I liked Olive in the first novel, understood her in the second, and hated her in the third. The story itself was very predictable and similar to the last book, [...]

    21. The Second Spy was sadly not as good as I'd hoped it would be. I loved the first two books in the Books of Elsewhere series, but this one just didn't quite work for me.It's certainly possible that my mood colored my judgement. I thought I was in the mood for a middle grade, but I found it difficult to connect with Olive and her troubles. I found myself getting really annoyed when Olive continued to hold onto her anger about Rutherford moving. I can see why she felt that way, but it annoyed me no [...]

    22. This is my favorite in the series so far.In the third installment of West’s tale, Olive is starting middle school. If that’s not scary enough, strange occurrences are happening not only in her home but also in her art class. She’s dealing with unexplained notes, missing items, and a betrayer in her midst.The plot of this novel is well-developed and nicely paced. The mystery unfolds at all the right spots, building suspense and then popping the suspense bubble. Who is leaving Olive letters [...]

    23. Another great installment in the Elsewhere series! Olive is as clueless as ever lol, honestly you'd think that she'd learn from her mistakes by now. Oh well I guess that's where our favorite feline trio Horatio, Leopold and Harvey step in I think they're the heart of the story! Rutherford is another character that makes the story a joy to read, he's so funny and eccentric and a really good friend to Olive. Even though they are minor characters, I also liked reading the scenes with Olive's wacky, [...]

    24. The Second Spy is action packed and suspenseful. It constantly makes you wonder about the characters, and what they should do or who they really are. When a character starts acting weird, you start getting suspicious, and you want to read more. Each of the characters gives off their own, unique vibe. Character developing is crucial in writing a story, and Jacqueline West does this very well. The story is also well developed too. I always knew what the story was about, and I was never confused on [...]

    25. I love these books! If you're looking for a series that takes you back to the times of simple yet suspensful plots, and a storyline not ruined by romance- these are the books!In this third entry to the Books of Elsewhere, young Olive is just starting juniour high. With the monstrous Annabelle on the loose, Olive's living in a state of constant paranoia. So, when her new, eccentric art teacher starts taking an interest in Olive's house, Horatio, one of the house's anceint talking cats, starts act [...]

    26. If you liked this series, you might also enjoy:✱ Coraline✱ Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris✱ Ghost Ship✱ The Apothecary

    27. Another fantastic book in this series. This one has even more magic, mystery and action than the previous books. It also keeps getting better and better. Though I didn't like how our main character changed and tried to do something she was clearly warned against. But I guess that happens with kids/teenagers.The cats were there again too, and funny. I loved the cat that always changed its personalities.As soon as I finished this book I immediately bought the next one. I finished both these books [...]

    28. Another fantastic book in this series. This one has even more magic, mystery and action than the previous books. It also keeps getting better and better. Though I didn't like how our main character changed and tried to do something she was clearly warned against. But I guess that happens with kids/teenagers.The cats were there again too, and funny. I loved the cat that always changed its personalities.I really can't wait to read on further. Gah so frustrating that it takes so long for the paperb [...]

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